Compare Expeditions

Mike Ball Dive Expeditions has liveaboard trips to suit divers of all experience levels. Find out which expedition suits you, your itinerary and skill level at a glance, by looking at the below table. For more information, please don’t hesitate to contact our office.


Mike Ball Comparison Table
Fly Dive Cod Hole Fly Dive Coral Sea Coral Sea Safari
Nights / Dives 3 Nights
12 Dives
4 Nights
14 Dives
7 Nights
26 Dives
Departure Monday 7am Thursday 6pm Thursday 6pm
Returns Thursday 8am Monday 11am Thursday 8am
Depths 0 - 30m 0 - 40m 0 - 40m
Average Visibility 25m - Cod Hole 35m - Osprey Reef 25m - 35m Great Barrier Reef / Coral Sea
Experience Level Snorkelers to advanced Advanced Minimum - Open Water
(recommend Advanced)
Suitable for Snorkel Yes. Dive sites suitable for snorkeling are Cod Hole, Dynamite Pass, Gotham City, Pixie Wall, Pixie Maze, Pixie Pinnacle, Goggle Gardens, Coral Kingdom, West End, Table Tops, Flare Point, The Chimney, Trolly Shoals, Blue Lagoon, Fish Market, Gracelands, Circle Of Life. No Yes. Days 4, 5 & 6 are suitable for snorkeling. Cod Hole, Dynamite Pass, Gotham City, Pixie Wall, Pixie Maze, Pixie Pinnacle, Goggle Gardens, Coral Kingdom, West End, Table Tops, Flare Point, The Chimney, Trolly Shoals, Blue Lagoon, Fish Market, Gracelands, Circle Of Life.
Dive Summary Best marine biodiversity Adventure diving Best adventure and biodiversity
Cruise Conditions Protected inside Great Barrier Reef Exposed outside Great Barrier Reef Exposed outside Great Barrier Reef
Distance by Vessel 150nm 300nm 450nm
Fly Dive Departs - Monday: Fly Cairns - Lizard Island Returns - Monday: Lizard Island - Cairns No Flight
Luggage Allowance 25kg per person
3 kg carry-on or 10 kg for professional photo/video housed systems.

Excess luggage may be left at office, MBDE takes care but not liability.
25kg per person
3 kg carry-on or 10 kg for professional photo/video housed systems.

Excess luggage may be left at office, MBDE takes care but not liability.
25kg per bag. Multiple bags allowed.



Excess luggage may be left at office, MBDE takes care but not liability.
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