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Mike Ball Dive - Fly Dive Cod Hole - 3 Nights

Imagine yourself on a spectacular flying start to Lizard Island. On the way you will have a birds-eye view of the Great Barrier Reef. Half of your 150 mile flight is at a very low 180 metres (600ft) above the sites you will dive along the Great Barrier Reefs continental shelf. A truly spectacular beginning to your expedition.

Monday: Check-in and Departure & Ribbon Reef #10 & #9 - Cod Hole, Cod Wall, Challenger Bay
7:00am Transfer to Cairns Airport
Spectacular low level 150 mile reef flight to Lizard Island to board Spoilsport.
Commence diving approximately 12:30pm. Explore the rarely dived Cod Wall at the outer reef edge that disappears into 60 meters (200ft). Glide back towards the Cod Hole while enjoying the clear water and spectacular coral formations. Shallow but fantastic, Challenger Bay is extremely rich in biodiversity from spectacular coral gardens and unusual critters through to large schooling fish. Great night dive locations...watch out for Baza the Barra!

Tuesday: Ribbon Reef #9, #5, #4 - Lighthouse Bommie, Pixie Pinnacle, Andy's Postcard, Clam Beds, Vertical Gdns
Circumnavigate Pixie Pinnacle and Lighthouse Bommie shrouded in fusilier baitfish. Fluorescent purple and orange anthias attract predatory fish to these photogenic sites. Majestic Minke whales are seen here in June and July. Rising from 80 meters the pinnacle of Andy's Postcard is encrusted in had corals, lion fish, nudibranchs, octopus, schooling trevally and barracuda. See spectacular giant clams at Clam Beds as well as caves, canyons and coral encrusted bommies awaiting exploration. Sheer walls covered in whip corals and sea fans brim the natural amphitheatre of Vertical Gardens. Marine life varies from the many colourful nudibranchs to large schooling bump head parrotfish.
Night dive.

Wednesday: Ribbon Reef #3 - Flare Point, Joani's Joy, Steve's Bommie
Spiral majestic coral pinnacles teeming with marine life. See huge schools of baitfish stalked by barracuda, mackerel and trevally. Anticipate spectacular coral gardens, spotted rays, reef sharks and green turtle sightings.

Thursday: Dock at Trinity Wharf, Cairns
Early morning docking at Trinity Wharf - Cairns, breakfast, 8:00am courtesy transfers to Cairns city hotels.

Prime dives sites - GUARANTEED!
This itinerary has been designed to include the 'prime' Ribbon Reef and Coral Sea dive sites. 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 minimises disruption to your itinerary and your diving experience.

Accommodation options:
Premium Cabin: Queen or Double bed, private ensuite and ocean views.
Standard Cabin: Two Single beds, private ensuite and ocean views.
Club Cabin: Two Single bunk beds and private bathroom.
Budget Cabin: Two Single bunk beds and shared bathroom facilities.

Inclusions

  • Return Transfers from/to Mike Ball Office in Cairns
  • Sensational low level Great Barrier Reef charter flight
  • Minke whale encounters (May-August)
  • Complimentary Reef Ecology Program
  • Complimentary U/W Photo Competition on every expedition
  • 2 large inflatables for personalised dive service
  • Underwater photography and video services
  • Nitrox $10/fill or $20/day for entire expedition
  • PADI instruction: Advanced
  • Nitrox
  • Naturalist and Photo/Video
  • Aussie BBQ and party night
  • Wave skis
  • Videos and library
  • Warm towel provided after each dive
  • Solo diving as per Mike Ball Safe Solo System

Rates & Availability


Period Adults Children Families Option
Budget Cabin
1 Apr 2017 – 31 Mar 2018 $1882.00 $1882.00 N/A
Prices Including Additional Charges: $6.50* $1888.50 $1888.50 N/A
Club Cabin
1 Apr 2017 – 31 Mar 2018 $2184.00 $2184.00 N/A
Prices Including Additional Charges: $6.50* $2190.50 $2190.50 N/A
Standard Cabin
1 Apr 2017 – 31 Mar 2018 $2465.00 $2465.00 N/A
Prices Including Additional Charges: $6.50* $2471.50 $2471.50 N/A
Premium Cabin
1 Apr 2017 – 31 Mar 2018 $2699.00 $2699.00 N/A
Prices Including Additional Charges: $6.50* $2705.50 $2705.50 N/A
*Additional Charges: $6.50 per person per day Reef Levy and is payable on the first day of travel.
Optional Extras: Scuba equipment hire available for hire on board
Prices are shown in Australian dollars and include GST. Prices are subject to change without notice.

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