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Mike’s tip!

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2 - 5 July 2018
3 Night - FLY DIVE MINKE WHALE EXPEDITION
- JS


Conditions Report

Visibility

30m / 98ft

Water temperature

23°C / 73°F




Guest Reviews

Andrew Makaroff - Australia

Dive highlight minke whale and calf. A huge variety of fish and other marine life at the dive sites. The staff were amazing.

Jenni Wyrsta - Australia

The food was yum, the boat luxurious, the minke swims amazing.

McAnulty Family - United States

The crew, the diving and the minke whales. Everything was top notch.


MINKE SEASON CONTINUES!

From the dive deck – By Kerrin Jones


Minke whale season continued to amaze this week, with guests enjoying plenty of opportunities to swim with whales, in addition to some great diving. As usual the best and closest whale encounters were on the minke snorkel lines. Highlights included some rare close passes by a mother and calf, and plenty of interesting whale behaviour including belly presentations, spy hopping and bubble blasts.



5 - 9 July 2018
4 Night - FLY DIVE MINKE WHALE EXPEDITION
- JC


Conditions Report

Visibility

25m / 82ft

Water temperature

24°C / 75°F




Guest Reviews

Mathew Coates - Australia

Minke encounters and dive sites were fantastic. Great staff with a mix of professionalism, safety, fun and humour.

Beth Gardner - United Kingdom

The whole trip was incredible. The minke's, the crew, the scuba diving. Thank-you so much for such an amazing trip.

Alana Kearns - Australia

Everything was made so easy and the crew was so efficient in keeping everything ruinning smoothly. The whole expedition was awesome!


MINKE SOUP

From the dive deck – By Jelle Kolet


16 whales at one time swam with elated guests and staff alike, making it one of the best Minke encounters of the season. At Steve’s Bommie divers received a rare treat and were able to see minkes on scuba. Playful turtles and elegant olive sea snakes at Lighthouse Bommie more than complemented this fantastic expedition.



9 - 12 July 2018
3 Night - FLY DIVE MINKE WHALE EXPEDITION
- JC


Conditions Report

Visibility

20m / 66ft

Water temperature

24°C / 75°F




Guest Reviews

Jared Brown - United States

An amazing crew that made sure my dive experience was exceptional, as well as any out of water needs were happily met. Wonderful experience.

Miriam Rohner - Switzerland

The expedition at every minute was perfect! Small group, great briefings, safe diving, felt very comfortable.

Karin Werder - Switzerland

Fantastic to swim with minke whales and have Dr. Alastair the minke reseracher onboard with us.




12 - 19 July 2017
7 Night - MINKE WHALE CORAL SEA EXPEDITION
- JS


Conditions Report

Visibility

30m / 98ft

Water temperature

24°C / 75°F




Guest Reviews

Joe and Vicki Monnig - United States

Spoilsport has an excellent crew who go out of their way to make certain that you have a memorable experience.

Amy Gospel - Australia

Great diving, great crew, great facility. Really impressed with what comes out of the kitchen after a day of diving.

Mark Emery - United States

Every dive was professionally handled and the choice of dive sites was great. Every single person on the staff made the journey a truly memorable experience.


MINKE WHALES AND CORAL SEA EXCITEMENT WITH MIKE!

From the dive deck – By Kerrin Jones


This special week-long expedition provided guests with some great minke whale encounters, exciting shark dives at Osprey Reef in the Coral Sea and the chance to dive with Mike Ball himself. Marine life highlights included hammerhead sightings, turtles, eagle rays, mobula rays and leafy scorpionfish, along with some very inquisitive minke whales.



19-26 July 2018
7 Night - FAR NORTH CORAL SEA EXPLORATORY
- JC


Conditions Report

Visibility

25+m / 82ft

Water temperature

25°C / 77°F




Guest Reviews

Molly Conroy -Ungerecht, California, USA

Minkes! Hammerheads! Cuttlefish! Humpbacks -amazingly beautiful corals. Loved every dive!

Tina Allec, California, USA

The sites, the reef life, the shark feed -its a true exploratory experience! The highlight were the Minke Whales of course and the amazingly plentiful and diverse reef life!

Richard Knox -NSW, Australia

Everything was amazing -the crew were fantastic. This was truly something I will remember forever!


EXPEDITION OF A LIFETIME!

From the dive deck – By Jelle Kollet


Sharks, minkes, humpbacks, untouched reefs and exploratory diving. This expedition had it all. The far northern reefs of Tijou and TMO boast amazing corals in the shallows and inquisitive silver tip sharks along the deeper walls. The minke whales on the ribbon reefs were more playful than ever. Two humpback whales swam across the bow at Steve’s Bommie as to wave lucky guests goodbye.



26 - 30 July 2018
4 Night - FLY DIVE CORAL SEA EXPEDITION
- JC


Conditions Report

Visibility

40m / 131ft

Water temperature

24°C / 75°F




Guest Reviews

Danielle Munro - Australia

Trip was everything and more than I could have imagined. All due to the crew and great group of divers onboard.

Lynne Grossman - United States

Diving was great. Food was fabulous. Dive staff were so friendly and went out of their way to make everything as perfect as they could.

Roy & Kimberly Bartnick - United States

The staff and crew went above and beyond. This is a floating five star hotel with diving.

FANTASTIC WEATHER AND LATE SEASON MINKE WHALES

From the dive deck – By Kerrin Jones


Great weather allowed Spoilsport to visit Holmes, Bougainville and Osprey Reefs in the Coral Sea. Divers enjoyed steep coral walls with plenty of sharks, including a leopard shark and a tiger shark. The fine weather continued southbound and we were fortunate to have a late season visit by minke whales at Steve’s Bommie, a highlight of the expedition for everyone!



30 July - 2 August 2018
3 Night - FLY DIVE COD HOLE EXPEDITION
- JC


Conditions Report

Visibility

30m / 98ft

Water temperature

24°C / 75°F




Guest Reviews

Jooho Lee - South Korea

Kind and amazing hospitality you guys provided and we saw minkes. End of story.

Stephen Helman - Australia

The diving was excellent - great crew and sea life. Food was amazing.

Kathleen Keane - United States

We loved how gracious, friendly, creative, supportive and fun loving the enviroment was.




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