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SS Yongala

One of the most spectacular wreck dives world wide.

The SS Yongala, a luxury passenger and freight ship, was built in Southampton, England. It completed many successful voyages around Australia, before it sailed into the eye of a cyclone in March 1911. Sadly sinking with no survivors and the loss of 122 passengers and crew.

It laid undisturbed for nearly 50 years when it was discovered by George Konrat, a salvage diver, in 1958.

The wreck is 109 meters long with a list of 55º. The deepest point is the stern at 28 meters, while the upper sections lie at 16 meters below the surface.

The ship over time has become a spectacular artificial reef. It provides a safe haven for a myriad of marine life. You can encounter large rays, eagle rays, huge groupers up to 3 meters long and colourful reef fish. It is claimed to be Australia's most densely populated coral reef by marine biologists and is rated as one of the top 5 wreck dives in the world by dive professionals.

For more information about this challenging dive contact our friendly RAD staff.

 

 

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SS Yongala