Coral Sea Scuba Dive Expedition

This four-night Coral Sea “Fly Dive” is designed for Advanced Scuba Divers

Be prepared for the best scuba diving in Australia some say the World, the visibility is fantastic and you will see big fish.

The Scuba diving expedition includes 14 scuba dives in the pristine waters of the Coral Sea and Cod Hole 150 miles north of Cairns.

This tour is not suitable for snorkelers.

The dive expedition departs Cairns, Queensland every Thursday at 6:00 pm.

Travelling 150 miles to the Northern Ribbon Reefs onboard Australia’s most awarded liveaboard dive boat.

Check-in is between 8.30 am and 4 pm for your 4-night Scuba Diving trip

Returning to Cairns on a low-level scenic flight from Lizard Island over the Great Barrier Reef, arriving into Cairns approx 11 am Monday (courtesy of inner-city hotel transfers).

 

Spoil Sport Vessel Layout

Spoil Sport Vessel Layout

Accommodation Options:

  • Budget Cabin: Twin bunk beds, shared bathroom facilities
  • Club Cabin: Twin bunk beds, ensuite bathroom facilities
  • Standard Cabin: Two single beds, private ensuite & ocean views
  • Premium Cabin: Double bed, private ensuite & ocean views

Please check availability with us before booking!!

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Highlights

Osprey Reef – Recently proclaimed Shark Sanctuary; 2-3 shark attraction dives; spectacular topography, sheer walls, soft and hard corals; big fish action in 40-metre visibility.
Bougainville Reef – Dungeons & Dragons labyrinth of caves & caverns, giant potato cod at Crystal Plateau.

Stunning 250km low-level Great Barrier Reef flight from Lizard Is. to Cairns.


Itinerary

Sample itinerary, subject to change based on conditions.

Thursday:  

  • Check-in at our office (3 Abbott St, Cairns) between 8.30 am and 4 pm.
  • From 4:30 pm:  Make your own way to Hemingway’s Brewery Cairns Wharf (200m from MBDE office) to meet your fellow passengers.  Please note that dinner is not provided on the first evening so you may wish to eat before boarding.
  • 5:50 pm: Our crew will lead you from Hemingway’s Brewery Cairns Wharf to board Spoilsport.  Enjoy a glass of champagne and light snacks while your Trip Director provides a full briefing.
  • 6:30 pm:  Spoilsport departs Cairns
  • Time to organise any rental equipment and put your dive gear together on the dive deck.

Friday:  (4 dives + night dive) This is a sample of a ‘typical day’, however exact times may vary to optimise the prevailing weather conditions on the day.

  • 6:30 am: Wake up call, light breakfast available in dining room
  • 7:00 am: Dive brief & diving commences
  • 9:00 am: Full cooked breakfast
  • 10:30 am: Dive briefing & dive. “Open decks” accommodate 1-2 dives either am or pm
  • 2:00 pm: Lunch
  • 3:30 pm: Dive brief & diving
  • 4:30 pm: Afternoon tea
  • 6:30 pm: Night dive brief & dive
  • 8:00 pm: Dinner

Saturday:  (4 dives + night dive)

  • As per above

Sunday: (4 dives)

  • As per above. Exit last dive by 5 pm.
  • As the sun sets we pour the champagne, lay out the nibbles and get ready for an Aussie BBQ party night. Don’t forget to wear your loudest tropical shirt or dress and sing along to music played by our talented crew.
  • Overnight cruise to Lizard Island.

Monday:

    • 7:00 am: Light breakfast
    • 8:00 am: Disembark Spoilsport. Our crew will walk you to the airport on Lizard Island.
    • 9:30 am: Board a light aircraft for a low level flight over the reef back to Cairns (flight time approx. 1 hour).
    • 11:45 am: Land Cairns and courtesy transfer to inner Cairns city hotels, the airport or our office where we can store your luggage until 5pm if you have a later flight


Included

  • 14 scuba dives at pristine Great Barrier Reef locations Coral Sea Dive, Challenger Bay, Cod Hole & Osprey Reef
  • Return flight from Lizard Island back to Cairns
  • Orientation dives for those who require supervision
  • Night Dives
  • Reef Ecology Program Guaranteed access to restricted dive sites
  • All chef-prepared meals catered for, including snacks
  • Complimentary soft drinks & wine with dinner
  • Unlimited dive times 3 different dive sites per day (weather permitting)
  • Dive Equipment Not Included – Available for Rental on board


Optional Extras

  • Personal dive guides
  • PADI Instruction: Advanced
  • Naturalist & Photo/Video Gear hire Camera hire

Hire Gear can be organised onboard

  • Item Cost Reg, Ocy, Gauges $15/day
  • BCD $10/day Computer $12/day
  • Snorkel Gear $5/day
  • Light/Torch/Cyalume $10/day
  • Wetsuit $10/day
  • Safety Sausage (SMB) $10/trip
  • Nautilus Lifeline GPS No charge
  • All of the above $44/day
  • 2L (13 cu.ft) Pony Bottle + Reg $15/day
  • 15L (120cu.ft)
  • Steel Bottle $25/day Nitrox fills $75/for 3 or 4 night
  • Cyalume Light Stick $2/each

Extra Charges

  • Reef Tax
  • Sole Occupancy Berth cost + 70%
  • Fuel Levy – Standard Expeditions $0 (subject to change)
  • Special Catering Admin Fee $30 per day
  • Luggage Restriction 25KG (55lb) per person
  • Personal Dive Guides $250/day (+ berth cost for guide) or $50/dive


What to bring

  • Cash or Credit Card for purchases
  • Personal clothes & toiletries, sun cream, swimming clothes, hat
  • Own dive equipment unless you have pre-booked rental equipment
  • Voucher if applicable
  • Proof of certification if you’re a Certified Diver
  • *EMC + Admin fee not included – $18/trip


Important Information

  • We recommend that you allow 24 hours between your last dive and your onward flight (all diving is finished by 5pm Sunday).
  • A luggage allowance applies to the flight from Cairns to Lizard Island:
      • 25kg / 55lb per person plus 3kg / 6.5lb – carry on.
      • An additional 10kg/22lb is allowed for professional photo/video housed systems.


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