Diving the Great Barrier Reef

The Cairns & Great Barrier Reef coastline is the ultimate destination for diving as it provides so many ways for visitors to participate with dive trips designed for all skill levels and budgets. Beginner courses and resort dives are popular ways to be introduced to the Great Barrier Reef. An impressive fleet of live-a-board dive experiences are available that offer specialised dive experiences including night dives, research excursions and tailored expeditions into the far reaches of the Coral Sea. Popular sights visited include the Cod Hole and Osprey Reef.

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One of the Great Barrier Reefs most amazing phenomenon awaits you at the Cod Hole. Swim with, ‘small diver size’ or ‘giant fish size’ potato cod. Spend the dive amongst shallow sunlit coral gardens of acropora coral or venture deeper into the parallel gullies forming the front of the reef where huge Queensland groupers face into the current.

Australia - Great Barrier Reef - Cod-Hole---Potato-CodOsprey Reef is one of these fabulous places that allow divers to get an up close and personal look at some of the wonders of nature.  And, what better way to be at one with nature then to sit almost twenty metres below the surface of the water and watch a shark feed?  This is a site that you will not forget in a hurry and it is something that everyone should experience at least once in their lives.  There are a variety of sharks in the area as well and these include white tips, hammerheads, blue sharks, leopard sharks, thresher sharks, grey sharks and last but not least, silver tips.

The best way to experience all of this is aboard Spoilsport –

with Mike Ball Dive Expeditions.

Their trips have been custom designed and can be tailored to meet your needs. Starting from a 3 night/12 dive Fly Dive Cod Hole which includes diving at the best Ribbon Reef sites north of Cooktown as well as including the world renowned Cod Hole. This trip starts with adrenalin plus as you will be transferred to the vessel via seaplane journey, cruising just above the reef – photo opportunities abound.

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Mike Ball offers numerous other diving adventures including our 4 night Fly Dive Coral Sea and our 7 night Coral Sea Safari. During the months of June and July they also run specialized Minke Whale expeditions. Let the qualified staff find out what your diving ambitions are and they can provide you with all the information you will need to make the choice that best suits you.

The custom built catamaran ”Spoilsport” is rated as one of the best in the world, providing 5 star service that is second to none, complimented with a high crew to guest ratio. They provide all the luxuries you will expect – sumptuous gourmet meals prepared by their chef, complimentary onboard reef ecology programs, unlimited diving with or without a guide depending on your level of experience and expectations.

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The ultimate testimony to the liveaboard trips being second to none is illustrated with Mike Ball, being inducted into the International Scuba Diving Hall of Fame in 2004, the world’s first liveaboard operator to receive this recognition.

Go Ahead, Spoil yourself

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