Yongala Dive - Ayr - Yongala Day Trip.


Dive site history and description

S.S. Yongala Shipwreck is one of the world’s top dive sites. This famous wreck is located in the world heritage listed Great Barrier Reef Marine Park, just 23 km away from Yongaladive shop at Alva Beach in Queensland, Australia.

The S.S.Yongala sank in 1911 with the loss of all aboard creating one of Australia’s most intriguing maritime mysteries as she lay undiscovered for more than half a century, andhas become home to an incredible variety of marine life, like: giant gropers, school of giant trevallys, barracudas, sea snakes, turtles, rays and thousands of other creatures on the now coral-encrusted structure.

Trip departure location and times

Trip departure daily at 7:30am from Yongala Dive Centre. Address: 56 Narrah Street, Alva Beach. 

Returns at 2:00 pm (approx) to the Dive Centre for a BBQ Lunch with day finishing around 3:00pm. Times can change due to tides/weather, re-confirmation required day prior to departure between 4:00 - 5:00pm.

Pick-up's/Drop-off's: available from Ayr at 10.30 and 3:25pm.  (mid-morning drop off's for Dive Lodge guests can also be arranged).


  •  $ 250.00 including 2 dives and full dive gear hire 

  •  $ 220.00 including 2 dives, tanks & weights only

 What's included:

  • Complimentary Dive guide
  • Tanks & Weight
  • Food and beveridges (with soup in the winter)

Extra: $ 22 National Marine Park fees per person

Optional Extras: 

  • Accommodation $ 29 per night ( share dorm)/ $ 68 per room night ( private double room)
  • Deep dive training $ 25
  • Enriched air fills $ 15 per tank
  • Camera hire $ 55

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.

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