Yongala Dive day trip from Ayr

The Yongala Dive Trip includes

  • 1 Day diving / two dives on the wreck
  • Includes tanks and weights
  • Gear hire is optional
  • Operates six days a week, weather-dependent
  • The Yongala Dive is unmatched and unparalleled. Few places on Earth can rival the sheer adventure and excitement of exploring the S.S. Yongala shipwreck.
  • Get ready to be spellbound by the enigmatic wonders lurking beneath the ocean’s surface as you set out on a diving expedition that promises a once-in-a-lifetime journey.

Not only does this wreck hold a mysterious history, but it is also home to abundant marine life that sets it apart from other destinations. Furthermore, making its mark on every diver’s bucket list, the Yongala offers an unparalleled experience. The PADI 5-Star Dive Resort, uniquely situated in Alva Beach (Ayr, QLD), is optimal for those seeking the quickest route to this remarkable wreck. Indeed, with a commitment to exceptional diving, our resort ensures small group sizes and expert dive staff to make the journey unforgettable.

SS Yongala

Yongala Dive offers a fantastic opportunity for certified divers to embark on an unforgettable adventure to explore the historic SS Yongala wreck.

Here’s what you can expect on this thrilling trip:

  1. Equipment Setup and Briefing: Our staff will assist you in setting up your diving equipment and provide a comprehensive briefing to ensure you are well-prepared for the dive.
  2. Boat Launch: You’ll start your adventure with an exciting boat launch, setting the stage for underwater exploration.
  3. Two Incredible Dives: Dive in small groups and explore the mesmerising SS Yongala wreck during two separate dives. This historical site teems with marine life and offers a unique underwater experience.
  4. Aussie Sausage Sizzle: After your dives, we’ll conclude the day with a simple yet delicious Aussie sausage sizzle, allowing you to relax and share your dive experiences with fellow adventurers.

SS Yongala

Please note the following requirements for this dive:

  • You must hold a valid SCUBA open-water diver certification with a minimum of 6 logged dives.
  • If you are an open-water diver without deep dive training, we offer the option to complete this training with one of our certified instructors.
  • If your last dive was over two years ago, we recommend taking a refresher course with one of our certified dive masters or instructors the day before the dive.

The trip departs from Alva Beach, offering convenient access to this incredible diving experience.

The price is $250.00 plus $22 reef tax.

To secure your spot, choose your desired date and time from the available options and click “BOOK NOW.” After your purchase is confirmed, we will email you a confirmation.

If you have any questions or need further assistance, please contact us. We look forward to sharing this remarkable underwater adventure with you!

Yongala Dive Map

FAQ’s Yongala Dive

Q. What is the Yongala Dive?

A. The Yongala Dive is an incredible underwater adventure in Australia, centred around the SS Yongala shipwreck. It’s known for its rich marine life and is considered one of the best wreck dives in the world.

Q.Where is the Yongala Dive located?

A. The dive site is located in the Coral Sea off the coast of Queensland, near Ayr. It’s easily accessible from popular tourist destinations like Townsville and the Great Barrier Reef.

Q.What can I expect to see while diving at the Yongala Dive site?

A. Diving at Yongala offers a chance to encounter a diverse range of marine life, including giant groupers, sea turtles, manta rays, various species of sharks, and an abundance of colourful fish.

Q. Is the Yongala Dive suitable for beginners?

A. While the Yongala Dive is known for its incredible marine life, it’s recommended for experienced divers. The depth and sometimes challenging sea conditions make it more suitable for those with prior diving experience. Beginners should consider gaining experience through other dives before attempting Yongala.

Q. When is the best time to dive at the Yongala Dive site?

A. The best time to dive is during the Australian winter months, from May to September. During this period, the weather is generally more stable, and sea conditions are calmer, providing a safer and more enjoyable experience. Prepare to embark on a once-in-a-lifetime diving experience that will captivate you with the mysteries waiting beneath the ocean’s surface.”

Q. How can I book a dive at Yongala?

A. You can book a dive through certified dive operators in the region. On your travel site, we recommend providing a list of reputable dive operators who offer Yongala Dive experiences. This ensures visitors have access to professional guidance and equipment.

Q. Are there any conservation efforts in place to protect the Yongala Dive site?

A. Yes, strict conservation guidelines are in place to protect the fragile ecosystem around the Yongala wreck. Divers are encouraged to follow responsible diving practises, such as not touching corals or disturbing marine life. Your site can promote these guidelines to ensure the preservation of this unique underwater world.

Q. W Q. What safety precautions should I take when diving at Yongala?

A. Safety is paramount when diving at Yongala. All divers must be properly trained and certified. Always check your equipment, dive with a buddy, and follow the guidance of your dive operator. Your travel site can provide detailed safety tips to ensure a safe and enjoyable dive.

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