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Dive Review of Yongala Dive in
Australia/Ayr, Queensland

Yongala Dive: "Loving the Yongala", Oct, 2016,

by Mel Turner, Success, AU (Reviewer Reviewer 3 reports with 1 Helpful vote). Report 9391.

No photos available at this time

Ratings and Overall Comments 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Accommodations N/A Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 5 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 4 stars
Beginners 1 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments A nicely organised set-up...
First port of call is the store (we met there around 7.30am), where the staff efficiently got us all kitted up with any gear we needed, and then got most of this gear loaded into the (RIB) boat.

We were then provided with a thorough briefing at the store, prior to us hopping in a van and being transported down to the beach (a 2min ride away).

RIB was launched from the beach (a lot of fun!) then it took about an hour to motor to the Yongala Dive Site. No time wasted getting in to the water, with incredible diving under the surface (it definitely is a very impressive wreck).

We were served snacks (cheese & crackers, fruit cake and biscuits) in our surface interval, as well as hot drinks and water. Then it was in for the second dive, and no time wasted getting back to the store - we arrived back at around 3pm.

We all helped clean our gear while the guys in the kitchen cooked up a late lunch of hamburgers (nice patties, help yourself to the salads/condiments you want) - very tasty finish to the day!

I would happily dive with these guys again
Websites Yongala Dive   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia (Borneo), South Africa, Australia (Queensland, NSW, Vic, Tas, WA)
Closest Airport Townsville Getting There Fly to Townsville or Mackay, and then drive into Ayr

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas choppy, currents
Water Temp 22-24°C / 72-75°F Wetsuit Thickness 5
Water Visibility 10-20 M / 33-66 Ft

Dive Policy

Dive own profile ?
Enforced diving restrictions
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 3 stars Tropical Fish 4 stars
Small Critters 1 stars Large Fish 5 stars
Large Pelagics 5 stars

Underwater Photography 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Subject Matter 5 stars Boat Facilities 1 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 4 stars Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments Being a RIB (boat) - there wasn't a lot of room for camera gear, however staff were very sensitive regarding the need to look after underwater camera equipment, and nothing was too much trouble
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