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Underwater Photo Location: YONGALA wreck townsville

Underwater Photo Location: YONGALA wreck townsville

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The "SS YONGALA" (pronounced yongula) is an awsome deep, wreck dive off cape bowling green, nth queensland. Is a massive cleaning, breeding, and feeding station for many types of marine life, including corals. It has become a healthy, established, site as its the only formation on the flat sandy bottom, for around 40 nautical miles in any direction. The ship went down in a cyclone in 1911, with over 100 passengers on board. It is part of the great barrier reef marine park, so is very well protected. You cannot penetrate this wreck due to the preservation laws, although its magnificent enough without penetration. Massive fish, beautifully coloured corals, sea snakes, sharks, turtles, eels, just about any marine animal you can imagine, and then theres the history, remains, eeriness of 110 meter ship wreck. Truely, a magnificent dive site!
Facts about YONGALA wreck townsville
  • It is in Australia
  • YONGALA wreck townsville is in the Coral Sea.
  • The typical depth is 0-30 Metres 0-100 Feet.
  • The typical visibility is 10-30 Metres 30-100 Feet.
Dive types
Liveaboarddayboatwrecknightdrift

Marine Life
bigsmallsharkswhalesturtlescoralstinging

Diving facilities
airhireinstructionguidedfriendly

Photo facilities
wideanglefilm

by Simon Mittag
Green Turtle, Chelonia Midas photographed at the SS Yongala, Townsville, Australia

by Gaetano Gargiulo
my strobe malfunctioned at 20m... so I had to improvise...
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