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Snorkelling Fins - Full Foot

The Full Foot fin, or sometimes called closed heel or slipper style, is one that is worn barefoot and is much the same as putting on a regular slip-on shoe. Full foot fins are usually designated for warm water use such as in the tropics. This design offers no thermal insulation for the feet which is why it is also referred to as a warm water design.

With respect to sizing, the full foot heel does not have any adjustments so the range of feet that it fits is less than that of open heel fin styles. Those people with wider feet may also have issues with the full foot styling as the foot pockets are built to accommodate widths that are most common for the length of the foot of each size offered. People with high arches may find issue with the full foot design, due to the part of the pocket that covers the top of the foot which is, again, designed for the average foot. The pocket may cause stress by pushing downward making the fit uncomfortable.

Need more information? Then please check out our Snorkelling Fins Buying Guide.

Surfies Point

Shore Dive Shore Dive | Shore access Shore access

Ideal For Snorkelling Open Water Rated Phillip Island Reef Dive Site Spearfishing Site

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

Surfie's Point (aka Surfers Point) lies to the east of Sunderland Bay, on the southern coast of Phillip Island, into which waves from Bass Strait break over extensive reefs and rocks.

There is Surfies Point West which lies to the west of the point, and Surfies Point East to the east of the point. Waves break over wide reefs and although low at the shore, there are strong currents over the reefs.

Location: Sunderland Bay, Phillip Island, Victoria 3922
MELWAY Ref: Page 732 C7
Emergency Beach Location: A6

There is car parking along The Esplanade, Sunderland Bay with the most convenient being where Batman Avenue ends.

See WillyWeather (Surfies Point) as a guide for the tide times and the height of the tide.

See also, Sunderland Bay and Surfie's Point in "Shore Dives of Victoria" by Ian Lewis, 3rd edition page 144.

Bass Strait Warning: Always keep an eye on sea conditions throughout any shore or boat dive in Bass Strait on Victoria's coastline. Please read the warnings on the web page diving-in-bass-strait before diving or snorkelling this site.

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.


Surfies Point Location Map

Latitude: 38° 30.553′ S   (38.509221° S / 38° 30′ 33.2″ S)
Longitude: 145° 16.907′ E   (145.281787° E / 145° 16′ 54.43″ E)

Datum: WGS84 | Google Map | Get directions
Added: 2019-06-07 04:49:55 GMT, Last updated: 2022-03-14 15:03:01 GMT
Source: Google Earth
Nearest Neighbour: Sunderland Bay, 957 m, bearing 291°, WNW
Phillip Island.
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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