Reef Reports


Mike’s tip!

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See water temperature, visibility & videos plus comments and photos.


3 - 7 August 2017
4 Night - FLY DIVE CORAL SEA EXPEDITION
- JS


Conditions Report

Visibility

40m / 131ft

Water temperature

25°C / 77°F




Guest Reviews

Johan Gustavsen - Norway

Amazing service & professionalism. Dives were incredibly smooth. Steve's, Lighthouse Bommie & shark feed were absolutely amazing.

Phillip Owens-Thurston - Switzerland

Variety of species & untouched reef. Shark feed & personal shark dive incredible diving experience.

Ronan O'Reilly - Ireland

The best people, the best food the best diving experience.




7 - 10 August 2017
3 Night - FLY DIVE COD HOLE EXPEDITION
- JS


Conditions Report

Visibility

30m / 98ft

Water temperature

25°C / 77°F




Guest Reviews

Maria Hu - Singapore

The diving was superb, the sites beautiful. The staff attentive, professional & always happy & friendly.

Kathleen Aranjo - United States

I loved Steve's Bommie. It was my vision of diving in Australia.

Stuart Pope - New Zealand

Extremely well organised & family friendly. Brilliant well researched dive sites.




10 - 14 August 2017
4 Night - FLY DIVE CORAL SEA EXPEDITION
- JS


Conditions Report

Visibility

30m / 98ft

Water temperature

25°C / 77°F




Guest Reviews

Sarah Goytia - United States

The crew has such a great attitude, knowledgeable & energetic. Wonderful dive sites. So much fun it all blends together.

Catherine Robert - France

The crew made the expedition even more enjoyable & dive sites. Amazing!

Duncan Warwick-Champion - United Kingdom

The drift dive along the Western Wall - it was like I remeber from 30 years ago.




14 - 17 August 2017
3 Night - FLY DIVE COD HOLE EXPEDITION
- JS


Conditions Report

Visibility

25m / 82ft

Water temperature

25°C / 77°F




Guest Reviews

Hao Truong - United States

This was my first liveaboard so I wasn't sure what to expect? The boat, crew, diving & the other divers made for an amazing experience.

Berenice Bommeli - Switzerland

The crew was able to accommodate every person with their special needs & personality. All the reefs were beautiful.

Colin Park - Canada

incrdible dive sites & we were the only divers in the area we were diving. So much to see at Steve's Bommie.


Nudibranch special

From the dive deck, Jelle Kolet, August 10 – August 17


It wasn’t the sharks, rays and sea snakes but the small nudibranchs who were the stars of this week’s expedition. On every single dive, divers found several of these elusive critters boasting strange shapes and stunning colours. The visibility at Lighthouse Bommie was well over 30 meters providing aquarium-like conditions for happy divers.



17 - 24 August 2017
7 Night - CORAL SEA EXPLORATORY
- GF


Conditions Report

Visibility

40m / 131ft

Water temperature

25°C / 77°F




Guest Reviews

John Graves - United States

Outstanding crew - personal, professional & extensive knowledge on all dive sites.

Bob Dean - United States

The staff were excellent & so organised. Such a great variety of dive sights.

LuAnne Graves - United States

Very attentive staff made the trip enjoyable even for a snorkeler. The diving was beautiful!


Coral Sea Exploratory Expedition

From the dive deck, Kerrin Jones, August 17- August 24


The expedition got off to a great start with fantastic weather, 40m plus visibility, plenty of colourful soft corals at Holmes Reef and sheer walls at Bougainville Reef. Osprey Reef provided a good turnout of hungry sharks for the Amphitheatre shark feed and a chance to view nautilus. Back on the GBR divers encountered friendly potato cod and watched cuttlefish laying eggs.



24 - 28 August 2017
4 Night - FLY DIVE CORAL SEA EXPEDITION
- JS


Conditions Report

Visibility

30m / 98ft

Water temperature

24°C / 75°F




Guest Reviews

Kay Worrall - United Kingdom

Made to feel part of a family. Dive sites were exceptional, photos & video from Jules a memorable experience to take away with.

Viviana Castro - Argentina

Start to finish incredibly well taken care of. Seeing sharks on almost every dive was unexpected & great. Coral variety & colours amazing.

Gert Wunderlich - Germany

Amazing dive sites. Dungeons & Dragons for the scenery. Cracker Jack & Steve's Bommie for the variety of fish life.


Silvertips and cuttlefish

From the dive deck, Jelle Kolet, August 24 – August 31


Thrilled divers got escorted to the reef by a curious silvertip shark at the beautiful Dungeons & Dragons at Bougainville reef. A silvertip of impressive size made an appearance at the shark feed at Osprey reef. Amazed divers marvelled at the sight of the alien looking cuttlefish at Coral Kingdom and Gotham city on the ribbon reefs.



28 - 31 August 2017
3 Night - FLY DIVE COD HOLE EXPEDITION
- JS


Conditions Report

Visibility

40m / 131ft

Water temperature

24°C / 75°F




Guest Reviews

Christy Reynolds - New Zealand

The staff made an amazing place an amazing experience. I'm glad I chose Mike Ball & the Spoilsport.

Bill Bliss - United States

Nothing compares to the crew. Yes dive sites were expertly chosen. outstanding in fact. The crew guiding us made the trip so enjoyable.

Jolene Southey - Australia

Steve's Bommie, Coral Kingdom & the last nights entertainment was very special.




31 August - 4 September 2017
4 Night - FLY DIVE CORAL SEA EXPEDITION
- GF


Conditions Report

Visibility

40m / 131ft

Water temperature

25°C / 77°F




Guest Reviews

Aglae Maydell - Austria

Great to see turtles, sharks, mantas & dolphins. Great crew.

Jason Marcus - Australia

Enthusiastic, motivated , helpful & smiling staff. Diving highlights without a doubt North Horn & Pixie Pinnacle.

Robert Doran - Australia

Comfortable, well organised accommodation. All equipment & information available for easy diving.




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