Scuba Diving with Mike Ball Dive Expeditions
Our home port of Cairns in Far North Queensland is the gateway to some of the best year-round diving in the world. Traversing over 100,000 sq km of ocean between Townsville to the south and Cape York at the northernmost tip of Australia, we visit the remote wilderness of the Great Barrier Reef and the Coral Sea, only accessible by long-range liveaboard vessels.
A variety of expeditions are available from three to seven nights optimising the seasonal weather and wildlife. Whether diving amidst the incredible biodiversity of the Great Barrier Reef or out into the fathomless Coral Sea’s steep walls and crystal clear water, we cater from novice through to the advanced technical diver. Expertise is on hand for upskilling or certifying you in a variety of speciality courses on board, or simply relax and enjoy your vacation.
Spoilsport is a large catamaran both spacious and stable, with various levels of accommodation to suit your budget. Comfort is further enhanced with our spacious lounge, dining, sun and dive decks; and our chefs use fresh produce to deliver restaurant-quality meals catering to all dietary requirements.
We visit two to three dive sites per day offering up to five dives. Our ‘diving style’ allows you to choose your pace by diving as much or as little as you want; our ‘open deck’ policy also ensures you won’t miss a thing, with longer times spent on dive sites where you can choose to dive once, twice, or simply when it suits you.
Whether you simply relax and marvel at the beauty or are an avid photographer, we can cater to your every whim. For photographers, we suggest you bring lenses from macro to wide-angle to capture the smallest to the biggest animals.
Top Dive Site
North Horn – Osprey Reef is an atoll 190 nm to the NNE of Cairns. The reef runs in a SE to NE direction with sometimes strong oceanic currents culminating at ‘North Horn’. Right at this focal point, nature has formed a perfect amphitheatre where we conduct our shark feed dive.
Find more inspiration for your dive trips this year in the Ultimate Divers Guide.