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The Scuba Doctor has a huge range of spearfishing wetsuits to keep you protected and warm in the water! The spear fishing wetsuit thickness you need will depend on the water temperature where you are diving. Smoothskin or reversible spearfishing wetsuits are a great new design of wetsuit and provide protection from the wind while being easy to slip on without lubricant, also making you more streamlined through the water.

Rashies and Lycra suits are great for summer spearfishing and spearfishing where harmful jelly fish may be present. The Scuba Doctor has a range of rashies and lycra suits for spearfishing including rashies with loading pads and camouflaged rashies.

If you are diving where harmful jelly fish or stingers may be present it can be a good idea to purchase a full body wetsuit or lycra suit with a hood to fully protect your body from possibly deadly stings.



Sanctum Reef

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Advanced Open Water Rated Crayfish Dive Site Deep Rated Inside Port Phillip Reef Dive Site Slack Water Subject to Shipping Technical Rated

Depth: 24 m (79 ft) to 60 m (197 ft)

This is a rugged piece of wall dive in the very middle of the main shipping channel inside Port Philip. Diving is only possible as a slack water dive at the end of the ebb or outgoing tide and even then only if no shipping is due through the heads for the next three hours.

The top of the wall is 24 metres and the wall itself runs east to west at this point and drops off to the South down to 60 metres. Features of this site include huge caves, swim-through and vertical cracks.

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.

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.

 

Sanctum Reef Location Map

Latitude: 38° 17.397′ S   (38.28995° S / 38° 17′ 23.82″ S)
Longitude: 144° 38.429′ E   (144.640483° E / 144° 38′ 25.74″ E)

Datum: WGS84 | Google Map
Added: 2012-07-22 09:00:00 GMT, Last updated: 2022-04-06 21:09:25 GMT
Source: GPS
Nearest Neighbour: The Cathedral, 211 m, bearing 100°, E
Depth: 24 to 60 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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