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by lloyd_borrett
Fri, 26 Feb 2021 9:39 pm
Forum: Scuba Doctor Dive Maps
Topic: Marine Park Information
Replies: 0
Views: 6

Marine Park Information

G'day, In the past, I'd mention if a dive site was in a marine park and tag it with the "Marine Park - No Fishing" legend value. I'm in the process of adding a slab of information about the marine park to each dive site in a given marine park. The information typically includes images and ...
by lloyd_borrett
Fri, 26 Feb 2021 9:26 pm
Forum: Scuba Doctor Dive Maps
Topic: Melbourne Dive Maps Database
Replies: 15
Views: 5879

Re: Melbourne Dive Maps Database

G'day, I've commissioned some changes to the dive sites database code. Hopefully, they may be in action as soon as next week. We'll see. Some are changes to make it easier for me to maintain the database. One change will be to enhance the Melbourne Dive Sites Map page at https://www.scubadoctor.com....
by lloyd_borrett
Fri, 26 Feb 2021 8:49 pm
Forum: Scuba Doctor Dive Maps
Topic: Parks Victoria Web Site Changes - Broken Links
Replies: 0
Views: 2

Parks Victoria Web Site Changes - Broken Links

G'day, At some point, Parks Victoria has updated its website and broken every link to it in the dive sites database. Bugger! I've started work on fixing the links, but it's not an easy task. If you find any broken links, please lets me know. These website changes by Parks Victoria sadden me. The pon...
by lloyd_borrett
Fri, 26 Feb 2021 8:37 pm
Forum: Scuba Doctor Dive Maps
Topic: Parks Victoria Park Notes - Removed
Replies: 0
Views: 5

Parks Victoria Park Notes - Removed

G'day, Parks Victoria has removed all of the Park Notes PDF visitor guides from their website. These were a useful resource, with great information and maps. Sadly, I was linking to most of them and those links are now broken. I've managed to locate some of the old Parks Notes and make them availabl...
by lloyd_borrett
Fri, 26 Feb 2021 8:27 pm
Forum: Scuba Doctor Dive Maps
Topic: New Heritage Victoria Web Site
Replies: 0
Views: 2

New Heritage Victoria Web Site

G'day, Heritage Victoria has launched a new website this week. See https://www.heritage.vic.gov.au/about-us/news/introducing-heritage-victorias-new-website Maritime archaeologists will find: * a much simpler menu and layout * dedicated pages with resources for maritime archaeologists * a single reso...
by lloyd_borrett
Fri, 26 Feb 2021 8:22 pm
Forum: Scuba Doctor Dive Maps
Topic: Bass Strait Warning
Replies: 0
Views: 2

Bass Strait Warning

G'day, I've enhanced the Bass Strait Warning information and started to apply it to more dive sites. See https://www.scubadoctor.com.au/divesite.htm?site=Casino for an example. It's still a work in progress, so if you spot a dive site where you think the warning needs to be added, please let me know...
by lloyd_borrett
Fri, 26 Feb 2021 8:11 pm
Forum: Scuba Doctor Dive Maps
Topic: Victorian Ships Graveyard Wreck Dives
Replies: 0
Views: 2

Victorian Ships Graveyard Wreck Dives

G'day,

I've added a new legend tag for dive sites in the Victorian Ships Graveyard, see https://www.scubadoctor.com.au/victoria ... veyard.htm

If you think I've got any wrong please let me know.

Best regards, Lloyd Borrett.
by lloyd_borrett
Fri, 26 Feb 2021 8:04 pm
Forum: Scuba Doctor Dive Maps
Topic: Heritage Warning
Replies: 0
Views: 2

Heritage Warning

G'day, I've added a heritage warning to all of the appropriate dive sites. Any shipwreck or shipwreck relic that is 75 years or older is protected by legislation. Other items of maritime heritage 75 years or older are also protected by legislation. Activities such as digging for bottles, coins or ot...
by lloyd_borrett
Fri, 26 Feb 2021 7:57 pm
Forum: Scuba Doctor Dive Maps
Topic: Shipwreck Discovery Trails
Replies: 0
Views: 2

Shipwreck Discovery Trails

G'day, I've added some page to the website with information about shipwreck discovery trails. Underwater Shipwreck Discovery Trail - https://www.scubadoctor.com.au/shipwreck-discovery-trail.htm West Coast Shipwreck Trail - https://www.scubadoctor.com.au/west-coast-shipwreck-trail.htm There are plent...
by lloyd_borrett
Fri, 26 Feb 2021 7:50 pm
Forum: Scuba Doctor Dive Maps
Topic: Melbourne Spearfishing Sites
Replies: 0
Views: 3

Melbourne Spearfishing Sites

G'day, I added an extra spearfishing legend tag into the database for Spearfishing sites and applied it to some 89 sites. There are probably many more than can be tagged. If you spot one, please let me know. There is now a page that lists these spearfishing sites. See https://www.scubadoctor.com.au/...
by lloyd_borrett
Fri, 26 Feb 2021 7:46 pm
Forum: Scuba Doctor Dive Maps
Topic: My Bad
Replies: 0
Views: 3

My Bad

G'day, I've been making heaps of changes to the Dive Maps section of the website without reporting them here. Sorry. Many dive sites have been added such that we now have over 400 of them. The information for plenty of sites has been enhanced with extra information, photos, videos, dive site maps, e...
by lloyd_borrett
Fri, 26 Feb 2021 7:41 pm
Forum: Scuba Doctor Dive Maps
Topic: Melbourne Snorkelling Sites
Replies: 0
Views: 2

Melbourne Snorkelling Sites

G'day,

I've added a page to the Scuba Doctor web site to list the dive sites also tagged as being suitable for snorkelling. See https://www.scubadoctor.com.au/melbourn ... -sites.htm

Best regards, Lloyd Borrett.
by lloyd_borrett
Mon, 09 Mar 2020 4:52 pm
Forum: Hanging On the Deco Line
Topic: Blue Planet II - Weedy Seadragons and Spider Crabs
Replies: 1
Views: 2742

Re: Blue Planet II - Weedy Seadragons and Spider Crabs

As a result of the publicity from the BBC of this amazing event, last year we saw hordes of fishers preying on the Giant Spider Crabs, catching their daily limit of 30 crabs a day mostly by netting. It was not a good look, and these people did lots of damage to the marine growth on the pier and its ...
by lloyd_borrett
Sun, 02 Feb 2020 2:40 pm
Forum: Dive Gear and Equipment
Topic: 8mm neoprene dry suit
Replies: 5
Views: 3039

Re: 8mm neoprene dry suit

G'day,

Please see our Buying a Wetsuit or Drysuit guide.

Best regards, Lloyd Borrett.
by lloyd_borrett
Fri, 31 May 2019 5:00 pm
Forum: Scuba Doctor Dive Maps
Topic: GPS Marks for H.C. Piggot and Dunloe
Replies: 1
Views: 1923

Re: GPS Marks for H.C. Piggot and Dunloe

We've now been given two more marks for the Dunloe. See https://www.scubadoctor.com.au/divesite.htm?site=Dunloe for the details.