Escape the crowds and plunge into an experience on the Great Barrier Reef offered nowhere else. Yongala Dive takes dive enthusiasts from all over the world on an' Adventure' dive trip to one of the planet's best dives, the famous shipwreck of S.S. Yongala.
As a unique location in Alva Beach (Ayr, QLD) PADI 5 Star Dive Resort, Yongala Dive specializes in S.S. PADI Dive Courses, Yongala Day Trips, Hospitality and East Coast Dive Packages. You don't need to look any further with an international reputation for providing a quality dive experience, professional service, safety and value while still retaining the' laid-back' day in Northern Queensland. Former steel passenger and freight steamer, the Yongala Shipwreck is 110 m. It sank with its 124 passengers during a tropical cyclone in 1911. The Shipwreck was only found in 1958 and is now Australia's main tourist attraction.
The SS Yongala's main gateway to dive is Townsville. It takes about 3 hours (89 km) to get to the shipwreck by fast boat from Townsville. For a much shorter trip (30 min boat ride instead of 3 hours) it is also possible to dive the Yongala from Ayr (1 hr drive south of Townsville). The shorter trip means that due to weather conditions it can be accessed more and is less likely to cancel.
On their way to the Great Barrier Reef, several liveaboards start from Townsville and visit the SS Yongala.
For Wreck Diving, most people are here.
All year long you can dive the SS Yongala Wreck. Access: from the coast. For the exact location, see the SS Yongala Wreck map on the right.This is a diving experience for those with a sense of adventure, a passion for exploring, learning about the tragic history, and witnessing marine life on the face of this planet matched by a few other places.
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