We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Yongala Dive

Features Animals
Open Now: 7:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Open today: 7:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Review Highlights
Dive trip with our dive club

It's a wreck in the ocean, be prepared for a little bit of rough water sometimes. But when you... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Brisbane, Australia
via mobile
SS Yongala diving Amazing Diving 18/9/18

We stayed the night in the hostel so were on site for the early morning signing in, safety brief... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Derek F
Scotland, United Kingdom
Read all 172 reviews
All photos (111)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent80%
  • Very good14%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“sea snakes”(27 reviews)
“marine life”(22 reviews)
“alva beach”(11 reviews)
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
Open Now
Hours Today: 7:30 AM - 3:00 PM
See all hours
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
56 Narrah Street | Alva Beach, Ayr, Queensland QLD 4807, Australia
+61 7 4783 1519
Reviews (172)
Filter reviews
152 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
More languages
Show reviews that mention
All reviewssea snakesmarine lifealva beachsurface intervalfishrib boateagle rayboat ridebackpacker stylesafety stopgreat operationgreat bbqgreyhound busexperience levelmaori wrassestaff were helpful and friendlyhumpback whales
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 152 reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

It's a wreck in the ocean, be prepared for a little bit of rough water sometimes. But when you travel on glass to get to this wreck it is the icing on an already fantastic cake! Stay at the accommodation on site do two days,...More

Thank shortdrill
Reviewed 3 days ago

We stayed the night in the hostel so were on site for the early morning signing in, safety brief and were quickly kitted up and ready to go. The truck took us toot the launch point and we we in the boat and on our...More

Thank Derek F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Yongala was a dive I've wanted to do for a while now as I'd read so much good stuff about it and it definitely didn't disappoint! I was in awe at the abundance of marine life around the wreck, it is hands down my...More

1  Thank Bella D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Yongala Dive is not an operator that cancels dives due to rough water. We discovered early in our stay in Australia that many day trip scuba operators cancel trips due to waves in access of 1 meter. Yongala does not. They are able to get...More

Thank 3horsecreek
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The staff and everyone is super friendly. The dive was incredible, so many fish, sea snakes and even saw a guitar fish and a loggerhead. I also left my fins and they posted it to me for free! Thank you for the amazing experience, highly...More

Thank Ella T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

According to my experience this is absolutely not in the top 10 dives world wide The equipment was old, the Neoprene suit had holes and the jacket had some problems

Thank Marco B
Reviewed 8 August 2018 via mobile

Dove the SS Yongala as an Open Water. TL;DR good dive center, I would go with them again. If you’re not experienced and can wait some time before doing this dive, then wait. They picked me up at the bus stop in Ayr in the...More

Thank isi s
Reviewed 4 August 2018

30-40min boat ride out and your on top of the wreck. 20m down and you wish you never have to come back up to the surface. This is a dive you could do 100 times and still find new and interesting things to see. Such...More

Thank AmatureTourist
Reviewed 30 July 2018

Hello, 2 of the best dives we have ever had! My son Eero and I drove 7 hours one way from Port Douglas just to see the Yongala and it was well worth it! Conditions we good both above and below the surface and all...More

1  Thank A02170
Reviewed 3 July 2018 via mobile

What a beautiful dive site! The dive shop were fantastic from getting us kitted up, to getting out onto the boat and serving us a great bbq afterwards even for vegetarians. Luckily the weather was fabulous so the water wasn't too choppy but it doesn't...More

1  Thank ksg2
YongalaDive, Front Office Manager at Yongala Dive, responded to this reviewResponded 5 July 2018

Thanks guys! It does mean a lot to us to know that you enjoyed your day. We strive to keep our clients happy and the Wreck does give us all a sense of wonder. Glad you had a great dive and thank you for your...More

View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 4 hotels in Ayr
Ayr Max Motel
32 reviews
15.12 km away
Parkside Motel
99 reviews
15.30 km away
Country Ayr Motel
46 reviews
16.15 km away
Ayr Traveller's Motel
69 reviews
16.49 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 32 restaurants in Ayr
Chill Parlour Ayr
113 reviews
15.54 km away
DalSantos Continental Deli
43 reviews
15.18 km away
The Swae & Ivy - Bar & Restaurant
41 reviews
15.55 km away
26 reviews
15.74 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 5 attractions in Ayr
SS Yongala Dive Site
68 reviews
7.79 km away
Ashworth's Treasures of the Earth
13 reviews
23.95 km away
Bowling Green Bay National Park
21 reviews
56.28 km away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
John M
28 November 2017|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
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.
8 June 2016|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
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
Janelle S
30 October 2015|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from YongalaDive | 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