Yongala Ship Wreck Dive From Alva Beach Ayr

From $262

Fast facts

  • Departs 7.30 am Alva Beach Ayr
  • Return approx 2.30 PM
  • $22 Reef tax to  pay on departure
  • Deep dive training $25 extra
  • To pay $30 extra on departure for gear hire & computer
  • Includes 2 dives on the wreck
  • Total cost $317 with all inclusions

The famous S.S. Yongala wreck is the focus of a special adventure tour that we offer experienced divers.

Few diving locations on the earth can compare to the thrill of exploring the Yongala ship wreck dive site. The Yongala is a dive that should be on everyone’s bucket list because of the mystery and history of the wreck and the abundance of marine life that lives there. We are the quickest way to get to the wreck because we are a PADI 5 Star Dive Resort with a special location on Alva Beach (20 minute drive from Ayr, QLD). We provide fantastic diving in small groups with knowledgeable dive staff.

You must have your open water certification, six dives logged, and deep dive training in order to dive with us. During the first dive to the wreck, open water divers must complete Deep Orientation dive (underwater skills) with a PADI Dive Instructor ($25 extra cost applies). With additional fees, this could credit towards the PADI Advanced course (text book required) Divers with more experience might opt to dive with a buddy or attend a free guided tour. If a diver has less than 20 dives, they should make sure they have updated their skills within the past six months. If they are adventure or advanced certified, they will be given a dive guide and may also be required to complete a Deep Orientation dive (extra cost applies).

Minimum age – 16 years of age.

Whats included on the Yongala Dive

  • knowledgeable, seasoned, and personable guides
  • 30 minute boat ride is short.
  • History talk:
  • 2 Dives on the Yongala Wreck
  • Onboard snacks and beverages BBQ Lunch (at Dive Centre)
  • On our dive boat, the Yongala Express, designed specifically for diving, you’ll travel to the wreck at spectacular speeds of about 25 knots.
  • In order to ensure comfort and safety on the voyage out, we only allow a maximum of 12 divers.
  • Our dive store at 36 Braby Street in Alva Beach Ayr,
  • To prepare, kindly meet at the dive shop at 7:30 a.m. Our trip arrives back at 2.30.

Know before you go

The day before your journey, phone us between 3.30 and 5 p.m. to confirm the departure time and the weather.
If you are unable to reschedule your trip and it is cancelled due to unfavourable weather, you will receive a full refund. Any cancellations made by travellers within 48 hours of the departure date will not be refunded.
If you cancel within 7 days of your reservation between September and January, you won’t receive a refund unless another person can take your spot on the boat.


  • Dive Certification Card
  • Log book
  • Agent voucher
  • Towel
  • Jumper

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