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Spirit of Freedom LiveAboard Great Barrier Reef   "Thirteen years later: still top-notch!"
Spirit of Freedom was our first liveaboard back in 2011. We had a great experience then, but the company has since been sold and t... Full report  
4 stars
5 stars  
4/2024   Beverly H Sobelman
100+ Dives
 
Blue Dive/ Thala Beach Nature Reserve   Great Barrier Reef   "Personalized diving on the Great Barrier Reef"
For our land- based trip to Queensland and the GBR, we chose to stay at Thala Beach Nature Reserve, a beautiful jungle and beach re... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
10/2023   Philip M Carpenter
100+ Dives
1Helpful vote(s) received
Dive Lord Howe/ Somerset Apartments   Lord Howe Island   "Diving on the World's Most Southerly Coral Reef"
Lord Howe Island is a picturesque island off the coast of New South Wales. It has a very remote vibe, with about 400 residents and... Full report  
4 stars
4 stars  
10/2023   Philip M Carpenter
100+ Dives
 
Mike Ball Dive Expeditions LiveAboard GBR, Coral Sea   "Fun times"
I have dived with Mike Ball several times. Not much has changed over time. COVID has changed a few things - neg test required pr... Full report  
4 stars
3 stars  
11/2023   Janice Culbertson
1000+ Dives
Photos available 
MV Kalinda   Far North Great Barrier Reef   "An Adventure on the Far Northern Great Barrier Reef"
This was my first time in many years going with a budget operator, and once in that mindset, the facilities were fine. But arrivi... Full report  
4 stars
3 stars  
10/2023   Mark Rosenstein
1000+ Dives
 
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resort dive op/ Lizard Island   Lizard Island   "Top notch diving on the northern edge of the Great Barrier Reef"
Great location for diving the great barrier reef. Only 1. 5 hr boat ride to Cod Hole (outer reef), where there are 9 resident Gian... Full report  
4 stars
4 stars  
9/2023   AJ HILLER
500+ Dives
 
Ningaloo Reef Dive   Coral Bay, Western Australia   "Surprisingly good coral life, mantas almost guaranteed"
This operator offers a number of half & full day dive / snorkel tours, I did the full day "Ningaloo Adventure & Manta Ray Tour" on... Full report  
5 stars
4 stars  
8/2023   Phil Johnston
1000+ Dives
Photos available 
Dive Ningaloo/ N/A   Exmouth Navy Pier, Western Aus   "Excellent pier dive (when conditions are good)"
I had long wanted to dive the Navy Base pier at Exmouth. I did an initial shore dive, then a double dive two days later, entering ... Full report  
4 stars
4 stars  
8/2023   Phil Johnston
1000+ Dives
Photos available
1Helpful vote(s) received
Dive Ningaloo LiveAboard Ningaloo, Western Australia   "3 day cruise to Murion / Islands & Ningaloo"
I did a 3 day cruise with Dive Ningaloo on "Lady Ningaloo" liveaboard. I would have done the longer 5 day cruise that was offered ... Full report  
5 stars
4 stars  
8/2023   Phil Johnston
1000+ Dives
Photos available 
Abyss Scuba Diving/ Rydges Cronulla Beachside       "Shore and Boat dive with Abyss Scuba Diving"
Flew Delta LAX to Sydney. Rented a car and stayed at the Rydges Cronulla. Did guided shore dives and one boat dive through Abyss S... Full report  
4 stars
4 stars  
1/2023   Joel Horie
250+ Dives
1Helpful vote(s) received
Calypso dive and snorkel   GBR   "A must-do if you're in Northern Queensland, Australia"
This was a day- trip only on a huge power catamaran. Despite the fact that there were probably 100 people on the boat, most everyon... Full report  
4 stars
3 stars  
6/2023   Medea Isphording Bern
500+ Dives
 
Wolf Rock Dive Centre   Rainbow Beach   "Great day with plenty of Grey Nurse Sharks"
The guys at Wolf Rock Dive really looked after us. We had nine divers (full trip would be ten), two dive guides and James the skip... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
6/2023   Peter Rivers
250+ Dives
Photos available 
Exmouth Dive and Whale Shark/ Potshot Motel   Ningaloo   "Interesting Introduction to Exmouth, Western Australia"
I spent 4 days diving Lighthouse Bay and the Muiron Islands as part of a package put together by Australian travel agency DivePlan... Full report  
2 stars
4 stars  
6/2023   Laura Todd
1000+ Dives
Photos available 
DIve Ningaloo/ N/A   Navy Pier, Exmouth W Australia   "Interesting Shore Dive in Remote Western Australia"
This is a special dive in a unique part of Australia and when the conditions and animals cooperate it can be world class. I dove ... Full report  
3 stars
4 stars  
6/2023   Laura Todd
1000+ Dives
 
Sail Ningaloo   Ningaloo/Western Australia   "Interesting diving in Western Australia"
We had wanted to go to Ningaloo for awhile. After a trip planned by some friends was rescheduled due to Covid, we were able to joi... Full report  
3 stars
4 stars  
3/2023   Alice Ribbens
1000+ Dives
 
Lady Elliott Island Dive Shop/ Lady Elliot Island Eco Resort   Queensland, southern barrier r   "Southern Barrier Reef resort diving "
I dived Lady Elliot Island in 1995 (also in April), & had been impressed by its larger marine life - mantas, leopard sharks, shove... Full report  
4 stars
3 stars  
4/2023   Phil Johnston
1000+ Dives
Photos available 
Do it yourself/ From home Full report   SW of Western Australia   "Busselton jetty"
This dive is one of three local dives that I have done many times, the others being the HMS Swan and Lena wrecks (both sunk as d... Full report  
3 stars
5 stars  
2/2022   Andrew Falconer
500+ Dives
Photos available 
Odyssey Expeditions Full report LiveAboard Rowley Shoals   "Pristine waters and dive freedom"
The best about diving with Odyssey Expeditions is the freedom to dive with your buddy. Dives are your own profile and your own pa... Full report  
5 stars
2 stars  
10/2019   Christhol Swanson
250+ Dives
1Helpful vote(s) received
Yongala Dive/ Stayed in cabin at caravan park at Full report   North Queensland,   "Diving the historical wreck Yongala"
The Yongala sank in a cyclone in 1911, with no survivors among the 121 persons on board. The wreck was not discovered until the 19... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
8/2021   Andrew Falconer
500+ Dives
Photos available
2Helpful vote(s) received
Sunreef/ Stayed with friends Full report   Queensland, Sunshine Coast   "Diving exHMAS Brisbane "
The Brisbane was sunk as a dive wreck in 2005, after being decommissioned from the RAN in 2001. In service it was a guided missile... Full report  
3 stars
3 stars  
8/2021   Andrew Falconer
500+ Dives
Photos available
1Helpful vote(s) received
Eaglehawk Dive Full report   Tasmania [N/A]   "Diving in Tasmania "
DIVING IN TASMANIA As part of a road trip on a motorcycle round Tasmania, I did a couple of dives off the Tasman Peninsula on th... Full report  
3 stars
3 stars  
4/2021   Andrew Falconer
500+ Dives
Photos available 
Cocos Diving and Wet and Dry Adventuress (Xmas)/ Cocos beach motel and Sea Eye guest Full report   Cocos and Christmas Islands   "Diving Cocos and Xmas Islands"
DIVING THE COCOS (KEELING) ISLANDS AND CHRISTMAS ISLAND by Andrew Falconer With no possibility of a dive trip to Indonesia due ... Full report  
3 stars
3 stars  
9/2020   Andrew Falconer
500+ Dives
Photos available 
Blue Destiny/ Our yacht! Full report   Rottnest island   "Diving Rottnest island, Western Australia "
As part of a sailing trip from Bunbury, where I live to Rottnest island, I fitted in a double dive while on the island. I organi... Full report  
3 stars
3 stars  
3/2020   Andrew Falconer
500+ Dives
Photos available 
Dive Ningaloo / Ningaloo caravan and holiday resort Full report   Western Australia   "Exmouth Navy Jetty Dive"
With overseas travel off limits due to Covid- 19 and as part of a wider trip up north to escape the south west winter weather where... Full report  
4 stars
4 stars  
8/2020   Andrew Falconer
500+ Dives
 
Dive Ningaloo / Ningaloo caravan and holiday resort Full report   Western Australia   "Exmouth Navy Jetty Dive"
With overseas travel off limits due to Covid- 19 and as part of a wider trip up north to escape the south west winter weather where... Full report  
4 stars
4 stars  
8/2020   Andrew Falconer
500+ Dives
Photos available 
Lady Elliott Island Full report   Great Barriar Reef   "Georgeous coral cay where the snorkeling was better than the diving"
Wanting to dive several days but not on a live aboard, Lady Elliot Island was the perfect choice based on my research on Undercurr... Full report  
4 stars
4 stars  
9/2019   William Parks
250+ Dives
1Helpful vote(s) received
Diver’s Den/ Meridian Full report   Port Douglas   "Port Douglas Great Barrier Reef Casual Diving"
This was not a dive trip, but since I came all the way to Australia I had to get in a few dives. In between Melbourne and Sydney w... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
11/2019   Jim
250+ Dives
Photos available 
Pro Dive Full report LiveAboard Cairns - Great Barrier Reef   "Three Days Aboard the ScubaPro III on the Great Barrier Reef"
Overall, the Great Barrier Reef is in tough condition due to the bleaching events of recent years. This can be seen in the vast a... Full report  
3 stars
4 stars  
4/2019   Matthew Glass
250+ Dives
Photos available 
Lady Elliott Island Eco Resort Full report   Lady Elliott Island   "Healthy reefs, great resort, dive operation could be improved"
We were on Lady Elliott for a total for five nights in early May. Both morning and afternoon dives were offered each day. We dov... Full report  
4 stars
2 stars  
10/2019   Hugh E Aaron
1000+ Dives
 
Mike Ball Spoilsport Full report LiveAboard     "The Great Barrier Reef is Still Great"
I booked my Coral Sea trip through Dive Discovery. Although they were thorough in the past, there were glitches this time arou... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
9/2019   Jacob Rosenstein
250+ Dives
2Helpful vote(s) received
Reef Encounter Full report LiveAboard Cairns   "Great value, comfortable and fun, but medicore diving"
Reef Encounter bills their live aboard operation as a “boutique floating hotel. ” It is somewhat unique in that Reef Encounter, a ... Full report  
3 stars
4 stars  
4/2019   Hugh E Aaron
1000+ Dives
1Helpful vote(s) received
ProDive Cairns Full report LiveAboard Cairns   "Good value but . . ."
We spent over two weeks in the Cairns area in April 2019. In addition to two live aboard trips out of Cairns (ProDive and Reef En... Full report  
3 stars
4 stars  
4/2019   Hugh E Aaron
1000+ Dives
1Helpful vote(s) received
Spirit of Freedom Full report LiveAboard Great Barrier Reef, Coral Sea   "Winter Diving in Aus"
This is really an experienced, advanced dive experience this time of year. The surface was choppy and there was plenty of currents... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
7/2019   Dave Jackson
250+ Dives
Photos available
2Helpful vote(s) received
Spirit of Freedom Full report LiveAboard Great Barrier Reef and Coral S   "Definately A Bucket List Check-off"
This was a bucket list item for us. From the time we got on board until we debarked again in Cairns, we had a stellar experience. ... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
7/2019   Peyton Williams
1000+ Dives
1Helpful vote(s) received
Spirit of Freedom Full report LiveAboard Far North   "Far North Baby"
Only gave it a 3 for money’s worth because this trip involves 600+ miles of cruising, so you need to accept you have to “pay” for ... Full report  
3 stars
3 stars  
11/2018   Ted Bemis
250+ Dives
2Helpful vote(s) received
Pro Dive Full report   Lord Howe Island   "Great diving and operator"
The operator coordinated with resort management to get us to and from the boat everyday and drove us personally if needed. The sta... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
11/2018   Donald frazier
1000+ Dives
1Helpful vote(s) received
Dive Ningaloo Full report   Exmouth , WA   "Ningaloo Reef Western Australia"
Headed to the Great Barrier Reef for the trip of a lifetime and while I as in the Gold Coast visiting friends a non- seasonal Typho... Full report  
4 stars
5 stars  
4/2018   Robert M Symington
250+ Dives
2Helpful vote(s) received
Spirit of Freedom Full report LiveAboard Coral Sea   "Great staff, comfortable boat, nice diving"
I wish the website would do a better job of explaining bed size - we're used to a king sized bed at home, so when you put us in a ... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
8/2018   Kelley Price
250+ Dives
3Helpful vote(s) received
Spirit of Freedom Full report LiveAboard Great Barrier Reef   "Sickening Experiance"
[ My trip 11/ 12/ 2018 was sickening, literally. The cabin I was assigned to was not the one they had agreed to furnish. That’s not... Full report  
1 stars
2 stars  
11/2018   Donald frazier
1000+ Dives
1Helpful vote(s) received
Spirit of Freedom Full report LiveAboard GBR and Coral Sea   "Mostly great"
Everything was great except for the fact that the divemaster (Angus) treated me differently because I was on hypertension medicati... Full report  
4 stars
3 stars  
10/2017   Scott Cragin
250+ Dives
1Helpful vote(s) received
Diver's Den Full report   Great Barrier Reef   "Moo Moo Cattle Boat"
This boat (Ocean Explorer) takes 45 divers on each dive (5 a day) The dive deck is chaotic and crowded. Entry is giant stride fr... Full report  
3 stars
4 stars  
9/2018   Gerry Ash
250+ Dives
 
Sail Ningaloo Full report LiveAboard [Ningaloo Reef   "Mantas and and abundant fish life on Ningaloo Reef"
We did 5 nights on Shore Thing, which is a beautiful spotlessly clean 5 year old sailboat catamaran. Sail Ningaloo is a tip top ... Full report  
4 stars
5 stars  
5/2018   Kay Schroer
500+ Dives
1Helpful vote(s) received
Christmas Island Wet n Dry Adventures Full report   Christmas Island   "Worth the wait"
We made the booking via Dieter at Cocos Dive and planned on a March trip. When making the booking Dieter advised that Hama was go... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
4/2018   Christhol Swanson
100+ Dives
 
Cocos Dive Full report   Cocos (Keeling) Islands   "Against all odds we had a great dive experience"
The Great Everything is in walking distance. We walked from the airport to our accommodation at Cocos Castaway. The Cocos Casta... Full report  
4 stars
4 stars  
4/2018   Christhol Swanson
100+ Dives
1Helpful vote(s) received
Exmouth dive centre/ Backpackers Full report   Western Australia   "Diving the Marion islands NW of WA"
]Cold, wet and windy weather in the SW of WA where I live, prompted me to head north on a motorcycle road trip, with a plan to do ... Full report  
3 stars
3 stars  
6/2016   Andrew Falconer
500+ Dives
 
Cape Dive, Octopus Garden, self Full report   SW of Western Australia   "3 Dives in Geographe Bay, Western Australia"
Two Wrecks and Jetty As a resident of the Bunbury region in the south west of Western Australia for about twenty years, the wa... Full report  
3 stars
3 stars  
4/2018   Andrew Falconer
500+ Dives
 
Explore Dive Centre/ Reef View Hotel Hamilton Island Full report   Hamilton Island   "Nice holiday diving on the Great Barrier Reef"
I was staying on Hamilton Island for 5 days and wanted to dive on the GBR. The island is one of only 6 of the 74 Whitsunday Island... Full report  
4 stars
4 stars  
1/2018   Graham McGregor
500+ Dives
Photos available 
Explorer/ Palm Bungalows Full report   Hamilton Island   "white sandy beach"
At home I googled for a dive center on Hamilton and could only find “Explore”, some kind of tour operator for day trips to the Wh... Full report  
2 stars
3 stars  
1/2018   Michael Joest
1000+ Dives
Photos available 
Lady Elliot Divers Full report   Lady Elliot   "diamond in blue setting"
Coming out of the clouds all of sudden we saw an awesome greenish white diamond in a setting of lovely blues of all kinds – Lady E... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
1/2018   Michael Joest
1000+ Dives
Photos available 
Pro Dive/ Milky Way Resort Full report   Lord Howe   "island dream"
Snorkeling in the bay at Old Settlement Beach something suddenly bumped into my thigh. For one second frozen in shock and terrible... Full report  
4 stars
4 stars  
12/2017   Michael Joest
1000+ Dives
Photos available 
Spirit of Freedom Full report LiveAboard The Great Detached Reef   "The far Northerns"
The Great Detached Reef is located on the very far northern eastern coast of Australia and just below Papua Nuigini. Access is lim... Full report  
5 stars
2 stars  
11/2017   Mark A Mintz
1000+ Dives
 
Mike Ball Dive Expeditions/ SpoilSport Full report LiveAboard     "Great Barrier Reef is great"
Good: Safety. Best dive briefings ever. Every day a detailed description of he reef, conditions and expected critters. Divers w... Full report  
5 stars
4 stars  
2/2017   Duane Kromm
500+ Dives
1Helpful vote(s) received
Reef Encounters Full report LiveAboard Great Barrier Reef   "GBR Liveaboard Updates "
Loved it - The Reef Encounter Live- a- board experience offered an easy on board and flexible experience for both divers and snorkel... Full report  
3 stars
3 stars  
11/2017   Sally Byrd
250+ Dives
1Helpful vote(s) received
Quicksilver Group Full report   Coral Sea   "Good day down under"
You dive off a platform, rigged for maximum snorkeling, with a surface "submarine ride" and facilities for scuba. My non- diving sp... Full report  
3 stars
4 stars  
2/2017   JOHN L SMITH
500+ Dives
 
Spirit of Freedom Full report LiveAboard GBR & Coral Sea/Osprey Reef   "Great time on SOF"
Well- organized, friendly crew. Rental equipment good (ScubaPro). Food excellent - - dietary issues were taken care of very well. ... Full report  
4 stars
3 stars  
4/2017   Jeff and Pat Maeda
500+ Dives
 
Spirit of Freedom Full report LiveAboard Far North   "The Great Barrier Reef Aboard the Spirit of Freedom"
Quantas allows you to check in two bags at 50 pounds each, plus carryon (is United listening?) The issue we had is that our puddle... Full report  
4 stars
4 stars  
11/2016   Pierre Hurter
1000+ Dives
 
Deep Sea Diver's Den/ Ocean Quest Full report LiveAboard Great Barrier Reef   "GBR Diving, or Not"
This was not a dive trip, just a few days diving while on vacation in Australia. My wife is a non- diver and we wanted to see the ... Full report  
2 stars
3 stars  
4/2017   Jeff Robertson
500+ Dives
 
Mike Ball Spoilsport Full report LiveAboard GBR   "Good trip"
It was a good experience. We dove in 5mm suits, the water was around 72 degrees. A major objective of the trip was snorkeling wit... Full report  
3 stars
4 stars  
6/2017   david fox-revett
250+ Dives
 
Yongala Dive Full report   Ayr, Queensland   "Loving the Yongala"
A nicely organised set- up. . . First port of call is the store (we met there around 7. 30am), where the staff efficiently got us all... Full report  
4 stars
1 stars  
10/2016   Mel Turner
500+ Dives
 
Resorts Padi Dive Center/ Morten Island Full report   Tangalooma island   "Less than average dive, but happy I still had the opportunity"
I was traveling to meet my friend and his wife in Brisbane before they left to start living in the United States. Originally I did... Full report  
1 stars
5 stars  
12/2015   Briton M Tater
<100 Dives
1Helpful vote(s) received
Odyssey Expeditions Full report LiveAboard Rowley Shoals   "Stunning Isolation"
Rowley Shoals are an isolated group of 3 atolls off the coast of Broome. They are only able to be dived 1- 2 months per year so ve... Full report  
4 stars
5 stars  
11/2016   Judy Ormandy
250+ Dives
 
Lizard Island Resort Full report   Lizard Island, Great Barrier R   "Avoid Lizard Island Resort as a Diving Destination"
We planned in advance, communicated our dive preferences via email. Basically severe underwater damage due to two cyclones and th... Full report  
1 stars
1 stars  
1/2016   Richard Bruch
250+ Dives
1Helpful vote(s) received
Spirit of Freedom Full report LiveAboard Coral Sea   "Bucket List Trip"
We did the four day trip. Flew from Cairns to Lizard Island (arranged by Spirit of Freedom), then on the Spirit of Freedom and of... Full report  
4 stars
3 stars  
4/2016   Jeffrey R. Johnson
250+ Dives
1Helpful vote(s) received
Spirit of Freedom Full report LiveAboard Osprey Reef   "Spirit of Freedom Jan 24-Feb1 , 2016"
Boat well maintained and crew very competent and safety oriented. Food very good and plentiful. Dive 4 times day on most day... Full report  
4 stars
3 stars  
1/2016   Larry Schnabel
500+ Dives
 
Yongala Dive/ Parkside Motel Full report   Ayr, Australia   "Yongala Wreck dive"
This was a dive scheduled into a tour of the east half of Australia. We wanted to dive on Kangaroo Island to see the weedy sea dra... Full report  
4 stars
3 stars  
11/2015   Henry O Ziller
250+ Dives
1Helpful vote(s) received
Spirit of Freedom Full report LiveAboard     "Coral Sea Treasures "
Took the 4 day and night Spirit of Freedom Live- a- board with a maximum of 15 dives. Flight from Caines regional airport limited u... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
11/2015   Sally Byrd
250+ Dives
 
Spirit of Freedom Full report LiveAboard     "It is now the sort of Ok, but not great Barrier Reef"
Two adult divers took a week long trip on the S. o. F. In early October. For more experienced divers, it would be wise to go elsewh... Full report  
3 stars
4 stars  
10/2015   Lydia S Segal MD
500+ Dives
1Helpful vote(s) received
Mike Ball Spoilsport Full report LiveAboard GBR   "GBR on Mike Ball's Spoilsport"
Excellent dive operations and great staff. Food was not gourmet, but very good. First live aboard I've been on in the last 5 y... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
9/2015   Craig Howe
500+ Dives
1Helpful vote(s) received
Spirit of Freedom Full report LiveAboard Great Barrier Reef   "Finally, the Great Barrier reef!"
After reading so much about the Great Barrier Reef, I decided that it was time to check it out. I flew from Montreal to Cairns, vi... Full report  
4 stars
3 stars  
2/2015   Raymond Haddad
250+ Dives
1Helpful vote(s) received
Mike Ball Spoilsport Full report LiveAboard     "Great staff"
The Great Barrier has taken recent hits from storms and run off; reefs not impressive, but good amount of fish. Had Minke whales c... Full report  
3 stars
3 stars  
5/2015   Deborah Albert
100+ Dives
 
Yongala Dive/ Yongala Dive Lodge Full report   ayr   "Great Wreck Dive!"
Had a great time diving SS Yongala. Arrived the night before and stayed in the onsite Dive Lodge. It is like a hostel and had av... Full report  
4 stars
3 stars  
9/2015   Steve Parker
100+ Dives
 
Mike Ball Spoilsport Full report LiveAboard Cairns   "Great diving and awesome crew!"
My daughter and I signed up for the 4 night Coral Sea trip starting on September 10, 2015. We met the rest of the guests at happy... Full report  
3 stars
3 stars  
9/2015   Steve Parker
100+ Dives
1Helpful vote(s) received
Mike Ball Spoilsport Full report LiveAboard GBR - Coral Sea   "Good trip to add to a to a vacation in Australia"
We did the Mike Ball Coral Sea 4 night/ fly expedition and found the operation very well run with a staff that was accommodating an... Full report  
3 stars
3 stars  
7/2015   Debbie Pasich
500+ Dives
 
Great Escape Charter Company Full report LiveAboard Western Australia   "Good diving in the Indian Ocean"
The Great Escape is a lovely boat. We had one of the panorama cabins which are at the bow on the salon/ dive deck level. There is... Full report  
4 stars
5 stars  
11/2014   Robert & Gayle
500+ Dives
 
Mike Ball Spoilsport Full report LiveAboard Coral Sea   "Good diving in the Coral Sea"
Mike Ball Dive Expeditions does not pick you up at your hotel. You make your way to their office some time during the day to drop... Full report  
4 stars
5 stars  
10/2014   Robert & Gayle
500+ Dives
2Helpful vote(s) received
Spirit of Freedom Full report LiveAboard     "Spirit of Freedom - 7 Days"
The boat was great, we had the stateroom downstairs, large king bed, private bathroom, very stable. Large dive deck, each diver h... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
10/2014   Jayne A Murrill
500+ Dives
 
Fish Rock Full report   NSW coast   "New fish species with a great dive company"
Knowledgeable friends encouraged us to visit this site because of the abundant fish community and we were not disappointed. We a... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
10/2014   Malcolm Hunter
100+ Dives
 
Mike Ball Spoilsport Full report LiveAboard Great Barrier Reef   "Spoilsport"
Took the seven day itinerary. The hard corals were in far better shape than in the Carribean and there were a lot of different ree... Full report  
4 stars
5 stars  
10/2014   Jim Tompkins
1000+ Dives
 
Spirit of Freedom Full report LiveAboard Great Barrier Reef,Osprey Reef   "A bit disappointed"
The Boat: we stayed in the one king bed cabin, near the center of the ship below decks; no porthole, but comfy and pretty roomy. B... Full report  
4 stars
1 stars  
9/2014   Gary D Simms
100+ Dives
 
Mike Ball Spoilsport Full report LiveAboard     The diving was pretty good, but I had been expecting better. The corals were in good shape; however, the sea life wasn't as abunda... Full report  
3 stars
3 stars  
8/2014   Dale B Anderson
500+ Dives
 
Mike Ball Spoilsport Full report LiveAboard     This was my third expedition with Mike Ball. My first two expeditions were later in the year, September/ October. I didn't realiz... Full report  
5 stars
4 stars  
6/2014   Richard A. Walters
1000+ Dives
1Helpful vote(s) received
ningaloo reef dive center/ Pot Shot Hotel Resort Full report   Exmouth   Please see my review on the Exmouth Diving Center for our review of the Pot Shot Resort and our dive travel agent (Dive Adventures... Full report  
4 stars
3 stars  
4/2014   John E. Keith
250+ Dives
 
Exmouth Diving Center/ Pot Shot Hotel and Resort Full report   Exmouth   We organized our trip through a dive travel agent: Nina Joost at Dive Adventures ( [. . . ] ) out of Sydney. She was... Full report  
4 stars
3 stars  
4/2014   John E. Keith
250+ Dives
 
Mike Ball Spoilsport Full report LiveAboard GBR   As with others who have dived with Mike Ball, we found the experience to be great. We did the 3- day fly- dive trip (this was our f... Full report  
5 stars
4 stars  
4/2014   John E. Keith
250+ Dives
 
Scuba World Full report   Sunshine coast, Mooloolaba   I was in Mooloolaba on vacation. It is north of Brisbane on the Sunshine Coast. I had a chance to do a day of diving, but just abo... Full report  
2 stars
1 stars  
4/2014   Ian Kennedy
250+ Dives
 
Mike Ball Dive Expeditions Full report LiveAboard GBR - Coral Sea   I signed up for two back to back trips on MIke Ball for a total 7 day trip. I booked directly wiht Mike Ball. Even with the time... Full report  
5 stars
2 stars  
12/2013   Janice Smith
500+ Dives
 
Mike Ball Spoilsport Full report LiveAboard Coral Sea   Having been on Aggressors, I anticipated superb accommodations, service and amenities. Mike Ball's Spoilsport fell short. First- ... Full report  
3 stars
3 stars  
8/2013   Ellen Johnson
250+ Dives
 
Mike Ball Dive Expeditions/ Spoilsport Full report LiveAboard Gt Barrier Reef & Coral Sea   Our 6th Mike Ball charter – as good as ever. One day diving near Lizard Island on Great Barrier Reef, overnight passage 84 miles... Full report  
5 stars
4 stars  
10/2013   Martha & Jeff Hubbard
1000+ Dives
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Deep Sea Divers Den/ Taka Full report LiveAboard Great Barrier Reef   I went on an overnight (one night) liveaboard with Deep Sea Divers Den. The first day started out on their "day- trip" boat, which ... Full report  
3 stars
5 stars  
5/2013   Mel Turner
250+ Dives
 
Spirit of Freedom Full report LiveAboard     This was our 20th liveaboard trip and our 33rd dive trip so I admit that we are "spoiled. " That being said, this trip was our mos... Full report  
2 stars
3 stars  
10/2013   David Marchese
1000+ Dives
Photos available 
Spirit of Freedom Full report   Great Barrier Reef, Coral Sea   This was a special charter, arranged through Reef and Rainforest. The Spirit of Freedom (SOF) spent two weeks diving all the way f... Full report  
4 stars
3 stars  
11/2012   John Sommerer
500+ Dives
 
Mike Ball Spoilsport Full report LiveAboard Cairns, Queensland   Top- notch liveaboard with superb safety and crew. Divers required to have sausages and whistles; each pair was loaned a Lifeli... Full report  
5 stars
2 stars  
11/2012   Douglas L Roberts
1000+ Dives
 
Spirit of Freedom Full report LiveAboard Great Barrier Reef   We did the 7- day trip to Cod Hole and Osprey Reef. The 7- day trip really consists of 2 trips - Monday to Thursday to the Cod Hole... Full report  
3 stars
5 stars  
12/2012   Steve Dussault
500+ Dives
 
Mike Ball Spoilsport Full report LiveAboard Great Barrier Reef   This was a fantastic, client- centered operation. I felt very pampered and comfortable. The best part of the experience was the peo... Full report  
5 stars
4 stars  
10/2012   Jo Tynon
100+ Dives
 
Mike Ball Dive Expeditions Full report LiveAboard [Northern Australia   I went on this trip to see Minke Whales and potato cod. I was not disappointed. Since I was traveling from the US, I opted for the... Full report  
4 stars
3 stars  
7/2012   jean miller
1000+ Dives
 
Spirit of Freedom Full report LiveAboard Great Barrier Reef   Spirit of Freedom was top notch. This was our first experience with a liveaboard dive vessel. We have a 42' Hunter sailboat that... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
5/2012   Greg & Robin Webster
100+ Dives
 
Spirit of Freedom Full report LiveAboard Great Barrier Reef   We went with Spirit of Freedom for a week- long tour. Leaves Monday morning (free pickup at your Cairns hotel), followed by a coup... Full report  
4 stars
5 stars  
3/2012   Joel Snyder
250+ Dives
 
Mike Ball Spoilsport Full report LiveAboard     Really don't have any bad to say. This was a special 10 day trip specifically to dive with the Minke Whales. The trip was planne... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
6/2011   Jan Culbertson
1000+ Dives
 
Mike Ball Spoilsport Full report LiveAboard Great Barrier Reef   Our plan was to snorkel with Dwarf Minke Whales and Mike Ball Spoil Sport made it possible! Mike Ball's staff was extremely help... Full report  
5 stars
4 stars  
7/2011   Amber and Brett Freliche
<100 Dives
 
Cairns Dive Center/ Kangaroo Explorer Full report LiveAboard Cairns   The Kangaroo Explorer demonstrates the adage that you get what you pay for. Our three day, two night trip to the inner Great Barr... Full report  
2 stars
3 stars  
9/2011   Michael Judd
500+ Dives
 
Whaleshark n dive Full report LiveAboard Ningaloo Reef   We undertook a lot of research before committing ourselves to the trip in terms of timing and water conditions. We were travellin... Full report  
3 stars
3 stars  
6/2011   Angela Gostling
250+ Dives
 
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