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Lady Elliot Divers N   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
 
Spirit of Freedom Y   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 Y   [N/A]   "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
 
Spirit of Freedom Y   [N/A]   "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
 
Mike Ball Spoilsport Y   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
 
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Fish Rock N   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
 
Spirit of Freedom Y   [N/A]   "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
 
Mike Ball Spoilsport Y   [N/A]   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
 
Mike Ball Spoilsport Y   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
 
Mike Ball Dive Expeditions Y   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 Dive Expeditions/ Spoilsport Y   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
 
Mike Ball Spoilsport Full report Y   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
 
Mike Ball Spoilsport Full report Y   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
 
Spirit of Freedom Full report Y   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
 
Mike Ball Spoilsport Full report Y   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
 
Mike Ball Spoilsport Full report Y   [N/A]   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
 
Spirit of Freedom Full report Y   GBR and Coral Sea   My husband and I booked the trip through About Australia Diving as they are very familiar with the boat and were able to get a spo... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
9/2010   Sandra Tullis
250+ Dives
 
Yongala Divers Full report N   Townsville   Yongala Divers run a dive operation about 1- 1. 5 hours south of Townsville. The dive is on the S. S. Yongala wreck. The dive shop is... Full report  
5 stars
4 stars  
6/2010   Mike Cavanaugh
250+ Dives
 
Spirit of Freedom Full report Y   Great Barrier Reef   Well worth the half- way- around- the- world pilgrimage. A marine biologist passenger said the corals reminded her of the Caribbean 30... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
10/2009   Harvey S. Cohen
100+ Dives
 
Mike Ball Full report Y   [N/A]   Mike Ball's Spoilsport was a great boat made better by a fine crew. The weather was good. Highlight of the week was the shark fe... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
4/2009   Robert M Jacon
500+ Dives
 
Mike Ball/ Spoilsport Full report N   [N/A]   Almost 1, 000 dives and I finally made it to the Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea. When I boarded and found out there were 26 dive... Full report  
5 stars
4 stars  
2/2009   Randall Stephen Preissig
1000+ Dives
 
Explorer Ventures (USA) Ltd./ Nimrod Explorer Full report Y   [N/A]   The good: Uncrowded dive sites, diving your own profile, lots to see and get excited about. Saw lots of Lionfish, juvenile and adu... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
9/2008   Barbara & Dave Loiselle
100+ Dives
 
Spirit of Freedom Full report Y   Coral Sea/Great Barrier Reef   The trip was excellent. Everything promised on the website and more. Diving was great. Great visibility, healthy coral, lots of ... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
9/2008   Olga Sakwinska
<100 Dives
 
Mike Ball/ Spoilsport Full report Y   [N/A]   This is an excellent experienced operation. The dive crew was extremely professional. They were glad to help any diver who requir... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
9/2008   Andy Kenley
500+ Dives
 
Mike Ball Full report N   Coral Sea/Barrier Reef   This trip was a repeat of a trip we took earlier in the year that was cut short due to the approach of two cyclones. We handled e... Full report  
5 stars
4 stars  
11/2007   Tom & Lynn Hayes
250+ Dives
 
Mike Ball Full report Y   Coral Sea   Lots of good things about this operation. Numerous helpful and friendly crew and Kerrin, the "organizer" seemed to be tireless an... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
11/2007   Nicola Nelson
250+ Dives
 
Mike Ball/ Spoilsport Full report Y   Great Barrier Reef   Outstanding liveaboard. Fantastic, enthusiastic, skilled, cheerful crew. Loads of help from any and every crew member at the sli... Full report  
5 stars
4 stars  
11/2007   Fredda Lerner & Mike Fischbein
500+ Dives
 
Mike Ball/ SpoilSport Full report N   Great Barrier Reef   This was our first live- aboard and it has set a very high standard for others to please us in the future. The crew was second to n... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
9/2007   Jay Gould
500+ Dives
 
Nimrod Explorer Full report Y   great barrier reef   I chose Nimrod Explorer due to reports in Undercurrent and also other on- line recommendations. This was my first ever liveaboard, ... Full report  
5 stars
2 stars  
6/2007   fiona rattray
250+ Dives
 
Mike Ball Spoilsport Full report Y   Barrier Reef/Coral Sea   This was our first liveabord after putting in nearly 200 dives around the Carribean. Unfortunately, our trip coincided with the d... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
2/2007   Tom & Lynn Hayes
100+ Dives
 
Nimrod Explorer Full report Y   Cairns   Our family of four(mom, dad, son(21) and daughter(16) spent 5 days aboard the Nimrod with Explorer Ventures. We were provided wit... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
4/2006   Irwin Danto
250+ Dives
 
Mike Ball Full report Y   Great Barrier Reef / Coral Sea   The reputation the Mike Ball's boat have did not match our experience. Not that it was bad, but I would say it was only OK. We we... Full report  
5 stars
2 stars  
4/2006   Tracey
100+ Dives
 
Explorer Ventures Full report N   GBR/Coral Sea   After diving Caribbean only, GBR was magnificent. Bommies make easy diving starting at 100 ft or so and then circling the mount to... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
1/2006   Michael Mould
100+ Dives
 
Great Escape/ Kimberley Escape Full report N   West Australia, Broome   Three small atoll islands 17o sea miles off Broome, West Australia were my this years dive destination. These are Clerke, Imperieu... Full report  
5 stars
4 stars  
11/2005   Michael Joest
1000+ Dives
 
Kimberley Escape Full report Y   West Australia, Rowley Shoals   Three small atoll islands 17o sea miles off Broome, West Australia were my this years dive destination. These are Clerke, Imperieu... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
11/2005   Michael Joest
1000+ Dives
 
Mike Ball's SpoilSport Full report Y   Coral Sea   Good operation with much better food than the previous trip. Due to sronger currents did not see the same diversity of both dive si... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
9/2005   ddemming
500+ Dives
 
Indian Ocean Diving Academy Full report N   Christmas Island   Never leave for vacation in a blizzard. One gear bag went missing for four days. . . the other for eight days, but the trip was wort... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
3/2005   Peter Donahue
1000+ Dives
 
Cocos Dive Full report N   Cocos Island   The flight to Cocos Island goes through Exmouth on Monday (home of Ningaloo Reef) and refuels there. It then goes to Christmas Is... Full report  
5 stars
1 stars  
3/2005   Peter Donahue
1000+ Dives
 
Dolphin Dive Full report N   Freemantle   Dolphin Dive runs a day boat to Rottnest Island out of Perth. It's a 45 minute ride and was $90 AUS for two tanks, lunch and weig... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
3/2005   Peter Donahue
1000+ Dives
 
Lebens Diving Services Full report N   Bremer Bay   Lebens Diving Service in Bremer Bay is a six hour drive from Perth. We carried our own tanks and had them filled at his store in ... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
3/2005   Peter Donahue
1000+ Dives
 
The Great Escape Full report Y   Western Australia   This was without a doubt the best liveaboard or diving we've done! The service was spectacular but the main feature was the prist... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
10/2004   PJ Halter
500+ Dives
 
Nimrod Explorer Full report Y   Barrier Reef, Cooktown-Cairns   Assemble in Cairns, perhaps fly to Cooktown or beyond at 1000 ft- a bonus- to join boat. Sleeps 18, 12 this trip- kept 4 in a cabin d... Full report  
5 stars
2 stars  
9/2004   C.F. Ward
500+ Dives
 
M/V Diversity Full report Y   GBR   Great boat with clean & comfortable accomodations, gourmet food and extremely helpful & friendly crew. This is a fast boat th... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
12/2003   Pat Aderman
250+ Dives
 
Undersea Explorer Full report N   GBR   I spent 6 days with the Undersea Explorer out of Port Douglas, diving the North GBR (Osprey Reef, Cod Hole, Admiralty Anchor, Pixi... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
6/2003   Warren Verbanec
100+ Dives
 
Mike Ball Dive Expeditions (Spoilsport) Full report Y   Coral Sea & GBR   Mike Ball Dive Expeditions (Spoilsport) is a first class dive operation. The crew did everything possible to accommodate the diver... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
5/2003   Richard J. Troberman
100+ Dives
 
Undersea Explorer Full report Y   GBR / Osprey Reef   Not a luxurious boat by any means but adequate. 4 heads shared by 18 guests (boat is a little bit crowded). The food is really exc... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
5/2003   Rebufat
250+ Dives
 
Nimrod Explorer Full report Y   Great Barrier Reef   Nimrod Explorer may have had something of a checkered past, judging by other readers' past reports, but my trip was first rate all... Full report  
5 stars
4 stars  
4/2003   Barry Zigas
500+ Dives
 
Mike Ball SpoilSport Full report Y   Yongala Wreck & Coral Sea   Warning: As has been reported elsewhere in Undercurrent, Mike Ball charges Americans (North and South), Japanese, and some others... Full report  
5 stars
2 stars  
11/2002   James & Kandace Heimer
250+ Dives
 
Falie Full report Y   Neptune Islands, South Austral   This was a Stan Waterman lead trip that teamed up with the world famous great white shark expert, Rodney Fox, on the three- masted, ... Full report  
5 stars
2 stars  
6/2002   John Crossley
500+ Dives
 
Explore Dive Centre/ Reef View Hotel Hamilton Island N   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
 
Pro Dive/ Milky Way Resort N   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
 
Spirit of Freedom Y   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
 
Odyssey Expeditions Y   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
 
Spirit of Freedom Y   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
 
Yongala Dive N   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
 
Spirit of Freedom Y   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
 
Spirit of Freedom Y   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 N   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
 
Yongala Dive/ Yongala Dive Lodge N   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
 
Spirit of Freedom Y   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
 
Great Escape Charter Company Y   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 Y   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
 
Mike Ball Spoilsport Y   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
 
Spirit of Freedom Y   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
 
Exmouth Diving Center/ Pot Shot Hotel and Resort N   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
 
ningaloo reef dive center/ Pot Shot Hotel Resort N   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
 
Spirit of Freedom N   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 Dive Expeditions Full report Y   [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 Y   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
 
Spirit of Freedom Full report Y   Great Barrier Reef   We had an amazing time on the Spirit of Freedom. The crew were all professional and efficient but also fun- loving; the food was p... Full report  
4 stars
4 stars  
1/2011   Beverly Sobelman
<100 Dives
 
Mike Ball/ Spoilsport Full report Y   Queensland   Visited Cod Hole and Osprey Reef on Mike Ball's 4- night dive & fly expedition. Well organized and safety conscious, but not overb... Full report  
4 stars
4 stars  
7/2009   Jason Dabareiner
500+ Dives
 
MIke Ball Full report Y   Great Barrier Reef   The good: Truly amazing, professional, friendly staff who were all really dedicated to making our experience the best they could (... Full report  
4 stars
5 stars  
5/2009   Lori Pottinger
<100 Dives
 
Mike Ball Dive Expeditions/ Spoilsport Full report N   Great Barrier Reef   The Spoilsport is a twin- hull boat that can take many divers; our trip had over 25. With this many divers, the dive deck gets a bi... Full report  
4 stars
3 stars  
10/2008   Michael J Millet
1000+ Dives
 
Exmouth Dive Center & Ningaloo Reef Dreaming/ Pot Shot Resort (residence only) Full report N   West Australia, Perth-Exmouth   We took this trip intending to have an adventurous, magical and fabulous time celebrating our 35th wedding anniversary, and it all... Full report  
4 stars
4 stars  
4/2008   Julia DeMartini
1000+ Dives
 
Bike Ball Full report Y   Carins   Overall Comments: We boarded the Spoilsport in the evening in the Cairns harbor for the 6 night Coral Sea Expedition trip. The ove... Full report  
4 stars
4 stars  
11/2007   Gary Krippendorf
250+ Dives
 
Mike Ball/ Spoilsport Full report Y   Great Barrier Reef   This is a special excursion in life - swimming with Minke Whales - only offered for 3 magic weeks a year off Cairns, Ribbon Reefs, ... Full report  
4 stars
4 stars  
7/2007   PJ Halter
500+ Dives
 
Mike Ball / Spoilsport Full report Y   Great Barrier Reef   The spoilsport is a large, modern boat. They were pickier about dive limits that other boats I have been on, but I didn't feel th... Full report  
4 stars
4 stars  
6/2006   Mark Rosenstein
100+ Dives
 
Lady Elliot Island Divers/ Lady Elliot Island Full report N   Southern GBR   Our family of four including boys 8 and 10 spent a week on Lady Elliot Island, the southernmost island on the Great Barrier Reef. ... Full report  
4 stars
5 stars  
5/2006   Beverly Coburn
250+ Dives
 
Pro-Dive Full report N   Cairns   I was in Cairns for a little over 3 weeks at Pro_dive taking the Instructor Development Course (IDC) - PADI. My instructor, Alex ... Full report  
4 stars
5 stars  
2/2006   Dennis Van Langen
250+ Dives
 
Southwest Rocks Dive Center Full report N   Southwest Rocks   Southwest Rocks is a small town about 6 hours drive north of Sydney. It is a favorite spot for families to vacation at the beach a... Full report  
4 stars
2 stars  
2/2006   Ian Kennedy
100+ Dives
 
Mike Ball Full report Y   Great Barrier Reef/Coral Sea   We embarked on the 1- 8 November 2005 liveaboard trip out of Townsville on the Spoilsport. It visited sites in the Bowl, Dip, ANZA... Full report  
4 stars
4 stars  
11/2005   Mort Rolleston
100+ Dives
 
Seasports Full report Y   Jervis Bay   Jervis Bay lies about 2 ½ hours by car south of Sydney along the Princes Highway, Australia’s main coastal route that links Sydney... Full report  
4 stars
2 stars  
6/2005   Ian Kennedy
<100 Dives
 
Spirit of Fredom Full report Y   Coral Sea/Cod Hole   January 2005 SOF is still in great "new" boat shape. TV/ VCR is larger rooms, twin rooms small, but clean and well ventilated. Boa... Full report  
4 stars
4 stars  
12/2004   Scott Kramer
250+ Dives
 
Explorer Ventures/Nimrod Full report N   GBR;nothern detached,[N/A]   The operation office is in Cairnes, and as we intended to do much of our diving in the far north in the Coral Sea and near Papua Ne... Full report  
4 stars
3 stars  
10/2004   Leanne Wells
250+ Dives
 
Mike Ball's Supersport Full report N   Great Barrier Reef   Mike Ball’s Supersport Great Barrier Reef, Australia June, 2004 John Crossley What a classy operation Mike Ball has! I wa... Full report  
4 stars
4 stars  
6/2004   John Crossley
1000+ Dives
 
Mike Ball Full report Y   [N/A]   This journey to Australia was our first "big" trip. And it was big indeed, surpassing our every expectation. We booked the ... Full report  
4 stars
4 stars  
5/2004   Rick Sterne/Chris Button
100+ Dives
 
Nimrod Explorer Full report N   GBR   Quad share quarters are a little cramped. Only toilets are ensuite which is inconvenient in a quad share. There are no others av... Full report  
4 stars
3 stars  
1/2004   Pat Aderman
250+ Dives
 
Mike Ball Supersport Full report Y   gbr   good operation good weather good people / staff good diving. nothing bad whish I had known it would be booked 6 months in adv... Full report  
4 stars
5 stars  
11/2003   mike foust
<100 Dives
 
Undersea Explorer Full report Y   Northern Great Barrier Reef   An excellent vessel for "serious" divers who want to see parts of the Great Barrier Reef that others don't get to. The boat was ad... Full report  
4 stars
3 stars  
10/2003   Charles Shippam
500+ Dives
 
Mike Ball Full report Y   Townsville - Coral Sea   We boarded the Spoilsport in the evening in the Townsville harbor for the 6 night Coral Sea Expedition trip. The overnight trip ou... Full report  
4 stars
3 stars  
10/2003   Gary Krippendorf
100+ Dives
 
Sea Quest (Dive Down Under) Full report N   [N/A]   Diving on day boats from Cairns can be a very restricing experience. The boat operations tend to over controll concentrating on g... Full report  
4 stars
5 stars  
9/2003   Joseph
250+ Dives
 
Quicksilver/ [same]Diversity Full report Y   [N/A]   The bad was that the Coral Sea can stay rough for long periods of time, the good, we hit it right on our trip and it was qui... Full report  
4 stars
3 stars  
6/2003   Jerry Hamberg
500+ Dives
 
Mike Ball Spoilsport Full report Y   Great Barrier Reef   The good: The Spoilsport is a large, stable catamaran with comfortable cabins, great dive deck, a large eating/ lounge area, good ... Full report  
4 stars
2 stars  
2/2003   David Reubush
250+ Dives
 
Mike Ball Dive Expeditions Full report Y   Great Barrier Reef   This was a 3. 5 day trip - on way from Cairns to Lizard Island. Managed 11 dives during the trip (the max offered. ) The trip w... Full report  
4 stars
3 stars  
10/2002   Wayne Leonard
100+ Dives
 
Lizard Island Resort Full report N   Great Barrier Reef   Lizard Island is home to a first class tropical island resort with opportunities for snorkeling and diving on the Great Barrier Re... Full report  
4 stars
5 stars  
9/2002   Barton Smith
<100 Dives
 
Sea Trek Full report Y   Ningaloo Reef, W.A.   Our group of nine flew from the US to Sydney, then on to Perth where we overnighted before flying up to Exmouth. The plane to E... Full report  
4 stars
4 stars  
6/2002   John Crossley
500+ Dives
 
Kangaroo Island Diving Safaris/ Ozone Seafront Hotel Full report N   Kangaroo Island   Kangaroo Island Diving Safaris, South Australia June, 2002 Dive Trip Report by John Crossley, Fresno, CA. Kangaroo Island was... Full report  
4 stars
2 stars  
6/2002   John Crossley
500+ Dives
 
Mike Ball/ Spoilsport Full report Y   Coral Sea   A word of caution for those who consider diving with Mike Ball company. Request your price quote in Australian dollars and be ve... Full report  
4 stars
3 stars  
5/2002   Peter Snitkovsky
250+ Dives
 
Cape Dive, Octopus Garden, self N   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
 
Reef Encounters Y   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
 
Mike Ball Spoilsport Y   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
 
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