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Yongala Day Trip - Great Barrier Reef - Magnetic Island

The No 1 Wreck Dive in Australia!!

The SS Yongala Wreck located in the world heritage Great Barrier Reef Marine Park is voted as one of the top 10 wreck dives in the world!

The Yongala sank during a cyclone in 1911, with 122 crew and passengers on board, it sat untouched until 1958 when divers began to explore the wreck.  It has since become a protected site under the Historical Shipwrecks Act (1976).  The wreck begins at 14m below the surface down to 28m at the sand line and at 100m in length there is plenty to explore!

Due to it’s remote location it has become a large artificial reef becoming home to a diverse range of marine life!  Expect to be amazed by the huge schools of fish, giant trevally, giant groupers, eagle and marble rays, turtles, maori wrasse, sharks, macro life and beautiful soft and hard corals covering the lengths of the ship!  During the winter months you can also expect to see and hear the humpback whales cruising by!!



  • 2 Dives
  • Extensive dive briefing
  • Quality dive equipment with computers
  • FREE Professional Dive Guide
  • Packed lunch - provided by SOS Stuffed on Seafood
  • Cold water, hot drinks and soup

A fee for the upkeep of the moorings at the Yongala, fuel levy, port and administration charges.

Currently the combined daily fee for the Yongala is $25 AUD (subject to change without notice).



All customers are required to call Pro Dive Magnetic Island 07 4778 5506 before 4pm the day prior to your trip for final confirmation of trip go-ahead.

Check-in: 6:45am at Magnetic Island Marina - meet on the Peppers Deck
Departs: promptly at 7:00am 
Returns: Approx. 4:30pm

If you are coming from Townsville you will need to take the 6:30am Sealink ferry to Magnetic Island. The meeting point is located less than 1 minute walk from the ferry terminal.

NOTE. We are unable to wait for late passengers. Compensation will not be offered if you do not arrive on time for your trip.  

What to bring:

  • Swimwear
  • Towel
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Drink Bottle or Reusable Cup
  • Windproof Jacket / Jumper (recommended in winter)
  • Certification card/app 
  • Valid Medical Certificate (if required)


  • Minimum age – 15 years
  • Minimum of 9 dives 
  • Open Water Certified divers with less than 25 dives must be accompanied by a Dive Instructor at an additional charge of $25. 
  • Must have dived within 6 months


NOTE - If you answer YES to any of the points listed below you will be required to get a medical clearance from a doctor before the course.

1. Since completing your last dive medical have you suffered any illness, injury or surgery that may effect your ability to dive safely?

2. Are you currently suffering any illness or injury?

3. Are you currently taking any prescription medication other than the contraceptive pill?

4. Is there any other condition, fact or circumstance that may affect your fitness or ability to dive safely?

NOTE. Please answer honestly as concealment of any medical or physical condition might put my life or health or the life or health of others at risk.

No Fly Restrictions

You will not be able to fly or ascend over 300m for 24 hours after your final dive.

​Travel Insurance

All passengers are strongly advised to purchase a comprehensive Travel Insurance policy that covers:

  • Trip Cancellation,
  • Lost/damaged personal belongings or equipment, due to any reason, 
  • Evacuation and Medical cover for Scuba Diving

In a medical emergency, any evacuation, vessel relocation or medical expenses are the financial responsibility of that passenger. 


Note all prices are Per Person.

Certified Diver - All Gear


$345.00 AUD


Certified Diver - Tank Weight


$305.00 AUD



Dive Instructor
$25.00 AUD

Mandatory for Open Water certified divers with less than 25 Dives

Nitrox Specialty Upgrade
$149.00 AUD
Nitrox Tank x 1
$25.00 AUD
Nitrox Tank x 2
$50.00 AUD
Yongala Mooring Fees and Levy
$25.00 AUD

This is a mandatory fee for any divers visiting the SS Yongala Wreck and must be paid either at the time of booking or prior to your trip.

Meeting Point

Pro Dive Magnetic Island

Magnetic Island’s premier SSI and PADI dive centre.

Address:43 Sooning Street, Nelly Bay, QLD 4819


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