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Dive Trip Townsville 3 Day 3 Night Liveaboard - Incl SS Yongala Wreck Dive

Tour Code: 843

Departing: Townsville city

S.S. Yongala Wreck Dive Trip
  • Enjoy 3 days and 3 nights of snorkelling & scuba diving including diving the famous SS Yongala wreck and other middles reefs off Townsville.
  • Partake in up to 10 dives including 2 night dives if you are game including 2 dives at the SS Yongala wreck.
  • Our Liveaboard dive boat is also ECO-certified by Ecotourism Australia!

Included In Price

  • TEN dives, including two night dives and two dives at the SS Yongala
  • Accommodation in air-conditioned cabins for the whole trip
  • All bed linen
  • All meals
  • Tanks and weights for divers
  • Snorkelling equipment for snorkelers
  • Environmental Management Charges and site mooring fees

We are proud to be offering a 3 day 3 night liveaboard trip from Townsville including diving at the SS Yongala wreck site and the central section of the Great Barrier Reef off Townsville. On our dive tours you will see some of the most spectacular remote coral reefs and marine life.

We depart for our dive tour from Townsville on a Friday evening around 10.00pm to begin steaming to our first safe anchorage for the evening.

Guests wake up to the amazing scenery of the sun coming up over the spectacular Great Barrier Reef before getting into the water before breakfast just to have their first look at what hides down below.

Over the next 3 days you will be bonding with your fellow ship mates and exploring the depths of the coral shelves of Australia’s famous Great Barrier Reef just off Townsville.

The main event is the dive time we will spend exploring the world re-known SS Yongala wreck dive, a dive that has consistently been voted as Australia’s number 1 wreck dive and a must not miss dive trip from Townsville.   

Townsville Dive Boat Accommodation

Air-conditioned cabins

¾ Share bunks

Twin room

Double Room

Dive and Snorkel Tour Sample itinerary

Departs: Townsville

Boarding: 8pm at Townsville, departing 10pm

  • Day 1: Two dives at Vic’s Patches, Keeper Reef and two dives (including night dive) at Student Bommi, Wheeler Reef
  • Day 2: Two dives on Peacock Bommie, Davies Reef and two dives (including night dive) at Barra Bommie, Little Broadhurst Reef
  • Day 3: Two morning dives on the SS Yongala Wreck (subject to weather)

Return to Townsville, disembarking at approximately 4.30pm

Dive & Snorkel Sites Off Townsville

From Townsville the central section of Australia’s World Heritage listed Great Barrier Reef offers some of the best spots for diving and snorkelling.

Each morning our dive crew will select the best reef sites to visit on the day based on current weather conditions.

Peacock Bommie at Davies Reef rises from depths of over 30m up to 5m from the surface.

Schools of fusiliers, fairy basslets and snappers explode around you, as larger pelagic fish cruise past. Waft away clouds of glassfish to uncover pipefish, cleaner shrimp, and count the number of coral cod.

Vic’s Patches on Keeper Reef or Fish Bowl offers tantalising swim-throughs that see beams of light revealing delicate Nudibranch, camouflaged frogfish, giant puffer fish and wide-eyed cave dwellers peeking up through the dark.

The North Face of Wheeler’s Reef offers an action-packed drift dive for Advanced or training Adventure Divers to cruise at 20m past schools of Humphead parrotfish and huge Spanish mackerel, whilst spotting wobbegongs in the sand as the occasional grey reef shark watches on.

SS Yongala has been consistently voted Australia’s number one wreck dive. Be the first divers to descend on the wreck in the morning and witness giant trevallies, bull rays and Queensland gropers. There are also heaps of batfish, cod, bottle-nosed wedge fish and leopard sharks swimming among the wreck.

See all the things to see and things to do in Townsville and Magnetic Island. 

Tour Languages Offered
  • English
Departs From

Townsville city

Departure Time
  • Boarding time 8.00pm
  • Departure time 10.00pm
Departure Instructions

Departs and returns from Townsville

Destinations
  • Townsville city
  • SS Yongala Wreck
  • Peacock Bommie
  • Vic’s Patches
  • The North Face of Wheeler’s Reef
Months of Operation

January - December

Days of Operation

Friday

Closed Christmas day

Duration

3 day 3 night

Available for Purchase / Hire
  • Full dive equipment hire
  • Dive torch
  • Guided dive
  • Adventure dive
  • Nitrox fills
  • Nitrox course
  • Advanced course
  • Camera hire
Fitness Level Required

Active

Restrictions

Scuba Diving – minimum age 12

IN-WATER RESTRICTIONS

Scuba Diving Restrictions

  • Certain medical conditions and medications may preclude some people from scuba diving.
  • Participation is subject to a medical questionnaire completed on board with the tour operator
  • Minimum age for scuba diving is 12 years.
  • Flying after scuba diving: a wait of 12 hours is recommended after one dive, 18 hour after 2 dives and at least 24 hours after multiple dives, before ascending to an altitude of 300 metres or greater.

Advanced Dive Medical Intro Dive Medical

Read more about Diving Safety on the Great Barrier Reef.

  • Your diving certification and logbook
  • A small bag with towel, swimwear, toiletries, sunscreen, and hat

Children must be 12 years of age with open water dive certification for Yongala wreck dives

All cancellations must be in writing.

Please note that all cancellations will incur an administration fee.

Please see our terms and conditions  for details prior to booking.

 

  • CANCELLATION / RESCHEDULING BY CUSTOMER
  • Liveaboard / Dive courses: 30% with 30 – 8 days’ notice
  • 100% with less than 8 days’ notice
  • Reschedule fee:
  • Liveaboards: 30% with less than 30 days’ notice
  • REFUND POLICY
  • Should a trip be cancelled or rescheduled by US, a full refund is available. All trips and courses are conditional on weather conditions and participant numbers. All refunds must be authorized by our management. We endeavour to adhere to the scheduled itinerary but reserve the right to alter the proposed itinerary or cancel the trip. Trip itineraries are subject to change at the sole discretion of the management or master of the vessel. If a trip is delayed, or cut short due to weather, mechanical breakdown, or medical emergency, fees will not be refunded. We will not be held financially responsible for weather conditions or illness as a result. Trip fees will not be refunded should you be unable to board in time for the scheduled departure or be unable to complete all dives.
  • Illness or seasickness is not a reason for a refund.

Dive Trip Townsville 3 Day 3 Night Liveaboard - Incl SS Yongala Wreck Dive

Tour Code: 843

Departing: Townsville city

S.S. Yongala Wreck Dive Trip

From

au$885.00

Prices are AUD, per adult and include all levies fees and taxes.

Child: au$885.00
Family: au$3,540.00

Tour Code: 843

From

au$885.00

13 yrs & over

12 - 12 yrs

Ages of Children
(Discounts May Apply)
Phone
1300 231 118
WhatsApp
+61 427 074 745
WeChat
BarrierReefAustralia
Phone
1300 231 118
WhatsApp
+61 427 074 745
WeChat
BarrierReefAustralia

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