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Scuba Dive the S.S. Yongala Wreck on the Great Barrier Reef.

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Ages 12-99, max of 21 per group
Duration:9h
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Ticket type:Mobile
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  • Iced water, cordial, tea and coffee throughout the day
  • Full day trip including 2 certified dives on the spectacular Yongala Wreck
  • Tanks and weights
  • Environmental education
  • Experienced, Professional, Fun and Safe crew with a passion for the marine environment
  • Use of SCUBA equipment
What's not included
  • Guided dive. An additional AU$10 payable per person per dive direct on the day of travel. Compulsory for divers with less than 15 logged dives
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • FOOD NOT PROVIDED - BYO Lunch and snacks. Fridge available on board.


Departure details
  • Breakwater Marina, 26 Mariners Drive, The Strand, Townsville QLD 4810, Australia Townsville: The Fuelling Wharf of Breakwater Marina, located at the end of Mariners Drive off the Stand, OR Magnetic Island: The Nelly Bay Ferry Terminal, Magnetic Island. Meeting Point: https://goo.gl/maps/mT51fqdceqF2 (https://goo.gl/maps/yd4xJ3V1XNr) Returns to original departure point
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 8877YONGALA

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Certified divers only. Minimum qualification: Open Water Diver. A minimum of six logged dives required prior to diving this site
  • Divers with less than 15 logged dives must be guided with the dive leader (An additional AU$10 is payable direct on the day of travel)
  • Divers must present proof of certification to crew on board on the day
  • Please wear your swimwear and bring a towel, hat, sun protection, light jumper in cooler months and camera
  • All passenger heights, weights, shoe size, number of logged dives and last dive date MUST be advised at time of booking.
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 21 travelers

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

A note from Scuba Dive the S.S. Yongala Wreck on the Great Barrier Reef.
  • No boarding without proof of COVID-19 vaccination / no refund
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

How much is Scuba Dive the S.S. Yongala Wreck on the Great Barrier Reef.?
Scuba Dive the S.S. Yongala Wreck on the Great Barrier Reef. price starts from $209.90. Discover and book Scuba Dive the S.S. Yongala Wreck on the Great Barrier Reef. on Tripadvisor
What is the Scuba Dive the S.S. Yongala Wreck on the Great Barrier Reef. cancellation policy?
Scuba Dive the S.S. Yongala Wreck on the Great Barrier Reef. cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Scuba Dive the S.S. Yongala Wreck on the Great Barrier Reef. on Tripadvisor

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 8877YONGALA

Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.
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Tom Alexander
19 contributions
I have now done twenty dives on this wreck all of which have been great. Some with no current others with a strong current. In my opinion this wreck is one of the best for marine life however when the current is on this dive is for experienced divers as it's easy to get yourself in trouble. Dive this site with a reputable dive company.
Written July 30, 2022
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Melina_diver
Larnaca, Cyprus61 contributions
Jan 2017 • Friends
Coming from Cyprus, a small Mediterranean island, to Australia for scuba diving at the Great Barrier Reef has been a long-time dream of mine. Selecting the Adrenaline Diving Center was the best choice I could have done. Through our email correspondence I could see that I was dealing with professionals that knew what they were doing. The email replies were prompt and informative with a friendly attitude. Booking the diving trip online via the Adrenaline website was an easy task, with immediate response and booking confirmation.

The boat is a normal diving boat, not luxurious but with the basic necessities. Unfortunately, the weather was bad, cloudy and windy, making it hard for anyone to even stand on the boat. The crew though was very energetic, positive and attentive to everyone. They constantly passed around snacks, fruits, drinks etc. Their behavior and attitude made us feel welcomed and filled us with positive energy. I have to say that the crew team made the day so much better.

The diving itself was magnificent. The reef is in good state and the corals are in good shape (not bleached). The leader of the diving showed us so many different marine organisms and explained to us the challenges that they have to deal with in order to protect the reef. The crew in general was very knowledgeable about the marine life of the reef and we had a half an hour "presentation/talk" between the dives regarding the marine life of the Great Barrier Reef.

The Adrenaline diving center went even a step further for me. Due to the bad weather of those days, they had to cancelled their trip the next day to the Yongala wreck. I was very sad about this since it was my only chance to dive there. From discussing this with the crew, they were so kind and understood that this was a big thing for me. Therefore, they contacted another diving center, closer to the Yongala wreck, and booked me a place to go with them the next day. I appreciate this so much and i only wish I could have gone with this "dream team"!

I am a diving instructor myself and i know how this industry works. That is why I appreciated everything that the crew has done for us. They are very professional and very friendly. I highly recommend them for your trip! Hopefully I will be able to dive with them again in the future :)
Written January 19, 2017
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Aquabate
Bondi, Australia2 contributions
Over Easter we dived the Yongala on a day trip from Alva Beach with a different dive operator, paying $250 for 2 dives per person (with our own gear)
We enjoyed our dive and decided we would return again, after much research, we opted to go with Adrenaline, we have always wanted to do a liveaboard and are SO glad we finally did!
ADRENALINE- completely over delivered on our expectations!
To say it was an incredible experience is an understatement..

* 3 day/ 3 night on a liveaboard including accomodation, 10 dives ( 2 of which were night dives) 6 meals a day = $1000 per person - very good value!
* diving incredible, untouched and unspoilt reefs
* morning dive on the yongala - best experience, prime feeding time 👌
* fantastic operators, Paul (captain and owner)
Over 30 years in the business, knowledge of area and dive sights is amazing!
* Wonderful staff - Lazlo and Perry are fantastic dive masters, instructors - assisting you out of water where required, leading dives, pointing out marine life, knowing where to find them and a thorough emphasis on safety and diving briefs.
Kym is an excellent cook with great taste in music! continental and cooked breakfasts, chicken and salads, green curry and spaghetti bolognaise, apple pie and ice cream were some of the meals, enjoyed by all..

We can’t wait to return and dive with adrenaline again!

A must do experience with pinch me moments, highly recommend!

Written June 24, 2019
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AdrenalinDive
Hi there, thank you for your amazing review. We are glad we could deliver a memorable experience for you. Our crew are extremely passionate about what they do and I am sure they went above and beyond for you and the rest of the guests. We hope to see you again in the future and if you do come back, remember that you get to enjoy a 10% repeat customer discount! Cheers!
Written July 8, 2019
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LACHLAN M
2 contributions
Aug 2022
Booked this dive over a month in advance, called 2 weeks prior to ensure i was on the dive list, to which i was confirmed that i was. Was going to dive on a Wednesday and not until the Monday prior was I called and told that "for some reason the online system let me book a dive that didn't exist".. I then found out later in the week (by chance) that Adrenalin do Yongala dives every Wednesday and Saturday, however their smaller boat was under repairs and they had to get enough numbers to fill the big boat to justify the trip. Would have been good to know the actual reason, and also perhaps be alerted to the possiblity of that dive not going ahead so i didnt book an entire trip to Magnetic Island for it. They did quickly give my refund back for the dive, and offered the vague possiblity of another dive on Saturday, i had booked the whale watching with Andrenalin on the Saturday so couldn't go - surprise surprise the Whale watching was also cancelled the night before.
Written August 11, 2022
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Mark
Port Stephens, Australia67 contributions
Dec 2013 • Couples
We booked two people on the great barrier reef dive and were called at 2,30pm the day before the dive while we were on our way to Townsville and told it was canceled due to low numbers. We had booked 2 nights accommodation in Townsville and were going only for the dive. It would be nice if they gave their customers some of the same courtesy they expect and had a minimum 24 hour cancellation policy for themselves, as we were obviously committed to our accommodation at the time of cancellation. I would strongly recommend doing the yongala wreck out of ayr which is only a 30min boat ride instead of 2.5hr out of Townsville, and the great barrier reef out of cairns which is a lot more likely of going due to a lot of customers and a lot of different companies to choose from.
Written December 31, 2013
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takgeecheung
California3 contributions
Office is useless. Booked the tour through a broker. Called the morning before the Yongla Dive. They didn’t return several calls from myself and the broker until 4pm to tell me that the dive boat was full and the booking system used by the booking agency was inaccurate. They have indicated that this has been so for years, but they’ve never done anything about it. Office was only open 2-4pm during one of the busiest seasons of the year. By the time I got the call, I had booked a hotel and a car to specifically go to Townsville. Cost me money and a valuable dive day. At a minimum, they should work with the booking system to make sure it is either up to date or they don’t include them in the system. And how is it that they are only open for 2 hours on Dec 27th??
Written December 27, 2019
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annemilieb
Paris, France34 contributions
Jun 2019 • Couples
Awesome daytrip to the S.S Yongala wreck. We highly recommend going with Adrenaline Snorkel and Dive if you want to discover this world class dive site.
Though the sea was a bit choppy and there were medium current at the dive site we enjoyed every moment thanks to a very professional crew that offered five stars service during the day. Thanks again for this great day!
Written June 12, 2019
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AdrenalinDive
Hi Anne, thank you for your kind review. We must have missed this one and we apologise for taking so long to reply. Glad that you enjoyed your experience with us. Cheers!
Written July 8, 2019
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M1TC
17 contributions
The life on the wreck is worth the effort to get there! (0700 start 1715 finish.) One of the best wrecks I have dived including the Thistlegorm in Egypt.

Adrenaline staff were friendly but not overbearing. Boat was comfortable and spacious for a day boat. Food and drinks were provided regularly. Only minor issue was some cylinders were low on pressure but we swapped them out and got 200bar.
Written August 5, 2018
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Maria
11 contributions
Dec 2016 • Couples
My boyfriend and I booked with Adrenalin Snorkel Dive to go out to the Great Barrier Reef and the SS Yongala. The crew was sooooo nice, very attentive and welcoming . They informed us about each site before arriving, constantly passed around food to keep our hungry bellies full since it was a long day and served lunch in between dives. The boat was fully equipped and very spacious for a comfortable time. J, a very nice young man, was our dive master and was super helpful and entertaining. He assisted with our advance certification for the deep water and wreck dive.

The Great Barrier Reef was an amazing site to see, truly beautiful in colors and diversity of life.
One thing I would suggest is keeping watch of clumsy and beginner divers. Advising all before entering waters to be mindful and keep buoyancy to avoid damaging Reef. Two ladies from our group who came from Japan killing the reefs with their fins and extra regulator that kept hanging off. It's very sad to see corals that have been growing for years be broken and damaged in a matter of seconds due to clumsy inexperienced divers.
Written December 29, 2016
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David
1 contribution
Jun 2019 • Solo
I had not been diving for a few years so booking a 3-day trip including a wreck was bot exhilarating and scary. Needless to say, Adrenalin Dive hit the mark on all account: professionalism, safety, food, knowledge of the reef, individual care. Despite what I would consider a relatively rough sea, Paul, Lazlo, Perry, and Kim were fantastic at all times of the trip. From boarding, to dive briefs, material outfitting, underwater guidance, biology of the species encountered, meals, everything was very organized and on-time for a group of 16 divers. Yes, the reef is far from Townsville but the experience I had was certainly better than on some of the 100s-pagenger boats leaving from more popular locations. And while I didn't not dive 10 times, the opportunity was there making each dive under $100 not counting the live-aboard amenisties and experience.
So all in all, if you have only a few days, this is by far the best and cheapest way to dive both the reef and the Yongala.
david
Written June 12, 2019
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AdrenalinDive
Hi David, thank you for your kind review. We must have missed this one and we apologise for taking so long to reply. We are glad that you enjoyed your liveaboard experience with us. Cheers!
Written July 8, 2019
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