Get the best service and rates by dealing direct with Adrenalin Snorkel and Dive.

From $226 Per Person | Direct Deal Enquiry

1
The S.S. Yongala Wreck – Day Trip | From $ 264

Expires 31 Mar 2018

Our Day Trip includes 2 Dives on the Yongala Wreck. Make the most of this phenomenal dive site with a guided dive for just a few dollars more.

You can board from either Breakwater Marina, just off the Strand in Townsville or from Magnetic Isl... More
Our Day Trip includes 2 Dives on the Yongala Wreck. Make the most of this phenomenal dive site with a guided dive for just a few dollars more.

You can board from either Breakwater Marina, just off the Strand in Townsville or from Magnetic Island at the Ferry Terminal.

Direct Deal Enquiry

1
3 Day 3 Night Eco Liveaboard | From $ 775

Expires 31 Mar 2018

3 Star Accommodation – 5 Star Diving

Join our experienced crew on a 3 Day 3 Night Liveaboard Trip from Townsville, which visits both the Great Barrier Reef and the SS Yongala Wreck.

Enjoy up to 10 dives on exceptional sites.

Wake up on... More
3 Star Accommodation – 5 Star Diving

Join our experienced crew on a 3 Day 3 Night Liveaboard Trip from Townsville, which visits both the Great Barrier Reef and the SS Yongala Wreck.

Enjoy up to 10 dives on exceptional sites.

Wake up on the some of the most pristine reefs within the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. Dive all day and into the night to experience the unlimited visibility of Wheeler Reef and the myriad of gullies and canyons at Keeper and Davies Reef, just to name a few. Up to 8 dives including 2 night dives can be enjoyed over the first 2 days on the Great Barrier Reef.

The grand finale, Australia’s BEST dive – The Yongala Wreck.

Be awed during 2 early morning dives on the Yongala Wreck where you will see huge groupers, big rays, turtles, sea snakes, sharks and huge schools of fish. Diving the Yongala is simply spectacular every dive, year round and is a ‘must do’ site for all divers!

Direct Deal Enquiry


About Yongala Wreck One Day Trip

Yongala Wreck

Yongala Wreck

The S.S. Yongala sank during a cyclone on March 23rd, 1911 with the loss of all 122 passengers and crew. While it was one of Australia's worst maritime disasters, it is now rated Australia's Best Dive and is sometimes called 'Townsville's Titanic'.

The wreck was first dived in 1958 and due to its remote location it has remained mostly untouched.

The wreck begins 15m below the surface and extends to 29m. As it is the only structure in the region, the marine life gathers at the wreck providing for an unforgettable diving experience. 

Our 14m custom built vessel MV Adrenalin designed with your comfort in mind, with fully shaded areas, sun deck, stabilizers, shower, along with easy access in & out of the water.

Departure Information

Departure Information

Trips run Wednesday & Saturday

Boarding at Breakwater Marina in Townsville at 6:45am
Boarding at Nelly Bay on Magnetic Island at 7:25am

Your Trip

Your trip includes:
2 dives on the SS Yongala
Lunch, morning and afternoon teas
Tanks and weights

Optional extras (see our website for current prices:
Guided Dive (compulsory for dives with less than 15 logged)
PADI Adventure Dives per dive
Enriched Air Nitrox for two tanks (must be Nitrox certified)
PADI Enriched Air Nitrox course $230 (must pre-book)

Diving the Yongala Wreck

Diving the Yongala Wreck

Townsville is the starting point for diving expeditions to the historic Yongala Wreck. Rated as the best wreck dive in Australia, the Yongala, located in 29 m of water, is an incredible dive that is guaranteed to exhilarate any diving enthusiast.

Everything is big – big fish, big schools, big wreck.

The Yongala was a luxury vessel making her way from Melbourne to Townville when in 1911 she sank during a cyclone with the loss of all 122 passengers and crew on board.

The 110m hull is mostly intact and protected by the Historic Shipwreck Act. Altering or removing artefacts is strictly prohibited. As a result, wreckage such as chairs, port holes, lights, bottles and human remains are still visible, providing for a fascinating dive.

However, the Yongala is most famous for the abundant marine life. It is often said that you will see more marine life on one dive on the Yongala Wreck than you will on half a dozen dives on the reef. Big schools of giant Trevally and barracuda cruise the wreck. Giant grouper, bull rays, schools of eagle rays, sea snakes, turtles, large coral trout, sharks and schools of colourful tropical fish patrol the length of the wreck. Hiding inside are large cod and schools of small fish and hawk fish sneak out and take a peek.

For the invertebrate enthusiast, the wreck is covered in hard and soft corals, anemones and a diverse range of crustaceans and molluscs including giant murex and nudibranchs. During the winter months, the calls of the migrating whales can be heard and occasionally seen around the wreck.

The Yongala Wreck is a ‘must do’ on your list of dive sites in Australia. Very few dive sites in the world have as much to offer as the Yongala and all who experience this incredible dive comment that it is one dive that will remain in their memories forever.


News By Yongala Wreck One Day Trip

The Whale season starts soon!

The Whale season starts soon!

By Yongala Wreck One Day Trip

10 May 2017

The Whale season starts soon, make sure to book a spot on our daytrips to the Great Barrier Reef and the SS Yongala to get lucky and see some Whales on the way there !!!

How to get to Yongala Wreck One Day Trip


Direct Contact Info

Hours: Please call for opening hours

Address:
252 Walker Street
Townsville
Queensland 4810
Australia


Enquiry Form