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Dive Review of Mike Ball Spoilsport in
Australia/GBR - Coral Sea

July, 2015, an Instant Reader Report by Debbie Pasich, CA, US
Reviewer   (4 reports, with 1 Helpful vote)
"Good trip to add to a to a vacation in Australia"
Report Number 8312
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
501-1000 dives
Where else diving
Fiji, Palau, Belize, Roatan, Cozumel, Bonaire, Cayman Islands (all 3), San
Closest Airport
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Dive Conditions

sunny, windy  
Water Temp
71   to 72    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
60   to 120    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
They wanted you back to the boat with 850 PSI but did not really enforce
it.  They were very diligent about checking limits set by your computer
(especially for NITROX use) and logging actual dive times and depths. Each
diver was required to sign their log sheets after each and every dive.  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
1 or 2 
Whale Sharks
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  3 stars
Tropical Fish
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Small Critters
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Large Fish
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Large Pelagics
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Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
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Boat Facilities
5 stars
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Shore Facilities  
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There is a large area on the dive deck and rinse tanks set up solely for
cameras.  Opportunities for terrific fish photograph
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Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
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5 stars
Service and Attitude
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Environmental Sensitivity  
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Overall Rating

Value for $$
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3 stars   
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We did the Mike Ball Coral Sea 4 night/fly expedition and found the
operation very well run with a staff that was accommodating and for the
most part friendly and seemingly happy with their jobs.  The SpoilSport was
well laid out and even with a "full house" there was ample space
on the dive deck and communal areas for everyone.  Meal and dive times were
set and unless altered by water or weather conditions, occurred at their
scheduled times.  A Continental breakfast was available starting at 6:30 am
with a full breakfast shortly thereafter.  Lunch was around noon and dinner
around 7:30 or 8 pm.  Coffee, tea and water were always available as were
cookies and a bowl of whole fruit.  Sodas and adult
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