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Combine hard backplates made from different materials with harnesses in several design styles. Single Tank Adapters and Shoulder Pads increase their convenience and comfort.

Interchangability of Backplates and Wings

One configuration consideration is that plates and wings are not always perfectly interchangable among brands. Manufacturers tend to make subtle design decisions such as the placement of grommet holes and slots on the wing based on aligning similar slots and holes of their own brand of backplate. The shape of the flat in the centre of a specific brand wing may be designed to match the specific shape of their plate so that the bladder is not pinched by the plate when the two are assembled together on doubles.

A common annoyance with doubles mounting is the depth of the "V" in the centre of the plate varies slightly among brands, which can trigger compatibility problems with the bolt height setting of the bands. The diver might find it very difficult to engage the wing nuts when assembling a plate and wing on a set of doubles where the bolt height was optimised for a different brand plate and wing.

The good news is that we are not aware of any interchangability issues for doubles mounting between any of the brands of wings and plates we sell. For single tanks, you can usually avoid using a single tank adapter (STA) if the wing and plate are the same brand. By the same token when the brands are mismatched, or the wing manufacturer does not also offer a branded plate, a STA is pretty much a necessity.

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Whisky Bay

Reef Dive Reef Dive | Shore access Shore access

Ideal For Snorkelling Open Water Rated Reef Dive Site Wilsons Promontory

Whisky Bay
Whisky Bay

Depth: 1 m (3.28 ft) to 12 m (39 ft)

Level: Open Water and beyond.

Whisky Bay is suitable for both snorkelling and scuba diving from the shore or boat. Whisky Bay is where Whisky Creek flows into the sea at the 200 metre long Whisky Bay Beach with the small Picnic Point to the south, in Wilsons Promontory Marine Park.

There is a great big long rock wall running for about 300 to 500 metres out from shore. Keep the massive rock wall on your left and you'll see more fish than you'd think possible. Wrasse, trevally, stingrays, mullet, schnapper, abalone, crayfish, kelp forrests, nudibranchs, sea dragons, blackfish, zebra fish, port jackson sharks, and whiting.

Minimal current, maximum enjoyment and once your air runs out you can snorkel.

Location: Wilsons Promontory, Victoria 3960

Parking: There is a parking for cars at the end of Whisky Bay Carpark Road, off Wilsons Promontory Road (C444). Follow the track from Whisky Bay Carpark for some 400 metres along Whisky Creek before passing over the sand dunes onto the picturesque Whisky Bay. Granite boulders, distinctive of the Prom, frame this sheltered beach.

Entry/Exit: From Whisky Bay Beach.

Ideal Conditions: Whisky Bay Beach faces west and is best dived with a light offshore easterly wind and calm seas with no swell. See WillyWeather (Whisky Bay) as a guide for the tide times and the height of the tide.

See also, Whisky Bay (Wilsons Promontory Marine Park, Wilsons Promontory National Park).

Depth: 2 m (6.56 ft) to 15 m (49 ft)

Level: Open Water and beyond.

Sealers Cove at Wilsons Promontory is a safe site suitable for scuba diving from a boat and snorkelling from the shore. It features small boulders gently sloping down to a sandy bottom at a depth of 15 metres.

Sealers Cove lies in the Wilsons Promontory Marine Park facing north-east into Bass Strait. It was named by George Bass in January 1798 because it was used by sealers.

Diving and Snorkelling at Sealers Cove

Sealers Cove is an easy and often sheltered site. Along the southern side of the bay there is a fringing reef consisting of a gently sloping boulder field. The usual reef fish can be seen and there is some attractive marine invertebrate growths in the crevices. The site is known for its large populations of boarfish and leatherjackets. The location can get silty and is easily stirred up by bad weather.

Ideal Conditions: Sealers Cove is best dived with calm seas, no swell and no wind. Light offshore westterly to southerly winds may be acceptable. Avoid strong onshore north-easterly to easterly winds. See WillyWeather (Sealers Cove) as a guide for the tide times and the height of the tide.

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.

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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.

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.

 

Whisky Bay Location Map

Latitude: 39° 0.773′ S   (39.012875° S / 39° 0′ 46.35″ S)
Longitude: 146° 17.425′ E   (146.290409° E / 146° 17′ 25.47″ E)

Datum: WGS84 | Google Map | Get directions
Added: 2022-03-31 19:38:05 GMT, Last updated: 2022-04-22 03:43:14 GMT
Source: Google Earth
Nearest Neighbour: Picnic Bay, South, 689 m, bearing 190°, S
Wilsons Promontory Marine Park.
Depth: 1 to 12 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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