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Dive Review of Mike Ball/Spoilsport in
Australia/Queensland

Mike Ball/Spoilsport, Jul, 2009,

by Jason Dabareiner, CA, USA ( 1 report). Report 4963.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving California; Hawaii; Palau; Yap; Galapagos; Revillagigedos; various Carribean
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm
Water Temp 77 to 79 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 7
Water Visibility 50 to 75 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Dive buddy. No deco. 130' max.
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas 1 or 2
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles 1 or 2 Whales None
Corals 5 stars Tropical Fish 4 stars
Small Critters 3 stars Large Fish 4 stars
Large Pelagics 4 stars

Underwater Photography 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Subject Matter N/A Boat Facilities N/A
Overall rating for UWP's N/A Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments [None]

Ratings and Overall Comments 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Accommodations 5 stars Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 4 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 4 stars
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments Visited Cod Hole and Osprey Reef on Mike Ball's 4-night dive & fly expedition. Well organized and safety conscious, but not overbearing. Great crew. The Brit Richard was a meticulous charge d'affaires and ran an excellent operation -- probably the best I've experienced. Clean and comfortable boat. Dive sites were very good and carefully choosen based on tide and conditions. Giant cod and lots of sharks: white tip, reef, silver tip, and reportedly a couple of hammerheads. Abundant and beautiful hard and soft corals. I would definitely recommend Osprey Reef and the Spoilsport to anyone diving out of Cairns.
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