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

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Overview

Itinerary

– 07.30 a.m. vessel departure from Nelly Bay, Magnetic Island

– approx.9 a.m. arrive on the S.S.Yongala dive site (dive briefing)

– maximum 2 dives and morning tea is served in between.

– 3 p.m. approximate return time to Magnetic island

*Itinerary is subject to change without notice

Prices:

Certified Diver, 2 x dives : $ 245 ( inc. tanks and weight only)

Certified Diver, 2 x dives: $ 285 (inc. dive gear hire)

What’s included:

– 2 Dives at the S.S. Yongala wreck

– FREE Dive guide

– Extensive dive briefing

– Quality dive equipment with computers (when selected)

– Morning tea including fresh fruit, cheese, crackers, cakes, lollies, hot drinks and soup

– Complimentary pick-up service from Magnetic Island accommodation or from the Nelly Bay ferry terminal.

Extra cost: $ 25 per person EMC Levy & Mooring Fees

What to bring: swimmers,towel, sunscreen hat, waterproof/windproof jacket, Certification card/app for certified divers.

Please note prices are subject to change from April 2019

Departure
Yongala trip departure every Thursday and Sunday from Nelly Bay, Magnetic Island. (weather permitting)

Departure time: 07.30 a.m.

Return time: approx. 3 p.m.

Courtesy pick up from Magnetic island accommodation and Nelly Bay ferry terminal.

Description

The N.1 Wreck Dive in Australia!!
Vessel capacity: Max. 9 divers

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!

Pro Dive operate a small custom-designed powerboat which means shorter travel times and a more personalised service; promising small groups and complimentary guides to all of our certified divers.

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!!

Additional Information: The Yongala is an Advanced Dive site due to it’s max depth of 30m and potential for strong currents, therefore we require divers to be Advanced Open Water, or Open Water with a minimum 15 logged dives and all divers must have dived within the last 6 months.  Minimum Age 15 years old.

Minimum age required: 15 years old (not suitable for snorkelers or Introductory Dive)

Fitness level: Certified Open Water, minimum 15 logged dives, last dive within the last 6 months.

Group size 9 max. with 2 x guides

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