Spoilsport Mike Ball is Australia’s most awarded liveaboard dive boat, it offers liveaboard trips from 3 to 7 nights in the Great Barrier Reef of Australia. It can accomendates 28 guests on board.

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Description

Boat

Spoilsport was custom built to provide superb dive liveaboard trips and great guest facilities, it measuring 30m in length, 10.5m in beam. This liveaboard yatch has a twin hull design which maximises stability and passenger comfort in all conditions, it is Australia’s most awarded liveaboard dive boat.

Spoilsport was belongs to the Mike Ball Dive Expeditions Company, and this company has been running liveaboard dive expeditions since 1969 and provides trips from Cairns to the Coral Sea with weekly departures. And it is the only dive boat running trips to the Coral Sea to offer solo diving and rebreather services.

Spoilsport have everything you need for a comfortable, enjoyable liveaboard dive expedition: The top deck is all about passenger comfort, with its spacious lounge and saloon opening out to the exterior sun deck, while the middle deck houses all passenger accommodation and the dive deck.

Relax in the spacious lounge / bar inside, or head up to the sun deck and enjoy the view over the Coral Sea. The award-winning food and service caters to all dietary requirements, the chef prepares all meals fresh and vegetarians are well-catered for with their own dedicated menu.


Cabin

Spoilsport contains 14 comfortable cabins, most of them are with ocean views. It can accomendates 28 guests on board:

All cabins are air-conditioned, equipped with wardrobe and under-bed storage.
Most of cabins are with private bathroom, only budget cabins needs to use the shared bathroom.

2 Budget Cabins:Equipped with 2 bunk beds, use 1 shared bathroom

4 Club Cabins:Equipped with twin bunk beds, Private Bathroom

4 Standard Cabins:Equipped with twin Beds, Private Bathroom and Ocean View

4 Premium Cabins:Equipped with 1 duoble Bed, Private Bathroom and Ocean View


Diving

  • 3 - 4 dives per day, depending on conditions and program.

  • No dive provided on the day of arrival and departure.

  • All diving will provide expericed guide to fllow the dive.


Other Informations

  • Nitrox:Available with additional cost
  • 15L Tanks:Available with additional cost
  • REBREATHER Dive:Available with additional charge
  • Dive Equipment Rental:Available, rate on request, must book in advance
  • Dive insurance:All divers travelling aboard must have valid dive insurance
  • Wi-Fi Internet :Available for free during the cruise
  • Payment on board:By cash (AUD ONLY) or credit card (VISA, Mastercard)
  • Crew Number:12, including 3 dive masters and 1 Photo/Video Pro

Itineraries

Mike Ball Dive Expeditions does allow solo diving, but only for divers with a Solo Certification (you can complete one of these on board, but must have an Advanced Certification and evidence of at least 100 logged dives).

Scuba divers travelling on their own will be paired up with other divers on board, who have similar experience / skill levels. Most of the diving is unguided, however, if you want personalised dive guides this service is available on Mike Ball Dive Expeditions at extra cost ($250 per day + berth cost for the guide). Contact us for more information.

Mike Ball Dive Expeditions has an open dive deck policy, allowing you to dive as much, or as little, as you like. Most certified divers will do up to five (5) dives per day (2 in the morning, 2 in the afternoon plus a night dive). On a normal itinerary, Spoilsport will visit up to three (3) different dive sites per day.


Fly Dive Cod Hole - 3D/3N (12 Dives)

Liveaboard dive trip within the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. Appeals to the broadest section of divers, from beginners to mad keen photographers and snorkelers. Showcases the Ribbon Reef diving with incredible marine biodiversity, including Australia’s famous Cod Hole.

The Fly Dive Cod Hole showcases the best of the Great Barrier Reef featuring:
A spectacular low-flying start to Lizard Island
Guaranteed access to restricted dive sites
50% reduced cruise time and within sheltered waters
Superior vessel stability in adverse weather conditions
Prime Ribbon Reef sites
The world famous Cod Hole
All dives over 100 miles north of Cairns
Minke Whales (Jun/Jul)

Fly Dive Coral Sea - 4D/4N (14 Dives)

Adventure liveaboard diving on the Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea, Australia. Appeals to advanced divers who are chasing clear water, plummeting walls and amazing shark action. Features an exciting shark feed dive. Divers should be comfortable in exposed sea conditions on deep walls.

The Fly Dive Coral Sea Itinerary varies to optimise the best prevailing weather conditions featuring:
A spectacular low-flying flight back to Cairns
The world famous Cod Hole with Diver-sized fish
Coral gardens and sea snakes at the Snake Pit
Drift dive with reef sharks at North Horn
Coral sea walls with 1,000m drop offs and huge soft corals
The amazing Amphitheatre shark dive
All dives over 150 miles north of Cairns
Cruising 80 miles beyond the Great Barrier Reef (Under fair weather condition)
Explore the offshore Atolls of Holmes, Bouganville & Osprey Reef (Under fair weather condition)
Shark attraction dives at Holmes Reef (Under fair weather condition)
Dive the scattered remains of MV Antonio Tarabocchia (Under fair weather condition)

Coral Sea Safari - 7D/7N (Unlimited Dives)

An amazing liveaboard dive trip incorporating the best of the Ribbon Reefs and Coral Sea. Appeals to divers who want to explore colourful coral gardens, swim with giant potato cod, drift along coral walls with 1,000m drop offs and participate in an exciting shark feed dive!

A combination of the best of the Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea featuring:
Prime Ribbon Reef sites
Diver size fish at the Cod Hole
Exploration of Lizard Island
Plummeting Coral Sea wall dives in gin clear water
Exciting shark action in the Coral Sea
Amazing amphitheatre shark dive
Schooling trevally and barracuda in the Coral Sea
All dives over 100 miles north of Cairns


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Destinations Australia
Facilities Camera station, Internet, Rebreathe Friendly
Languages spoken English

Schedules & routes

Date Duration Destination Departure - Arrival Price
23/05/2019 to 27/05/2019 4 nights Australia Cairns - Cairns From $1,786.98 Detail
23/05/2019 to 30/05/2019 7 nights Australia Cairns - Cairns From $2,735.75 Detail
27/05/2019 to 30/05/2019 3 nights Australia Cairns - Cairns From $1,390.26 Detail
30/05/2019 to 03/06/2019 4 nights Australia Cairns - Cairns From $1,786.98 Detail
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02/01/2020 to 06/01/2020 4 nights Australia Cairns - Cairns From $1,786.98 Detail
02/01/2020 to 09/01/2020 7 nights Australia Cairns - Cairns From $2,735.75 Detail
06/01/2020 to 09/01/2020 3 nights Australia Cairns - Cairns From $1,390.26 Detail
09/01/2020 to 13/01/2020 4 nights Australia Cairns - Cairns From $1,786.98 Detail
09/01/2020 to 16/01/2020 7 nights Australia Cairns - Cairns From $2,735.75 Detail
13/01/2020 to 16/01/2020 3 nights Australia Cairns - Cairns From $1,390.26 Detail
16/01/2020 to 20/01/2020 4 nights Australia Cairns - Cairns From $1,786.98 Detail
16/01/2020 to 23/01/2020 7 nights Australia Cairns - Cairns From $2,735.75 Detail
20/01/2020 to 23/01/2020 3 nights Australia Cairns - Cairns From $1,390.26 Detail
23/01/2020 to 27/01/2020 4 nights Australia Cairns - Cairns From $1,786.98 Detail
23/01/2020 to 30/01/2020 7 nights Australia Cairns - Cairns From $2,735.75 Detail
27/01/2020 to 30/01/2020 3 nights Australia Cairns - Cairns From $1,390.26 Detail
30/01/2020 to 03/02/2020 4 nights Australia Cairns - Cairns From $1,786.98 Detail
30/01/2020 to 06/02/2020 7 nights Australia Cairns - Cairns From $2,735.75 Detail
03/02/2020 to 06/02/2020 3 nights Australia Cairns - Cairns From $1,390.26 Detail
05/03/2020 to 09/03/2020 4 nights Australia Cairns - Cairns From $1,786.98 Detail
05/03/2020 to 12/03/2020 7 nights Australia Cairns - Cairns From $2,735.75 Detail
09/03/2020 to 12/03/2020 3 nights Australia Cairns - Cairns From $1,390.26 Detail
12/03/2020 to 19/03/2020 7 nights Australia Cairns - Cairns From $2,735.75 Detail
12/03/2020 to 16/03/2020 4 nights Australia Cairns - Cairns From $1,786.98 Detail
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19/03/2020 to 26/03/2020 7 nights Australia Cairns - Cairns From $2,735.75 Detail
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Prices & conditions

Destination Duration Cabin Price
Australia 3 nights Budget From $1,390.26
Australia 3 nights Club From $1,612.76
Australia 3 nights Standard From $1,820.57
Australia 3 nights Premium From $1,994.09
Australia 4 nights Budget From $1,786.98
Australia 4 nights Club From $1,813.57
Australia 4 nights Standard From $2,009.48
Australia 4 nights Premium From $2,203.99
Australia 7 nights Budget From $2,735.75
Australia 7 nights Club From $3,210.13
Australia 7 nights Standard From $3,674.72
Australia 7 nights Premium From $4,000.07

Included

  • Air tanks & weights & weight belts
  • Daily housekeeping service
  • Land transfer on arrival/depature date
  • All meals & complimentary beverages (water & tea & coffee)
  • Dinner on final evening
  • Land tour & Island visit
  • Boat accident insurance

Not included

  • Domestic flights
  • Alcoholic beverages (beer or/and wine)
  • Soft drinks in bottles and/or cans
  • Dive courses on board
  • Crew gratuity
  • Dive equipment rentals
  • Dive guide service
  • Dive insurance
  • Travel insurance ( cancellation insurance)
  • Fuel surcharge
  • Larger tank (15 L)
  • Nitrox fills
  • Marine park fees/Port fees

Useful information

Australia

Period : Liveaboards run trips year round. For the Great Barrier Reef, diving from late August to early December offers the best conditions. Minke whale season is usually from June to August and is the ideal time to spot and interact with these gentle giants.

Visa's : In most countries Australian visas are available electronically via your airline or travel agent issuing the airline ticket. You will require a current passport, and tickets to an onward destination. please check with the nearby Australian consulate to ensure you have the proper documentations.

Climat : Australian seasons are the reverse of the northern hemisphere. Cairns' summer is December to February, winter is June to August. Rain season from January to April, Dry season from June to Nov. Average daily temperature range is 20 - 30 C/ 68 -86F.

Water : Water temps vary from 24C/ 75F in the winter; and 29C / 84F in the summer months.Tropical storms (cyclones) can occur between December and April. We recommend a 3mm full wetsuit in the warmer months and a 5mm full wetsuit in the cooler months.

Clothing : Depending on seasons. T-shirts, shorts, sweater and sweat pants – light weight pants and tops for the evening are a good idea.

Plugs : Type Australian standard AS/NZS 3112 (Type I), 240V @ 50Hz

Flights : Many international flights arrive directly to Cairns or Sydney.

Currency : Local currency is Australian Dollar. Visa, MasterCard, Amex and Diners are widely accepted. And international ATM's are availiable everywhere.

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