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A secure Weight Belt or Weight Harness is a crucial safety item for any diver. It has to be able to be released instantly in any emergency, allowing you to drop your weights. But it also must but be locked enough not to come loose during your normal diving activities.

For scuba diving we like pocketed weight belt solutions like the Apollo Comfo Pocket Weight Belt, They are typically used in combination with a BCD integrated weight system.

For freediving and spearfishing, plus scuba diving, the combination of webbing or rubber Weight Belts and Slotted Weights is typically used. Here's a video from Cressi about setting them up correctly.

See also How to Thread a Weight Belt Buckle and Perfect Scuba Diving Weighting.

Many apnea divers also use a weight vest to transfer some of their diving weight onto their back for an improved transition and better weight distribution.

Get your buoyancy right with these Weightbelt, Weight Harness and Weight Vest options from The Scuba Doctor.



Nepean Bay Inner East - Radar

Reef Dive Reef Dive | Boat access Boat access

Ideal For Snorkelling Inside Port Phillip Marine Park - No Fishing Night Dive Site Open Water Rated Reef Dive Site

Depth: 1 m (3.28 ft) to 5 m (16 ft)

Level: Snorkelling, Open Water and beyond.

Located mid-way along Nepean Bay, situated on the north side of Point Nepean, this reef dive site features an old radar station on land almost directly above the site. This reef is full of marine life and a large variety of fish species. You can also explore for the colourful nudibranchs that hide among the kelp covering the bottom.

This shallow site is great for both snorkellers and scuba divers. However, the site can only be accessed by boat, as shore diving is prohibited at Point Nepean. It is best dived on the ebb tide.

Port Phillip Heads Marine National Park

This site lies in the Port Phillip Heads Marine National Park. The park is made up of six separate marine areas around the southern end of Port Phillip: Swan Bay, Mud Islands, Point Lonsdale, Point Nepean, Popes Eye, and Portsea Hole.

Thirty-one of the 120 shipwrecks known to have occurred within a 10 nautical mile radius of Port Phillip Heads are thought to be within the Port Phillip Heads Marine National Park in Point Lonsdale and Point Nepean.

Aboriginal tradition indicates that the Bellarine Peninsula side of the Port Phillip Heads Marine National Park is part of Country of the Wathaurung people, and the Mornington Peninsula side, including Mud Islands, is part of Country of the Boon Wurrung people.

See also, Parks Victoria: Port Phillip Heads Marine National Park,
Park Note: Port Phillip Heads Marine National Park,
Port Phillip Heads Marine National Park - Map,
Divers Guide - Port Phillip Heads Marine National Park,
Port Phillip Heads Marine National Park Identification Booklet, and
Taxonomic Toolkit for the Marine Life of Port Phillip Bay.

Port Phillip Heads Bathymetry
Port Phillip Heads Bathymetry
Source: Parks Victoria
Point Lonsdale Bathymetry
Point Lonsdale Bathymetry
Source: Parks Victoria
Point Nepean Bathymetry
Point Nepean Bathymetry
Source: Parks Victoria
Popes Eye Bathymetry
Popes Eye Bathymetry
Source: Parks Victoria
Portsea Hole Bathymetry
Portsea Hole Bathymetry
Source: Parks Victoria
Mud Islands Bathymetry
Mud Islands Bathymetry
Source: Parks Victoria

You are not permitted to carry a spear gun while snorkelling or scuba diving in Port Phillip Heads Marine National Park.

Boon Wurrung / Bunurong country
Boon Wurrung / Bunurong country

Traditional Owners — This dive site is in the traditional Country of the Boon Wurrung / Bunurong people of the Kulin Nation. This truly ancient Country includes parts of Port Phillip, from the Werribee River in the north-west, down to Wilson's Promontory in the south-east, including the Mornington Peninsula, French Island and Phillip Island, plus Western Port. We wish to acknowledge the Boon Wurrung 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.

 

Nepean Bay Inner East - Radar Location Map

Latitude: 38° 18.255′ S   (38.304248° S / 38° 18′ 15.29″ S)
Longitude: 144° 39.538′ E   (144.658963° E / 144° 39′ 32.27″ E)

Datum: WGS84 | Google Map
Added: 2020-05-17 09:57:41 GMT, Last updated: 2022-03-22 17:34:08 GMT
Source: Divers Guide - Port Phillip Heads Marine National Park
Nearest Neighbour: Nepean Bay, 215 m, bearing 106°, ESE
Port Phillip Heads Marine National Park.
Depth: 1 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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