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Dive Gloves are vital to ensure that you stay warm whether you dive in a wetsuit or a drysuit. Granted, in warmer climates and even during the summer in the Southern Australia, you may be able to get away without diving gloves but even a thin one will increase your warmth drastically.

Choosing the thickness of diving glove is quite easy — the colder the water the thicker the dive glove! Getting the size right is the vital part, because even if you wind up with a small air space at the end of the finger in your dive glove then the air within that space will get cold, very cold!

Our best selling dive gloves in the shop for local conditions are the Apollo Proflex 2 mm Dive Gloves. They provide a good combination of warmth and dexterity. Serious hunter gatherers prefer a pair of Apollo Apollo Kevlar 3 mm Commercial Dive Gloves because the kevlar palms provide great protection.

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In order to get you the perfect glove fit, please download and print our Glove Size Chart (PDF file, 1 page, 120 Kb), which will help you to be able to get the right size.

Disclaimer: The Glove Size Chart has general guidelines only. Sizes are not guaranteed.

Note: When printing the PDF file, set "Actual Size", or scaling to "none", in order to get an accurate measurement.

The Scuba Doctor dive shop has a great selection of quality dive gloves for scuba diving at affordable prices.



Lonsdale Wall Shallow

Wall Dive Wall Dive | Boat access Boat access

Advanced Open Water Rated Inside Port Phillip Marine Park - No Fishing Open Water Rated Reef Dive Site Slack Water

Depth: 12 m (39 ft) to 25 m (82 ft)

Lonsdale Wall Shallow is a shallow section of Lonsdale Wall mostly used by charter boat operators to introduce Open Water rated divers to a more appropriate section of the wall given their limited experience and depth limits. While a nice dive with plenty to see, it's no substitute for a dive on the more spectacular parts of Lonsdale Wall.

The Rip & Tides Warning: Always keep an eye on sea conditions throughout any shore or boat dive within "The Rip" (aka "The Heads"). This is a dangerous stretch of water, where Bass Straight meets Port Phillip, which has claimed many ships and lives. Please read the warnings on the web page diving-the-rip before diving or snorkelling this site.

Lonsdale Wall

This dive site is one of many on Lonsdale Wall, located just inside The Heads on the Lonsdale side of Port Philip — one of Australia's premier dive locations. Lonsdale Wall is one side of an underwater canyon formed by the old Yarra River as it flowed out to sea through the plains, carving steep-walled edges out of soft rock sides. Between the end of the last Ice Age around 8000 BCE and around 6000 BCE, the sea-level rose to drown what was then the lower reaches of the Yarra River. Thus the canyon formed by the river near what is now The Heads, or The Rip, was flooded creating the Lonsdale Wall, North Wall and Nepean Wall areas. Lonsdale Wall extends for one kilometre, providing many spectacular dive sites. An almost vertical drop characterises Lonsdale Wall with the wall starting as shallow as 8 m (26 ft) metres deep in places and sometimes dropping down to well over 60 m (197 ft) deep. See also, Port of Melbourne Rip Map — Oblique seabed image of The Heads produced by hydrographic surveys.

Wathaurong (Wadda-Warrung) country
Wathaurong (Wadda-Warrung) country

Traditional Owners — This dive site is in the traditional Country of the Wathaurong (Wadda-Warrung) people of the Kulin Nation. This truly ancient Country includes the coastline of Port Phillip, from the Werribee River in the north-east, the Bellarine Peninsula, and down to Cape Otway in the south-west. We wish to acknowledge the Wathaurong as Traditional Owners. We pay respect to their Ancestors and their Elders, past, present and emerging. We acknowledge Bunjil the Creator Spirit of this beautiful land, who travels as an eagle, and Waarn, who protects the waterways and travels as a crow, and thank them for continuing to watch over this Country today and beyond.

 

Lonsdale Wall Shallow Location Map

Latitude: 38° 17.153′ S   (38.285883° S / 38° 17′ 9.18″ S)
Longitude: 144° 37.839′ E   (144.63065° E / 144° 37′ 50.34″ E)

Datum: WGS84 | Google Map
Added: 2012-07-22 09:00:00 GMT, Last updated: 2022-04-06 19:42:40 GMT
Source: VSAG GPS
Nearest Neighbour: Catch Bag Reef Drift, 207 m, bearing 85°, E
Depth: 12 to 25 m.
Dive only on: SWF, SWE.



DISCLAIMER: No claim is made by The Scuba Doctor as to the accuracy of the dive site coordinates listed here. Should anyone decide to use these GPS marks to locate and dive on a site, they do so entirely at their own risk. Always verify against other sources.

The marks come from numerous sources including commercial operators, independent dive clubs, reference works, and active divers. Some are known to be accurate, while others may not be. Some GPS marks may even have come from maps using the AGD66 datum, and thus may need be converted to the WGS84 datum. To distinguish between the possible accuracy of the dive site marks, we've tried to give each mark a source of GPS, Google Earth, or unknown.

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