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Spoilsport - Mike Ball Dive Expeditions

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Mike Ball Dive Expeditions 
has been operating liveaboard expeditions to the Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea since 1969 catering for all levels of divers. Novice divers are given the opportunity to enhance their skills with complimentary orientation dives, and experienced divers are given the freedom to do their own thing with an Open dive deck, no restrictions on bottom time and solo diving policies.  

The 3 night Fly Dive Cod Hole trip is suitable for Novice to Advanced divers; the 4 night Fly Dive Coral Sea is suitable for Advanced divers (not suitable for snorkelers) whilst the 7 night Coral Sea Safari is a combination of the previous two trips. 3, 4 and 7 night Minke Whale Expeditions are offered in June and July. 

Special Expeditions may also be offered such as to the Far North Great Barrier Reef , exploratory or photography trips.

Spoilsport is a custom designed 30 metre expeditionary twin hull liveaboard providing the best stability in all weather conditions and more space for comfort and privacy.

Rates

Spoilsport Facts

No. of Guests

Average 20. Maximum 28.

Cabins

4 x Premium cabins - double bed (+ single bed in 2 cabins), ensuite, ocean views. 4 x Standard Cabins - twin beds, ensuite, ocean views. 4 x Club cabins - twin bunk beds, ensuite. 2 x Budget cabins - twin bunk beds, shared bathroom.

Air Conditioning

Air conditioned accommodation

Saloon

Lounge and bar with music / dvd player, large screen tv x 2

Food/Meals

Chef prepared meals and in-between meal snacks.  International menu plus separate vegetarian menu. Special dietary needs can be catered for with advance notice.

Beverages

Complimentary soft drinks and Australian wines (with dinner)

Electricity

240V / 110V Recharge Facilities

Photographic Facilities

Large multilevel camera table - 3 dedicated camera stations and dedicated camera rinse tanks. Complimentary underwater photography workshop and Great Barrier Reef Ecology Program. Trip DVD’s and photo CD’s, photography and video courses plus underwater camera rental.

Decks

Large sun deck with optional shade cover. Big dive deck with convenient entry / exit points. Alfresco deck.

Communications

Radar Global Positioning; HF & VHF Radios; Echo Sounders x 2; Weatherfax; Sonar

Dives per day

Unlimited. Most divers do 2 morning, 2 afternoon plus a night dive most nights. Normally there is an ‘open deck’ at a single site in the morning and 2 sites visited in the afternoon - or vice versa.

Dive Guides

Constant dive guides and personal dive guides are at additional cost.

Courses

PADI instruction: including Advanced, Nitrox, Naturalist and Photo/Video

Nitrox

EANx32 for certified divers

Gear Hire

Available

Support Vessel

2 x large inflatable’s

Crew

11 person crew - Master; Trip Director; Engineer; 1st Mate; Chef; Host; Photo/Video Pro; Dive Master x 2; General Hands x 2

Other Activities

Snorkeling is possible at some sites

Note

Rebreather service and onboard supervisors available. Caters for DIN fitting plugs (subject to availability). Solo diving permitted as per Mike Ball Safe Solo System.

Rates

Spoilsport - Pricing and Information

Rates are Australian Dollars (per person)

3 Nights - Fly Dive Cod Hole / Minke Whale Expedition

Dive Ribbon Reef sites with the best marine life biodiversity and the Cod Hole

Location: Ribbon Reefs and Great Barrier Reef, Australia.
Embarks: Monday 7am - Mike Ball Office, 143 Lake St, Cairns. Transfer to Airport.
Disembarks: Thursday 8am – Trinity Wharf, Cairns. (courtesy inner city hotel transfers)

April 2016 - March 2017

Departure Dates

 

April 2017 - March 2018

Departure Dates

CabinType

Rates $Au pp

 

CabinType

Rates $Au pp

Premium

$2,621.00

 

Premium

$2,699.00

Standard

$2,393.00

 

Standard

$2,465.00

Club

$2,120.00

 

Club

$2,184.00

Budget

$1,827.00

 

Budget

$1,882.00

 

4 Nights - Fly Dive Coral Sea / Minke Whale Expedition

Clear water, plummeting walls and amazing shark action. Scuba dive with schools of pelagics and massive soft corals.

Location: Coral Sea and Great Barrier Reef.
Embark: Thursday 6pm – Trinity Wharf, Cairns .
Disembark: Monday 11am - Cairns. (courtesy inner city hotel transfers)

April 2016 - March 2017

Departure Dates

 

April 2017 - March 2018

Departure Dates

CabinType

Rates $Au pp

 

CabinType

Rates $Au pp

Premium

$2,897.00

 

Premium

$2,984.00

Standard

$2,641.00

 

Standard

$2,720.00

Club

$2,384.00

 

Club

$2,455.00

Budget

$2,073.00

 

Budget

$2,135.0

 

7 Nights - Coral Sea Safari (inc. Exploratory Itinerary)

Combination of the 3 night and 4 night trips above

Location: Coral Sea and Great Barrier Reef.
Embark: Thursday 6pm – Trinity Wharf, Cairns.
Disembark: Thursday 8am – Trinity Wharf, Cairns. (courtesy inner city hotel transfers

April 2016 - March 2017

Departure Dates

 

April 2017 - March 2018

Departure Dates

CabinType

Rates $Au pp

 

CabinType

Rates $Au pp

Premium

$5,362.00

 

Premium

$5,523.00

Standard

$4,878.00

 

Standard

$5,024.00

Club

$4,219.00

 

Club

$4,345.00

Budget

$3,596.00

 

Budget

$3,704.00

Extra Charges
- Reef Levy: $6.50 per day
- Sole Occupancy: berth cost + 70%
- Fuel Levy Standard Expeditions: $0 (subject to change)
- Fuel Levy 7 Night Northern Reef Explorations: $44 per person (subject to change)
- Yongala Environment Charge: $13.55 per day

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