Fly & Dive Cod Hole Ribbon Reefs 3 Day / 3 Night LiveAboard
Departs Every Monday at 7.00am and includes 12 Dives
Minke Whale Expeditions - June and July 2019
|Departs||Every Monday||No. of Divers||28|
|Duration||3 Days / 3 Nights||Cabin Types||Budget Twin, Club Twin, Std Twin, Premium Double|
|No. Dives||12 Dives||Ensuites||Own ensuites except Budget Twin|
|Check in||7.00am Flight to Lizard Island||Nitrox||Available|
|Disembark||8.00am Carins Wharf||Star Rating||4 Star|
|Min Cert||OpenWater Cert||Diving Experience||Diving is suitable for all level of divers|
|Day 1||7.00am Check In for Flight to Lizard Island, onabord and diving by 12.30pm- 2 dives|
|Day 2||Full Day at sea. Ribbon Reef up to 5 dives including night dive|
|Day 3||Full Day at sea. Ribbon Reef up to 5 dives including night dive|
|Day 4||Disembark 8.00am Cairns Trinity Wharf Transfers to Hotels|
About the Cruise
Imagine yourself on a spectacular flying start to Lizard Island. On the way you will have a birds-eye view of the Great Barrier Reef. Half of your 150 mile flight is at a very low 180 metres (600ft) above the sites you will dive along the Great Barrier Reefs continental shelf. A truly spectacular beginning to your expedition with guaranteed access to restricted dive sites on the Ribbon Reef.This 55 mile chain of reefs from Lizard Island to Cooktown is the most prized dive region of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. This is where you can see more of the Great Barrier Reef’s 1,500 fish and 400 coral species than elsewhere. The currents that channel between the ribbon reefs attract large fish populations. One of the Great Barrier Reefs most amazing phenomenons awaits at the Cod Hole. Swim with incredibly inquisitive ‘small diver size’ potato cod. Tidal currents ensure the coral growth here is very diverse. The Cod Hole’s Shark Alley is a great place to see sleeping white tips in the sand and the occasional grey reef shark.
Spoilsport is Australia’s most awarded liveaboard dive boat. Custom built to provide superb dive and guest facilities, Spoilsport has a twin hull design which maximises stability and passenger comfort in all conditions. Measuring 30m in length, Spoilsport has a dedicated crew of 11 people including the dive team, host/ess, skipper and chef. We have everything you need for a comfortable, enjoyable liveaboard dive expedition. Guest cabins are a combination of double, twin and quad share. All are air-conditioned and are serviced daily. Relax in the spacious lounge / bar inside, or head up to the sun deck and enjoy the view over the Coral Sea. Our award-winning food and service caters to all dietary requirements. Your chef prepares all meals fresh and vegetarians are well-catered for with their own dedicated menu. There is a reason Spoilsport is Australia’s most awarded diving liveaboard!
This is a Fly and Dive Trip with the cruise starting with a scenic flight to Lizard Island and finishing in Cairns - the flight is included in the trip cost. As it is a low-level flight you will have a birds-eye view of the Great Barrier Reef. Once onboard novice divers are offered complimentary orientation dives to enhance skills, experienced divers are given ample freedom to do their own thing. Nitrox Diving is encouraged.
Spoilsport’s is a photographers dream vessel, the dive deck is equipped to meet all of your digital needs. To ignite your creative juices, photo competition run onboard for each and every trip. 3 large camera stations with air guns, A 3 tier camera shelf with recharging facilities, 110v (2 prong straight pin) and 240v (Australian) socket, Dedicated camera freshwater rinse tubs, Cabins 110v (2 prong straight pin) socket. 240v (Australian) socket in cabins, Saloon: public computer (Windows), 1x video/DVD player and 2x large wall-mounted flat screens for viewing photographs and video
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FLY DIVE COD HOLE
3 DAY ITINERARY, MONDAY DEPARTURE
Departing: Cairns 7.00 am Monday
Returning: Cairns 8.00am Thursday
Planning your travel arrangements
You will need to be in Cairns the night before departure.
Check In & Hotel Transfers
Email firstname.lastname@example.org up to 48hrs prior to departure to advise your Hotel Accomodation, we will then organise a transfer for you. Pick ups from Cairns City locations only.
Making your own way - Meeting Point is at Mike Ball office for 7.00am. Check in then transfer to Hinterland Commuter Airport
Fit to Dive
We recommend you complete a dive medical -if required -before you arrive in Cairns
Web address for Doctors registered to do Dive Medicals Australia Wide- www.spums.org.au
Web address for Cairns 24hr Medical Center - Can provide Dive Medicals until 8pm - www.thedoctors.com.au
Don’t forget to bring your Dive Certification which must be presented at check- in.
Monday: Check-in and Departure & Ribbon Reef #10 & #9 - Cod Hole, Cod Wall, Challenger Bay
Tuesday: Ribbon Reef #9, #5, #4 - Lighthouse Bommie, Pixie Pinnacle, Andy's Postcard, Clam Beds, Vertical Gdns
Wednesday: Ribbon Reef #3 - Flare Point, Joani's Joy, Steve's Bommie
Prime dives sites - GUARANTEED!
* This itinerary has been designed to include the 'prime' Ribbon Reef and Coral Sea dive sites.
* If weather forces an itinerary change our surety of access to the prime Ribbon Reef sites is your guarantee of the best diving.
* Spoilsport's outstanding stability minimises disruption to your itinerary and your diving experience.
Note: Itinerary subject to change.
What to bring on board
Please bring your own personal toiletries, swimmers, light long sleeve top, t-shirts, shorts, suitable shoes to wear on board (can have slippery surfaces), sunhat, sunscreen and sunglasses are a must. If you are not sure of your sea legs, we strongly recommend that you take motion sickness tablets on the trip. Kwells and Travel Calm are suitable to use when diving.
Due to light aircraft weight restrictions, your total luggage weight is limited to 25 kilograms/ 55 lb per person, plus maximum carry-on of 3kg (6.5lbs) or 10kg (22lbs) allowance for professional photo/video housed systems. Excess baggage storage is available at our office.
Flying After Diving
We recommend you give yourself a 24 hour surface interval after your last dive before flying.
Reef Taxes and Levies
There is an additional fee which includes Government Management Charge, as well as a Port Departure Tax and administration costs. Payable direct at the end of the trip.
Ships Bar Only Policy - Complimentary soft drinks anytime, wine with dinner. Alcohol from bar at your expense.