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Diving masks (not goggles) aren't sold with a choice of sizes for each model. But effectively there are masks that fit smaller and medium sized faces much better than a large face. The masks listed here are the ones we find most suitable for adults with smaller (petite) faces.

Note: Diving/snorkelling masks are very different to Swimming Goggles. See Goggles vs Masks.



Minerva Reef

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Minerva Reef
Minerva Reef | Source: Google Earth

Depth: 3 m (9.84 ft) to 5 m (16 ft)

Level: Open Water and beyond.

Minerva Reef is a limestone reef which is a nice shallow shore dive, great for beginners, located east of Portland, in Portland Bay (aka Henty Bay) on Victoria's Discovery Coast. A variety of marine life populates this area, as well as fossilised sharks teeth.

This area is frequented by boats, so please make sure you display your dive flag in this area.

Minerva Reef is accessed by boat from the Portland Harbour, Lee Breakwater Road North Ramp or the Portland Harbour, Lee Breakwater Road South Ramp.

Best dived in good conditions with a low swell with light north or northerly winds. See WillyWeather (Portland North) as a guide for the tide times and the height of the tide.

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Abalone Dive Site
Abalone Dive Site
© Mark Norman, Museum Victoria

Divers have the opportunity to catch Abalone at this dive site. Remember your catch bag, legal abalone tool, current Victorian Recreational Fishing Licence, and abalone measure. Please abide by all current fishing regulations if you intend to catch abalone.

See article-catching-abalone for practical abalone hunting advice from The Scuba Doctor, plus melbourne-abalone-dives for a list of other Abalone dive sites near Melbourne.

Gunditjmara country
Gunditjmara country

Traditional Owners — This dive site is in the traditional Country of the Gunditjmara people of far south-western Victoria which continues over the state border into a small part of south-east South Australia and is bordered by the Glenelg River to the west and the Wannon River in the north. This truly ancient Country extends 100 metres out to sea from low tide and also includes Deen Maar (aka Lady Julia Percy Island) where the Gunditjmara believe the spirits of their dead travel to wait to be reborn. We wish to acknowledge the Gunditjmara as Traditional Owners. We pay respect to their Ancestors and their Elders, past, present and emerging.

 

Minerva Reef Location Map

Latitude: 38° 17.110′ S   (38.285167° S / 38° 17′ 6.6″ S)
Longitude: 141° 40.360′ E   (141.672667° E / 141° 40′ 21.6″ E)

Datum: WGS84 | Google Map
Added: 2021-07-04 07:07:20 GMT, Last updated: 2022-05-23 18:49:14 GMT
Source: Marine Life Network
Nearest Neighbour: Nargra Reef, 2,721 m, bearing 220°, SW
Portland Bay, Discovery Coast.
Depth: 3 to 5 m.



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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