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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
 
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 
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 
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 
Yongala Dive/ Stayed in cabin at caravan park at   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
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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 
Odyssey Expeditions 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
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
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 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
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
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
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
 
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
 
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
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
 
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
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
 
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
 
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
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
 
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 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
1Helpful vote(s) received
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
 
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
 
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
 
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
 
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
 
Spirit of Freedom Full report LiveAboard 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   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 LiveAboard 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 LiveAboard     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       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 LiveAboard     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 LiveAboard 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 LiveAboard     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   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 LiveAboard 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 LiveAboard 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   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 LiveAboard 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 LiveAboard 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 LiveAboard 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 LiveAboard 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   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   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 LiveAboard 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 LiveAboard 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   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   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   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
1Helpful vote(s) received
Lebens Diving Services Full report   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 LiveAboard 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 LiveAboard 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 LiveAboard 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   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 LiveAboard 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 LiveAboard 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 LiveAboard 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 LiveAboard 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 LiveAboard 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
 
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
 
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
 
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
 
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
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
 
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 
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
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 
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
 
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
 
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
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
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
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
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 
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
 
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
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
 
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
 
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
 
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
 
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
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
 
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
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 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 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 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 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
 
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
 
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 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   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 LiveAboard 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 LiveAboard 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 LiveAboard 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
 
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