Yongala Wreck

SS Yongala Wreck - The boat is now an artificial reef with amazing marine life that are supersized compared to seeing them on the Great Barrier Reef. You cannot penetrate or touch the wreck as it is a grave site but this doesn’t take away from this amazing dive. Can have very strong currents.

Sank in a cyclone on 24th March 1911 en route from Melbourne to Cairns. All her 122 passengers and crew died in the tragedy.

Level

Level

  • Beginner
  • Advanced
Visibility

Visibility

  • 13 m
Current

Current

  • Light Current
  • No Current
  • Strong Current
  • Ripping Current
DIVE TYPES

DIVE TYPES

  • Macro Spot
  • Cleaning Station
  • Wreck Dive

Temperature & Visibility

Dives

Wildlife Diversity

Affiliated Training Center

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