When you combine Australia’s most awarded liveaboard with a top class diving itinerary you have the Spoilsport
Coral Sea Exploratory Expediton cruises.
Your 725km, liveaboard adventure begins in Cairns. The purpose built Spoilsport liveaboard features twin hulls providing stability during your epic cruise. Mike Ball is a passionate photographer and the liveaboard has well thought out facilites, including 3 dedicated camera tables on the spacious dive deck. Dining is a pleasure when you choose a Spoilsport liveaboard trip. The culinary delights feature international and Australian dishes and include complimentary wine and soft drinks with your evening meals.
2017 expedition dates:
17 Aug – 24 Aug / 28 Sep – 05 Oct / 26 Oct – 02 Nov / 21 Dec – 28 Dec
Trip cabin prices per person
Budget twin bed cabin: US$ 2,805
Club twin bed cabin: US$ 3,290
Standard twin bed cabin: US$ 3,805
Premium double bed cabin: US$ 4,180
The 4 departure dates are scheduled to coincide with the season that provides the most reliable Coral Sea access. Your 7 night cruise includes 28 dives. The Mike Ball team plan for every eventuality and include two itineraries depending on the weather conditions. When mother nature is accommodating your fair weather itinerary will include Holmes, Bougainville, Osprey and Ribbon Reefs. Fortunatley only 9% of the itineraries have been changed in the past due to unpredicatable weather. If a change is required then you will still enjoy the best scuba diving available. Your itinerary will now include Osprey, Cod Hole and Ribbon Reefs.
Trip highlights: shark action, dolphins, turtles, great macro life/marine diversity, schooling fish/big pelagics
Diving environment: wall diving, drift diving, healthy reefs, advanced divers
Itinerary: Holmes Reef (including Nonki Bommie and Amazing), Bougainville (including Crystal Plateau, Dungeons & Dragons, MV Antonio Tarabocchia and middle Earth), Ribbon Reefs, Osprey Reef (including False Entrance, Admiralty Anchor, Amphitheatre and North Horn). If weather conditions require a change: Cod Hole, Ribbon Reefs (including Pixie Pinnacle, Steve’s Bommie, Lighthouse Bommie, Goggle Gardens, Blue Lagoon, Flare Point, Trolly Shoals and Snake Pit) and Osprey Reef.
Notes: Osprey Reef trips are best for advanced divers due to wall dives that are sometimes exposed to strong currents.
Cruise price per person includes: Cabin accommodation with air-conditioning, breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, drinking water, hot drinks, dives (as detailed in the trips above), in-water observation divers, tanks, weights and weight belts, Nautilus LifeLine GPS.
Cruise price per person excludes (mandatory, unless customer provides own): Dive equipment (approx. US$ 33) per person per day, dive insurance, reef tax (US$ 5) per person per day. Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival (cash or credit card).
Optional extras: Transfers from Cairns City hotels, soft drinks (soft drinks with evening meals are complimentary), alcoholic drinks (wine with evening meal is complimentary), nitrox fills for enriched air certified divers (US$ 115) per person per week, torches (US$ 8) per day. Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival.
All prices quoted are per diver sharing and subject to currency fluctuations.
Do you want to dive the Great Barrier Reef’s top sites with a top class liveaboard operation? Contact Dive The World right away on +66 (0)94 582 7973 / (0)83 505 7794 or send us an email.