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Mike Ball Spoilsport Full report Y   [N/A]   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
 
Spirit of Freedom Full report Y   [N/A]   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
 
Mike Ball Spoilsport Full report Y   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
 
Diver's Den N   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
 
Spirit of Freedom Full report Y   GBR<Coral Sea   None] The boat is a first class operation. The staff is the best I have ever seen with the exception of one other boat in Microne... Full report  
3 stars
4 stars  
2/2010   Hardy Sieck
1000+ Dives
 
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Yongala Dive/ Parkside Motel Full report 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
 
Lady Elliott Island Eco Resort N   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
 
Reef Encounter Y   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
 
ProDive Cairns Y   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
 
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
 
Mike Ball Dive Expeditions Full report 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
 
Spirit of Freedom Full report 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
 
Deep Sea Diver's Den/ Ocean Quest Full report Y   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 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
 
Sail Ningaloo Y   [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
 
Spirit of Freedom Y   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
 
Spirit of Freedom Full report 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
 
Spirit of Freedom Full report Y   [N/A]   "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
 
Fish Rock Full report 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 Full report 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
 
Explorer/ Palm Bungalows N   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
 
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
 
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   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
 
Great Escape Charter Company Full report 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 Full report 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
 
Dive Ningaloo N   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
 
Yongala Dive/ Yongala Dive Lodge Full report 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
 
Mike Ball Spoilsport Full report Y   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
 
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
 
Yongala Dive/ Stayed in cabin at caravan park at N   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
 
Sunreef/ Stayed with friends N   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
 
Eaglehawk Dive N   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
 
Cocos Diving and Wet and Dry Adventuress (Xmas)/ Cocos beach motel and Sea Eye guest N   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
 
Blue Destiny/ Our yacht! N   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
 
Dive Ningaloo / Ningaloo caravan and holiday resort N   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 N   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
 
Exmouth dive centre/ Backpackers N   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 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
 
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
 
Whaleshark n dive Full report Y   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
 
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
 
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
 
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
 
Quicksilver Outer Reef Cruise Full report N   Great Barrier Reef   Quicksilver operates a number of Great Barrier Reef day cruises out of Port Douglas, Queensland. On the Outer Reef Cruise, the MV... Full report  
3 stars
5 stars  
9/2002   Barton Smith
<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
 
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
 
Nimrod Explorer Full report Y   Coral Sea/Great Barrier[N/A]   This catamaran was built in 1984, and whether refitted or new as a dive boat, the very spacious dive deck created a tiny camera ta... Full report  
3 stars
4 stars  
9/2005   Bill
500+ Dives
 
Resorts Padi Dive Center/ Morten Island Full report N   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
 
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
 
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
 
Odyssey Expeditions Y   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
 
Christmas Island Wet n Dry Adventures N   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 N   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
 
Mike Ball Spoilsport Full report 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
 
Spirit of Freedom Y   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
 
Mike Ball Spoilsport Full report 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
 
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
 
Taka Dive/ Take Full report Y   Great Barrier Reef   A previous correspondent name this dive operations previous boat as the 'Kaka'. Unfortunately, her description is still apt. Thi... Full report  
1 stars
2 stars  
6/2007   DAVID SHEMTOV
500+ 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
 
Mike Ball Spoilsport Full report Y   [N/A]   "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
 
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
 
Pro Dive N   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
 
Spirit of Freedom Y   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
 
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 Dive Expeditions/ SpoilSport Full report 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
 
Divers Den Full report N   [N/A]   I had a layover of two days in Cairns Australia before returning home. On my return trip home on Continental Airlines I was delaye... Full report  
3 stars
5 stars  
6/2004   Edward Leibowitz
250+ Dives
 
Mike Ball Spoilsport Full report Y   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
 
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   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
 
Spirit of Freedom Full report 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
 
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 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
 
Mike Ball's live aboard Super Sport Full report N   Cod Hole & Great Barrier Reef   Althought it was the trip of a lifetime, once is enough as most of the coral was dead or had no color, only some sharks, and not a... Full report  
1 stars
2 stars  
4/2002   Gerald Bertekap
<100 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
 
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
 
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
 
Scuba World Full report N   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
 
ProDive Full report Y   Cairns GBR   This was a 2 night, 3 day, 11 dive trip out from Cairns on the GBR. The boat takes about 20 divers in twin bunk cabins. The trip o... Full report  
2 stars
4 stars  
9/2006   Ian Kennedy
100+ 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
 
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
 
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 Spoilsport Y   [N/A]   "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
 
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
 
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/ 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
 
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   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
 
Down Under Dive Full report Y   Saxon, Hastings,Norman Reefs   First I must say that I am very new to the sport having been certified only months before this trip. I also don't write for a liv... Full report  
3 stars
3 stars  
3/2004   Jeffrey Anderson
<100 Dives
 
Spirit of Freedom Full report 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
 
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
 
Diver’s Den/ Meridian N   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
 
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   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'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
 
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
 
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
 
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
 
ningaloo reef dive center/ Pot Shot Hotel Resort Full report 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
 
Exmouth Diving Center/ Pot Shot Hotel and Resort Full report 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
 
Mike Ball Spoilsport Full report 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
 
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