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Coral Sea Exploratory



Mike Ball 7nt Coral Sea


7 Night Package

Departs from Cairns

independent Trip

7 Night Coral Sea Exploratory Expedition
REF: 26018

7 Night Package

Departs from Cairns

independent Trip

REF: 26018

7 Night Package

Departs from Cairns


Package Details

7 Night Coral Sea Exploratory Expedition
This expedition combines adventure diving in the Coral Sea with the best of the Great Barrier Reef's Ribbon Reefs. The initial expeditions of the season focuses on providing an opportunity to encounter swimming with dwarf minke whales.
Australia – QLD – Mike Ball Dive Expeditions – 26018

Departure Period

2022 Departure Dates:
26 May – 02 June 2022 | 21 July – 28 July 2022 | 4 – 11 August 2022 |18 - 25 August 2022 | 8 – 15 September 2022 (SOLD OUT) | 20 – 27 October 2022 | 27 October – 3 November 2022 | 1 – 7 December 2022 | 29 December 2022 – 5 January 2023


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 including 5 night dives with tanks and weights. Reef ecology programme.
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


  • ● 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 Coral Sea Exploratory Expedition with up to 26 Dives Dive Highlights : Holmes - soft coral & sea fan enthusiasts will love Nonkie Bommie | Bougainville – Spectacular terrace of hard corals & a deep abyss where sharks patrol at Crystal Plateau | Osprey – North Horn shark attraction dives, see 100’s of sharks - Includes Passive Attraction, Shark Feed | Spectacular topography, visibility & pelagics at False Entrance and Fairy Grotto | 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. Minkes (Seasonal June-July - first 2 departures of the season) – Dedicated time to find and swim with the whales.
    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

    Valid for travel from May 26, 2022.
    Valid for travel until December 29, 2022.
    Only available for sale until December 28, 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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