Titanic of the Great Barrier Reef
About a year before the sinking of the RMS Titanic, the SS Yongala steamer sank off the Australian shores. During that time it was colonized by innumerable sea animals, a small car-sized potato groupers, stingrays, mantas, sea snakes, turtles, huge horse mackerels, large shoals of barracudas and, last but not least, various types of sharks such as bull sharks and tiger sharks. Sometime even whale sharks pass nearby the wreck. Diving at Yongala is like browsing in the marine animal´s atlas. What you can see at Yongala in a single dive is hardly to be encountered at one kilometer of most of the dive sites along the Great Barrier Reef. For this reason, diving at Yongala is considered not only to be Australia’s best wreck dive, but also, without exaggeration, one the best (wreck) dives in the world.
Click on photos to enlarge.