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The Scuba Doctor has dive accessories to make your diving more enjoyable, plus help you to clean and care for your scuba equipment.

There has yet to be a diver who submerges without some kind of accessory to make the dive go just a little easier. It could be a stainless steel clip to hold a light, a jon-line to make the decompression just a little bit more comfortable. At The Scuba Doctor we have consulted with divers from around the world, tapped into our own service technicians, and scoured the globe for the best manufacturers to bring you the most comprehensive and complete collection of accessories of any company in Australia. If there is something you need that is not on the site drop us an e-mail or give us a call and we will be happy to source it for you.

Tech Tip:
Take Only What You Need, No More and No Less

New divers have a tendency to use equipment to replace skills, which is a reasonable approach to maximise enjoyment of the early dives. However, we have seen divers looking like they walked through a dive shop with a magnet and we wonder who recommended all that stuff.

Experienced divers know that every tool, gadget or feature they add to their configuration increases the complexity and also increases failure points. As the diver develops improved skills, they begin to shed gear and elaborate features in favor of streamlined high-quality equipment configurations. The huge knife strapped to the leg disappears along with the snorkel, instrument console and retractor, most of the lead, tank banger, eventually the jacket style BC and even the split fins.

When gearing up, the experienced diver will take only the tools really needed for the specific dive. They know that simple and quality equipment together with practiced skills are the most elegant and reliable configurations.



Wilsons Reef

Reef Dive Reef Dive | Boat access Boat access

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

Depth: 10 m (33 ft)

Wilson's Reef (aka Kirk Point Shellfish Reef) is an artificial, man-made rocky fishing reef located at Kirk Point in Corio Bay, Port Phillip. It's named after Geelong fishing writer and identity Geoff Wilson.

See WillyWeather (Corio Bay) as a guide for the tide times and the height of the tide.

Wilsons Reef can be reached by boat from the Point Wilson Kirk Point boat ramp on the northern side of Corio Bay, or the Portarlington Fairfax Street boat ramp or Portarlington Point Richards boat ramp on the southern side of Corio Bay.

Do Not Anchor: Please do not anchor on the shellfish reefs, as this destroys the growing reef structure.
All recreational fishers and dive boat owners are asked to please do not anchor on or nearby the shellfish reefs, rather drift fish over the reefs.

Do Not Take Shellfish: Please do not take shellfish from the shellfish reefs, as this destroys the growing reef structure. All recreational fishers and divers are asked to please do not take shellfish on or nearby the shellfish reefs. Look, but don't touch.

Victorian Fisheries Authority (VFA) Recreational Fishing Reefs in Corio Bay

Corio Bay Rocky Reef
Corio Bay Rocky Reef
Source: Victorian Fisheries Authority

In and around Corio Bay, three artificial man-made rocky reefs at St Helens, Outer Harbour and Kirk Point have been fully seeded with 10 tonnes of blue mussels and 400,000 native flat oysters. The reefs are:

  • Moolap Reef (aka Outer Harbour Shellfish Reef) — The Outer Harbour reef is Moolap Reef, the Indigenous name of Point Henry. Moolap recognises the cultural significance of the sea country to the Wadawurrung people and means a place of men fishing with spears.
  • Merv's Reef (aka St Helens Shellfish Reef) — The reef at St Helens is Merv's Reef, named after the late Merv McGuire, former head of Future Fish and VRFish. It's 62 metres from the break wall.
  • Wilson's Reef (aka Kirk Point Shellfish Reef) — At Kirk Point is Wilson's Reef, honouring Geelong fishing writer and identity Geoff Wilson.

Do Not Anchor: Please do not anchor on the shellfish reefs, as this destroys the growing reef structure.
All recreational fishers and dive boat owners are asked to please do not anchor on or nearby the shellfish reefs, rather drift fish over the reefs.

Do Not Take Shellfish: Please do not take shellfish from the shellfish reefs, as this destroys the growing reef structure. All recreational fishers and divers are asked to please do not take shellfish on or nearby the shellfish reefs. Look, but don't touch.

See also, VFA: Corio Bay Rocky Reefs,
VFA: Shellfish Reefs,
VFA: Shellfish Reefs Revitalisation,
Victoria's lost reefs rediscovered and
Rebuilding Australia's lost shellfish reefs.

VFA Recreational Fishing Reefs - Corio Bay
VFA Recreational Fishing Reefs - Corio Bay | Source: Victorian Fisheries Authority
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.

 

Wilsons Reef Location Map

Latitude: 38° 3.436′ S   (38.057267° S / 38° 3′ 26.16″ S)
Longitude: 144° 36.588′ E   (144.6098° E / 144° 36′ 35.28″ E)

Datum: WGS84 | Google Map
Added: 2021-02-10 18:47:32 GMT, Last updated: 2021-07-31 20:45:58 GMT
Source: Artificial reef installed to improve recreational fishing
Nearest Neighbour: Kirk Point Shellfish Reef, 0 m, bearing 0°, N
Artificial shellfish reef installed to improve recreational fishing.
Depth: 10 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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