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SS Yongala Dive Site

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Cape Bowling Green | Ayr, Alva Beach, Queensland, Australia
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Scuba Dive the S.S. Yongala Wreck on the Great Barrier Reef
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Cape Bowling Green | Ayr, Alva Beach, Queensland, Australia
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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

Thank Jessica_on_vacation
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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! ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€ Stayed at Alva beach tourist Park while we were there and it is a lovely quiet park. Went fishing off the...More

Thank annoyedingladstone
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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

Thank JPWilso
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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

Thank Sammy147
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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

Thank Rokenlulu
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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

Thank Rod P
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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

1  Thank LauraPhilly2010
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Reviewed 13 April 2016 via mobile

I had 2 Dives at the SS and it was amazing ,every thing there is Gigantic ! I done it (and strongly recommend to do it )on Nitrox . In 2 Dives I have seen from the nudibranch to the giant Marble Ray and QLD...More

1  Thank Nico4290
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Reviewed 5 January 2016

So many fish! Saw rays, sea snakes, massive gropers, wobbies... was epic! Rivals GBR in my opinion. Would strongly recommend this dive. The conditions can get a bit rough and there can be pretty strong currents so make sure you are a confident diver and...More

1  Thank nextairemily
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Reviewed 22 December 2015

Diving and Mother Nature is hit and miss at the best of times and on this occasion despite ok but not great visibility of 15-20 metres there wasn't really that much interesting to see on either of the two dives we had that day. The...More

Thank BanksyinPerth
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