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5 Night Package

Departs from Cairns

group Trip

From
$2,321
AUD
5 Night Coral Sea & Ribbon Reef Expedition
REF: 25640

5 Night Package

Departs from Cairns

group Trip

From
$2,321
AUD
REF: 25640

5 Night Package

Departs from Cairns

From
$2,321
AUD

Package Details

5 Night Coral Sea & Ribbon Reef Expedition
Dive Highlights include : - Coral Sea: The azure and fathomless water of Osprey Reef 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.
Departs November 11, 2021
Returns November 16, 2021

Inclusions

5 Nights of accommodation ( Budget Cabin - Bunk Bed - shared bathroom ) with daily cabin service aboard Spoilsport - Mike Ball Dive Expeditions
Up to 18 dives with tanks, weights and dive guide. Reef ecology program. Dive computer workshop
Delicious meals & snacks, soft drink and 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 after the expedition

Exclusions

  • ● The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority requires all visitors to pay an Environmental Management Charge of $7.00 per day (capped at 3 days) spent on the Great Barrier Reef
  • ● Domestic airfares to and from Cairns
  • ● Scuba Gear rental
  • ● Nitrox
  • ● Bar purchases & other personal expenses
  • ● Travel Insurance

  • Sample Itinerary

    Thu 11 Nov 2021
    Embarkation : 8:30 am to 4:00 pm: Check in at Mike Ball Dive Expeditions office
    4:30 pm: Make your own way to Hemingway’s Brewery Cairns Wharf (200m from MBDE office) to meet your fellow passengers.  Please note that dinner is not provided on the first evening so you may wish to eat before boarding.
    5:50pm: Mike Ball crew will lead you from Hemingway’s Brewery Cairns Wharf to board Spoilsport. Enjoy a glass of champagne and light snacks while your Trip Director provides a full briefing.
    6:00 pm:  Spoilsport departs Cairns.
    Time to organise any rental equipment and put your dive gear together on the dive deck.

    Fri 12 Nov 2021 to Sun 14 Nov 2021  
    This is a sample of a typical day, however this may vary to optimise the prevailing weather conditions on the day.

    6:30 am: Wake up call, light breakfast available in dining room
    7:00 am: Dive brief & diving commences
    9:00 am: Full cooked Breakfast
    10:30 am: Dive brief & diving. “Open decks” accommodate 1-2 dives either am or pm
    2:00 pm: Lunch
    3:30 pm: Dive brief & diving
    4:30 pm: Afternoon Tea
    6:30 pm: Night dive brief & dive
    8:00 pm: Dinner

    Includes 2 days of diving around the Ribbon Reefs and 2 days of diving at Osprey Reef including the shark feed at North Horn (weather permitting).

    Mon 15 Nov 2021 

    All diving is finished by 5pm.

    As the sun sets we pour the champagne, lay out the nibbles and get ready for an Aussie BBQ party night. Don’t forget to wear your loudest tropical shirt or dress and sing along to music played by our talented crew.

    Overnight cruise to Cairns

    Tue 16 Nov 2021 

    Disembarkation : 7:00 am:  Light breakfast
    8:00 am:  Disembark and courtesy transfer to Cairns inner city hotels, the airport or MBDE office where your luggage can be stored until 5pm if you have a later flight.

    Upgrades

  • ● Upgrade to Club Cabin : Twin share $349
  • ● Upgrade to Standard Cabin : Twin share $637
  • ● Upgrade to Premium Cabin : Twin share $923
  • ● Nitrox Fills $25 per day
  • Terms and Conditions

    Booking conditions and requirements: To secure your place on this trip, please complete an online booking form and return it together with a non-refundable deposit amount of $500. Package subject to change at any time without notice due to supplier rate changes. See other terms and conditions as per the Dive Adventures website.www.diveadventures.com.au .
    Valid for travel from November 11, 2021.
    Valid for travel until November 16, 2021.
    Only available for sale until October 31, 2021.

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

    Destination Information

    Queensland

    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 and 7-night liveaboard scuba diving expeditions. Departing from Cairns, explore some of the best dive sites on the Great Barrier Reef and the Coral Sea. 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.

    Spoilsport is Australia’s most awarded dive liveaboard, custom-built for diving and with a twin-hull design that maximises space, stability, and comfort. Plus our 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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