Reef Reports



4 - 7 November 2019
3 Night - FLY DIVE COD HOLE EXPEDITION
- JS


Conditions Report

Visibility

40m / 131ft

Water temperature

26°C / 79°F




Guest Reviews

Carla and Rick Streit - United Kingdom

Fantastic location, great dive sites, lovely staff, helpful, great briefings, thoughtful & caring. Really enjoyed the food. Surprise Captain singalong was bloody brilliant.

Debbie and Alex Wood - United Kingdom

Enjoyed exploring remote parts of the reef! The staff have been amazing, in every way. They made the trip more enjoyable. Great food.

Doug and Katie Read - United States

Great dives with briefs for all skill levels to know what to do and expect.




7 - 11 November 2019
4 Night - FLY DIVE CORAL SEA EXPEDITION
- JC


Conditions Report

Visibility

40m / 131ft

Water temperature

26°C / 79°F




Guest Reviews

Martin & Jennifer Reeder - USA

Great crew, fantastic dive locations, fantastic organisation of events and meals, and a great all round experience!

Jenine Laughhead & Ana Whisenant- USA

We loved the ability to go on dives independently, as a buddy pair, or when available with a guide.

Macro Engler & Jana Meyer - Switzerland

Super motivated crew, excellent food, photo and video services, and the fantastic dive spots, without any other boats!


CORAL SEA DIVING AT ITS BEST!

From the dive deck – Kerrin Jones


Excellent weather once again allowed Spoilsport to visit three different Coral Sea reefs; Holmes Reef provided plenty of caves and swimthroughs to explore at dive site Amazing. At Bougainville Reef divers enjoyed a coral slope with the wreck of the Antonio Tarabocchia and the Crystal Plateau wall. And of course Osprey Reef’s highlights were the North Horn shark feed and colourful West Wall.



11 - 18 November 2019
7 Night - Turtle Spectacular - Far Northern Reefs
- JC


Conditions Report

Visibility

40m / 131ft

Water temperature

26°C / 79°F




Guest Reviews

Colleen Stice - USA

It fulfilled a life-log desire to see the reef. the team was wonderful, so well organised, professional and friendly.

Armando Valencia - USA

The staff was amazing in all aspects of the trip. Excellent cuisine and the quality of the food. As a new diver I felt welcomed and safe!

Sarah Drew - Australia

A very slick operation, all the crew were professional and very customer oriented. Dive wise I loved that we could dive for as long as we wanted.


TURTLE SPECTACULAR!

From the dive deck – Kerrin Jones


A fantastic week-long expedition to explore the reefs of the far northern GBR. The many highlights included diving the historic wreck of the HMS Pandora, and plenty of large turtles on the fringing reef at Raine Island. A pod of pilot whales cruised by the boat and a large hammerhead shark was seen. We ended the trip with a visit to Stanley Island to view ancient Aboriginal cave art followed by Spoilsport party night!



18 - 21 November 2019
3 Night - FLY DIVE COD HOLE EXPEDITION
- JC


Conditions Report

Visibility

30m / 98ft

Water temperature

26°C / 79°F




Guest Reviews

Joel and Jamie Tiller - USA

Excellent customer service, paying attention to each divers needs - very customised!!

Joe Crewe - UK

Service, Service, Service!!!! Interpersonal staff, fantastic care and of course the fish!

Liane and Phil Koester - USA

Every effort was made to make sure guests were safe. Constant help, support and positive attitudes.


GREAT DIVING ON THE RIBBON REEFS!

From the dive deck – Kerrin Jones


The recent great weather continued for our latest southbound expedition. After enjoying a low-level scenic flight from Cairns to Lizard Island, divers encountered huge friendly potato cod at the Cod Hole, olive sea snakes at Lighthouse Bommie, well-camouflaged stonefish on Steve’s Bommie, and cuttlefish amongst the beautiful shallow coral gardens at Flare Point.



21 - 25 November 2019
4 Night - FLY DIVE CORAL SEA EXPEDITION
- JS


Conditions Report

Visibility

40m / 131ft

Water temperature

26°C / 79°F




Guest Reviews

Sabine Reissmann - Germany

The whole team did a fantastic job! The crew were so friendly but also professional, the safety regulations were excellent, the food was fantastic and diving was awesome!

Barnaby Hone - UK

It felt as if I was party of the family... there was really good banter between all the crew and passengers.

Alan & Stephamie Fulk - USA

The quality of the dive sites was fantastic! The crew worked so well together and the food was the best of any liveaboard we've been on.


GLASS OUT CONDITIONS!

From the dive deck – Kristy O'Neill


The expedition got off to a smooth start with calm seas for our steam to Bougainville reef. The dive sites had incredible array of wildlife, and one lucky diver even got up close and personal with a Tiger Shark! From here we made our way to Osprey Reef where we met with similar weather and dive conditions. The good fortune of seeing large marine animals stuck with us, bringing us a couple of meetings with dancing Manta Rays and elegant Eagle Rays. Making our way south through the Ribbon Reefs was like driving on a highway due to glass-like surface conditions, and with the cooler underlayer of seawater, this gave us great diving conditions and around 40m visibility.



25 November - 2 December 2019
7 Night - Turtle Spectacular - Far Northern Reefs
- JS


Conditions Report

Visibility

40m / 131ft

Water temperature

26°C / 79°F




Guest Reviews

Bruno Montanari - Brazil

Incredible pristine reefs of the far north, especially Raine Island were amazing. The operation is flawless and spoiled me for a week!

Ken Powell - United Arab Emirates

The boat facilities, crew and diving were all superb. The other guests made the trip. A good crowd/mix of divers from around the world. Excellent!

Carolina Dores - United Kingdom

Beautiful diving sites and everything was well organised. It was a great experience.


TURTLES, TURTLES EVERYWHERE.... AND DOLPHINS!!!

From the dive deck – Kristy O'Neill


As we left Lizard Island, passenger anticipations were high for what adventures awaited us. Our first stop was the Cod Hole and Snake Pit for some warm-up diving. Each evening we steamed further north to dive sites that were either unseen before or were found by our crews on recent expeditions. This new and unchartered underwater world gave divers an exciting sense of exploration that they had not experienced before. We finally made it to the Northernmost part of the expedition, and the most greatly anticipated location of Raine Island. Our passengers were right to be excited, with incredible coral formations, incredible visibility and a huge amount of turtles. After a number of dives nearby, we departed at dusk and witnessed hundreds of turtles heading ashore to lay eggs. On the southbound journey, we experienced a magical moment underwater when a pod of 70+ dolphins curiously swam closeby while we were diving.



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