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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: 1992

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: 2206

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: 1302

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.
by lloyd_borrett
Thu, 09 May 2019 10:16 am
Forum: Scuba Doctor Dive Maps
Topic: San Remo and Phillip Island
Replies: 0
Views: 970

San Remo and Phillip Island

G'day, I've started to work on adding more dive sites for San Remo and Phillip Island. Recent new ones are: Newhaven Jetty - https://www.scubadoctor.com.au/divesite.htm?site=Newhaven-Jetty San Remo Bridge - https://www.scubadoctor.com.au/divesite.htm?site=San-Remo-Bridge San Remo Jetty - https://www...
by lloyd_borrett
Wed, 08 May 2019 7:36 pm
Forum: Scuba Doctor Dive Maps
Topic: Finding the...
Replies: 0
Views: 1034

Finding the...

G'day, Recently I've started to add 'Finding the' information to dive sites for which I have multiple GPS marks. Thus the various marks and sources are published in one location, rather than me just picking one mark and no-one understanding its relationship to the other ones out there. Where possibl...
by lloyd_borrett
Wed, 08 May 2019 4:22 pm
Forum: Scuba Doctor Dive Maps
Topic: Rowan Stevens GPS Marks for Wrecks
Replies: 4
Views: 1849

Re: Rowan Stevens GPS Marks for Wrecks

G'day,

I've used the details provided by Packo above to update the entry for the Coogee. See https://www.scubadoctor.com.au/divesite.htm?site=Coogee

Best regards, Lloyd Borrett.
by lloyd_borrett
Tue, 07 May 2019 10:21 pm
Forum: Scuba Doctor Dive Maps
Topic: SS Queensland
Replies: 0
Views: 1009

SS Queensland

G'day,

I've just added the SS Queensland to the database. See https://www.scubadoctor.com.au/divesite ... Queensland

It's unlikely the GPS mark from the Australian National Shipwreck Database is accurate. If anyone has an accurate mark, please let me know.

Best regards, Lloyd Borrett.
by lloyd_borrett
Sat, 04 May 2019 1:33 pm
Forum: Scuba Doctor Dive Maps
Topic: Western Port Dive Site Updates
Replies: 0
Views: 1091

Western Port Dive Site Updates

G'day, I've just finished editing information about most of the shore dive sites located in Western Port. Plus the following Western Port shore dive sites have been added: Balnarring Reef - https://www.scubadoctor.com.au/divesite.htm?site=Balnarring-Reef Corinella Jetty - https://www.scubadoctor.com...
by lloyd_borrett
Sat, 27 Apr 2019 10:51 am
Forum: Scuba Doctor Dive Maps
Topic: City of Rayville
Replies: 1
Views: 876

City of Rayville

G'day, I've just added the City of Rayville to our dive locations database. This shipwreck lies in 82 metres of water approximately 14 kilometres off the coast of Cape Otway. See https://www.scubadoctor.com.au/divesite.htm?site=City-of-Rayville The City of Rayville was the first US vessel lost due t...
by lloyd_borrett
Fri, 26 Apr 2019 11:46 am
Forum: Scuba Doctor Dive Maps
Topic: Vixen Shipwreck Added plus other updates
Replies: 0
Views: 951

Vixen Shipwreck Added plus other updates

G'day, I've just added the SS Vixen to the database. This shipwreck lies in 18 metres of water near Cowes, Phillip Island. See https://www.scubadoctor.com.au/divesite.htm?site=Vixen Yesterday I also updated the description for the Coramba shipwreck. See https://www.scubadoctor.com.au/divesite.htm?si...
by lloyd_borrett
Sun, 07 Apr 2019 11:16 am
Forum: Scuba Doctor Dive Maps
Topic: Rowan Stevens GPS Marks for Wrecks
Replies: 4
Views: 1849

Re: Rowan Stevens GPS Marks for Wrecks

G'day, I've used the details provided by Packo above to update the entry for the William Salthouse. See https://www.scubadoctor.com.au/divesite.htm?site=William-Salthouse It would be nice to do something similar for other dive site, especially shipwrecks, where there are lots of GPS marks in circula...
by lloyd_borrett
Mon, 25 Mar 2019 12:43 pm
Forum: Dive Gear and Equipment
Topic: 8mm neoprene dry suit
Replies: 5
Views: 2206

Re: 8mm neoprene dry suit

There is really only one way to get your weight right. See Perfect Scuba Diving Weighting - https://www.scubadoctor.com.au/perfect-weighting.htm
by lloyd_borrett
Thu, 21 Mar 2019 3:32 pm
Forum: Scuba Doctor Dive Maps
Topic: Rowan Stevens GPS Marks for Wrecks
Replies: 4
Views: 1849

Rowan Stevens GPS Marks for Wrecks

G'day, From a private source, plus some listings in various government publications, I've been able to take a look at GPS coords supplied by Rowan Stevens for various wreck sites. Usually Rowan's marks have been proven to be very good. The Rowan Stevens marks published for the Batman, Beverwyk 19, C...
by lloyd_borrett
Thu, 21 Mar 2019 9:27 am
Forum: Scuba Doctor Dive Maps
Topic: Pelican Point Reef and Beacon Reef sites renamed
Replies: 0
Views: 956

Pelican Point Reef and Beacon Reef sites renamed

G'day, The site Pelican Point Reef has been renamed to Pelican Point Reef, Daveys Bay. The site Beacon Reef, Davey Bay has been renamed to Beacon Reef, Daveys Bay. While Ian Lewis used Davey Bay in the book Shore Dives of Victoria, most maps have it as Daveys Bay. It's sometimes referred to as Davey...
by lloyd_borrett
Tue, 19 Mar 2019 12:34 am
Forum: Scuba Doctor Dive Maps
Topic: Wareatea GPS Marks
Replies: 0
Views: 1058

Wareatea GPS Marks

G'day, I'm struggling to work out what's going on with the GPS marks for the Wareatea. See https://www.scubadoctor.com.au/divesite.htm?site=Wareatea In the book Victoria's Ship's Graveyard there is... 38 21.378, 144 25.310 But some of the marks in the book have been found to be wrong. Currently in t...