Sea Esta – 3 Day 3 Night Liveaboard Dive Trip

from $810 AUD

About Sea Esta - Diving Flinders Reef and the SS Yongala Dive

If your travels see you resting in Townsville, Far North Queensland then you have the opportunity to experience liveaboard diving on the Great Barrier Reef.  The one Townsville liveaboard dive trip “Sea Esta” available departs this coastal city just once a month.  The boat takes a maximum of 18 divers and the trip often sells out well in advance. It’s a 3 Night/3 Day trip and to secure your berth, it is vital to enquire and book early.

Sea Esta a 3 Star accommodation Liveaboard dive boat with 5 Star diving. Dive and snorkel over 3 days on some of the best sites out from Townsville on the Great Barrier Reef. Enjoy up to 10 Dives which includes on the last day 2 dives on the SS Yongala Shipwreck.  See the stunning array of wild life waking up to an explosion of colour and activity. Dive and snorkel into the evening as daylight softly moves to dusk. Be a part of the reef settling down for the night as the last rays of sunlight bath the ocean.

Diving Details

Diving SS Yongala is mind blowing and life changing.  This amazing site often crops up in lists of the world’s best dive sites and is certainly up there in Australia’s top five dive sites.   What is it? The SS Yongala is Australia’s largest and most intact, historic shipwreck.  The 109m Yongala sank in a cyclone on 23 March 1911; she lies in water 18-28m deep, about 48 nautical miles south-east of Townsville.  As well as being an amazing wreck dive, the SS Yongala is home to an abundant array of marine life.  It has to be seen to be believed.

Some of the critters you may encounter at the SS Yongala include, but certainly is not limited to are giant bull rays and Queensland groupers, a multitude of sea snakes, various sea sharks, wrasse, trout, turtles and so much more.

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.

Features of the Vessel

  • Accommodation for 18 passengers in double, twin & quad-share berths
  • Older vessel but with Air-conditioned Cabins
  • Large Fully Equipped Dive Deck
  • BBQ/Entertainment Deck

What to bring

  • Your diving certification and log book
  • A small bag with towel, swimwear, toiletries, sunscreen and hat

What not to bring:

  • Large bags or back pack
  • Bed linen, sleeping bags and pillows
  • Fishing equipment
  • Glass bottles



  • 10 Dives including 2 night dives and 2 dives on the Yongala Wreck
  • All bed linen
  • 3 night’s accommodation in air conditioned cabins
  • All Meals

Options Extra’s

  • Scuba hire $95
  • Dive Torch $25
  • Guided dive $10 (per dive)
  • Adventure Dive $25 (per dive)
  • Nitrox Fills: $30 for one or $50 for 2 tanks (certification required)
  • Nitrox course: $230
  • Advanced Course: $250
  • Camera Hire (including 32GB SD Card to keep): $65 per day


  • Full Dive Gear
  • Dive Guide ($15 per dive)
  • Digital Camera Hire
  • Souvenirs
  • Nitrox Available
  • PADI Advanced Open Water Course
  • PADI Enriched Air "Nitrox" Course
  • No transfers are available - Customers must make there own way to the Marlin Marina

Full Itinerary

Day 1: Between meals 3 dives on various Reefs as selected for the conditions of the day during the day and 1 night dive (night dive is optional for passengers)

Day 2: Between meals 3 dives (different reefs to day 1) and 1 night dive

Day 3: Wake up at the SS Yongala Wreck for 2 early morning dives on the wreck. Depart site for Townsville after dives are completed

Returns: Approximately 5pm.

Trip Schedule:

Check for the next departure date by calling us in store on: (+61 499 464 007)


Liveaboard departs from the Tomlins St Public Wharf, South Towsville. Boarding time: 7.30pm (departs 10.30pm)

Please note that passengers may check luggage in at the Adrenalin Dive store at 3.30pm if required. If not please meet at the departure point at 7.30pm.

Important: Only cheese and crackers will be served on the first night so please have a meal prior to boarding.


Last day of trip return to port at approximately 5:00pm

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