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A Rear or Back inflation BCD is more streamlined and in most cases more comfortable than your jacket/vest type BCDs. Let us help you decide which one is for you!

We prefer Rear Inflation BCDs over Jacket BCDs because we think they provide a better solution, especially for those who regularly do both recreational and technical diving. The rear/back bladder of rear inflation BCDs make them a crossover between a full-jacket style BCD and the harness and wing style BCD most often used by technical divers. With rear inflation jacket BCDs, divers used to a recreational jacket style BCD can get closer to the added benefits of better trim and stability a rear inflation harness and wing BCD provides.

For information about BCD features please read our advice on choosing the right BCD for you in our Trusted Advice section.

Cressi Aquawing Plus BCD - Rear Inflation

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Melbourne Other Dives

Some of Melbourne's dive sites simply don't fit into the classifications of Bommie, Drift, Pier, Reef, Shore, Wall and Wreck. So we've put them here.

65 Metre Hole

Other
Other
Boat access
Boat access
Deep Rated Inside Port Phillip Slack Water Technical Rated
Latitude: 38° 17.458′ S   (38.290967° S / 38° 17′ 27.48″ S)
Longitude: 144° 38.025′ E   (144.63375° E / 144° 38′ 1.5″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map
Added: 2012-07-22 01:00:00 GMT, Last updated: 2022-04-06 13:12:35 GMT
Source: GPS
Nearest Neighbour: North Wall Corner, 97 m, bearing 347°, NNW
Near Lonsdale Wall, Port Phillip.
Depth: 60 to 65 m.
Dive on: SWF, SWE.
See the 65 Metre Hole dive site page

Chinamans Hat

Other
Other
Boat access
Boat access
Ideal For Snorkelling Inside Port Phillip Open Water Rated Slack Water
Latitude: 38° 17.257′ S   (38.287621° S / 38° 17′ 15.44″ S)
Longitude: 144° 43.587′ E   (144.726454° E / 144° 43′ 35.23″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map
Added: 2012-07-22 01:00:00 GMT, Last updated: 2021-07-28 07:08:19 GMT
Source: GPS
Nearest Neighbour: William Salthouse, 2,445 m, bearing 314°, NW
Australian Fur Seals, Port Phillip.
Depth: 2 to 12 m.
See the Chinamans Hat dive site page

Entrance Deep

Other
Other
Boat access
Boat access
Deep Rated Inside Port Phillip Reef Dive Site Slack Water Subject to Shipping Technical Rated
Latitude: 38° 17.794′ S   (38.296567° S / 38° 17′ 47.64″ S)
Longitude: 144° 37.854′ E   (144.6309° E / 144° 37′ 51.24″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map
Added: 2012-07-22 01:00:00 GMT, Last updated: 2022-04-06 11:16:16 GMT
Source: GPS
Nearest Neighbour: The Plateau, 366 m, bearing 28°, NNE
Depth: 30 to 103 m.
Dive only on: SWF.
See the Entrance Deep dive site page

Melbourne Aquarium

Other
Other
Shore access
Shore access
Marine Park - No Fishing Open Water Rated
Latitude: 37° 49.264′ S   (37.821061° S / 37° 49′ 15.82″ S)
Longitude: 144° 57.489′ E   (144.958158° E / 144° 57′ 29.37″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map | Get directions
Added: 2012-07-22 01:00:00 GMT, Last updated: 2022-03-22 04:46:04 GMT
Source: Google Earth
Nearest Neighbour: Lagoon Pier, 3,084 m, bearing 210°, SSW
Melbourne, Yarra River.
Depth: 4 to 7 m.
See the Melbourne Aquarium dive site page

Mud Islands

Other
Other
Boat access
Boat access
Ideal For Snorkelling Inside Port Phillip Marine Park - No Fishing
Latitude: 38° 16.205′ S   (38.270083° S / 38° 16′ 12.3″ S)
Longitude: 144° 45.514′ E   (144.758567° E / 144° 45′ 30.84″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map
Added: 2012-07-22 01:00:00 GMT, Last updated: 2022-03-22 07:24:12 GMT
Source: GPS
Nearest Neighbour: Chinamans Hat, 3,415 m, bearing 235°, SW
Port Phillip Heads Marine National Park.
Depth: 1 to 8 m.
Mean water temp - summer: 20.0°C.
Mean water temp - winter: 11.2°C.
See the Mud Islands dive site page

Trimix Corner

Other
Other
Boat access
Boat access
Deep Rated Inside Port Phillip Reef Dive Site Slack Water Subject to Shipping Technical Rated
Latitude: 38° 18.021′ S   (38.30035° S / 38° 18′ 1.26″ S)
Longitude: 144° 38.350′ E   (144.639167° E / 144° 38′ 21″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map
Added: 2012-07-22 01:00:00 GMT, Last updated: 2022-04-06 13:04:28 GMT
Source: GPS
Nearest Neighbour: Nepean Wall, 28 m, bearing 158°, SSE
Depth: 30 to 103 m.
Dive only on: SWF.
See the Trimix Corner dive site page

West Channel Pile Light

Other
Other
Boat access
Boat access
Inside Port Phillip Open Water Rated Reef Dive Site
Latitude: 38° 11.663′ S   (38.194383° S / 38° 11′ 39.78″ S)
Longitude: 144° 45.405′ E   (144.75675° E / 144° 45′ 24.3″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map
Added: 2012-07-22 01:00:00 GMT, Last updated: 2022-04-27 14:30:02 GMT
Source: GPS
Nearest Neighbour: Sea Bird, 1,162 m, bearing 225°, SW
Lighthouse.
Built: 1881.
West Channel, Port Phillip.
Depth: 5 m.
See the West Channel Pile Light dive site page

Total of 7 dive sites.


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, e.g. GPS, Google Earth, or unknown.

If you don't understand the differences between the different ways coordinates are given, plus how different datum come into play, you might find the article GPS Conversions by Lloyd Borrett a useful read. It describes the problems associated with locating dive sites using a GPS receiver.

GPS latitude explained


Scuba Doctor Dive Map KML File

In the true spirit of making it easy to obtain, utilise and share the information for non-commercial purposes, you can now Download/view the Scuba Doctor Dive Map GPS Marks (KML file | 427.19 KB | 24-May-2022) in the Keyhole Markup Language (KML) file format used to display geographic data in an Earth browser such as Google Earth or Google Maps.

Some marine GPS units can import the information from a KML file. For others you can use use a file translate program (e.g. GPSBabel) to convert the KML file into an import file format (e.g. GPX) supported by your GPS unit.


Please Help Us To Correct GPS Marks and Add More Melbourne Dive Sites

If you have have information about other dive sites you'd be happy to see added to the information available here, or any corrections and/or updates to the diving site GPS marks listed here, please feel free to Contact Us. See also, Dive Site Help.

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