S.S. Yongala Wreck day trip
The Wreck is situated in the World Heritage listed Great Barrier Reef Marine Park and is protected under the Historic Shipwreck Act (1976). The artifacts, marine life and variety of corals that cover the wreck are simply spectacular.
The 110m S.S. Yongala sank during a cyclone on March 23rd, 1911 with the loss of all 122 people aboard. It was not until 1958 that the wreck was first dived and due to its remote location it has remained mostly untouched. The wreck begins 15m below the surface and extends to 29m. Since it is the only large reef structure in the region, the marine life gathers at the wreck creating Australia’s BEST dive site. Everything on this wreck is big- Big Fish, Big Schools, Big Wreck, BIG ADRENALIN! Often seen are Turtles, Sea Snakes, Giant Trevally, Queensland gropers, Eagle Rays, Manta Rays, Sharks, thousands of tropical fish and in the cooler months, Humpback Whales.
Trip prerequisite: : please note this trip is suitable for certified divers only, must hold a Open Water Diver license with minimum of 6 logged dives. If have less than 15 logged dives, must dive with a guide.
Runs: Wednesday & Saturday**
Departs: Townsville at 7.00am from Breakwater Marina, returns approx. at 5.10pm
Magnetic Island at 7.50am from Nelly Bay Marina, returns approx. at 4.50pm
**Trips are subject to passenger numbers and weather conditions. Confirmation is made the afternoon prior to departure.