Travel Update


Last Updated  21st May 2020         05:00pm AEST

First and foremost, I hope you are faring well. These very difficult times have created a great deal of stress for us all and much work lies ahead as we adapt to our new normality.  Relatively speaking, Australia has done extremely well flattening the curve with the Government easing some restrictions earlier than anticipated. As such we are very excited to announce: we are re-opening with our first expedition departing on the 18th June, just in time for the annual minke whale migration!

In Mike Ball Dive Expeditions DNA, is our ability to adapt to change whilst never losing focus on ensuring we bring you the dive community, the best possible diving expeditions. With that in mind, we have adapted our upcoming minke whale itineraries to ensure we can provide fantastic diving in a COVID SAFE environment onboard Spoilsport.

As we ease through the opening of local domestic travel restrictions, ‘Stage 2’ commencing June 12th will permit travel to Cairns for locals within a catchment radius of 250kms and gatherings of up to 20 people indoors; from July 10th ‘Stage 3’ these restrictions are planned to ease further at which point, we will bring you the latest advice.

Passenger numbers are currently limited; however, Spoilsport offers large areas both inside and out which ensures compliance with current safe distancing measures and Covid-Safe practice guidelines.

Our brand new 5 Night /4 Day Minke Whale Expedition offers more diving and an extra night on the reef, with no price increase from our fly/dive expedition. Fantastic value on our world-class liveaboard Spoilsport! The 7 Night Coral Sea Exploratory will be departing on the 23rd of July as previously scheduled. Bookings are available NOW. Contact Bre at

Reservations are currently working through a backlog of bookings and enquiries and Bre will be in contact with you at her earliest opportunity. We thank you for your patience and we are very excited to get back to work and back to exploring the oceans with you once again.

Stay safe and healthy.

Yours Sincerely,

Craig Stephen
Managing Director


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