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Yongala Dive

Take the fastest trip to one of the best dive sites in Australia, the SS Yongala Wreck. In under 40 minutes, Yongala Dive will transport you to the dive of your dreams – experience giant Queensland gropers, huge marble rays, schools of giant trevally and barracuda, sea snakes, turtles and much more – It’s a dive you will never forget!

The SS Yongala lies within the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park, only 12 nautical miles from Yongala Dive’s base at Alva Beach in Queensland. She 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. Lying in 14-28 metres of water and over 100 metres long it is one of the largest and most intact historic shipwrecks in Australia and provides an exciting adventure for divers due to its coral encrusted structure, the depth and the incredible array of marine life.

Touring Options

Yongala Wreck Trip

You will have a unique experience as you travel by four wheel drive to the beach and an exhilarating ride to the wreck on the 10 metre rigid inflatable ‘Yongala Express’. After the dive you will experience an ‘Aussie’ barbecue whilst relaxing and reflecting on your day.

Numbers are limited to 12 passengers to ensure a more enjoyable and personalised service. Divers with under 20 logged dives will be accompanied by experienced crew to ensure a safe and memorable dive or a PADI Adventure Dive can be taken with an instructor to continue your dive education on the wreck.

Activites and Experiences at Yongala Dive

  • Off Road Driving
  • Barbecue
  • Scuba-Diving Diver Training – Wreck Diving
  • Direct
  • Retail
  • Car park
  • Public toilet
  • Active
  • Adventure
  • Beach
  • Diving Scuba
  • Marine
  • Off road
  • Reef
  • Water based
  • RTN, QH and National Distributors (TQ)
  • 18-35’s
  • Adult Getaway
  • Backpacking/Unstructured
  • Budget
  • Empty Nesters
  • Group
  • Self-Drive
  • Senior
  • Single
  • Townsville Enterprises
  • Bankcard
  • Cash
  • Electronic Funds Transfer at Point of Sale
  • MasterCard
  • Australian Travellers Cheque
  • Visa

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