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3 - 6 December 2018
3 Night - FLY DIVE COD HOLE EXPEDITION
- JC


Conditions Report

Visibility

30m / 98ft

Water temperature

27°C / 81°F




Guest Reviews

Jake Russell - United States

Great staff, comfortable boat and great dive spots. Excellent company Mike Ball. Keep it up!

Ken Kubitschek - United States

Loved the dives of Steve's and Lighthouse Bommie in particular and thought the staff did a wonderful job of making everyone feel welcome.

Will Findlay - Australia

Amazing dive sites! So many tropical fish and awesome coral. Best holiday I've been on!


To Forever Cherish

From the dive deck – by Jelle Kolet


Three happy couples celebrated their honeymoon on board Spoilsport this week. Sea snakes, cuttlefish, hunting sharks, octopus, schools of tropical fish and colourful corals created a wonderful backdrop for memories made that will stay with them forever. Over 30 meter visibility, a calm ocean and clear skies made for perfect conditions for the trip of a lifetime!



6 - 10 December 2018
4 Night - FLY DIVE CORAL SEA EXPEDITION
- JC


Conditions Report

Visibility

25m / 82ft

Water temperature

28°C / 82°F




Guest Reviews

Richard James - Australia

Enjoyed meeting people from all over the world. Great diving, excellent staff.

Beau Butherus - United States

This was our first liveaboard and it surpassed our expectations in all aspects. The entire experience was fantastic.

Moinuddin Shaikh - India

The coral reefs were amazing! I enjoyed every part of the expedition.




10 - 13 December 2018
3 Night - FLY DIVE COD HOLE EXPEDITION
- JC


Conditions Report

Visibility

25m / 82ft

Water temperature

28°C / 82°F




Guest Reviews

Adam Rosenfield - United States

Very knowledgeable dive staff, informative briefings, excellent guided dives finding things I'd never find.

Peter Liem - United States

The organisation was excellent. All sites were great and it was fantastic to be the only ones there.

Eugene Tan - United States

Coral Kingdom is beautiful and majestic. Helpful diving briefings and guidance from diving instructors.


BEST OF THE GREAT BARRIER REEF

From the dive deck – by Kerrin Jones


This week our divers experienced the best of the Great Barrier Reef, enjoying the splendid hard corals at Coral Kingdom, a manta ray sighting, and encountering friendly potato cod at the Cod Hole. On the southbound leg of the expedition divers saw eagle rays at Snake Pit, sea snakes and turtles at Lighthouse Bommie and encountered an octopus hunting in broad daylight at Steve’s Bommie.



17 - 20 December 2018
3 Night - FLY DIVE COD HOLE EXPEDITION
- JC


Conditions Report

Visibility

25m / 82ft

Water temperature

29°C / 84°F




Guest Reviews

Sarah Adkin - United Kingdom

Manta ray! Lighthouse Bommie was awesome. Thanks everyone for a spectacular trip.

Lyle Chapman - United Kingdom

The diving was amazing. Lots to see and the crew were great, friendly, funny and very welcoming.

Matina Jewell - Australia

The entire staff were truly fantastic. Professional yet friendly. Night dive at Gotham City was exceptional.


Sea snakes and a loggerhead turtle!

From the dive deck – Kiana Saltarelli


Spoilsport left for a unique Saturday departure, allowing us to explore the untouched southern side of the Great Barrier Reef. A loggerhead turtle kept our divers company during a night dive, while olive sea snakes came out to play during the day. The last dive left a lasting impression with a manta ray swimming amongst the shallows of Summer Bay.



20-27 December 2018
7 Night - FAR NORTH CORAL SEA EXPLORATORY
- JS


Conditions Report

Visibility

40m / 131ft

Water temperature

28°C / 82°F




Guest Reviews

Tom and Anita Hawkins - New Zealand

Positive attitude of the staff, their relentless energy and enthusiasm, and their utmost professionalism.

Fangyuan Cong - China

Watching predators hunt during the night was fun. Learnt useful skills. Crew were extremely helpful. Delicious food.

Andrew and Julianne Short - Australia

Amazing healthy reefs! Great staff and met like minded people from around the world.


FAR NORTH CORAL SEA EXPLORATORY EXPEDITION!

From the dive deck – by Kerrin Jones


For this week long far north Coral Sea expedition Spoilsport visited Bougainville Reef before heading to the rarely visited reefs of the far northern GBR. In addition to the pristine coral, divers encountered creatures both large and small, including a great hammerhead shark, leopard shark and a school of eagle rays. At the other extreme were tiny pygmy seahorses, rare lacy scorpionfish, and some exotic nudibranchs.



27 - 31 December 2018
4 Night - FLY DIVE CORAL SEA EXPEDITION
- JC


Conditions Report

Visibility

25m / 82ft

Water temperature

28°C / 82°F




Guest Reviews

Bryan Brady - United States

This is not just a dive boat, it is a family away from home. West End was an amazing dive site!

Rivers Wilson - United States

Best thing was definitely the professionalism of the MB staff with difficult weather circumstances. All the Bommie dives were awesome.

Morris and Angela Crady - United States

Enjoyed diving with various guides, it reduced stress and enhanced experience.


THE START OF A NEW YEAR ON THE GBR!

From the dive deck – by Kerrin Jones


Although we experienced adverse weather (caused by the low-pressure system which became Tropical Cyclone Penny), our guests soon discovered that it was much nicer beneath the surface than above it. Divers enjoyed the excellent coral of the Ribbon Reefs, along with plenty of fascinating marine life such as turtles, sea snakes, sharks, nudibranchs, and cuttlefish. We celebrated the coming of the New Year onboard, before heading back to Cairns.



31 December 2018 - 2 January 2019
3 Night - FLY DIVE COD HOLE EXPEDITION
- JC


Conditions Report

Visibility

25m / 82ft

Water temperature

28°C / 82°F




Guest Reviews

Dana Jones - Canada

Leaving a better diver. Everyone shared so many tips which made me a better diver.

Kerry Young - Australia

Best thing was seeing my favourite fish (Baked Bean Fish). The crew were terrific. The cabins excellent.

Pete Faulkner - Australia

Professional crew. Lighthouse and Steve's Bommie definite dive highlights.


* We celebrated the coming of the New Year onboard, before heading back to Cairns early due to the approaching cyclone.



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