If you can time it right this liveaboard trip is the only one offering a 2 Day 2 Night to dive the SS Yongala Shipwreck. With set scheduled dates having some flexibility in your itinerary is recommended. The liveaboard trip departs from Townsville, visiting this world famous wreck overnight. Enjoy up to 6 dives including 1 night dive at this pristine dive site, seeing amazing marine creatures.
Features of the Vessel:
The SS Yongala Shipwreck is recognised Internationally in the top 10 shipwreck dives. The marine life is in abundance with the Yongala Shipwreck being in a Green Zone by the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority. Unaffected by any recreational or commercial fishing the wreck has become a feeding station for some many marine species and now covered in a variety of soft corals. With the opportunity to complete a night dive on the shipwreck makes this 2 day 2 night liveaboard so attractive to divers.
The Yongala can be a ‘difficult’ dive site which is prone to experiencing mild to strong ocean currents. This combined with her depth, make this a dive suitable for confident divers and not just experienced divers with Advanced certification or higher. Divers holding an Open Water Certification must complete the PADI Deep Adventure dive with one of the dive instructors. (Additional charges apply) The Townsville liveaboard dive trip includes two morning dives at the SS Yongala.
Departs: Townsville Scheduled departures vary from month to month. Contact us for departure dates)
Boarding: Friday, 7:30 pm / Departure approximately 10:30 pm / time for a stroll to enjoy dinner along the Strand or Palmer Street
Saturday morning: Wake up at the Yongala Wreck just in time to watch the sunrise before diving the world famous wreck. Relax in between diving to the sound of the ocean and share your impressions of this amazing dive site.
Saturday afternoon: We get prepared for one more dive before dinner. Relax as the sun goes down over the horizon.
A unique night dive is on offer for the adventurous ones
Sunday: After watching the sun rise over the horizon it is time for yet another couple of dives to explore the features of the wreck and to say good morning to the early bird marine life. Time to relax on the way back home and share your pictures and stories with the fellow divers and crew.
Arrive back in Townsville around 5:00 pm
What to bring:
Your diving certification and log book
A small bag with towel, swimwear, toiletries, sunscreen and hat
BYOB (in non-excessive amounts)
What not to bring:
Large bags or backpack
Bed linen, sleeping bags and pillows
Glass Bottles (wine bottles allowed)
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