Certified Diver Tour of S.S. Yongala Wreck - Townsville to Great Barrier Reef

  • Certified Diver Tour of S.S. Yongala Wreck - Townsville to Great Barrier Reef

Want to visit one of the top wreck diving spots in the world? Explore the bustling marine habitat around the S.S. Yongala Wreck on the Great Barrier Reef on this full day certified SCUBA diving tour.

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  • Description
    • Take the plunge and spend the day exploring the Great Barrier Reef 
    • SCUBA dive around the S.S. Yongala Shipwreck  
    • Spot an abundance of marine life from turtles to tropical fish, rays and more 

    Explore the bustling marine habitat around the S.S. Yongala Wreck on the Great Barrier Reef on this full day certified SCUBA diving tour. This dive spot is a hub for marine life big and small and the wreck itself is a spectacular sight to see. 

    Departing from Townsville or Magnetic Island in the early morning, you’ll head out towards the wreck and have a site and diving briefing, before you kick off one of your two dive sessions for the day. You’ll quickly see why this wreck is renowned for having one of the most abundant marine habitats and is a not-to-miss diving destination on the Great Barrier Reef. 

    The S.S. Yongala sank in a cyclone in 1911 and due to its remote location on the reef it has remained relatively untouched. The wreck begins 15 metres below the surface and goes as deep as 29 metres, so get ready for an exciting adventure. 

    Protected under the Historic Shipwreck Act (1976), the artifacts, marine life and variety of corals that cover the wreck are mesmerising. You can often see turtles, sea snakes, giant trevally, Queensland gropers, eagle rays, manta rays, sharks and countless tropical fish. You can even see humpback whales messing about and sometimes breaching during their migration season.  

    The S.S. Yongala Wreck is a SCUBA diver’s dream that you need to tick off your bucket list. 

    This experience is part of our Low-Footprint Adventures range because it’s ECO certified by Ecotourism Australia.

    Intensity: 3.0 Intensity
    Intensity: 3.0 Intensity
  • Experience Details

    Fitness and Experience

    • You must have your diving certification 
    • Minimum age is 12 years to SCUBA dive on this tour  
    • Any passengers who may experience motion sickness should take appropriate medication prior to the trip 

    What to Bring/Wear

    • Swimwear and towel 
    • Sunscreen 
    • You must complete an online survey before you attend. This will be sent to you upon booking
    • Own food for lunch and snacks 

    What is Supplied

    • Full day trip to the Great Barrier Reef 
    • Two certified dives on the Yongala Wreck 
    • All scuba gear 
    • Iced water, cordial, tea and coffee throughout the day 
    • Site briefings 
    • Environmental education 
    • Experienced, professional, fun and safe crew with a passion for the marine environment 

    More Information

    • You can board the vessel from either Townsville or Magnetic Island 
    • Townsville Boarding: 7am at the Townsville Breakwater Marina Fuel Wharf and departs by 7:30am 
    • Magnetic Island Boarding: 7.50am at the Nelly Bay Ferry Terminal 
    • Disabled/mobility impaired passengers have been on board the vessel previously, however, due to the nature of the vessel and the dive itself, passengers must contact the supplier prior to booking so they can assess their needs and advise of the suitability for diving. In addition, anybody who cannot stand up with gear should notify the supplier in advance 
    • Please provide these details upon booking: Shoe size, height and weight in cm and kg, certification level, number of logged dives and date of last dive, your Adrenaline voucher number

    Cancellation Policy

    • Change your booking up to 48 hours before the start time of your experience
    • Changes are not permitted within 48 hours of your experience
    • Late arrivals or no shows may result in you forfeiting your experience

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