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Yongala Dive

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Yongala Dive operates the fastest dive trip to the wreck of the world famous S.S Yongala - rated as one of the top 10 dives in the world !! A dive adventure with a difference, including a 4WD trip to the remote Alva Beach, a fast 30 minute express...more
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56 Narrah Street | Alva Beach, Ayr, Queensland QLD 4807, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely dive, but yongala dive crew are horrible to work with. Very rude, very unorganised and many minor hiccups that could have been avoided. If wanted to do this dive I strongly urge you to consider another dive company.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank DaniandJay14
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was travelling down from Cairns and decided to detour to dive this site. Was well worth it. It's quite a laid-back beach dive lodge but equipment was all fine and they had a nice friendly vibe with good attention to all the usual safety...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank leu00so
info y, Front Office Manager at Yongala Dive, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thankyou for joining us for a day trip at the wreck, and for writing a review of your experience. We do our best to ensure everyone has a great day, and of course some great dives! A good bunch of our divers arrive via bus,...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The strong current keeps this world-class site teeming full of marine life. It is a deep dive, so bottom time is limited. Safety stops are done hanging from a line rather than over a shallow reef. It's a long bumpy boat ride out there, even...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank WindowSeatWorld
info y, Front Office Manager at Yongala Dive, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for joining us for some dives at the SS Yongala and for taking the time to write a review. Conditions can vary alot at the wreck, and as you experienced the currents can attract a great diversity of marine life! Keeping an eye on...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Dove the Yongala with this shop and it was an excellent experience. The crew was great, they processed us through check in and gear rental quickly but thoroughly, and gave a good dive brief so we were well prepared. Gear was good quality with dive...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Graham T
info y, Front Office Manager at Yongala Dive, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for coming diving with us, we love hearing great reviews and great experiences! We hope to have you back one day for some more amazing diving. Happy regards, Yongala Dive Crew

Reviewed 11 November 2018

Dove with Yongala Dive back in July, and an amazing experience. Crew were friendly and professional, boat ride was quick and we even saw some whales on the trip back in ending with a BBQ at the shop. Will be back in the future!

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank cheekykiwi97
info y, Front Office Manager at Yongala Dive, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

It sounds like you had a magic at the Wreck, and what a treat seeing some whales on the way back! We really hope to see you again for some more diving memories. Happy regards, Yongala Dive team

Reviewed 4 November 2018 via mobile

First, the Yongala Wreck is awesome !! and it is just the fastest way to get there with Yongala Dive from Ayr. Also as far as I know they go everyday. From Townsville it takes way longer and it’s only 2 days a week. Snacks...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank MarilliM
info y, Front Office Manager at Yongala Dive, responded to this reviewResponded 6 November 2018

Thanks for the review and for coming out for a dive with us at the beautiful SS Yongala. We are really happy to hear you enjoyed the dive, it makes our day when we hear how much our divers love the wreck! As you are...More

Reviewed 31 October 2018

Trip was 4 days / 6 Dives. As expected the dives were excellent, Luke and crew were very knowledgeable and helpful both on the boat and at the dive center / accommodation. Looking forward to diving with them again next year. Cheers, Donna & Phillip.More

Date of experience: October 2018
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info y, Front Office Manager at Yongala Dive, responded to this reviewResponded 3 November 2018

Thanks for joining us for 4 days Donna and Phillip, we really loved having you here and are glad you had a great experience diving the Yongala. Here's hoping next time has mild currents to get those cameras out every dive! Thanks again and all...More

Reviewed 26 October 2018 via mobile

One of the best dives I have ever done. Abundance of fish and marine life. Melissa and Luke enthusiastic and informative. Information concerning wreck great, snacks and BBQ too. Nevertheless, diving school chaotic. Unclear who would guide us, at wreck confusion as well. Had to...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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info y, Front Office Manager at Yongala Dive, responded to this reviewResponded 27 October 2018

Thank you for your feedback and for joining us for a day of diving at the Wreck! We are glad you enjoyed your dives, and sorry to hear about your disappointment with the dive groups. We hope you left with some great diving memories all...More

Reviewed 22 October 2018 via mobile

One of the best dive experiences I have had in Australia for a long time. The staff were amazing and knowledgeable along with the DMT’S who were all keen to learn and share there experiences on the wreck. I wish I had of stayed for...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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info y, Front Office Manager at Yongala Dive, responded to this reviewResponded 27 October 2018

Thanks for joining us for an amazing day Paul! Our dive crew is an eager bunch who love to share their excitement of the wreck with fellow divers, and the BBQ is a nice finishing touch to the day. We really hope to see you...More

Reviewed 15 October 2018 via mobile

Dived the Yongala over 3 days. What a awesome dive site. For me it has nearly everything you would want to see on a dive from structure, soft and hard corals to a huge assortment of reef and pelagic fish. Yongala dive team do an...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank AusBikeTour-BB
info y, Front Office Manager at Yongala Dive, responded to this reviewResponded 20 October 2018

We loved having you here Bob, and are so happy to hear you had some amazing dives! Thanks for your kind words, and safe travels on your riding adventure! We hope to see you again! best wishes, Yongala Dive crew

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John M
28 November 2017|
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Response from Cosmo R | Reviewed this property |
You can cover the wreck in two dives, but to fully appreciate the amazing abundance of life I would highly recommend doing the 2 day 4 dives package.
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841waltb
8 June 2016|
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Response from Albin K | Reviewed this property |
I recommend you book directly with yongala dive. They are very professional, and quickly reply to every email. I would fly to Townsville from Cairns, then drive to Ayr. A lot of people say this is the best dive site in all... More
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Janelle S
30 October 2015|
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Response from info y | Property representative |
Hi Janelle, Thanks for taking interest in diving the Yongala wreck with us. Although your dive training level is Open water we can still take you on the dive trip. As the depth at the Yongala is greater than 18m, we conduct... More
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