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Yongala Dive

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Yongala Dive
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“marine life”(28 reviews)
Yongala Dive operates the fastest dive trip to the wreck of the world famous S.S Yongala - rated as one of the top 10 dives in the world !! A dive adventure with a difference, including a 4WD trip to the remote Alva Beach, a fast 30 minute express...more
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56 Narrah Street | Alva Beach, Ayr, Queensland QLD 4807, Australia
+61 7 4783 1519
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Terrific dive site and tremendous dive operators. The service was first-rate and the local knowledge was excellent. The hire equipment was in excellent condition and the whole experience was friendly and layed back. Will dive with them again in the near future.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Samuel W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First of all I would like to address the issue of equipment as I’ve seen some negative reviews about it here. I personally thought the equipment was safe, comfortable and new. The wetsuits were comfortable and did a good job of keeping me warm. The...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank magnushald96
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Awesome dives, awesome team and awesome barbecue at the end. Never seen so many fishes ! Thank you guys !! Highly recommended

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Nico T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I could spend days down there! This dive, crew, boat, everything was soooo fantastic. We couldn't say enough great things. The boat ride is short and less likely to cancel due to weather than other dive centers in the area, which can be critical to...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank meghskimberly
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Yongala Dive is a very well-organised and highly professional operation that prioritizes diver experience and safety. We completed two deep dives with one hour surface interval, and were able to see the full length of the wreck. As an Open Water diver with relatively limited...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 2302alexftravel
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We really enjoyed the double SCUBA dive with the professional crew from Yongala Dive on the 6 January. The fish life was amazing with clouds of small baitfish, schools of snappers, numerous giant, golden and gold-spot trevally, Maori wrasse, nannygai, coral trout, Giant Queensland grouper,...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Adam S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice friendly staff ! Steve the divemaster was amazing to dive with . Great BBQ after the dive. Nice basic dorm accomodation to stay overnight ! The only hassle is its in the middle of no where , the nearest coffee shop is about 17...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 265amitg
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Do NOT miss this dive if you are travelling through Queensland! I have been lucky enough to have experienced many amazing dives in my life and diving on The Yongala is STILL in my top 5! You could dive the Great Barrier Reef hundreds of...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank TrishMcQ
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I did the one day two dives deal. Great value! Definitely two of the best dives I have ever done in regards to the amount and diversity of the sea life on the wreck. The team at Yongala Dive made the day very easy and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank BrettT65
Reviewed 6 December 2018

Lovely dive, but yongala dive crew are horrible to work with. Very rude, very unorganised and many minor hiccups that could have been avoided. If wanted to do this dive I strongly urge you to consider another dive company.

Date of experience: December 2018
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John M
28 November 2017|
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Response from Cosmo R | Reviewed this property |
You can cover the wreck in two dives, but to fully appreciate the amazing abundance of life I would highly recommend doing the 2 day 4 dives package.
8 June 2016|
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Response from Albin K | Reviewed this property |
I recommend you book directly with yongala dive. They are very professional, and quickly reply to every email. I would fly to Townsville from Cairns, then drive to Ayr. A lot of people say this is the best dive site in all... More
Janelle S
30 October 2015|
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Response from info y | Property representative |
Hi Janelle, Thanks for taking interest in diving the Yongala wreck with us. Although your dive training level is Open water we can still take you on the dive trip. As the depth at the Yongala is greater than 18m, we conduct... More