7-Night Coral Sea and Great Barrier Reef Safari
Mike Ball Dive Expeditions
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This trip is aboard Spoilsport, a 100 foot Catamaran with a maximum of 28 divers and a Dive Staff of 7. It is for 8 days, 7 nights, and allows 24 dives, plus 4 night dives.
Departure is from Mike Ball Dive offices, 2/3 Abbott St, Cairns, Cairns at 4:00 PM Thursdays, return time 8:00 AM.
This seven-night trip visits the two world class dive regions of the Northern Great Barrier Reef region, spending time at both the Ribbon Reefs and far out in the Coral Sea, at Osprey Reef.
There is so much to see on this trip that itís not possible to list it all here.
The best part of this trip is the diversity of diving, thereís something for every diver. On the Ribbon Reefs there is great diving amongst coral gardens, along reef walls, and on isolated coral pinnacles, each with their own mix of reef life large and small. On Osprey Reef there are dramatic wall dives, large pelagic fish, including sharks and the unique reef life of the Coral Sea. Divers make up to 28 dives on this trip.
Mike Ball Dive is known for the high standard of care of their guests, and you can expect great food and hospitality, and high ratio of staff to guests that have made this company well known amongst the diving community.
Please also keep in mind that diving on the Coral Sea can be technical, Mike Ball Dive reuires divers have a minimum of 12 logged dives before doing this trip.
For a detailed trip itinerary, click here.
Spoilsport is an extremely well furnished stable boat that makes for comfortable living and easy diving. At 100 feet in length with a 36-foot beam, this powerful twin hull boat makes for a stable and fast dive platform. There is plenty of space for 28 guests, including both air conditioned lounges, open air sun and shade decks, and well-appointed cabins. All rooms and cabins are air-conditioned. Twelve crewmembers supervise the dive, and care for the cabins daily.
For more info about this boat, see the floorplan.
tanks, weight belt, dive computer (with Dive price only)
transfer to your hotel or airport at trip's return
2 guided dives per day (if you wish to be guided) (with Dive price only)
celicious meals and snacks
1st Intro. Scuba dive (with Snorkel price only)
mask, Snorkel, Fins
reef ecology talk
caily cabin service
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||All prices are in
|| 1 Apr 19 -
31 Mar 20*
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|Budget Twin Cabin, per person
|Twin Cabin, per person
|Ocean View Twin Cabin w/bathroom, per person
|Ocean View Double Cabin w/bathroom, per person
| Extras: || |
|NITROX fills for NITROX certified divers per tank
|pony bottle per day
|Environmental Management Charge (pay on board) per trip
|NITROX dive package (for all your dives) per trip
|PADI advanced open water dive course
|full dive gear hire (inc. computer) per trip
About Mike Ball Dive Expeditions
Mike Ball Dive Expeditions is one of the very few premier liveaboard operators on the Great Barrier Reef. This owner-operated company has been taking divers onto the reef since 1969. They are well-known on the international dive scene, and have won numerous awards for their environmental stewardship, food, and for their overall operations.