4 Night MV Spoilsport Fly Dive - Coral Sea

Spoilsport Coral Sea  4 Day / 4 Night LiveAboard
Departs Every Thursday at 6.00pm and includes 14 Dives
5% Discount if you Book this Trip Online - Promotion Code  'Cairns05'

 

About Trip   About Spoilsport  
Departs Every Thursday No. of Divers 28
Duration 4 Days / 4 Nights Cabin Types Budget Twin, Club Twin, Std Twin, Premium Double
No. Dives 14 Dives Ensuites Own ensuites except Budget Twin
Check in 4.00pm Cairns Wharf Nitrox Available
Disembark 8.00am Lizard Island Star Rating 4 Star
Min Cert Advanced OpenWater Cert Diving Experience Should be comfortable in exposed & deep walls conditons.

 

Itinerary  
Day 1  Check In - between 8.30am and before 4.00pm today, Time for dinner (own expense)
 Meet down at the wharf for 6.00pm departure: Cruise overnight to the Ribbon Reefs
Day 2 Full Day at sea. Ribbon Reef up to 5 dives including night dive
Day 3 Full Day at sea. Coral Sea - Osprey Reef up to 5 Dives including a night dive
Day 4 Full Day at sea. Coral Sea - Osprey Reef up to 4 dives, overnight cruise back to Lizard Island.
Day 5 Disembark Lizard Island Scenic Flight back to Cairns**
         **Scenic Flight is a Low Level Flight and is safe for divers.

About the Cruise

Imagine yourself as a feeling of excitement arises as you cruise north in the shelter of the Great Barrier Reef. On deck you are greeted by the fabulous turquoise waters of the Ribbon Reefs. To port is historic Cooktown to starboard is the vastness of the Coral Sea. Challenger Bay is a spectacular introduction to the Great Barrier Reef. Gliding along, surrounded by schools of silver trevally, surgeon fish and yellow striped bream you explore pristine coral gardens in excellent visibility. You will understand why the Great is in Great Barrier Reef. One of the Great Barrier Reefs most amazing phenomenons awaits you at the Cod Hole. 75 miles beyond the Great Barrier Reef to the remote Coral Sea with sheer walls that plummet to 1000 metres. Glide past huge black coral trees, diver size soft coral trees and golden gorgonian fans. Observe or be observed by curious sharks cruising in the clear water. Your Osprey Reef adventure builds to a climax with a spectacular shark dive at North Horn. You will see 20-30 grey reef sharks, white-tip reef sharks as well as other species. You can photograph these sleek high order predators at close- range, or not so close, you choose! Hammerheads are seen off the deep wall.

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 Dive and Fly Trip with the cruise starting in Cairns and finishing with a scenic flight from Lizard Island - 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

About the Nautilus Interaction Expeditions - Research Coral Sea
Each year you can be part of the Nautilus Expeditions, including a capture and release program for the Central Queensland University research department. Nautilus traps are set overnight at Osprey Reef and retrieved the next morning. Guests have the rare opportunity to observe, photograph and dive with these deep sea creatures.
 

Please contact travel@prodive.com or call 1 800 820 820 if you require more information

 

FLY DIVE CORAL SEA
4 DAY ITINERARY, THURSDAY DEPARTURE

Departing:   Cairns 6.00pm Thursday
Returning:   Cairns 11.00am Monday

Planning your travel arrangements
You will need to be in Cairns on the day of departure for check in between 8.30am and before 4.00pm.

Make your own way - Meeting Point is at Mike Ball office between 8.30am and before 4.00pm. Time for dinner before boarding for 6.00pm departure.

 

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

 

Dive Certification
Don’t forget to bring your Dive Certification which must be presented at check- in.

ITINERARY (Click here for Fair Weather Itinerary)
Thursday: Check-in and Departure to Ribbon Reefs

  • Thursday  - Check in and boarding as per above
  • Departure on Spoilsport- cruise overnight to the Ribbon Reefs.

Friday: Ribbon Reef  Cod Hole and Sanke Pit

  • Dive with Diver-sized fish at the World Famous Cod Hole.
  • See Coral gardens and sea snakes at the Snake Pit.
  • Cruise overnight Friday, venturing 75 miles northeast beyond the Great Barrier Reef to the remote Coral Sea.

Saturday: Coral Sea

  • Awake to find yourself exploring plummeting reef walls in gin clear water at the Fairy Grotto. This dive site offers a great introduction to Osprey Reef with lots of small caverns and swim throughs.
  • Glide past huge black coral trees, giant feathery soft corals, golden fans and red whips housed along the plummeting walls. Swim amongst schools of giant trevally, dog-tooth tuna, blue spot trevally, barracuda or bumphead parrotfish. Observe or be observed by the many shark species in the area.

Sunday: Coral Sea

  • False Entrance is another amazing dive site! Other than the resident schooling big eye trevally and barracudas, which make for a great photo opportunity, there’s colorful gorgonian fans, whips and soft corals. Keep one eye out on the blue water for cruising hammerheads in the cooler months.
  • Exciting shark action in the Coral Sea! Your Osprey Reef adventure builds to a climax with a spectacular shark dive at North Horn. You will see 10-30 grey reef sharks, white-tip reef sharks as well as other species. You can photograph these sleek high order predators at close- range, or not so close, you choose!

Monday: Dock Lizard Island & Scenic Flight back to Cairns

  • End your epic diving adventure with a stunning, low-level flight from Lizard Island back to Cairns. Half of your 150 mile flight is at a very low 180 meters (600ft) and we provide detailed flight maps so you can anticipate the low altitude pass over Endeavour Reef where Captain Cook ran aground.

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.

Luggage Restrictions
Due to light aircraft weight restrictions, your total luggage weight is limited to 20 kilograms/ 45 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.

Cancellation Policy

  • Less than 60 days, forfeit 30% of trip fee
  • Less than 30 days, forfeit 100% of trip fee

Alcohol Policy
Ships Bar Only Policy - Complimentary soft drinks anytime, wine with dinner. Alcohol from bar at your expense.


*All Prices are Per Person and Prices may vary depending on Start Dates.

More Information

Meeting Points Price Terms and Conditions Dates & Availability