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Yongala Dive, Ayr

#165 of 547 in Wildlife in Queensland
Must see · Scuba / Snorkeling · Wildlife Area
Yongala Dive transports you quickly to the wreck of the famous S.S. Yongala, often rated as one of the top 10 dives in the world. You will see a huge variety and quantity of sea life on this site of the Great Barrier Reef, including marble rays, lionfish, sea snakes, giant groupers, the dusky whaler sharks, and other large creatures swimming. Listen to a captivating story-telling session. Use our Ayr trip planner to add Yongala Dive and other attractions to your Ayr vacation plans.
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  • Anyone wanting a dive experience -this is the place. Matthew the owner is the person to take you to the reef. I am an inexperienced diver with no diving credentials but his team gave me the...  more »
  • We had the most amazing dive on the wreck of the Yongala. This was my first deep water dive so I was escorted through the deep dive briefing and in water checks by Brody. Brody was very good at...  more »
  • What a great dive operation ! The perfect day trip to scuba dive a large shipwreck and experience all the marine life that it has to offer. Matt, Laura and the rest of the Yongala Dive team know this....  more »
  • Love this dive and so glad we booked with this company. We had a full boat (12ppl) and I had no issues feeling comfortable heading out to the dive. I'm a novice diver (6 total dives at the time) and the dive master and outfitter made me feel 100% comfortable on the dive. My only complaint is where do I dive from here? It's such an incredible spot with larger fish and sea life than you can see anywhere, yet I've only just begun diving. I give myself 1 star for my predicament, and 5 stars to this dive center from showing me the best time of our trip.
  • The dive is pretty awesome. The staff are all great. The trip there and back can be quite nauseating so make sure you take something. Unfortunately the battery of my dive computer died on the first dive so I had to go without.
  • Great dive.. wait.. AMAZING DIVE!!
  • The dive was excellent not to choppy on the surface but there was a current. The site was good some of the largest fish I have seen so far on the reef. Coral was also very good. Visibility was maybe 5 meters in very murky water. The staff was very good and helpful. My issue with this outfit is they overloaded the boat in my opinion. Should have been six maybe eight people plus staff but I think we had twelve. It made it very difficult to put on the equipment that your not familiar with in addition to not having much room to get comfortable for the forty-five minute ride out and during the interval. I would recommend finding another company!
  • Awesome diving. Yongala dive the closest access to the dive site. Basoc bit cosy form style accommodation available at the shop.

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