SS YONGALA

Australie, Queensland

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The SS Yongala is Australia's most popular diving wreck. It's not only the largest wreck in this area, but also the one that's best left intact. For many the SS Yongala is even one of the most beautiful diving wrecks in the world. The ship lies in relatively shallow water and is a real attraction for divers from all over the world. The Yongala sank in the night of March 23, 1911 when it fell into a cyclone. For years the wreck was untraceable until it was discovered off the coast of Townsville, Australia, during World War II.

Particulars

The wreck of the SS Yongala is located in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park, approximately 89 kilometers southeast of Townsville and 22 kilometers east of Cape Bowling Green. It takes about three hours by boat from Townsville. By RIB from the town of Ayr you can reach the Yongala in thirty minutes.

Warnings

The boat trip from Ayr to the Yongala by RIB can be pretty rough. Penetration of the wreck and interference with artefacts is prohibited. Access to the site is through permit only, obtainable from the Maritime Archaeology Section of the Museum of Tropical

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SS YONGALA Features

Nicknames
Yongala
Address
Townsville, Australia
Parking
At charter
Distance
30 min.
Suitable for
Advanced divers
Permit
Maritime Archaeology Section of the Museum of Tropical Queensland.
Access
Free access
Facilities
Boat dive facilities
Water
Salt
Kind of dive
Boat dive, wreck dive
Current
Limited
Visibility
10 - 30 m.
Average visibility
20 m.
Depth
30 m.
Bottom
zand
Life
Whale shark
Other recreation
Boating, yachting

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