Mike Ball Dive - Fly Dive Coral Sea
Prices from $2,073 AUD

 

Adventure liveaboard diving, 75 miles beyond the Great Barrier Reef to the remote Coral Sea in Australia's far north. Also visits the World Famous Cod Hole on the Ribbon Reefs. Requires competent divers comfortable in exposed sea conditions on deep walls with some current. Suitable for experienced or advanced divers.

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Features

  • Pristine coral gardens at Challenger Bay,
  • Diver size fish at the Cod Hole,
  • 40 meter visibility and 1000 meter plummeting walls,
  • Exciting shark action in the Coral Sea ,
  • Schooling trevally and barracuda in the Coral Sea,
  • All dives sites located north of Cooktown,
  • Guaranteed access to restricted dive sites,
  • Superior vessel stability in adverse weather conditions,
  • Spectacular 250km scenic flight from Lizard Island.

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Prices

From 1/04/2016 to 31/03/2017 per person  
Fly Dive Coral Sea - 4 nights - budget includes all meals and diving - Twin Bunks - share bathroon $2,073.00
Fly Dive Coral Sea - 4 nights - club includes all meals and diving - Twin Bunks - ensuite bathroom $2,384.00
Fly Dive Coral Sea - 4 nights - standard includes all meals and diving - Twin Beds - ensuite bathroom - ocean views $2,641.00
Fly Dive Coral Sea - 4 nights - premium includes all meals and diving - Double Bed - ensuite bathroom - ocean views $2,897.00
Additional Costs: EMC (reef tax) of $6.50 per person, per day is payable directly for any days spent diving on the great barrier reef
From 1/04/2017 to 31/03/2018 per person  
Fly Dive Coral Sea - 4 nights - budget includes all meals and diving - Twin Bunks - share bathroon $2,135.00
Fly Dive Coral Sea - 4 nights - club includes all meals and diving - Twin Bunks - ensuite bathroom $2,455.00
Fly Dive Coral Sea - 4 nights - standard includes all meals and diving - Twin Beds - ensuite bathroom - ocean views $2,720.00
Fly Dive Coral Sea - 4 nights - premium includes all meals and diving - Double Bed - ensuite bathroom - ocean views $2,984.00
Additional Costs: EMC (reef tax) of $6.50 per person, per day is payable directly for any days spent diving on the great barrier reef

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Get spoilt onboard Spoilsport, a custom designed twin hulled liveaboard with spacious sundeck, al fresco deck, saloon and dive deck with photography and rebreather workstations. Begin your adventure by swimming with diver size fish at the Code Hole. Overnight you venture 75 miles beyond the Great Barrier Reef to the crystal clear waters and plummeting walls in the Coral Sea. The 'Amphitheatre' is a spectacular big fish and shark dive. Enjoy the luxurious motor yacht atmosphere and attentive crew topped off by a spectacular low-level reef flight from Lizard Island to Cairns.

 

 

 Some of the highlights of your Expedition.

Ribbon Reefs

This chain of Reefs stretches for 55 miles from Lizard Island to Cooktown. You will see more of the Great Barrier Reef's 1500 fish and 400 coral species than anywhere else. The channels between the Ribbon Reefs also attract very large populations of fish.

Cod Hole 

Diver sized Potato Cod await you at the World Famous Cod Hole. These gentle giants are in no way afraid of divers. This dive is the highlight of many scuba divers whole trip. Also see large Queensland Groupers in the reef gullies.

Challenger Bay 

Experience the Barracuda, Morey Eels and Lionfish using the lights from your torch to hunt their dinner on this exciting Night Dive.

Plummeting Walls

 Sheer walls that plummet to 1000 metres. Glide past huge black coral trees, diver size soft coral trees and golden gorgonian fans. Observe curious sharks cruising in the clear water.

Coral Sea Shark Action 
Spectacular shark dive at North Horn. You will see 20-30 grey reef sharks, white-tip reef sharks as well as other species. You can photograph these predators at close- range, or not so close, you choose! Hammerheads are seen off the deep wall.

Coral Sea Trevally & Barracuda.

Also observe the perimeter of the shark dive. You will see a queue for the scraps! Potato cod, Napoleon wrasse and moray eels forage the reef while trevally, barracuda and red bass control the mid-water.

Spectacular 250km Flight!
Half of your 150 mile flight is at a very low 180 meters (600ft). We provide detailed flight maps so you can anticipate the low altitude pass (600ft) over Endeavour Reef where Captain Cook ran aground, the Emily Wreck and the reefs along the continental shelf you dived from Spoilsport. A truly spectacular conclusion to your adventure!

Dive Site Guarantee!
All your dives will be north of Cooktown including ‘prime’ Ribbon Reef sites that have restricted access. If weather forces an itinerary change our surety of access to the prime Ribbon Reef sites is your guarantee of the best diving available. Spoilsport’s outstanding stability minimizes disruption to your itinerary and your diving experience.

Dive Freedom!
You will notice there is no rush or limit placed on your dive time. Spoilsport’s itineraries normally provide 3 dive sites per day with opportunity for relaxed or unlimited diving. At sites like Challenger Bay some photographers do 2 hour dives to capture special fish behavior photographs.

 

 

 Thursday:  Departure  

  •   Check-in your luggage by 4.00pm 
  •   6.00pm board Spoilsport.
  •   Cruise Overnight to the Ribbon Reefs 

   

 
Friday: Ribbon Reef #9, Pixie Gardens, Cod Hole

  • Buddy up with diver size fish that dive with you at the Cod Hole
  • Swim with giant potato cod, napoleon wrasse, moray eels, tuna and barracuda
  • Enjoy close encounters with huge Maori wrasse.
  • Anticipate spectacular coral gardens, spotted rays, reef sharks and green turtle sightings. 
  • Night dive where decorator crabs, egg cowry shells, moray eels and crayfish are just a few of the creatures you can
    find.

    

 

Saturday & Sunday: Osprey Reef - Coral Sea

  • Enjoy 40 meter (132ft) visibility with spectacular walls disappearing to 1000metres.
  • Witness the resident shark population including grey whalers, whitetip reef sharks, silvertips and hammerheads..
  • Search for the commonly seen green and loggerhead turtles
  • Explore the caves, overhangs and spectacular walls adorned with huge soft coral trees and gorgonian fans.

 

Monday:  Return to Cairns

  • Breakfast on board and transfer to Lizard Island.
  • Spectacular low level Great Barrier Reef flight to Cairns.
  • Arrive Cairns Airport at approximately 11:00am for courtesy transfer to city hotels. 

 

Departure Dates

2014/15

2015/16

Equipment Rental

New (1 year old) BCD's and regulators are supplied to guests in Premium and Standard cabins who rent equipment.

  • Reg, Ocy, Gauges $15/day
  • BCD $10/day
  • Computer $12/day
  • Snorkel Gear $5/day
  • Light/Torch/Cyalume $10/day
  • Wetsuit $10/day
  • Safety Sausage (SMB) $10/trip
  • All of the above  $44/day
  • 6cf Pony Bottle + Reg $15/day
  • 12L Steel Bottle $25/day
  • 15L Steel Bottle $30/day
  • Cyalume Light Stick $2/each

 

Contact Details



07 4057 4312
+61 7 4057 4312


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