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Dive Review of Yongala Dive/Parkside Motel in
Australia/Ayr, Australia

November, 2015, an Instant Reader Report by Henry O Ziller, CO, US
Sr. Contributor   (23 reports, with 1 Helpful vote)
"Yongala Wreck dive"
Report Number 8808
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
251-500 dives
Where else diving
Throughout the Caribbean, Micronesia, Indonesia, Philippines, Maldives,
Tanzania, Australia.
Closest Airport
Getting There
Flights available from Sydney,
Brisbane, Cairns, Melbourne

Dive Conditions

sunny, dry  
Water Temp
80   to 80    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
50   to 70    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
The routine is to go down the decent line to the wreck since the current
can be quite strong. Today it was not. We circle the ship and returned via
the same line. Report back on with 50 bar and report 50 bar even if you are
at less.  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
Whale Sharks
1 or 2 
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Boat Facilities
4 stars
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No camera for this trip ...
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4 stars
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3 stars   
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This was a dive scheduled into a tour of the east half of Australia. We
wanted to dive on Kangaroo Island to see the weedy sea dragon, but the only
dive shop on the island closed down. We thought about diving in Port
Douglas north of Cairns, but most diving was off huge boats with 50 divers
so we did not do that.
The dive we did do was on the Yongala Wreck near Ayr, Australia south of
We stayed in Alva at the Parkside Motel that is about 30 minutes from the
Yongala Dive, dive shop. Restaurants dont keep very convenient hours in
some parts of Australia. Dinner and the bar at Parkside Motel is open from
6 PM to 8 PM. They only have room service for breakfast so just fill out
your order the night before and it is delivered on time. The breakfast was
huge. Since we had a fridge and microwave my wife and I
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