SS Yongala Dive Site, Alva Beach

4.2
#289 of 547 in Wildlife in Queensland
Must see · Scuba / Snorkeling · Hidden Gem · Wildlife Area
Located inside the heritage-listed Great Barrier Reef Marine Park, SS Yongala Dive Site is the wreckage of a ship sunk by a cyclone in 1911. This popular diving location is noted for an extensive array of marine life, which includes eagle rays, turtles, giant gropers, barracuda, and sea snakes. This is one of the largest and most intact historic shipwreck sites in the world, with a length of over 110 meters (361 ft). Explore the vibrant underwater world of a wreck that lay undiscovered for more than 50 years, and see its famous coral-encrusted structure. History buffs interested in the detailed story of the ship’s dramatic sinking can also visit the city’s maritime museum. Take a look at our Alva Beach vacation maker website to schedule your visit to SS Yongala Dive Site and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • Well well, best dive site on the East Coast of Australia. The Yongala dive Crew are awesome, the Skipper, instructor( Sally too) who run the boat and diving on the day are very professional. The dive....  more »
  • I'm in the dive business and have thousands of dives all over the world. I dived the Yongala 4 times during my stay and they were the 4 best dives I have ever done. The wildlife on this thing just.....  more »
  • 7 of the most glorious dives I have ever had in my life, it was like swimming through the finding nemo film. I love it so much I never wanted to leave just magic.  more »

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