The SS Yongala Wreck located in the world heritage Great Barrier Reef Marine Park is voted as one of the top 10 wreck dives in the world!
The Yongala sank during a cyclone in 1911, with 122 crew and passengers on board, it sat untouched until 1958 when divers began to explore the wreck. It has since become a protected site under the Historical Shipwrecks Act (1976). The wreck begins at 14m below the surface down to 28m at the sand line and at 100m in length there is plenty to explore!
Due to it’s remote location it has become a large artificial reef becoming home to a diverse range of marine life! Expect to be amazed by the huge schools of fish, giant trevally, giant groupers, eagle and marble rays, turtles, maori wrasse, sharks, macro life and beautiful soft and hard corals covering the lengths of the ship! During the winter months you can also expect to see and hear the humpback whales cruising by!!
Vessel capacity: Max. 9 divers
Departure information and times
Departure days: Thursday and Sunday (weather permitting)
Location & time: at 08.00 a.m. from Nelly Bay terminal, Magnetic Island/ Return at 3 p.m. approximately.
$ 240 including 2 dives, tanks & weights, dive guide
Your trip includes:
What to bring:
Minimum Requirements to dive the Yongala:
Advice for divers
Some medical conditions may prevent you from diving or will require a Doctor’s certificate (organised prior to your trip). You’ll be required to complete a medical statement and sign a legal Waiver Release & Indemnity Deed prior to boarding the vessel.
You will not be able to fly or ascend over 300m for 24 hours after your final dive.
Prices valid to 31-March 2017