Which Cave Is Which?

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Which Cave Is Which?

Postby lloyd_borrett » Sun, 04 Apr 2021 12:20 pm

G'day,

I'm confused! Which cave is which?

In the dive sites database, we have...

Toms Cave
https://www.scubadoctor.com.au/divesite ... =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 through the cave and exit at about 22 metres (72 feet). It's an easy swim through for advanced divers. There is plenty to see in the area where you exit Tom's Cave.

Scuba Diving Melbourne (SDM) has Toms Cave
http://scubadivingmelbourne.com/dives/a ... toms-cave/
Description: Cute little cave with an entrance around 22M and the exit at 30M. It is an easy swim through for advanced divers. The entrance usually supports many fish and the deeper exit is the start of the wall so you can explore as much as you like. If you swim in a westerly direction you will find The Links.

The GPS marks from SDM puts Toms Reef east of The Links as they say in their description, 34 metres ENE of our mark. The GPS marks we're using places it 24 metres west of The Links.

While described as being on Lonsdale Wall, these GPS marks put Toms Cave near the shipping channel.

Just to make matters worse we also have...

The Cave
https://www.scubadoctor.com.au/divesite ... e=The-Cave
Description: As the name would suggest, the highlight of this dive is a large cave big enough to drive a small truck into. The Cave is at 30 metres on top of a wall that runs East-West with deeper water to the South. The dive site is in the shipping channel and should only be dived when there is no shipping and only at slack water at the end of an ebb or outgoing tide.

The GPS marks for The Cave place it 35 metres from Foggy Reef, which is on Lonsdale Wall, but not near the shipping channel.

Then we also have a description for...

Fingals Cave
Description: Named after a famous sea cave on the uninhabited island of Staffa, Scotland. As the name would suggest the highlight of this dive is a large cave but there is also some amazing features in the wall around the site. Fingals Cave is at 25 metres on the Nepean Wall. The dive site is in the shipping channel and should only be dived when there is no shipping and only at slack water at the end of an ebb or outgoing tide. There are tons of sponges, plenty of colourful fish, and lots of ledges. Even if you don't dive the cave it is a great dive exploring the top of the wall and some of the smaller ledges in the area.

But we don't have GPS marks for Fingals Cave.
Do you?

Any information you can provide us with to help clear this all up would be most gratefully received.

Best regards, Lloyd Borrett.



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