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Sidemount is a technical gear configuration utilising twin scuba cylinders worn on either side of the body. It was originally developed by and for cave divers as a way to slip in and out of confined spaces. The side mount configuration is also becoming popular with wreck divers, rebreather divers and even sport/recreational divers.

Apeks WSX Sidemount System - 25lb Lift

Apeks WSX Sidemount System - 25lb Lift

$1,200.00
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Apeks WSX Sidemount System - 45lb Lift

Apeks WSX Sidemount System - 45lb Lift

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Robs Reef

Reef Dive Reef Dive | Boat access Boat access

Crayfish Dive Site Inside Port Phillip Night Dive Site Open Water Rated Reef Dive Site

Rob's Reef Swim Through
Rob's Reef Swim Through
© Lloyd Borrett (GoPro)

Max Depth: 20 m (66 ft)

Rob's Reef is a pretty reef system with plenty of soft coral, gullies, crevices, swim throughs and bommies south-east from Shortlands Bluff, inside Port Phillip, Victoria. Some consider Rob's Reef to be one of the best reef dives in Port Phillip. A great dive to spend just admiring the colours of our temperate water reefs.

Best dived on an Ebb Slack Water turning to a Flood so as to avoid any chance of being swept out into the shipping channel.

Rob's Reef Pickup
Rob's Reef Pickup
© Lloyd Borrett (GoPro)
Crayfish Dive Site
Crayfish Dive Site | © Ian Scholey

Divers have the opportunity to catch Southern Rock Lobster (aka Crayfish) at this dive site. Remember your catch bag, current Victorian Recreational Fishing Licence, rock lobster measure, and cray tags. Once you get back to the dive boat, or shore, make sure you clip the tail and tag your Crayfish as per Fisheries requirements. Please abide by all current fishing regulations if you intend to catch crays. See article-catching-crayfish for practical cray hunting advice from The Scuba Doctor, plus melbourne-cray-dives for a list of other crayfish dive sites near Melbourne. For tips on cooking your Crays, please see article-cooking-crayfish.

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.

 

Robs Reef Location Map

Latitude: 38° 16.957′ S   (38.282617° S / 38° 16′ 57.42″ S)
Longitude: 144° 40.085′ E   (144.668081° E / 144° 40′ 5.09″ E)

Datum: WGS84 | Google Map
Added: 2021-03-27 06:42:27 GMT, Last updated: 2022-04-01 17:31:15 GMT
Source: John Lawler GPS
Nearest Neighbour: Hot Spot, 568 m, bearing 282°, WNW
Shortlands Bluff, Port Phillip.
Depth: 20 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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