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Dive Review of Yongala Dive/Stayed in cabin at caravan park at in
Australia/North Queensland,

Yongala Dive/Stayed in cabin at caravan park at : "Diving the historical wreck Yongala", Aug, 2021,

by Andrew Falconer , Bunbury, AU (Top Contributor Top Contributor 45 reports with 22 Helpful votes). Report 11573.

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

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Snorkeling N/A
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Beginners 3 stars
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Comments The Yongala sank in a cyclone in 1911, with no survivors among the 121 persons on board. The wreck was not discovered until the 1950s, and is rated as one of the best wreck dives in the world.
I dived the Yongala in the 1980s, when living and working in Townsville, and this was my first time back. In those days we got to the wreck from Townsville and used landmarks and baitfish to locate it. You ca ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
Websites Yongala Dive   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving Australia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Vanuatu, South Africa, Iceland, Scotland, Norway, Cuba, Maldives, Chuuk, Galapagos, Phillipines, Sri Lanka, France, Colombia
Closest Airport Townsville Getting There From the airport hire a car to Alva Beach, near Ayr, about an hour south.

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy Seas choppy
Water Temp 22-23°C / 72-73°F Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 10-15 M / 33-49 Ft

Dive Policy

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

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles 1 or 2 Whales None
Corals 5 stars Tropical Fish For Subscribers Only
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Large Pelagics For Subscribers Only

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