S.S. Yongala Dive, 2 Night Liveaboard Tour
The SS Yongala dive shipwreck is a scuba divers dream. It’s a bucket list trip that no-one should miss. The ‘S.S. Yongala Dive – 2 Night Liveaboard Tour’ stays exclusively at the world-famous shipwreck site. You will thoroughly explore this spectacular piece of Great Barrier Reef history.
During a cyclone in 1911, the SS Yongala shipwreck sank off the coast of Townsville. All 122 souls on board were lost. It wasn’t until 1958 that this archeological location was first scuba dived on and explored. Because of this and the remote location, it remains pristine and mostly untouched – inhabited only by a vast abundance of sea life who have claimed the dive wreck as their own.
Rated as one of the Top Ten Best Wreck Dives in the World
Don’t miss your chance to dive into the S.S. Yongala Dive 2 Night Liveaboard Tour.
The Yongala dive shipwreck begins 15m below the surface and goes right down to 31meters below sea level (100 feet). This tour is best suited to advanced certified divers due to these depths. Some of the marine life frequently seen can be; Manta Rays, Eagle Rays, Turtles, Sea Snakes, Queensland Gropers, Giant Trevally. Thousands of colourful tropical fish. You might be lucky in the colder months and see Humpback Whales!
Dive into History
To learn more about the fascinating history of the SS Yongala Dive Wreck, and to see a map of the wreck site, click here – or book your Great Barrier Reef liveaboard and experience history for yourself!
Got more time to explore the surrounding reefs too? Click here to view our tremendous 3-night SS Yongala dive liveaboard trip.
Dive one of the Top Ten Wreck dives in the World
- First check-in Friday night, 7.30 pm
- Time for a walk/dinner (at own expense) before departure
- Departure approx 10.30 pm
- Saturday; Wake up at the Yongala shipwreck at sunrise.
- Enjoy two-day dives, one night dive
- Sunday; 2-3 dives before heading back.
- Arrive back into Townsville approx 5 pm
- Up to 6 dives including one night dive
- Two nights accommodation in air-conditioned cabins
- All bed linen
- Meals from Saturday morning to Sunday afternoon
- All reef levies
- Tanks and weights
- Environmental Education – learn all about the history of the S.S. Yongala, local marine life, and the ocean
- Full gear hire
Onboard Optional Extras
- Guided dives (Per dive)
- Dive torch
- Adventure dive
- Nitrox fills
- Camera hire
What to bring
- Small bag with a towel, swimwear, hat, sunscreen, toiletries and change of clothes
- Proof of certification and logbook
- Booking voucher
- Cash or credit card for soft drinks sold onboard
- Extra snacks
We have a passion for showing you Australia’s Great Barrier Reef.
Please make sure you understand the scuba diving laws.
Queensland, Australia, has some of the strictest scuba diving rules globally, with the safest scuba diving record. We are regulated by the Queensland Government Code of Practice and comply with all regulations, including medical as is the law.
To avoid disappointment on your day of travel, we recommend that all of our passengers complete our dive medical questionnaire.
Some medical conditions, age and medications may prevent you from scuba diving.
Our mission is always to provide our passengers with the very best Great Barrier Reef experience.
We are happy to help you with any questions you may have. Please contact our office on 07 4037 2700 or email us at [email protected]
Alternatively, you may like to consult your Doctor for a Dive Medical using the Australian Standard Forms ‘AS.4005.1
Flying after Scuba Diving
For a single no decompression scuba dive, you should not fly or go to altitude for at least 18 hours after a scuba dive. You should not fly for 24 hours after your last dive for multiple dives. If Skydiving or Hot Air Ballooning, you must wait 24 hours after your dive. We recommend waiting a minimum of 24 hours whenever possible.