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Mike’s tip!

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1 - 4 January 2018
3 Night - FLY DIVE COD HOLE EXPEDITION
- GF


Conditions Report

Visibility

30m / 98ft

Water temperature

28°C / 82°F




Guest Reviews

Dave Hinchey - United States

Steve's Bommie was amazing. Seeing 2 manta rays, nemos and nudibranches was awesome.

Tom Greene - United States

We didn't have to do much other than dive, eat & sleep - which is what we came to do.

Carol Vermeulen - United Kingdom

Staff was always on hand to help or advise, always with a smile.The night dives were my highlight.




4 - 8 January 2018
4 Night - FLY DIVE CORAL SEA EXPEDITION
- JS


Conditions Report

Visibility

30m / 98ft

Water temperature

29°C / 84°F




Guest Reviews

John Davis - United States

So well organised. Food was excellent. Night dives were great & the shark feed was really exciting.

Jordan Stirling - United States

Loved the whole experience! Friendly, fun & helpful crew. Amazing dive sites that has all different incredible things to see.

Simone Grimm - United Grimm

Amazing crew. Osprey Reef, never have I seen so many sharks in one dive.


Black Manta Ray welcome

From the dive deck - Jelle Kolet


On the first dive a black manta ray joined us on the Great Barrier Reef, a fantastic start to the expedition. Male Cuttlefish were competing for females at Coral kingdom and big schools of sailfin snapper were abundant at the Cod hole displaying rarely seen behaviour. An abundance of nudibranchs at Lighthouse bommie was the cherry on the cake.



8 - 11 January 2018
3 Night - FLY DIVE COD HOLE EXPEDITION
- JS


Conditions Report

Visibility

25m / 82ft

Water temperature

29°C / 84°F




Guest Reviews

Isabelle Bastian - USA

Callum was clear on the OW skills we needed to practice and simultaneously made sure we got to see the dive site & marine highlights.

Anthony Davis - USA

The variety of dive sites was excellent - some deep, some shallow, pinnacles, reef walls. We gained experience doing both guided and free dives.

Stirling Family - USA

We loved the friendly, fun & helpful crew, the food, the amazing dive sites with different, incredible things to see, and just the chance to truly eat, dive, sleep, repeat.




11 - 15 January 2018
4 Night - FLY DIVE CORAL SEA EXPEDITION
- JS


Conditions Report

Visibility

40m / 131ft

Water temperature

28°C / 82°F




Guest Reviews

Jay Bruns - United States

Shark feeding! Walls Bommies! Enjoyed having Mike Ball on board. We are happy to have met him.

Jeffrey Aleander - United States

Dive sites were outstanding and offered something unique everytime. Dungeons & Dragons, Night Dive @ Coral Kingdom, exceptional.

Sally Fox - United States

The years of making diving here work for people from around the world shows. Your operation is the best I've ever seen! Thank-you.


Having a Ball in the Coral Sea

From the dive deck - Kerrin Jones


This week Mike Ball joined us for the Coral Sea portion of the trip, with three days spent at Bougainville and Osprey Reefs. One of the highlights was an exciting shark feed, followed by a private shark shoot for the serious photographers. Travelling south back to Cairns down the Ribbon Reefs, our recent spate of manta ray sightings continued with several sightings at various dive sites.



15 - 18 January 2018
3 Night - FLY DIVE COD HOLE EXPEDITION
- JS


Conditions Report

Visibility

30m / 98ft

Water temperature

28°C / 82°F




Guest Reviews

David Etchell - United States

The staff were fabulous! The dive sites were beautiful! The food was delicious!

Steve Brown - United States

The crew were spectacular, best dive trip I've ever done. Every site had plenty to see & the dive briefings were very insightful.

Derek Wells - Australia

Great staff & enjoyed having Mike on board. Nudibranchs, vertical walls & big cod were definite highlights.




18 - 22 January 2018
4 Night - FLY DIVE CORAL SEA EXPEDITION
- JC


Conditions Report

Visibility

30m / 98ft

Water temperature

29°C / 84°F




Guest Reviews

Mal Smith - Australia

Fifth trip on Spoilsport & it just keeps getting better! Awesome diving & a crew that treats you like you're in a 5 star hotel. Can't wait for the next trip.

Jim Murdoch - Australia

Osprey is incredible! The scale of everything is almost overwhelming but Steve's Bommie & Pixie Pinnacle are standouts as well.

Steven Brown - United States

I really enjoyed each site & the diverstiy of dives. The staff were stellar, every single person. The singalong was excellent!




22 - 25 January 2018
3 Night - FLY DIVE COD HOLE EXPEDITION
- JC


Conditions Report

Visibility

20m / 66ft

Water temperature

29°C / 84°F




Guest Reviews

Jakub Matuszewski - Poland

Great service from everyone of the crew. Such an abundance of life at Goggle Gardens & Gotham City.

Judy Nickles - Australia

Steve's Bommie & Pixie Pinnacle never dissapoints. Sucha professional operation. This is the creme de la creme of diving.

Jennifer Braaten - United States

Diving was great, staff were wonderful & helpful. The night dive with all the sharks on the 2nd night was awesome.

Amazing pinnacles

From the dive deck - Jelle Kolet


The Ribbon Reefs showed themselves from their best side this week. Pixie pinnacle was a delight for divers. From Barracuda lined up in cleaning stations to colourful nudibranchs traversing the stunning corals. Wobbegong sharks showed themselves at Steve’s Bommie. Guests spiralled around Lighthouse Bommie enjoying turtles, sea snakes and dog tooth tuna.



25 - 29 January 2018
4 Night - FLY DIVE COD HOLE EXPEDITION
- JS


Conditions Report

Visibility

30m / 98ft

Water temperature

28°C / 82°F




Guest Reviews

Laurence Buckingham - Australia

The crew were world class.The diving superlative. Best crew in the world.

Frances Sykes - Australia

Good food, good staff, good atmosphere. Well run , relaxed & professional.

Jarrad Cox - Australia

Saw first manta at Snake Pit & moray eels swimming out in the open at Lighthouse Bommie. Food was fantastic.


Manta action continues on the GBR!

From the dive deck - Kerrin Jones


Although weather conditions prevented us from travelling out to the Coral Sea, our recent spate of manta sightings on the GBR continued with a great encounter at Snake Pit being a highlight of the expedition for many divers. An extra bonus was a brief sighting of a whale shark at Lighthouse Bommie. And now time for Spoilsport’s 2018 refit! Dive trips will resume in March.



29 January - 1st February 2018
3 Night - FLY DIVE COD HOLE EXPEDITION
- JS


Conditions Report

Visibility

30m / 98ft

Water temperature

28°C / 82°F




Guest Reviews

Michael Lee - United States

From the first dive on the Reef to the last they have been a total pleasure. The service has been 5 Star! Thank-you!

Melinda Lock - United States

Fantastic, attentive crew nothing too much trouble. Thank-you so much for a fab trip.

Fiona Hampton - United Kingdom

All great but I especially liked the 'opendeck' so I could miss one dive a day but not miss a site.




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