Yongala Expedition May 2015

 From:$1159.00 AUD

Overview



Spoilsport Yongala Expedition
Limited two week season May 2015 with departures from Cairns and Townsville
Available as either a 2 / 3 Night or 4 Night Expedition
5% Discount if you Book this Trip Online - Promotion Code  'Cairns05'

About Trip
 
About Spoilsport
 
Departs 1 - 14 May 2015 No. of Divers 28
Duration 2 / 3 or 4 Night trips Cabin Types Budget Twin, Club Twin, Std Twin, Premium Double
No. Dives Unlimited Ensuites Own ensuites except Budget Twin
Check in Townsville Nitrox Available
Disembark Townsville or Cairns Star Rating 4 Star
Min Cert Advanced OpenWater Cert Diving Experience Divers without adequate skills may miss some dives.

 

About the Cruise
Each expedition will spend 2 days at Yongala. The wreck of the 115metre SS Yongala must be dived to be believed. In its 103 years of immersion the wreck has attracted a myriad of hard and soft corals of truly amazing colors while super size marine life have made the wreck their home. She  rests in 30 metres of water on her starboard side; the uppermost deck is at 15 metres. Diver size grouper are found under the bow and stern while turtles, bull rays, sea snakes, sharks and wrasse relentlessly roam the wreck. The non-stop action provided by this spectacular concentration of marine life is truly astonishing. descending through oversize giant trevally  and batfish marvel at the Yongala shrouded in a myriad of marine life. At 15 metres you are level with the uppermost deck.  The port hull is richly adorned with multicoloured soft coral trees, whips and sponges, gently moving with the current. Enveloped in baitfish, slowly fining above this colourful parade you see all manner of fish moving amongst this colourful haven. You sense they are oblivious to your approach and realise this is something very special. This tranquility may be broken by predatory giant trevally torpedoing through the baitfish. Don’t miss the opportunity to witness the huge bull rays hanging motionless in the current during the night dive. Nitrox is recommended to maximize your diving enjoyment and safety. Divers without adequate skills may miss some dives.

Spoilsport is Australia’s most awarded liveaboard dive boat. Custom built to provide superb dive and guest facilities, Spoilsport has a twin hull design which maximises stability and passenger comfort in all conditions. Measuring 30m in length, Spoilsport has a dedicated crew of 11 people including the dive team, host/ess, skipper and chef. We have everything you need for a comfortable, enjoyable liveaboard dive expedition. Guest cabins are a combination of double, twin and quad share. All are air-conditioned and are serviced daily. Relax in the spacious lounge / bar inside, or head up to the sun deck and enjoy the view over the Coral Sea. Our award-winning food and service caters to all dietary requirements. Your chef prepares all meals fresh and vegetarians are well-catered for with their own dedicated menu. There is a reason Spoilsport is Australia’s most awarded diving liveaboard!

Spoilsport’s is a photographers dream vessel, the dive deck is equipped to meet all of your digital needs. To ignite your creative juices,  photo competition run onboard for each and every trip. 3 large camera stations with air guns, A 3 tier camera shelf with recharging facilities, 110v (2 prong straight pin) and 240v (Australian) socket, Dedicated camera freshwater rinse tubs, Cabins 110v (2 prong straight pin) socket. 240v (Australian) socket in cabins, Saloon: public computer (Windows), 1x video/DVD player and 2x large wall-mounted flat screens for viewing photographs and video

Please contact travel@prodive.com or call 1 800 820 820 if you require more information