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Mike Ball Dive Expeditions

Mike Ball Dive Expeditions are proud of their reputation for exceptional diving and extraordinary service. It is their attention to detail that’s sets them apart.

Spoilsport’s specially designed itineraries provide more diving and more relaxed diving. Quickly you will notice there is no rush or limit placed on your dive time.

You benefit from the industrys’ best trained and qualified staff. Seven of the eleven person crew are dive masters or instructors.

The three night Fly Dive Cod Hole Expedition departs Cairns every Monday and offers prime Ribbon Reef dive sites which suit every type of diver. The four night Fly Dive Coral Sea Expedition is geared towards the more adventurous diver and offers great diving in the remote Coral Sea. Both departures include a spectacular low level reef flight. A seven night expedition provides a combination of both expeditions and offers you the best Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea diving with no repeat sites except the world famous Cod Hole.

Touring Options

Coral Sea Safari

Experience the best of Far North Queensland. Buddy up with dive size fish at the world famous Cod Hole, witness Osprey Reef’s shark population including hammerheads and grey whalers and cruise the Ribbon Reefs. Walk in Captain Cook’s footsteps to ‘Cook’s Look’ on Lizard Island. Access to prime dive sites guaranteed! From Cairns focus on the superior northern Ribbon Reefs, including the Cod Hole, and pristine Coral Sea locations including Osprey Reef and Bougainville Reef. Here, the marine life is at its best and you will see spectacular concentrations of pristine corals, colourful tropical fish, schooling pelagics and shark action.

Fly Dive Coral Sea

Dive the pristine Ribbon Reef’s North of Cooktown and remote Coral Sea. Enjoy Osprey Reef’s 40 metres visibility, plummeting walls to 1000 metres and resident shark population. Dive with diver size fish at the Cod Hole and schooling tuna and barracuda at North Horn.

Get spoilt on board Spoilsport, a custom designed twin hull liveaboard with a spacious sundeck, al fresco deck, saloon and large well equipped dive deck. Enjoy the luxurious motor yacht atmosphere and the attentive crew. Enjoy a sumptuous variety of meals that has earned Spoilsport a reputation for catering excellence.

Fly Dive Cod Hole

This expedition maximizes your comfort and enjoyment by: cruising within sheltered waters, halving your sea travel and the very best concentrations of pristine coral and colourful tropical fish. All your dives are at the superior northern reefs between Cooktown and the Cod Hole. This 55 mile (90 kilometre) turquoise chain of ribbon reefs is the most prized dive region in the northern section of the Great Barrier Reef. A special bonus with your ‘Fly Dive Cod Hole’ participation is you experience on of the worlds most spectacular low-level reef flights and see stunning views of the Great Barrier Reef.

Activites and Experiences at Mike Ball Dive Expeditions

  • Cruising
  • Scuba-Diving
  • Scenic Flight
  • Snorkelling
  • Swimming
  • Marine Animal swimming
  • Marine Animal watching
  • Direct
  • Inbound
  • Retail
  • Wholesale
  • Active
  • Adventure
  • Cruise
  • Diving
  • Island
  • Reef
  • Wildlife
  • World Heritage
  • RTN, QH and National Distributors (TQ)
  • 18-35’s
  • Backpacking/Unstructured
  • Empty Nesters
  • Group
  • Luxury
  • Tourism Tropical North Qld
  • American Express
  • Cheques By Arrangement
  • Bankcard
  • Cheques Bank
  • Cash
  • Diners Club
  • Foreign Exchange Draft
  • MasterCard
  • Money Order
  • Australian Travellers Cheque
  • Visa
  • Air-conditioning Fully air conditioned.
  • Commentary Complimentary.
  • Drop off Transfer to airport and city accommodation.
  • Interpreter Service Japanese dive guide.
  • Meal Superb cuisine. All meals are provided whilst on board.
  • Toilet
  • Cruise Ship


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