Mike Ball Dive Expeditions, Cairns

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  • My wife and I were on what turned out to be the last trip before Covid 19 closed them down. We did the 3 night Cod Hole trip and from the flight out to Lizard Island right through to docking at...  more »
  • A fine diving and living experience. The crew were professional, knowledgeable, and just plain fun to be around. If your idea of an ideal vacation is to be woken up at 6:30 am by a jaunty call to...  more »
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  • Absolutely Sensational! This was my 3rd and longest trip on Spoilsport and it doesn't get any better. From the skipper(Pete), dive coordinator(Kerrin), instructors( John, Chantal & Kristy), chef(Katy), host(Kira) and everyone that made it run smooth. A big thank you. What a great week with friendly staff and an opportunity to dive the remote reefs that are very rarely visited by divers. Every dive was thoroughly briefed with a lot of safety in mind to experience each dive to the full whether guided or not. Apart from the diving the food was plentiful and delicious. I would highly recommend Mike Ball Dive Expeditions to anyone wishing to experience diving in the the Coral Sea and the Barrier Reef
  • This long winded review is long over due. After reviewing several companies (online) offering Great Barrier Reef Diving experiences I took a chance with Mike Ball's 'Fly Dive Coral Sea' expedition. Sometimes a guy just gets really lucky. Starting with the folks in the office who showed extraordinary patience, with this yank. Answering phone call, after phone call, email, after email. What's the weather like? What should I bring? Where should I stay? ad infinitum. Their suggestion of the Pullman Cairns Int. 5 doors from the office was BRILLIANT by the way. We boarded the the Spoilsport around 6 pm on December the 6th. She's a beauty. Captain Trevor, and his crew are BLOODY AMAZING. Unbeknownst to us we were catching the tail of Cyclone Owen. Because of 12' to 14. seas and 40 knot winds on the far side of the reef, we couldn't visit many of the spots that they would normally hit. So each day on top of their regular duties, they would scour charts, and weather reports, to 1st keep us safe, and also to make sure that we still got in AMAZING dives. They know the reef so well. I am an enthusiastic though somewhat novice diver. My hand was held when needed, I was supported, and encouraged not just by the crew, but my fellow travelers. Please don't think this sounds too easy. They went out their for me. I heard fellow travelers, whose experience ranged from close to mine, to rescue & wreckage divers who all raved about the sites. Claire, and the magicians in the galley, provided wonderful food. Making sure individual needs were met, and that we were always full (big ol smile). Captain, Trevor, and his guitar were such a lovely unexpected treat on the last night on the boat for those of us that flew back from Lizard island. The low level flight back was breath taking, and gave a great appreciation for how vast the reef is..Mind Blown. Needless to say I can not recommend Mike Ball'S Diving Expeditions enough. If you want an Amazing time, go with Mike. Jump in the water is FINE. Peace/Love/Tommy G

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