With our first 2021 SS Yongala trip in February thwarted by bad weather, NQUEC is putting together a second trip to this iconic dive site in August. This is a double tank day trip with Yongala Dive out of their new premises within the Alva Beach Tourist Park. Meeting time is 7:30 am at the dive shop (36 Braby Street Alva Beach) and travel time from Townsville is around 90 minutes. Tanks (air), weights, reef tax, and a BBQ lunch is included in the trip price.
The wreck of the Yongala is an exposed site; therefore divers need to be comfortable operating in swell and current. Advanced certification is required in order to reach the deeper sections of the wreck, and suitably qualified divers wishing to use Nitrox will need to request and pay for this during booking.
NQUEC members are eligible for a locals discount which can be requested by explaining your affiliation with the club during booking. Just like we did in February, please RSVP to the club committee via the NQUEC Website Contact Tool (so we can form a group), and then book through the Yongala Dive shop by phone on 4783 1519.