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Mike Ball Dive Expeditions

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Cairns, Australia
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About Mike Ball Dive Expeditions
Cairns based, Mike Ball Dive Expedition’s Spoilsport is Australia’s most awarded liveaboard dive vessel. Her combination of space, stability, and diver conveniences is unmatched. Dives are exclusively conducted at the sites of best biodiversity north of Cooktown. Swim with diver size fish, witness sharks up close, dive plummeting walls in gin clear water. Fly Dive itineraries include a 250km scenic reef flight that provides stunning views of the Great Barrier Reef.
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JohnAWAnderson wrote a review 12 Jan
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What an amazing trip with the best crew and probably the best dive boat. While the location was great, the everythng about the trip and the facilities on the boat were amazing.
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Date of experience: December 2021
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Diverdiva Australia wrote a review 10 Jan
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I rate a dive trip by a combination of the boat, the crew,the food, the diving. I did a 7 day coral Sea exploratory from 23/12/21 on Spoilsport and it was absolutely perfect! The boat was well looked after, plenty of room in lounge/dining, and the dive deck didn’t seem crowded even with 27+ divers. The dive crew were excellent-well experienced, happy to help, and in my case with a dodgy back that meant someone carried my gear down to the water for me to gear up, and the reverse on the way out! I’ve never had such unstinting, smiling help before. The chef did an amazing job, what’s a few extra kg when it’s been delicious and plentiful? The captain interacted with the guests ( and remembered names) and did a roaring song session on the last night. The diving from the back of the boat was so easy- great ladders. Even the tenders were easy to get into. I will definitely come again, thanks so much for the great trip. Margot Bender
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Date of experience: December 2021
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Brooke847 wrote a review 9 Jan
Airlie Beach, Australia7 contributions2 helpful votes
What an amazing trip! The Mike Ball team are first class and we couldn't recommend this trip enough. The dive sites are incredible (40M+ vis!) plus the shark encounters were off the charts! Plus great crew, awesome vessel with plenty of room and delicious food - 5 stars!
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Date of experience: December 2021
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LeeVella wrote a review 3 Jan
Brisbane, Australia97 contributions44 helpful votes
Once again Mike Ball Dive expeditions delivered a fantastic trip. This was my 2nd trip with MBDE and my 3rd attempt at getting to Osprey Reef. The weather was great and on Christmas day I was diving Osprey: False Entrance, West Wall drift, Shark feeding at North Horn and East Wall drift. Sharks, rays and all of the fish and beautiful coral were on display, just a pity we couldn't stay longer. The crew and boat were fantastic; whether it was meeting my dietary requirements, providing dive info, cleaning the rooms, getting a band-aid, helping with a quick equipment repair or simply having a chat, the crew were exemplary in all that they did. I have already booked my next trip and can't wait for my June Minke whale dive trip!!
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Date of experience: December 2021
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Martí B wrote a review 2 Jan
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Sometimes we are a bit too optimistic when talking of excellence, but these guys' quality standards stand beyond. The crew was always available to help with a smile on their face no matter what you needed, the dive sites were planned to always offer best conditions given the weather conditions, briefings were so detailed that you could jump in the water as if you had already been there before, and if you still wanted more surveillance, you could ask for a guided dive without extra cost. The time on the boat was also very much enjoyable. The food was excellent, with a wide varity to choose in every meal. You don't have to worry about schedules since there is always a call before any activity, so you can just relax and enjoy your trip. At the end of the trip, we had an unforgettable party with the photo contest, the trip video and a concert of the captain himself ("arrrrrrr!!!) at the guitar!
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Date of experience: December 2021
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