Great Victoria Fish Count, Ricketts Point, 2017

Dear Fishcounters!
On Saturday 16th December we will hold the annual Great Victorian Fish Count at  Ricketts Point Marine Sanctuary.
This fun snorkelling event is an opportunity for capable snorkellers to contribute to important scientific studies on the health of Port Phillip Bay.
We will snorkel at the tea house reef, weather and water quality permitting.
We meet at the car park to the north of the Ricketts Point tea house car park. 

Beaumaris Yacht Club

Please be ready for the briefing in the car park, ahead of entering the water @ 09:00 hrs.
To take part bring your equipment including mask, snorkel, fins and wet-suit (5 mm recommended unless you are an Iceberger!). Also hood, booties and gloves if you have them and feel the cold.
Please make sure you have completed the following steps before entering the water:
1. Find a buddy and fill in the Buddy Checklist Sheet
2. Register by completing the Parks Victoria activity sheet. 
Information specific to this snorkelling site:
The car park north of the Ricketts Point tea house is a paid parking area (no parking on Beach Rd before 10am). There are toilet facilities and an outdoor shower in this area. 
Please review the standard briefing sheet below.
Water temperature is expected to be around 20° and air temperature warm with light winds. The tide will be incoming (low).
Predictions and weather can be checked here:
Local wind and waves can be checked here from the Beaumaris Yacht Club Webcam: Webcam:
Hope to see you there.  Contact me if you have any queries. And remember your cameras!
Gayle 🐬
Marine Care Ricketts Point
GVFC Coordinator