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S.S. Yongala Wreck diving trip Pro Dive- Magnetic Island

S.S. Yongala wreck trip- Pro Dive Magnetic Island

The No1 Wreck Dive in Australia!!

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!

Marine Life

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.

Check-in at Pro Dive office at 7:30am, Magnetic Island.
(pick-ups from Nelly Bay ferry terminal available on request)
 
 Itinerary
  •  Check in 7:30am
  •  Depart Magnetic Island at 8.00am
  •  Approx. 1hr 30 journey to the Yongala.
  •  Dive 1
  •  Surface Interval - Food and hot beveridges served
  •  Dive 2
  •  Approx. 1hr 30 journey back to Magnetic Island
  •  Return approx. 3pm

Price:

 $ 240     including 2 dives, tanks & weights, dive guide

Extras: 

  • Gear Hire $30 (optional)
  • If Open Water certified $25 fee to be guided by a qualified Dive Instructor
  • EMC & Mooring Fees $22 AUD*

Your trip includes:

  • 2 Guided Dives
  • Dive briefing
  • Morning tea (with soup in the winter)

What to bring:

  • Swimmers
  • Towel
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • certification card

 Minimum Requirements to dive the Yongala:

  • Minimum age – 15 years
  • Open Water Certified – minimum of 10 dives (unless completing Advance Course with us)
  • Open Water Certified divers must be accompanied by a Dive Instructor at an additional charge of $25.  Advance divers will be guided by a Dive Master at no extra cost.
  • A Refresher is required for divers who have not dived within 6 months.  We can usually conduct this the day prior to your dive, please call to discuss.

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

 


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