The S.S. Yongala sank in 1911 during a cyclon, with the loss of all 121 lives on board. The Wreck is a national historic site that lies within the beautiful Great Barrier Reef Marine Park, near Townsville. Due to its remote location, the wreck was not dived until 1958, remaining mostly untouched and allowing it to become a magnificent artificial reef.
The S.S.Yongala wreck was voted as one of the top 10 wreck dives in the world. The artefacts, marine life and variety of corals that cover the wreck are spectacular. The wreck begins 14m below the surface and sits on a sandy bottom at 28m.
Often seen are giant gropers, eagle rays, seasnake, turtles, giant trevally, maori wrasse, bull sharks and thousands of tropical fish. The occasional whale shark, mantra ray and in the cooler months, humpback whales, making it a dive you’ll never forget.
Departure: Wednesday and Saturday ( weather permitting)
07.00 a.m. Breakwater Marina, Townsville
Return: approx. 4.30/ 5.00 p.m.
Pick up/drop off: available from Magnetic Island.
Vessel: Adrenalin is a 14 metre monohull boat, with easy access to the water, shady main deck and sundeck. Max. 21 Guests
$ 319.00 2 dives inc. gear
$ 279.00 2 dives tanks & weights only
Pick up/ drop off Magnetic Island
All Meals ( light breakfast, lunch, morning & afternoon tea)
2 Tank Dives
National Marine Park Fees
Adventure dives (advanced deep dive training) $25/dive
Shared dive guide (mandatory for divers with less than 15 logged dives) $10/dive
*Please note prices are subject to change as 1st April 2017
What to bring:
Dive log Book, swimmers, towel, camera
Minimum experience required: Open Water Scuba Diver ( min.6 logged dive)
All divers with less than 15 logged dives will be accompanied by our dive staff on Guided Dives (see additional costs above).
**Not running Christmas Day and New Years Day
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