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SS Yongala Dive Site

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Cape Bowling Green | Ayr, Alva Beach, Queensland, Australia
+61 7 4031 5484
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Reviewed 3 January 2019 via mobile

We visited the S.S. Yongala dive site on the 3rd of January, as we arrived from Townsville in the morning (1,5h drive) we were greeted by friendly staff. We were offered to buy a pill from sea sickness (higly recommend to do so, to make...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank aeaeae03
Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

Yongala dive is without a doubt the number 1 attraction of the Burdekin The Experienced staff will take you diving into another world

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank MC_Wormie
Reviewed 11 August 2018 via mobile

By far and away the best diving I’ve done so far in my life, and very well organized by the pros at Yongala Dive. Sharks - check Turtles - check Manta Rays - check Sea snakes - check Humpback whales - check ...all in the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Ramblenaut
Reviewed 11 January 2018 via mobile

The ss yongala wreck was my no 1 dive in Australia. Although I went on a liveaboard to the great barrier reef and visited multiple popular sites such as ribbons reef and osprey reef, none had the abbundance of marine life as the ss yongala....More

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank Jessica_on_vacation
Reviewed 29 May 2017 via mobile

Best diving around. You won't be disappointed. These reef dives are amazing! The staff are amazing. One of my favourite dives so far! 😀😀😀😀 Stayed at Alva beach tourist Park while we were there and it is a lovely quiet park. Went fishing off the...More

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank annoyedingladstone
Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

This truly is one of the great wreck dives, she is intact, reaming with life and so easy to see the structure. The dive group leaders are super helpful and the boat is well equipped. My tip would be take sea sickness medication even if...More

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank JPWilso
Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

Myself and a friend visited the SS Yongala in Jan. First off the boat was in good condition and the skipper was very good fish life was amazing. No safety brief tho. A few things that I thought strange, first off we had a dive...More

Date of experience: January 2017
1  Thank Sammy147
Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

We went diving with these guys ( and girls) , a few days ago, had a great time, cool people, fun speedboats and one of the best diving sites Australia can offer. I would definitely recommend any diver going through Queensland to find this place...More

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank Rokenlulu
Reviewed 30 October 2016

As everyone says the quality of the dive and site are weather dependant. A rought trip out and strong current could spoil your day. We had an unusually flat sea and good visability for the site. Lots of fish life and following the wreck profile...More

Date of experience: October 2016
2  Thank Rod P
Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

The Yongala wreck is a fantastic site to dive. I cannot believe what Mother Nature has made out of a sunk boat! The dive in itself can be quite tricky due to the current so I would say it is not suitable for very junior...More

Date of experience: October 2016
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18 August 2018|
Response from Ramblenaut | Reviewed this property |
The Yongala is quite a deep dive (26m deep or so) and experience is highly recommended. Doing it without a license is not a good idea. Having said that, they do instruct, but again, you’d be much better off with some prior... More