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SS Yongala Wreck Dive - Townsville

Come and see why Townsville's SS Yongala wreck dive is rated amongst the worlds best.


  • Big Fish, Big Schools, BIG ADRENALIN!!
  • The only large reef structure in the region
  • View a huge variety of marine life
  • Voted as one of Australia’s BEST dive sites
  • Often seen are Turtles, Sea Snakes, Giant Trevally, Queensland Gropers, Eagle Rays, Manta Rays, Sharks, thousands of Tropical fish and in the cooler months, even Humpback Whales (during winter)

Adrenalin Snorkel and Dive is Townsville's longest established dive training and marine tourism operator specialising in providing snorkelling and diving trips as well as training of divers as part of a full dive service.

The S.S. Yongala Wreck is rated among the Top 10 Wreck Dives in the world! The Wreck is situated in the World Heritage listed Great Barrier Reef Marine Park and is protected under the Historic Shipwreck Act (1976). The artefacts, marine life and variety of corals that cover the wreck are simply spectacular and never disappoint even the most experienced divers. The 110m long wreck begins 15m below the surface and extends to 29m. Since it is the only large reef structure in the region, the marine life gathers at the wreck creating Australia's BEST dive site.

Often seen on our Day Trips to the Yongala are; turtles, sea snakes, giant trevally, Queensland gropers, eagle rays, manta rays, sharks or all kinds, thousands of tropical fish and in the cooler months, humpback whales and whale sharks.

This is a dive no Scuba diver should miss! On our Day Trip, you will get 2 Dives on the Yongala, make the most of this phenomenal dive site with a guided dive for just a few dollars more. You can board from either Townsville's Breakwater Marina or Magnetic Island.

Certified Diver inc Full Gear Hire $344.00

What's included

  • 2 dives on the spectacular SS Yongala Wreck
  • Full equipment hire
  • Chilled water, cordial, tea and coffee is provided throughout the day
  • Environmental education
  • Experienced, Professional, Fun and Safe crew with a passion for the marine environment


  • Allow approximately 9 hours for the whole experience


  • Departure: Townsville Boarding Point: The Townsville Breakwater Marina at 7:00am. The boat departs Townsville at 7:30am. Returns to Townsville at approximately 5pm. Magnetic Island Boarding Point: Please meet at Nelly Bay Ferry Terminal at 7:50am.


  • You must be a certified diver with at least 6 logged dives to partake on the trip.

Bad Weather Refunds

  • If your experience is cancelled by the operator (because of the weather or anything else out of your control) you will be entitled to a full refund.


  • Scheduled departures: Wednesdays and Saturdays. All our trips are subject to passenger numbers and weather conditions. Confirmation is made the afternoon prior to departure..

  • Cancellation / Rescheduling Policy: Day Trip 20% cancellation fee applies with 48hrs - 14 days notice.100% cancellation fee applies with less than 48hrs notice. Reschedule fee of 20% applies. FOOD IS NOT PROVIDED ON OUR DAY TRIPS.

Available Bookings from July 08 to July 14

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  • Certified Diver inc Full Gear Hire$275.20 Less than 6 at this price!

  • Certified Diver inc Full Gear Hire$344.00

Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme


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Roi from Israel wrote on 07 November 2019

Best dive I've ever been

Great crew, Great people's Amazing dive, Sea Cows, Sharks, See snakes, Plenty of fish, See turtles is Just A slight thing from what I see in that dives

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Barbie Smith from Australia wrote on 12 August 2018

Fab Diving with a Pro Team

Great day out with Adrenalin. Communication before hand excellent with all the information needed. Briefings professional and well run timetable for the day. As usual the Yongala didn’t disappoint. It really is a stunning dive location. Thanks Adrenalin !!

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Caleb Cousland from Australia wrote on 11 January 2021

Adrenalin Dive day

Great day out and crew were excellent. Definitely keen to do it again.

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Nicole Fitzmorris from Australia wrote on 17 March 2019

Unreliable Cancelled Last Minute

Will cancel trips last minute for no reason - nonweather related cancellation. No sympathy or customer service from this company. Cancelled our dive the evening before the trip with no solutions whatsoever. Purchased flights and hotel to dive the yongala and was guaranteed twice over the phone that our trip wasn’t going to be cancelled. Afterwards they sent an email (copout) cancelling the trip saying it was due to limited numbers even though I’d spoken to them earlier. They offered no solution even though we had spent over $1000 on flights and hotel to dive. They showed zero sympathy for ruining our entire trip and my birthday.... don’t go unless you want your holiday ruined.

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katiel10 from Australia wrote on 26 July 2018

Amazing experience all round!

This was one of the best deals I’ve gotten on bookme.com! The dive was phenomenal, one of the best I’ve done for marine life for sure. We saw whales, turtles, bull shark and sooo many different fish species. Also, the crew were awesome, very chilled out, knowledgeable and accommodating. Can’t recommend this trip highly enough!

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Certified Diver inc Full Gear Hire

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