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Mike Ball Dive Expedition



Far North Coral Sea Exploratory


7 Night Package

Departs from Cairns

group Trip

7 Night Far Northern Coral Sea Expedition
REF: 25693

7 Night Package

Departs from Cairns

group Trip

REF: 25693

7 Night Package

Departs from Cairns


Package Details

7 Night Far Northern Coral Sea Expedition
This 650 mile expedition explores three unique regions: remote Coral Sea; the Far Northern Reefs & the superb Ribbon Reefs.
Departs October 13, 2022
Returns October 20, 2022


7 Nights twin share accommodation Budget Cabin- Bunk Bed ( Shared Bathroom ) with daily cabin service aboard Spoilsport - Mike Ball Dive Expeditions
Up to 26 dives with tanks and weights. Reef ecology programme, Dive computer workshop
Delicious meals & snacks, soft drink or wine with evening meal
Courtesy transfers are provided from the vessel to the Mike Ball office, inner city hotel locations and the Cairns Domestic and International Airports


  • ● A fuel levy $44.00 per person
  • ● The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority requires all visitors to pay an Environmental Management Charge of $7.00 per day
  • ● Domestic airfares to and from Cairns
  • ● Scuba Gear rental
  • ● Nitrox
  • ● Soft drinks & alcoholic drinks & other personal expenses
  • ● Travel Insurance
  • Upgrades

  • ● Upgrade to Club Cabin : Twin share ( Private Bathroom ) $720 per person
  • ● Upgrade to Standard Cabin : Twin share ( Private Bathroom ) $1424 per person
  • ● Upgrade to Premium Cabin : Double ( Private Bathroom ) $1918 per person
  • ● Sole Occupancy of Cabin ( from April 2022 ) Berth Cost + 70% surcharge
  • Proposed Itinerary

    Day 1 Welcome aboard Spoilsport - Mike Ball Dive Expeditions
    Day 2 - Day 7 7 Night Far Northern Coral Sea Expedition with up to 26 Dives Dive Highlights : Bougainville – Spectacular big fish action at Crystal Plateau | Explore the Dungeons & Dragons labyrinth of caves & caverns | Dive the scattered remains of MV Antonio Tarabocchia | Osprey – 2-3 shark attraction dives, see 100’s of sharks - Includes Passive Attraction, Shark Feed & Private Shark Shoot | Spectacular topography, visibility & pelagics at False Entrance | Stanley Island – Incredible indigenous rock art | Far Northern Reefs – Aladdin’s Cave & Pirate’s Cove - The upwelling currents attract schooling pelagics including: trevally, barracuda, mackerel, patrolling tuna & sharks. Mantas, mobula & eagle rays cruise the Continental Shelf | Ribbon Reefs – Explore the Ribbons best fish & coral sites - Buddy up with diver size fish at the Cod Hole, Night dive with moray eels, giant trevally & sharks at Gotham City, Find the Great Barrier Reef’s largest clam at the Clam Beds, Diverse critters & pelagics at Lighthouse, Pixie Pinnacle & Steve’s Bommie.
    Day 8 Courtesy transfers from the vessel to the Mike Ball office, inner city hotel locations and the Cairns Domestic and International Airports

    Terms and Conditions

    SPECIFIC PAYMENTS DETAILS Additional payments may / will be required by Mike Ball Dive Expeditions prior to the final balance due date. Details will be advised by your travel consultant at the time of booking confirmation. .
    Valid for travel from October 13, 2022.
    Valid for travel until October 20, 2022.
    Only available for sale until July 22, 2022.

    Subject to availability and COVID-19 conditions – please contact your Dive Adventures travel specialist.

    Destination Information


    Queensland is full of exciting areas to explore, where you can have new adventures and make lasting memories. Bask in the sun along the seemingly endless coastline, go trekking through the vast expanse of the outback, and go for a hike through the luscious rainforest that sweeps along the coast.

    Dive and snorkel along the biggest coral reef in the world, the Great Barrier Reef, and take time out to explore the tropical islands that dot this natural wonder. You won’t be short of things to do in this glorious state.

    Mike Ball Dive Expeditions

    Experience world-class scuba diving on the Great Barrier Reef and the Coral Sea on Australia’s most awarded liveaboard, Spoilsport.

    Leading the way in the Australian dive industry since 1969 Mike Ball Dive Expeditions operates exciting 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7-night liveaboard scuba diving expeditions. Departing from Cairns, explore some of the best dive sites on the Great Barrier Reef , the Coral Sea and the renowned Yongala Wreck. Enjoy spectacular biodiversity on the northern Great Barrier Reef including the world-famous Cod Hole. You can also venture out into the remote Coral Sea for exciting big fish action, shark encounters and excellent visibility.

    As well as regular expeditions to the spectacular Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea, Mike Ball Dive Expeditions frequently operates some extraordinary experiences.

    If it whale action that you are seeking, then make sure you join one of our Minke Whale expeditions.  Dwarf minke whales travel through the Great Barrier Reef each winter, with most sightings occurring during June and July.  The Great Barrier Reef is the only location where snorkel and dive tours with minke whales are available and Mike Ball Dive Expeditions is one of a handful of operators licenced to operate them. It is a truly remarkable moment when these big, beautiful whales slowly approach you and glide gracefully past.

    Spoilsport is Australia’s most awarded dive liveaboard, custom-built for diving and with a twin-hull design that maximises space, stability, and comfort. Their procedures allow greater freedom for divers with an ‘open dive deck’ policy resulting in no restrictions on bottom time.

    Great diving, just as you like it.


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