Escorted Group Dive the Wreck of the Yongala

Join Samantha from Pro Dive Coogee for 4 Days of Diving from Magnetic Island
Trip dates  13th April to 18th April 2017

A $500.00 deposit required to book with balance of payment due 60 days prior to departure

Dive the Great Barrier Reef and the World Renown
Wreck of the SS Yongala

  • 8 dives over 4 days (14 - 17 Apr)
  • Tanks & weights and surface interval refreshments
  • 5 nights accommodation (self contained apartment, triple share)
  • Tour Leader
  • Return Ferry Transfer

About the Wreck of the SS Yongala

The wreck of the steamer SS Yongala, which sank during a cyclone in March, 1911, is rated Australia's best wreck dive. At 120 metres in length, Yongala is also the longest and most intact wreck off the Australian coast.

Situated in 14-28 metres of water, lying on its port side, the wreck has turned into an amazing artificial reef attracting a huge amount of aquatic life.

On most days you can expect to see giant Queensland groupers, giant trevally, barracuda, sea snakes, turtles and sharks. There are also common sightings of bull and eagle rays plus schools of black kingfish. The hull is also adorned in a wide range of sponges and corals.

 

Inclusions


  • 8 dives over 4 days (14 - 17 Apr)
  • Tanks & weights and surface interval refreshments
  • 5 nights accommodation (self contained apartment, triple share)
  • Tour Leader
  • Return Ferry Transfer

Exclusions


 

  • Return airfares from Sydney 
  • Return transfer from Airport to the Ferry Terminal
  • Meals
  • Gear Hire
  • EMC (Environmental Management Charge) $6.50pp per trip for the Reef
  • EMC and Mooring fees $22pp per trip for the Yongala

Gear Hire prices on request

Minimum requirement - divers recommended to be Advanced Open Water Certified and.or have at least 15 logged dives.

 

Itinerary


Thursday 13 Apr:
Fly from Sydney to Townsville - if wishing to join Sam for this flight, please call her for flight times).  Arrive Townsville and transfer from the Airport to the Ferry Terminal (own arrangements).  the Ferry Transfer is prebooked and confirmed for you.

Settle into your accommodation on Magnetic Island, meet up with your dive hosts Nick Blacklaws and Jo Leonard from Magnetic Island Dive (Pro Dive Magnetic Island).

14 - 17 Apr:
Over these 4 days you will be out diving - our charter will allow us to select a range of dive sites to visit including several planned trips to dive the SS Yongala.  Also you can look forward to some excellent diving on the outer reefs .  Departs are 8.30am and we expect to be back by 2.30pm each day.

Tuesday 18 Apr:
Last day, we will take the Ferry Transfer back to Townsville  and head to the airport for the return flights to Sydney.

 

Great Barrier Reef - Magnetic Island Escorted Tours
*All Prices are Per Person and Prices may vary depending on Start Dates.

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