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Coral Sea & Cod Hole



Mike Ball 5nt 2023/24

5 Night Package

Departs from Cairns

independent Trip

5 Night Coral Sea & Cod Hole Expedition
REF: MB 2023-24

5 Night Package

Departs from Cairns

independent Trip

REF: MB 2023-24

5 Night Package

Departs from Cairns


Package Details

5 Night Coral Sea & Cod Hole Expedition
Experience adventure diving in the Coral Sea with superb Great Barrier Reef marine biodiversity. Coral Sea: The azure and fathomless water of the Coral Sea is the playground for sharks and big fish action in exceptional visibility. Huge soft coral trees and sea fans will impress. Ribbon Reefs: The potato cod grouper at the Cod Hole are a highlight, however it is the rich biodiversity of fish species and coral that make this section of the Great Barrier Reef so incredible. The most reliable Coral Sea access is September to January. Spoilsport’s favourite dive locations will be selected should weather force an itinerary change.
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Departure Period

2024 Departure dates: 29 February | 28 March


5 Nights twin share accommodation ( Budget Cabin- bunk beds - shared bathroom, no ocean views ) with daily cabin service aboard Spoilsport - Mike Ball Dive Expeditions
Up to 18 dives including 3 night 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 may apply
  • ● 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 and dive insurance
  • Upgrades

  • ● Upgrade to Club Cabin : Twin Share (bunk beds with private facilities, no ocean views) $514 pp
  • ● Upgrade to Standard Cabin : Twin Share (twin beds with private facilities, ocean views) $1017 pp
  • ● Upgrade to Premium Cabin : Double share (double or queen bed, private facilities, ocean views) $1370 pp
  • ● Sole Occupancy surcharge of 70% applies
  • Proposed Itinerary

    Day 1 Welcome aboard Spoilsport - Mike Ball Dive Expeditions (dinner not included on the first evening)
    Day 2 - 5 5 Night Coral Sea & Cod Hole Expedition with up to 18 Dives. Dive Highlights : Bougainville – Spectacular big fish action at Crystal Plateau | Explore the Dungeons & Dragons labyrinth of caves & caverns | Osprey – explore a maze of towering bommies at Admiralty Anchor attracting sharks and the occasional manta ray | North Horn shark attraction dives, see 100’s of sharks - Includes Passive Attraction, Shark Feed | Spectacular topography, visibility & pelagics at False Entrance | 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. Experience the solitude of North Direction Island. All diving is finished by 5pm on Day 5.
    Day 6 Courtesy transfers from the vessel to the Mike Ball office, inner city hotel locations and the Cairns Domestic and International Airports

    Terms and Conditions

    Diver Experience required: Advanced, or 15 logged ocean dives including 5 in last 12 months. Rates correct as at 11Aug23 and subject to supplier rate changes.
    Valid for travel from August 1, 2023.
    Valid for travel until March 31, 2024.
    Only available for sale until March 27, 2024.

    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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