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SPF30+ Lycra Protection

Garments made from Lycra and other similar protective materials with an SPF rating of 30+ to protect you from the sun while kayaking, fishing, snorkelling, swimming and other watersports. Awareness of the risks associated with UV exposure has never been higher. With UPF of 30+ when wet, these garments offer excellent UV protection, or additional comfort when worn under a wetsuit. Sunscreen can damage coral when washed off, so wearing a rashguard as an alternative is a great way to protect our oceans.

Weather, Tides, Conditions etc.

7 Day Wind and Wave Forecast for Melbourne
Latest predictions for Melbourne from Seabreeze

Port Phillip Local Waters Forecast

No warnings for Victoria

Forecast issued at 4:40 pm EST on Tuesday 24 May 2022.

Weather Situation

A weakening high pressure system in the Tasman Sea is moving slowly eastwards. A low pressure trough and weakening cold front will enter western Victorian waters late Wednesday, with the trough to slowly cross the remainder of Bass Strait during Thursday and Friday. A short-lived ridge of high pressure will briefly become established over the State on Saturday, while another front crosses Tasmania.

The next routine forecast will be issued at 5:10 am EST Wednesday.

Full Port Phillip Local Waters Forecast.

Scuba Doctor Weather Station

Weather Underground PWS IMELBOUR389

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Weather Resources

We often smile as it unfolds that the Melbourne and Mornington Peninsula region can have four seasons in one day, but these small changes in weather generally do not effect diving. If rain is forecast, it doesn't matter as you're already planning to get wet! When it's raining you will often find that the wind dies down and surface conditions improve.

These are the links to the web sites we use to plan our dives near Melbourne.

Tide Resources

The Bureau of Meteorology's National Tide Centre website has seven-day tide predictions for Port Phillip Heads, Western Port, Geelong, Melbourne and Portland. Tide predictions for Australia and the Pacific are also available on the site.

As well, the Victorian Tide Book 2022, provides complete Victorian tide predictions for 2022.

Download a copy of the 2022 Victorian Tide Tables Edition 6 (Adobe PDF | 2.96 MB) — December 2021

See also Victorian Tide Times for 2022.

Port Phillip Water Quality

Beach Report from EPA Victoria helps you decide when and where to swim in Port Phillip. EPA forecasts water quality for 36 beaches in Port Phillip.

See also, How Do Bay Water Quality Reports Work (Adobe PDF | 726.45 KB)
— by Simon Mustoe, 4 February 2022

Avoid swimming near stormwater or river outlets 24-48 hours after heavy rain.


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