2. The Yongala – Australia
Australia’s largest and best-preserved shipwreck can be found off the coast of Townsville. The SS Yongala passenger ship sank in 1911 after sailing into a cyclone. The wreckage wasn’t discovered until 1958, and soon thereafter, it became a tourist attraction and one of the most popular dive sites in the world. Divers aren’t allowed inside the wreck, since the Yongala has been under the Historic Shipwrecks Act since 1981, but you can still dive near the site and explore the beautiful marine life; including the array of sea snakes, turtles, coral, and tiger sharks.