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Yongala Dive Lodge

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Shanghai, China
Reviewed 10 February 2016 via mobile

The location is nice as very close from the beach and therefore easy to get to the SS Yongala. The landscape is also beautiful in the afternoon. However there is absolutely nothing around and the house could be way much better and most of all we had a terrible first impression as nobody was there when we arrived and we...

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 11 January 2016 via mobile

Amazing dive & fun boat ride put to the dive site. Will def be doing this one again. So much marine life to see! Turtle, sea snake, eal, rays and massive fish all in such a small area. Instructor luke was very chilled & great guide.

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Nowra, Australia
Reviewed 28 July 2015

place is rundown. water pressure ridiculous- outside tap in use means no showers. on bathroom for all guests after they lock up downstairs. dvd player didn't even work. you need to go into town for food anyway so stay in Ayr. nothing to do if they cancel dives for the day. people came and moved out the next day to...

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Cardiff
Reviewed 26 May 2015

I booked the lodge over the phone at the same time as booking my wreck dive as i didnt have any accommodation planned. I hadn't looked up reviews or anything before arriving. I guess after backpacking the east coast for a few months, you become quite adaptable and acceptable of anything that life throws at you! Saying that, I was...

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Reviewed 18 May 2015

For quite three years I am travelling around the world by pushbike, since August 2014 around Australia. I stay in guesthouses, hostels, hotels, wild camping with my tent, caravan parks with my tent or in a cabine. For the purpose of a scuba divetrip I booked the private room (with shared bathroom). the booking process already was a big issue....

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Milan, Italy
Reviewed 26 October 2014 via mobile

This tiny little lodge is located in Alva beach, and is the perfect place to stay if you are planning a dive in the SS Yongala as It is right above the diving center! The atmosphere is very relaxed. There are one dorm room and one "private" room,and the bathroom is shared. The place is rather clean,even though the kitchen...

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Y0ngala, Manager at Yongala Dive Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write your response. Yes it certainly is the perfect place to stay for diving the yongala - right on site at the Dive Centre.

Cork, Ireland
Reviewed 27 September 2014 via mobile

My partner and I stayed here for two nights, We arrived the night before our dive of the SS Yongala. It is ideal if you are diving the next day as the lodge is directly above reception. The lodge is clean and cosy. There is a tv in the sitting room, the cable channels did not work but you can...

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Lyon, France
Reviewed 18 September 2014

The owners of this lodge organize diving to the world class Yongala wreck, only 30 minutes away by speed boat. Aside from the fact that this dive is worth the trip to Australia, the lodge is a nice place to say. They have one independent room and a dorm. The hostel is convivial and has a nice kitchen and sitting...

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Reviewed 11 July 2014 via mobile

I stayed in the Queen room. Very clean and well set out. Diving was fantastic. The wreck is a lovely reef dive. Heaps of fish life. Excellent variety. Staff awesome and down to earth. Even and some funny jokes....

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Reviewed 10 May 2014

This hostel/lodge only purpose is offer a bed for divers, because there aren't anything else to do in Alva than dive. I did came here to dive at S.S. Yongala so I was happy. Lodge is quite small, maybe 20 beds. The house is new, or renewed. All the rooms clean and well maintained. All the rooms have no air...

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“Try to score the queen room. It costs a little more than the dorm, but seems to really be worth it. Bring supplies or buy them in Ayr.”
Nich0lasI, 18 Sep 2014 | Read review
“Go for the Queen Room if diving the Yongala as a couple. Stock up on provisions if arriving on a Sunday as not much is open in Ayr.”
J7J8J, 15 Apr 2013 | Read review
“Book the private room, or drive down from Townsville.”
Taezar, 25 Feb 2013 | Read review
“Definitely book the double room if available. The dorms do not have an outside window and are quite small considering the number of beds.”
newpip, 19 May 2012 | Read review
“The Queen Room is worth the extra expence with aircon, fan and TV.”
  • Small but comfortable Queen Room
DiveMedic1, 20 Apr 2012 | Read review
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