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3 - 6 July 2017
3 Night - FLY DIVE MINKE WHALE EXPEDITION
- JS


Conditions Report

Visibility

20m / 66ft

Water temperature

24°C / 75°F




Guest Reviews

Kay Spencer - New Zealand

The minke whale experience was fantastic. The staff were awesome, extremely helpful & willing to go the extra mile with a smile.

Chris Small - USA

The best part? It's hard to say as the entire trip was incredible. The diving, food and service led to an amazing experience.

Zoe Currin - Australia

Gotham City night dive was incredible, Steve's Bommie was a highlight and the food was amazing.




6 - 10 July 2017
4 Night - FLY DIVE MINKE WHALE EXPEDITION
- GF


Conditions Report

Visibility

25m / 82ft

Water temperature

24°C / 75°F




Guest Reviews

Kathryn Van der Zanden - New Zealand

Awesome diving, crew, food etc. First time to the GBR did not disappoint.

Marralina Milazzo - United States

There is no one thing to choose! Minke whales, the quality of the dives, the vessel itself - amazing!

Stacy Isemonger - Australia

Snorkeling with minke whales is the best thing, especially first thing out of bed!


Repeat minkes make an appearance!

From the dive deck, Kiana Saltarelli, July 6 – July 13


This week saw the repeat of several minkes, including Bento; who has returned to these waters for eleven years! Overall, more than sixty individual minke whales were identified and they displayed an enormous amount of courtship behaviour. An olive sea snake also joined the minkes on the surface. Three humpback whales finished the week with a show of breaching and tail slaps!



10 - 13 July 2017
3 Night - FLY DIVE MINKE WHALE EXPEDITION
- GF


Conditions Report

Visibility

25m / 82ft

Water temperature

24°C / 75°F




Guest Reviews

Cassandra Franz - United States

Spotting minke whales & humpback whales!!!

Glen Hickey - Australia

Experiencing minke whales up close was something I will never forget. Great locations, crew organised & professional.

Katie Smith - United Kingdom

Humpback whales amazing & fascinating & the minke whales seemed so interested in us.




13 - 20 July 2017
7 Night - MINKE WHALE CORAL SEA EXPEDITION
- JS


Conditions Report

Visibility

20-40m / 66ft

Water temperature

24°C / 75°F




Guest Reviews

Team Russia

Staff are very efficient & firendly. Whales & night dives were a real highlight.

Kean Teo - Singapore

Relaxed diving, friendly & helpful crew. Enjoyed minke encounters, shark feed, nautilus & potato cod photography sessions.

Marine van Dyk - Australia

Friendly staff that went beyond expectations to make everything run so smooth.


The Last Minke Whales

From the Great Barrier Reef – Mike Ball, July 13-20


It was the end of the minke season, I had been drifting with 10 whales for hours. The whales must have sensed it was their last chance to have some fun … the crew began hauling me in. I looked underwater and could hardly believe that 5 of the whales had swam, in formation below me, back to Spoilsport. The minkes looked as sad as I felt!



20 - 24 July 2017
4 Night - FLY DIVE CORAL SEA EXPEDITION
- GF


Conditions Report

Visibility

40m / 131ft

Water temperature

25°C / 77°F




Guest Reviews

David Hassall - Australia

Wonderful caring staff. We saw minke whales, the shark feed, turtle & cod interactions. Top class!

Jean Krejca - United States

Excellent dive sites, great staff!

Helen Hassall - Australia

Shark feed dives - so fascinating & so responsibly organised. Professionalism, enthusiasm, efficiency & friendliness of the staff.


Sharks, mantas and the Great Barrier Reef!

From the dive deck, Oliver Garland, July 20 – July 27


Over the week, a variety of interesting creatures were seen, including hammerheads and manta rays at Osprey reef and minke whales and wobbegong sharks on the Great Barrier Reef. Cuttlefish laying eggs were a highlight of several dives and an ornate ghost pipefish made an appearance on an early morning dive. Crackerjack was the overall favourite site of many divers.



24 - 27 July 2017
3 Night - FLY DIVE COD HOLE EXPEDITION
- GF


Conditions Report

Visibility

30m / 98ft

Water temperature

25°C / 77°F




Guest Reviews

Lauren Edwards - United States

The dives were amazing, but the experience outside the water made it a wonderful trip!

Dave Herrick - United States

Wonderful staff, amazingly well organised, great food, well run & safe.

Rachel Hyde - Indonesia

The crew were amazing. Wonderful enthusiastic, kind & helpful. Incredible diving at Steve's Bommie & Cracker Jack.




27 - 31 July 2017
4 Night - FLY DIVE CORAL SEA EXPEDITION
- JS


Conditions Report

Visibility

30m / 98ft

Water temperature

26°C / 79°F




Guest Reviews

Zoe Grafton - United Kingdom

The diving range & beauty! I loved all the spots. The food & service was incredible.

Brandon Beardon - United States

Steve's Bommie was amazing & there never was a boring site. Lots of sharks. The food was really good throughout the expedition.

Jeff Grainger - Spain

The whole trip was really well organised, great crew & great diving.


Very sharky and the last minke

From the dive deck – by Jelle Kolet July 27 – August 3


Between 60 and 100 sharks were seen on the Western wall at Osprey reef. That in combination with the stunning colours of the fans and soft corals made for a spectacular dive. Probably the last minke whale of the season treated divers at Steve’s Bommie with a surprise visit making the sundrenched day even better.



31 July - 3 August 2017
3 Night - FLY DIVE COD HOLE EXPEDITION
- JS


Conditions Report

Visibility

30m / 98ft

Water temperature

26°C / 79°F




Guest Reviews

Rodrigo Braz - United States

Crew are amazingly nice, caring & professional. The boat is comfortable. Lighthouse & Steve's Bommie, Gotham City definite highlights.

Nadine Zangger - Switzerland

The staff onboard are extremely friendly, helpful, efficient. Highlights included Steve's & Lighthouse Bommie & the last minke whale of the season.

Kang Eunkyoung - South Korea

Loved this last day BBQ party. Crew are so warm. I'm left with a really good memory.




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