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by lloyd_borrett
Mon, 17 May 2021 6:24 am
Forum: Scuba Doctor Dive Maps
Topic: Trove for Research on Wrecks
Replies: 0
Views: 49

Trove for Research on Wrecks

G'day, We've started to include some of the information we find in Trove, https://trove.nla.gov.au/, mostly from Newspapers and Gazettes, when researching or updating dive sites. It's been especially useful for finding out additional information about wrecks. It varies as to how much can be found, b...
by lloyd_borrett
Mon, 17 May 2021 6:13 am
Forum: Scuba Doctor Dive Maps
Topic: Marine Life Information for Dive Sites
Replies: 0
Views: 42

Marine Life Information for Dive Sites

G'day, We've started to more properly identify the marine animals and plants that are found at each dive site. As we do this we provide a link to the information about each critter in the Taxonomic Toolkit For Marine Life Of Port Phillip Bay (sic). See https://portphillipmarinelife.net.au/ If you ca...
by lloyd_borrett
Mon, 17 May 2021 6:05 am
Forum: Scuba Doctor Dive Maps
Topic: Hunter Gatherer Dive Sites
Replies: 1
Views: 1418

Re: Hunter Gatherer Dive Sites

G'day, We've added a web page that lists the places we know of where you can take sea urchin. Melbourne Sea Urchin Dives https://www.scubadoctor.com.au/melbourne-sea-urchin-dives.htm There is also an article on how to catch sea urchin. https://www.scubadoctor.com.au/article-catching-sea-urchin.htm P...
by lloyd_borrett
Mon, 17 May 2021 5:57 am
Forum: Scuba Doctor Dive Maps
Topic: Traditional Owners
Replies: 0
Views: 34

Traditional Owners

G'day, Most of the dive sites in our database are located on the country of the Boon Wurrung (Bunurong) people, or the country of the Wathaurong (Wadda-Warrung) people, of the Kulin Nation. We're gradually updating the database to add these details, plus an Acknowledgement of Country, to the appropr...
by lloyd_borrett
Mon, 19 Apr 2021 8:10 am
Forum: Scuba Doctor Dive Maps
Topic: Dive Site Location Maps
Replies: 1
Views: 158

Re: Dive Site Location Maps

G'day,

I've adjusted the default zoom level of the location maps from 50m to 100 metres. Less need to zoom out to see nearby sites. Less likely to see the location map with no satellite or aerial imagery.

Best regards, Lloyd Borrett.
by lloyd_borrett
Sat, 17 Apr 2021 2:15 pm
Forum: Scuba Doctor Dive Maps
Topic: Finding the...
Replies: 3
Views: 2091

Re: Finding the...

Thanks Packo,

I've updated the Hurricane dive site page using the information you've provided. See https://www.scubadoctor.com.au/divesite ... =Hurricane

Best regards, Lloyd Borrett.
by lloyd_borrett
Wed, 14 Apr 2021 9:34 pm
Forum: Scuba Doctor Dive Maps
Topic: Bass Strait Warning
Replies: 4
Views: 240

Re: Bass Strait Warning

G'day,

Success! I've found where the zoom level is set and adjusted it for a better result on the dive site location maps. Sometimes it's the little things that count.

Best regards, Lloyd Borrett.
by lloyd_borrett
Tue, 13 Apr 2021 8:21 pm
Forum: Scuba Doctor Dive Maps
Topic: Bass Strait Warning
Replies: 4
Views: 240

Re: Bass Strait Warning

My attention then drifted to the other new feature of "a direct zoom to a google map" image of the dive site. I have some shortcomings about the present implementation of this feature because in some cases the specified "zoom level" is too high and google does not have aerial im...
by lloyd_borrett
Mon, 12 Apr 2021 11:11 am
Forum: Scuba Doctor Dive Maps
Topic: Mystery GPS Marks
Replies: 2
Views: 162

Re: Mystery GPS Marks

Thanks Packo, After reading through your extensive research I've made your suggested changes, plus added in the details of the other marks for The Pinnacles and Gambier. The problem of lots of GPS marks and not knowing which ones are correct is insidious. I found a research paper by someone at Herit...
by lloyd_borrett
Mon, 12 Apr 2021 9:44 am
Forum: Scuba Doctor Dive Maps
Topic: Bass Strait Warning
Replies: 4
Views: 240

Re: Bass Strait Warning

Thanks Packo,

I've made the correction for the Casino as you suggested.

Best regards, Lloyd Borrett.
by lloyd_borrett
Sun, 11 Apr 2021 3:25 pm
Forum: Scuba Doctor Dive Maps
Topic: Get Directions
Replies: 0
Views: 69

Get Directions

G'day,

On all shore dives we now have a "Get directions" link. It takes you to a Google Map with direction for driving to the dive site.

Best regards, Lloyd Borrett.
by lloyd_borrett
Sun, 04 Apr 2021 12:20 pm
Forum: Scuba Doctor Dive Maps
Topic: Which Cave Is Which?
Replies: 0
Views: 78

Which Cave Is Which?

G'day, I'm confused! Which cave is which? In the dive sites database, we have... Toms Cave https://www.scubadoctor.com.au/divesite.htm?site=Toms-Cave Description: Tom's Cave is a nice little cave dive on Lonsdale Wall. The entrance on the wall is at around 30 metres (98 feet), then you proceed throu...
by lloyd_borrett
Fri, 02 Apr 2021 4:21 pm
Forum: Scuba Doctor Dive Maps
Topic: Dive Site Location Maps
Replies: 1
Views: 158

Dive Site Location Maps

G'day, We've added a new feature to our dive site pages. Every page now shows a Google Map centred on the location of the dive site. You can zoom out to see nearby dive sites. You can even go to a full page view. (Previously you could click to view a map, but it wouldn't show the other sites nearby....
by lloyd_borrett
Fri, 02 Apr 2021 4:16 pm
Forum: Scuba Doctor Dive Maps
Topic: Shellfish Reefs in Port Phillip
Replies: 0
Views: 71

Shellfish Reefs in Port Phillip

G'day, The Nature Conservancy has provided us with more detailed and up-to-date location information about the following shellfish reef sites in Port Phillip. 9ft Bank Shellfish Reef - https://www.scubadoctor.com.au/divesite.htm?site=9ft-Bank-Shellfish-Reef Dromana Shellfish Reef - https://www.scuba...
by lloyd_borrett
Fri, 02 Apr 2021 4:12 pm
Forum: Scuba Doctor Dive Maps
Topic: Ricketts Point Marine Sanctuary
Replies: 0
Views: 78

Ricketts Point Marine Sanctuary

G'day, We're finished adding the diving and snorkelling sites located within Ricketts Point Marine Sanctuary, or quite nearby. McGregor Rock, Quiet Corner (Melway Map 85 K6) https://www.scubadoctor.com.au/divesite.htm?site=McGregor-Rock,-Quiet-Corner Banksia Point (Melway Map 86 B7) https://www.scub...