Scuttlebutt Scuba Charters is based at Jan Juc in Victoria, Australia. A highly mobile operation that has and can be
contracted to work anywhere in Victoria from beaches to boat ramps . Available on short notice to take advantage of
favourable conditions and weather along the coast or inside Port Phillip Bay. A 4WD Toyota Landcruiser is utilized for towing to the various ports
or a tractor for beach launching at Torquay's fishermans beach.
Has a huge amount of dash and deck space to fitout equipment required for a comfortable operation.
Length 7.9 x 3 m wide made of 6mm alloy plate & custom built for diving in 2001 & she was re-powered with twin four stroke 115hp Yamaha outboards, May 2007. The vessel is
in 2c charter survey for 9 passengers and 1 crew. The boat has a divers door in the transom and a ‘fins on’ step ladder.
It is also equipped with a medical first aid and oxygen kit, a Furuno colour sounder and chart-plotter, and VHF and HF radios.
Photos below show some equipment used by UWA to survey the Pt. Addis marine park for Parks Victoria.
A Working History includes charters for commercial business enterprises as well as Government departments.
Marine parks and sanctuaries all along the Victorian Coast & inside port phillip Bay:
operations to date, Pt.Addis; Eagle Rock; Pt.Danger; Pt.Cooke; Ricketts Point; Merri;
Marengo; Jawbone; Popes Eye; Port Phillip Heads; Wilsons Prom; Corner Inlet.
Various modes of operation used to record and moniter the seafloor flora and fauna included drop cameras, towed video, sonar,
digital GPS, manual grabs and scuba diving.
Photos below of Olives reef flora & fauna
Rock lobster research
Many years of hard data was recorded while I worked as a professional
crayfisherman, tagging and recording rock lobster details through out the
open and closed seasons. Monitoring of perilus sites was also conducted for a few years at Pt.Impossible.
Abalone for Aquaculture research
Collection of green lips using divers working on a permit for a Geelong based company.
Introduced pest removal
Removing the Japanese kelp Undaria pinnatifida from Station Pier pylons in Port Melbourne.
Working as a deck hand to Dive supervisor I'm always on the go!
Contact me for my Hourly rate which turns out a pleasant surprise for many in the know.
Phone Scuttlebutt Scuba Charters on .. 03 52 613 732 or .. 0407 040 216
Bev & Jeff Giddins