Rates

Outlined below is a complete list of pricing including expeditions, dive courses, photo services and gear hire, plus discounts available.

Availability does change at very short notice, check availability here and visit our social pages often for updates on upcoming expeditions. If you have any other questions don’t hesitate to contact our reservations team.
All prices are per person in Australian Dollars.

Rates include

  • Daily serviced, air conditioned accommodation in twin/double cabins,
  • Delicious meals & snacks, complimentary soft drink or wine with evening meal,
  • Tanks, air fills and weight belt,
  • Reef ecology programme,
  • Dive computer workshop,
  • Cultural and historical walking tour of Lizard Island (Coral Sea Safari guests only),
  • Scenic flight to or from Lizard Island (Fly Dive itineraries only),
  • Transfer to either our office, the airport or inner city hotel after your expedition.

The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority requires all visitors to pay an Environmental Management Charge of $7.00 per day (max 3 days) spent on the Great Barrier Reef. This amount will be added to your onboard bar bill.

Booking Conditions

COVID-19 Safe Travel Practices

Cancellation Policy:
More than 60 days prior to departure: deposit refundable, less 1.8% credit card transaction fee.
Between 60 – 30 days prior to departure: Deposit not refundable. Credit valid for 2 years.
Within 30 days of departure: 100% forfeit. Credits only offered for cancellations directly resulting from a pandemic; relevant documentation required.

If you have any further questions please do not hesitate to contact reservations.

Reservations: Monday to Friday 8:00am – 4:30pm AEST
Phone:+61 7 4053 0500
Email: resv@mikeball.com

Gift Vouchers

Gift Vouchers are available to purchase. Please email marketing to discuss options.

Expedition Rates

View and download our rates and dates for 2024/25. Rates-Dates-MBDE-2024-25
View and download our rates and dates for 2025/26. Rates-Dates-MBDE-2025-26

Coral Sea & Cod Hole Expedition – 5 Night: April 2024 – March 2025
Cabin Price
Premium $4550
Standard $4179
Club $3651
Budget $3111

 

Fly Dive Cod Hole - 3 Nights - April 2024 – March 2025
CabinPrice
Premium$3211
Standard$2935
Club$2605
Budget$2250
Fly Dive Cod Hole - 3 Nights - April 2025 – March 2026
CabinPrice
Premium$3404
Standard$3111
Club$2761
Budget$2385
Fly Dive Coral Sea - 4 Night - April 2024 – March 2025
CabinPrice
Premium$3545
Standard$3236
Club$2924
Budget$2547
Fly Dive Coral Sea - 4 Night - April 2025 – March 2026
CabinPrice
Premium$3757
Standard$3430
Club$3100
Budget$2700
Coral Sea Safari - 7 Night - April 2024 – March 2025
CabinPrice
Premium$6369
Standard$5851
Club$5111
Budget$4355
Coral Sea Safari - 7 Night - April 2025 – March 2026
CabinPrice
Premium$6688
Standard$6143
Club$5367
Budget$4573
Extra Charges
ItemCost
EMC (Environmental Management Charge) $8.00/day (max 3 days)
Yongala Mooring $13.55/day
Sole Occupancy Berth cost + 80%
Fuel Levy - Standard Expeditions$0 (subject to change)
Private Shark Shoot (Coral Sea expeditions only)$75pp
Personal Dive Guides$350/day (not available during Minke Season)
Nitrox Fills$25/day
Bar and Ship Shop PurchasesVariable
Hire GearVariable; see below table
CoursesVariable; see below table
Photo ServicesVariable; see below table
Discounts
ItemCost
Non-diver10% (not applicable on Minke Whale expeditions)
Non-diving child (8-15 years)25% (10% during Minke Whale season)
VIP5%
Global Shark Diving5% (must quote card number)
Airline Staff5%
First Responders5%
Serving Military (Australia Only)20%
Dive Industry Staff (Australia Only)$200.00
Agents / Media / ResearchersOn Application
Discounts applicable to cruise fares only, are only accepted at time of booking and cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer. Proof of employment is required.

Courses
ItemCost
PADI Advanced Diver$280
PADI Deep Diver$310
PADI Nitrox$310
PADI Discover Scuba (Resort)$50 per dive (conditions apply). Not available during Minke Season.
PADI Underwater Photography$260
PADI Underwater Naturalist - No pre-bookings, subject to availability onboard.$220
PADI Self-Reliant Diver - No pre-bookings, subject to availability onboard.$310
Photo Services
ItemCost
Camera Rentals & Extras
Canon GX7 MK2 / Olympus TG5$40/day
USB Stick - 8GB$12
Personalized Photos$100
Personalized Video $250 (Max 4 people)
Private Shark Shooter Dive (Coral Sea only)$75pp
Hire Gear
ItemCost
Reg, Ocy, Gauges$15/day
BCD$10/day
Computer$12/day
Snorkel Gear$5/day
Light/Torch$10/day
Wetsuit$10/day
Safety Sausage (SMB)No charge
Nautilus Lifeline GPSNo charge
All of the above$44/day
2L (13 cu.ft) Pony Bottle + Reg$15/day
15L (120 cu.ft) Steel Bottle$25/day
Nitrox Fills$25/day