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Scuba diving underwater torches and dive lights can be vital, especially when deep diving or cave diving. As you get further below the water's surface your surroundings become dark due to the depth you are at. A diving torch allows you to see exactly what lies ahead of you when your eyes fail to do so. Crucial in certain dive situations such as diving expeditions without natural light, a dive torch could be the only source to allow you to see your surroundings and help avoid any unwanted accidents when in unfamiliar territories.

Dive lights also come in handy when you need to check your compass or another un-illuminated piece of important equipment. Scuba diving torches can also be used to communicate between buddies and get there attention while exploring the ocean's depths.

We strongly recommend you take a dive light along with you on every dive you undertake. Even if it is just a tropical daytime dive, most experienced divers will have a small pocket torch which allows them to shine it either in a nook or overhang at certain fishes bringing their colours alive!

Some divers prefer a rechargeable torch. Although they are slightly more expensive than the conventional battery torch they do not require new batteries after a couple of dives, so can be more economical in the long run. Some rechargeable dive lights such as the Light and Motion range can be charged without opening the torch eliminating all risk of flooding.

At The Scuba Doctor dive shop we hold a large selection of dive torches and dive light accessories to assist you when diving, from well-known dive brands including: Atorch, Dive Perfect, i-Torch, Finnsub, Intova, Light and Motion, Light Monkey, OrcaTorch, Tektite, Tovatech and Underwater Kinetics.

How do you figure it all out? Give us a call or an email if you have any questions on lighting. We'll be happy to help you sort it out.

Tech Tip:
Rechargeable Battery Chemistry for Dive Lights
— Nickle Metal Hydride vs Lithium Ion

  • NiMH Chemistry — Nickle Metal Hydride is a proven rechargeable battery technology widely used in dive lights for years that offers the advantage of lower cost, and most importantly no transport restrictions. The NiMH battery charge must be 'topped up' every 3 to 6 months if idle for extended periods or the battery can self discharge such that it will no longer charge to full capacity.
  • Li-ion Chemistry — Lithium-ion is an emerging rechargeable battery technology that offers the advantage of longer burn times and almost zero self discharge, but there are safety concerns with Li-ion chemistry batteries. The transport of Li-ion batteries is sometimes a logistics hassle, especially with near universal restrictions on passenger aircraft.

If you need to travel with your dive light by passenger aircraft we recommend choosing NiMH battery chemistry. Their burn time is more than enough for most diving, they cost less and you don't have to worry about your dive light starting a fire.



Melbourne Scallop Dives

Melbourne Scallop Dives

We're often asked about where we think are the best places to catch a feed of Scallops near Melbourne, Victoria. So here we list the local Port Phillip scallop diving sites we know about. Happy scallop hunting!

Geoffs Scallop Hole

Drift Dive
Drift Dive
Boat access
Boat access
Drift Dive Site Inside Port Phillip Open Water Rated Scallops Dive Site Spearfishing Site
Latitude: 38° 21.549′ S   (38.35915° S / 38° 21′ 32.94″ S)
Longitude: 144° 47.781′ E   (144.79635° E / 144° 47′ 46.86″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map
Added: 2019-02-17 05:35:16 GMT, Last updated: 2022-03-27 07:54:34 GMT
Source: Geoff Rodda GPS
Nearest Neighbour: JLs Scallop Beds, 673 m, bearing 86°, E
Depth: 10 to 17 m.
See the Geoffs Scallop Hole dive site page

Hurricane

Wreck Dive
Wreck Dive
Boat access
Boat access
Inside Port Phillip Open Water Rated Scallops Dive Site Slack Water Wreck Dive Site
Latitude: 38° 20.463′ S   (38.34105° S / 38° 20′ 27.78″ S)
Longitude: 144° 52.308′ E   (144.8718° E / 144° 52′ 18.48″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map
Added: 2012-07-22 01:00:00 GMT, Last updated: 2022-05-07 05:54:32 GMT
Source: Book - Shipwrecks Around Port Phillip Heads GPS (verified)
Nearest Neighbour: Rosebud Reef, 1,572 m, bearing 109°, ESE
Three-Masted Iron Clipper, 1,198 ton.
Built: Glasgow, Scotland, 1853.
Sunk: 22 April 1869.
Capel Sound, Port Phillip.
Depth: 8 to 12 m.
See the Hurricane dive site page

JLs Scallop Beds

Drift Dive
Drift Dive
Boat access
Boat access
Drift Dive Site Inside Port Phillip Open Water Rated Scallops Dive Site Spearfishing Site
Latitude: 38° 21.525′ S   (38.35875° S / 38° 21′ 31.5″ S)
Longitude: 144° 48.243′ E   (144.80405° E / 144° 48′ 14.58″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map
Added: 2019-02-17 14:09:35 GMT, Last updated: 2021-05-14 13:47:10 GMT
Source: John Lawler GPS (verified)
Nearest Neighbour: Geoffs Scallop Hole, 673 m, bearing 266°, W
Depth: 10 to 17 m.
See the JLs Scallop Beds dive site page

JLs Scallop Drift

Drift Dive
Drift Dive
Boat access
Boat access
Drift Dive Site Inside Port Phillip Open Water Rated Scallops Dive Site Spearfishing Site
Latitude: 38° 20.238′ S   (38.3373° S / 38° 20′ 14.28″ S)
Longitude: 144° 51.091′ E   (144.851517° E / 144° 51′ 5.46″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map
Added: 2019-02-17 13:53:57 GMT, Last updated: 2021-05-14 13:47:33 GMT
Source: John Lawler GPS (verified)
Nearest Neighbour: Rye Scallop Drift, 450 m, bearing 343°, NNW
Depth: 15 m.
See the JLs Scallop Drift dive site page

Rye Pier

Pier Dive
Pier Dive
Shore access
Shore access
Ideal For Snorkelling Inside Port Phillip Night Dive Site Open Water Rated Reef Dive Site Scallops Dive Site
Latitude: 38° 21.968′ S   (38.366125° S / 38° 21′ 58.05″ S)
Longitude: 144° 49.378′ E   (144.822961° E / 144° 49′ 22.66″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map | Get directions
Added: 2012-07-22 01:00:00 GMT, Last updated: 2022-04-15 06:29:26 GMT
Source: Google Earth
Nearest Neighbour: Eivion, 114 m, bearing 154°, SSE
Rye, Mornington Peninsula, Port Phillip.
Depth: 1 to 6 m.
See the Rye Pier dive site page

Rye Scallop Beds

Drift Dive
Drift Dive
Boat access
Boat access
Drift Dive Site Inside Port Phillip Open Water Rated Scallops Dive Site Spearfishing Site
Latitude: 38° 20.812′ S   (38.346867° S / 38° 20′ 48.72″ S)
Longitude: 144° 47.684′ E   (144.794733° E / 144° 47′ 41.04″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map
Added: 2019-02-17 14:16:00 GMT, Last updated: 2021-05-15 00:19:59 GMT
Source: GPS
Nearest Neighbour: Geoffs Scallop Hole, 1,373 m, bearing 174°, S
Depth: 10 to 17 m.
See the Rye Scallop Beds dive site page

Rye Scallop Drift

Drift Dive
Drift Dive
Boat access
Boat access
Drift Dive Site Inside Port Phillip Open Water Rated Scallops Dive Site Spearfishing Site
Latitude: 38° 20.005′ S   (38.333417° S / 38° 20′ 0.3″ S)
Longitude: 144° 51.003′ E   (144.85005° E / 144° 51′ 0.18″ E)
Datum: WGS84 Google Map
Added: 2012-07-22 01:00:00 GMT, Last updated: 2021-05-15 00:20:16 GMT
Source: GPS
Nearest Neighbour: JLs Scallop Drift, 450 m, bearing 163°, SSE
Depth: 15 m.
See the Rye Scallop Drift dive site page

Total of 7 dive sites.


A Guide to Scuba Diving Scallop Drift | Melbourne Down Under

If you have other scallop dive sites you could add to the list, please Contact Us with the details. If you have more information, pictures, or videos of the scallop dive sites already listed here, we'd love to hear from you.

Safety Tip: We recommend you read our Boat Diving Safety and Using a Dive Float and Flag pages and use the described Cray/Drift Buoy Line Diver Freedom System when diving from a private boat for scallops.

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