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Address: Cape Bowling Green | Ayr (via), Alva Beach, Queensland, Australia
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+61 7 4031 5484
08:00 - 17:00
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Scuba Dive the S.S. Yongala Wreck on the Great Barrier Reef
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Great experience!, You should get here

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 and lock it in, I get the impression people are dead set on Cairns and... More 

Thank Rokenlulu
Perth, Australia
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29 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 is easy to follow a dive plan. Pick the dive company dependant on the boat... More 

Thank Rod P
United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 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 diver. The amount and variety of marine life is impressive. Definitively recommend.

1 Thank LauraPhilly2010
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11 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 grouper ,Tawny shark ,turtle ,sea snake ...The wreck was surrounded by one million of baby... More 

1 Thank Nico4290
Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 familiar with your equipment. The team really look after you and go the the nth... More 

Thank nextairemily
Perth, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles 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 highlight was the Queensland Grouper (he was massive) a few sea snakes and that is... More 

Thank BanksyinPerth
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2015

I dived the SS Yongala a few days ago with my girlfriend. We are both dive masters with over 200 logged dives so we know what we're talking about. We chose Alva because of the short boatride. It's true, Alva is not the best place to hang around but if you do your shopping in advance it's actually not that... More 

Thank Rens V
Nowra, Australia
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289 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2015

this is a great dive. alert though- dive centre is prone to cancel. can be a bit rough going out but only 40 min ride. stay in Ayr as if cancelled at least can go and do stuff- we went to Bowen one day. allow a few days there so can get one day diving in. depth is 25-28 m.... More 

Thank dave w
Toowoomba Queensland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2015

My husband and I dived the Yongala about ten years ago going out to the wreck in a day boat. It was not a memorable experience. The boat sits in an exposed position and diving conditions are very weather dependent. Except that the dive wreck is on the world's "bucket list" for dives before you die, we would not have... More 

1 Thank elegance535
The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2015

The Yongala is an excellent dive sport. All kinds of large fish and turtles around. Giant groopers hanging around and even swimming sea-snakes. It's different than the dive sports on the reef. As it is a solitary wreck, the larger fish stay at the wreck, as there is nothing else for them around. So you will meet very large fish!... More 

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