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Address: Cape Bowling Green | Ayr (via), Alva Beach, Queensland, Australia
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Scuba Dive the S.S. Yongala Wreck on the Great Barrier Reef
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SS Yongala

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 30 October 2016
Rod P
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Perth, Australia
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Perth, Australia
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30 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 

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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.

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1 Thank LauraPhilly2010
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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 

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Sydney, Australia
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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 

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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 

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Thank BanksyinPerth
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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 

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Nowra, Australia
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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 

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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 

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The Netherlands
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165 reviews
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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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2015

This has been by far the best dive side I have been to in Australia. So much better than all the diving around Cairns at the Great Barrier Reef. We saw massive turtles and a huge cow tail ray with a baby ray on top.

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