Spoilsport (Mike Ball Dive Expeditions)

Spoilsport is part of the Mike Ball Dive Expeditions fleet of vessels. She can carry up to 29 passengers in 15 cabins. The vessel is a twin-hulled catamaran, which offers stability and minimizes problems with sea-sickness. Four levels of cabin are offered. Budget cabins have twin bunks and share a separate shower and toilet with other budget cabins. One budget cabin, with its own bathroom, is on the lower deck and is reached by ladder. Club cabins have twin bunk beds and share a bathroom and toilet with one other Club Cabin. Standard cabins have two single beds and a private bathroom. Premium cabins have either a double bed or a double bed and a single bed, plus a private bathroom. All cabins have air-conditioning. A large dining room is where meals are served. There is plenty of space for relaxing either in the lounge or on the sundeck.

Spoilsport offers a full range of PADI courses, including Nitrox training. Nitrox is available, as are digital camera rental and video/digital photo services. All Mike Ball Dive Expedition boats feature their unique ‘Safe Solo’ Programme offering suitably qualified and experienced divers the opportunity to dive as individuals rather than as buddy pairs. Diving is undertaken from the back deck of the boat and 2 RIBs constantly patrol the dive sites to pick up any divers who surface away from the boat. Usually the boat pulls up at 3 different dives sites each day. At sites such as Challenger Bay, some photographers or avid fish-spotters can take dives of up to 2 hours dive to find those remarkable fish behaviour experiences. Most divers plan a dive with their buddy and enjoy independent diving, however divers who require supervision can join the dive staff on one of the scheduled morning or afternoon guided dives.

Operates In:  Coral Sea and Cod Hole, Great Barrier Reef

Schedule:  Varies throughout the year.  Please contact us for departure dates.

Price: From about £2142 (about US$2956, about €2463) in a budget cabin


  • 7 nights cruise on Spoilsport on a twin/share basis in a budget cabin
  • Full board (breakfast, lunch and dinner) daily, including tea, coffee, water, soft drinks and wine with dinner
  • 26 dives, cyinders and weights. (Note: Minke Whale Expeditions offer a reduced number of dives but include snorkeling opportunities with the whales.)
  • Amazing low level, one way flight over the Great Barrier Reef to meet the vessel

Cabin Upgrades:  Available

Please  note:  There are different charters to different locations that vary in length.  Please contact us for other Spoilsport destinations.

Please note: A reef tax of AU$20 (subject to change) is not included in the package price and will be collected on board.

Single occupancy supplement: Please contact us.

Air Travel: Our in-house IATA ticket agency can arrange your air travel in connection with your holiday from a departure point anywhere in the world, or you may arrange your own air travel if you prefer. We can tailor-make your itinerary to your personal requirements, so if you would like to make a stop-over or two, make a side trip to some other destination, or travel business class rather than economy, we will be happy to assist. Please contact us about your air travel requirements.

Spoilsport (Mike Ball Dive Expeditions)

Salon interior (Mike Ball Dive Expeditions)

Club Cabin interior (Mike Ball Dive Expeditions)

Premium Cabin interior (Mike Ball Dive Expeditions)

Premium Cabin interior (Mike Ball Dive Expeditions)

Standard cabin interior (Mike Ball Dive Expeditions)

Lounge interior (Mike Ball Dive Expeditions)

Spoilsport under way! (Mike Ball Dive Expeditions)

Spoilsport's Wheelhouse (Mike Ball Dive Expeditions)

Aerial view of Cod Hole (Mike Ball Dive Expeditions)

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