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Indicative Rate* $238.00 to $510.00 Tour and Accommodation (Single)

07 4783 1519
info@yongaladive.com.au
www.yongaladive.com.au

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Description

Yongala Dive is a PADI 5 Star Dive Resort offering a full range of Dive Courses, Dive Lodge and Day Trips to one of the world's top dive sites, the historic S.S.Yongala Wreck.

In 1911 it sank without trace in a tragic cyclonic event, all 122 people on board died and a legend was born. It would be another 50 years before the coral encrusted structure was found and today it is one of the world's most renowned dive sites and an adventure from start to finish

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Departing daily from the sleepy village of Alva Beach, only 16kms from Ayr and 90 minutes' drive south of Townsville, Yongala Dive will take you on an unique adventure - premier diving with a maximum of 12 people, experienced dive staff, a 4WD transfer to the beach and a boat launch by tractor . . . . getting there is half the adventure!

To extend your adventure, why not stay a little while longer in our on-site 'DIVE Accommodation' just a stone's throw from the beach, or join one of the many training courses to further enhance your dive qualifications.

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Property Details

Facilities

  • Car park
    Car park
  • Checkin Desk
    Checkin Desk
  • Crewed charter
    Crewed charter
  • Guide
    Guide
  • Waiting Area
    Waiting Area

Activities

  • Barbecue
    Barbecue
  • Lessons/Tutorials
    Lessons/Tutorials
  • Scuba-Diving
    Scuba-Diving
  • Swim with Sharks
    Swim with Sharks
  • Swim with Whales
    Swim with Whales

Other Information

Cancellation Information:
A full refund will be provided if a trip is cancelled by Yongala Dive due to unsuitable conditions. No refunds will be provided for cancellations by passengers within 48 hours of departure (seven days during high season September to January inclusive) (including no shows). Seasickness or inability to dive does not warrant a refund, please ensure you have travel insurance to cover such events.

Further Details:
Sea conditions may be choppy due to the location of the wreck and moderate currents can be experienced. Please bring appropriate medication if you suffer from sea sickness.

How To Get There:
Travelling north: from the main street in Ayr, turn left at the roundabout at the Queens Hotel into Edward Street, then right at second roundabout into Burke Street. Continue on for approximately 16 kilometres to Alva Beach, then take the first left into Narrah Street, until you will see sign for 'Yongala Dive'. Dive Shop is last on the left.
Travelling south: as you come to Ayr, turn left at the roundabout into Burke Street and continue on for approximately 16 kilometres to Alva Beach, take the first left into Narrah Street, you will see the sign for 'Yongala Dive' left. Dive Shop is last on the left.

Opening Hours:
Check-in for accommodation is 12.00 p.m. and check-out 10.00 a.m. Check-in for diving is 7.30 a.m. daily and finishes around 3.30 p.m., although confirmation will be given on call day prior to travel.

Tariff Information:
Confirmation - passengers must phone the Dive Shop between 3.30 p.m. - 5.00 p.m. on day prior to departure to confirm departure details and weather conditions. Departure times may vary due to tides/sea conditions.
Environmental Management Charge (EMC) and mooring fees are an additional AUD19.00.


Yongala Dive Tours


Yongala Wreck Trip - 1 Day diving (2 dives)

QLD Groper and diver on Yongala Wreck

The S.S. Yongala, once an ocean steaming vessel, is now an enchanting wreck, an artificial reef and home to an incredible array of marine life. Giant gropers, giant rays and schools of giant trevally congregate around the wreck while turtles lazily feed and sea snakes glide past. This is a diving experience for those with a sense of adventure, a passion to explore, to learn about the tragic history and to witness marine life matched by few other places on the face of this planet. It's a dive you will never forget!

Departing daily from Alva Beach, near Ayr (90 miins drive south of Townsville), Yongala Dive will take you on an unique adventure including premier diving with a maximum of 12 people, experienced dive staff, 4WD transfer to the beach and boat launch by tractor . . . . getting there is half the adventure!

Experienced crew will guide divers with under 20 logged dives and Open Water divers will need to undertake Deep Dive Training to enable them to complete this dive.

Included:

- two dives with full gear hire

- Snacks and drinks on the vessel

- barbecue lunch after diving

Tour Information


8 hours
Yes.
Pickup available within Ayr.

Tour Departure / Return Times
Departures from 01 Apr 2011 - 31 Mar 2012
7:30am - 3:30pm
7:30am - 3:30pm
7:30am - 3:30pm
7:30am - 3:30pm
7:30am - 3:30pm
7:30am - 3:30pm
7:30am - 3:30pm
56 Narrah Street, Ayr.

Tour Departs From

  • 56 Narrah Street

Tour Travels To

  • 56 Narrah Street
  • SS Yongala Wreck

Indicative Rates*

FromToInclusions
$210.00$240.00Tour Only
Derived from 1 person rate. Hire gear: $240 Own gear: $210 Reef and mooring tax per day $19


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Yongala Divers Lodge - Dormitory Room

Dorm Room

Yongala Lodge is a boutique Queenslander, which has modern decor and is well looked after, it is situated at Alva Beach, on-site for your dive and only minutes from the Beach in a tranquil and relaxed setting. Dormitory accommodation is available eiher in six-bed (with air-conditioning) or four-bed dormitories.

Included:

- free pick up from Ayr

- free breakfast (toast, cereal, tea/coffee, OJ)

- free linen

- free tea/coffee all day

- free parking

- free 1 hour internet

Tour Information


Yes.
From Ayr only.

Tour Departure / Return Times
Departures from 01 Mar 2014 - 01 Mar 2015
7:30am - 3:30pm
7:30am - 3:30pm
7:30am - 3:30pm
7:30am - 3:30pm
7:30am - 3:30pm
7:30am - 3:30pm
7:30am - 3:30pm
Accommodation check-in is after 1200, check-out 10:00 the next morning. Basic breakfast is included.

Tour Departs From

  • Yongala Lodge

Tour Travels To

  • Yongala Lodge

Indicative Rates*

FromToInclusions
$28.00$50.00Per Unit
Derived from 1 person rate. For 2 nights accommodation, special $50 package. Includes breakfast and linen


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Yongala Wreck Trip - Two Day, Two Nights


The S.S. Yongala, once an ocean steaming vessel, is now an enchanting wreck, an artificial reef and home to an incredible array of marine life. Giant gropers, giant rays and schools of giant trevally congregate around the wreck while turtles lazily feed and sea snakes glide past. This is a diving experience for those with a sense of adventure, a passion to explore, to learn about the tragic history and to witness marine life matched by few other places on the face of this planet. It's a dive you will never forget!

Departing daily from Alva Beach, near Ayr (90 miins drive south of Townsville), Yongala Dive will take you on an unique adventure including premier diving with a maximum of 12 people, experienced dive staff, 4WD transfer to the beach and boat launch by tractor . . . . getting there is half the adventure!

Experienced crew will guide divers with under 20 logged dives and Open Water divers will need to undertake Deep Dive Training to enable them to complete this dive.

Included:

- 4 dives with full gear hire

- 2 nights dorm accommodation

- Snacks and drinks on the vessel

- barbecue lunch after diving

Tour Information


1 day and 12 hours
Yes.
Pickup available within Ayr.

Tour Departure / Return Times
Departures from 01 Apr 2014 - 31 Mar 2015
7:30am - 3:30pm
7:30am - 3:30pm
7:30am - 3:30pm
7:30am - 3:30pm
7:30am - 3:30pm
7:30am - 3:30pm
7:30am - 3:30pm
56 Narrah Street, Ayr.

Tour Departs From

  • 56 Narrah Street

Tour Travels To

  • 56 Narrah Street
  • SS Yongala Wreck

Indicative Rates*

FromToInclusions
$450.00$510.00Tour and Accommodation (Single)
Derived from 1 person rate. 2 days diving - $460.00 full gear 2 days diving own gear - $400.00 2 nights accommodation - $50 inc. breakfast


Other Information

Disabled: Contact operator for further details.

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Yongala Divers Lodge - Queen Room

Yongala Dive Lodge

Sleep in that little bit longer or go for a walk on the beach before your day's diving begins. Yongala Diver's Lodge is the closest accommodation to the dive site. Less than an hour from your bed (a 10 minute drive down Alva Beach, 30 minute fast and fun ride to the dive site) and you're ready to have the dive of your life.

Accommodation is available at the Yongala Dive Lodge in the private Queen Room, which sleeps two people in a comfortable Queen Bed. The boutique Queenslander, which has modern decoration and is well maintained, is situated right at Alva Beach, on-site for your dive and only minutes from the Beach in a tranquil and relaxed setting. Kitchen and barbecue facilities are available, together with a large dining area, lounge, sun room and outside eating areas.

Price includes: Linen, breakfast, pick-up and drop-off (at allotted times).

Tour Information


Yes.
From Ayr only.

Tour Departure / Return Times
Departures from 01 Apr 2014 - 31 Mar 2015
7:30am - 3:30pm
7:30am - 3:30pm
7:30am - 3:30pm
7:30am - 3:30pm
7:30am - 3:30pm
7:30am - 3:30pm
7:30am - 3:30pm
Accommodation check-in is after 1200, check-out 1000 the next morning. Basic breakfast is included.

Tour Departs From

  • 56 Narrah Street

Tour Travels To

  • 56 Narrah Street

Indicative Rates*

FromToInclusions
$66.00$125.00Per Unit
price includes 1 or 2 people. Special price package for 2 nights in the Queen room $125 Includes - breakfast, linen and towels


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