Facebook for Melbourne Divers
There are a number of Facebook groups that are great resources for finding out more about Melbourne's local divers and dive sites.
- Melbourne Scuba Dive Reports — Reports on what's happening at local dive sites.
- Blairgowrie Nudibranchs — Heaps of people love nudis and the friends of the nudis at Blairgowrie Pier show and discuss them here.
- Nudibranchs Victoria — A group dedicated to nudibranchs and all types of sea slugs found in the waters of Victoria, Australia.
- Spider Crabs Melbourne — This group is dedicated to gathering information about the movements and behaviours of the spider crabs of Melbourne's Port Philip.
- Weedy Seadragons Victoria — This friendly group is where people report on Weedy Seadragon activity they've spotted and share photos. It also supports the Dragon Quest marine citizen-science program being run as a part of ReefWatch by the Victoria National Parks Association.
- Cray Diving Victoria — A place for recreational cray divers to post photos, organise cray dives, share catching / cooking methods, recipes etc.
- Underwater Photography Victoria — The group for sharing photos of Marine Life, Reefs and Wrecks taken in Victorian waters.
- Melbourne Underwater Photography Cluba — A place to share underwater photos from Melbourne, or by Melbourne photographers, ideas and organise photography dives.
- Scuba Dive Buddies Mornington Peninsula — The group to join if you're looking for a dive or new dive buddies to go diving with.
- Scuba Dive Melbourne — A group is for all divers in the Melbourne, Australia region who enjoy diving for fun and photography.
- Shores Dive Buddies Network of Victoria (SDBN) — A page where people can coordinate shore diving events and meet new people to go shore diving with.
- Graveyard Groupies — For anyone interested in diving the wrecks in Victoria's ships' graveyard just outside Port Philip Heads in Bass Strait.
- Melbourne Rebreather Divers — A network for Rebreather Divers based in Melbourne.
- Victorian Sub Aqua Group (VSAG) — Established in 1954 and going stronger than ever, the Victorian Sub-Aqua Group (VSAG) a non-commercial scuba diving club, renowned for its safe approach to diving.
- Project Banjo Action Group — A group dedicated to putting an end to the senseless slaughter of the rays including fiddler rays (banjo sharks), smooth rays and other unwanted catch by anglers throughout Port Phillip.
- Operation Sponge — A team facilitating a sponge and ascidian relocation project at Blairgowrie Pier.
Independent Dive Clubs
Marine Care Groups
Some of the local marine care groups on Facebook are:
- Coastcare Victoria — Coastcare is a community-based movement which supports community stewardship of Victoriaís natural and cultural marine and coastal environments. The Coastcare program is run by the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP).
- Dolphin Research Institute — The Dolphin Research Institute (DRI) is an an independent not-for-profit marine conservation organisation that has provided marine research and education services for two decades.
- Jawbone Marine Sanctuary Care Group — Established in 2008, Jawbone Marine Sanctuary Marine Care Group (JMSC) is a community volunteer group concerned with Jawbone Marine Sanctuary.
- Marine Care Point Cooke — Join the friends group of Point Cooke Marine Sanctuary and discover the beauty of our bay!
- Marine Mammal Foundation — The Marine Mammal Foundationís Mission is to be the leading Australian marine mammal conservation and research organisation, advancing the natural environment through applied research, community engagement and next generation learning.
- Marine Research Group of the Field Naturalists Club of Victoria — Group for discussing the marine life of the state of Victoria in Australia, particularly intertidal invertebrates.
Don't forget to join our own group The Scuba Doctor, and follow our Facebook page The Scuba Doctor, for all of the latest news.
Other Facebook groups that may interest you include:
- Great Southern Reef — This friendly group is where people gather to discuss the Great Southern Reef.
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