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Dive Review of Mike Ball Spoilsport in
Australia

Mike Ball Spoilsport, Jun, 2014,

by Richard A. Walters, TX, US ( 1 report with 1 Helpful vote). Report 7654 has 1 Helpful vote.

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

Accommodations 5 stars Food N/A
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 5 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments This was my third expedition with Mike Ball. My first two expeditions were later in the year, September/October. I didn't realize that the weather was going to be so rainy, cold and windy during June and that we would not be able to venture out to Osprey Reef in the Coral Sea. I was looking forward to the sea creatures that I had seen at Osprey on past expeditions but the time that we spent with the Dwarf Minke Whales along the Great Barrier Reef made up for missing Osprey Reef. This was my first encounter with the Minke whales and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I am always amazed at the quality of the crew that Mike Ball is able to assemble to staff his expeditions. They are the best and they make each expedition a wonderful experience. After diving most of the World, I still consider Mike Ball Expeditions the best choice for divers. I brought my 21 year old grandson on this trip and he is a novice diver. He is eager to dive and I am 73 years of age. Even when i chose to sit out dives, the crew made sure that my grandson had a great diving experience.
Websites Mike Ball Spoilsport   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving Australia, Red Sea, Fiji, Maldives, Caribbean Islands, Central America, Alaska, Gulf of Mexico, Florida Keys, Florida East Coast, Bahamas, Italy, Greece, and Columbia.
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy, rainy Seas choppy, currents
Water Temp 75-78°F / 24-26°C Wetsuit Thickness 2
Water Visibility 40-60 Ft/ 12-18 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Buddies, Bottom Time, and Safety Equipment.
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

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

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

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