Dive Travel Australia
The S.S Yongala and outer reef liveaboard
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IT’S FINALLY TIME! Join us on a long weekend getaway to tropical Queensland to visit the famous S.S Yongala and outer great barrier reef. We will live aboard the solid, spacious and modern Kalinda for 3 days and 4 nights to cruise between the outer great barrier reef and one of the world’s top 5 dive sites – the S.S Yongala.
Situated in the World Heritage listed Great Barrier Reef Marine Park, it is the only large reef structure in the region, drawing a huge variety of marine life earning infamy as one of Australia’s BEST dive sites.
The S.S Yongala
The 110m S.S. Yongala sank during a cyclone on March 23rd 1911, with the loss of all 122 people aboard. It was not until 1958 that the wreck was first dived and due to its remote location it has remained mostly untouched. The wreck begins 15m below the surface and extends to 29m. Protected under the Historic Shipwreck Act (1976), the artifacts, marine life and variety of corals that cover the wreck are second to none!
Often seen are Turtles, Sea Snakes, Giant Trevally, Queensland Gropers, Eagle Rays, Marble Rays, Sharks, thousands of Tropical fish and in the cooler months, even Humpback Whales. Diving the Yongala is a bucket list trip no scuba diver should miss!