4-night Coral Sea/Cod Hole Dive/Fly Trip
Mike Ball Dive Expeditions
This trip is aboard Spoilsport, a 100 foot Catamaran with a maximum of 29 divers. It is for 5 days, 4 nights, and allows 11 dives, plus 3 night dives.
Departure is from Mike Ball Offices, 143 Lake St, Cairns, Cairns at 4:00 PM Thursdays, return time 11:00 AM.
This trip gives you access to some of the best diving the Barrier Reef and Coral Sea has to offer on a short-term liveaboard trip. You will make the trip to North to Cod Hole aboard the Supersport, and return after your diving to Cairns by taking a low altitude plane flight, which will give you great views of the reef and the region's tropical coastline.
On the Great Barrier Reef you will visit some of the outstanding world class dive sites, including Challenger Bay, Cod Hole, and other sites on the Ribbon Reefs. Out in the Coral Sea you will experience the amazing vizibility, big fish action, and stunning drop offs on Osprey and North Horn Reefs. All told you will make up to 14 dives on this trip.
Please note that this trip extends across 5 days, from Thursday evening through to Monday morning, as you plan your itinerary. There are three full dive days on this trip.
For a detailed trip itinerary, click here.
Mike Ball advertises this dive vessel as "four star" and it is an apt description for this large, stable and extremely well furnished. 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 the 29 passengers. All rooms and cabins are air-conditioned. Ten crewmembers supervise the dive, and care for the cabins daily. A lounge and bar, wave skis, and E6 photo processing and a full range of dive gear are additional features making this an award-winning dive vessel.
For more info about this boat, see the floorplan.
1st Intro. Scuba dive (with Snorkel price only)
Reef ecology certificate course
Daily cabin service
Currently applicable trip prices marked with *.
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31 Mar 14*
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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
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|Beer, wine, soda, on sale at bar
|Nitrox fills for Nitrox certified divers per dive
|Dive computer per day
|Pony bottle per day
|DAN Insurance per trip
|Environmental management charge per trip
|Subsequent Intro. Scuba dives
|Nitrox dive package (for all your dives) per trip
|Full dive gear hire (exc. computer) per trip
|PADI advanced open water dive course
|Nitrox certification course
About Mike Ball Dive Expeditions
Mike Ball Dive Expeditions is one of the 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 service. These include awards for their environmental stewardship, food, and for their overall operations.