Spoilsport Liveaboard, Australia

from US$ 306 / day
  • Nitrox available
9.410 "Superb"   30 Verified Reviews
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    The 30m M/V Spoilsport Australia was custom built to explore the Coral Sea. This award winning dive vessel has a professional crew of 12 onboard to ensure the ultimate diving holiday. Spoilsport has everything needed for an exciting dive expedition and a comfortable cabin for every budget. Guests can relax in the spacious lounge, bar and sun deck with optional shade cover. Top quality cuisine is served fresh and Spoilsport takes pride in catering to vegetarians, vegans and those with special dietary needs. (Please notify at time of booking)

    For those prone to sea sickness, a twin hull design increases stability and reduces motion onboard. Mike Ball Dive Expeditions aboard Spoilsport offer year round diving cruise to the Great Barrier Reef, Australia. Dive amenities include a spacious dive deck with entry and exit platforms, large camera table, rinse tanks and Nitrox. A highly trained, professional crew is on hand to ensure a hassle free diving adventure and provide divers with the opportunity to discover unique marine life including the Dwarf Minke Whales.

    A liveaboard diving holiday onboard the Spoilsport Australia is an unforgettable experience. Book yours today.

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    Included: VAT, Accommodation, Tanks, Weights, Belts, Dive master services, All meals, Possible fuel surcharge

    Excluded: Soft drinks (soft drinks with evening meals are complimentary), alcoholic drinks (wine with evening meal is complimentary), nitrox fills for enriched air certified divers, dive equipment, torches, dive insurance (mandatory), Reef tax (US$ 21) per person per trip.

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    Boat features

    • Shaded diving deck
    • Camera Station
    • Daily housekeeping
    • Audio & video entertainment
    • Air Conditioned saloon
    • Aircon Cabins
    • Sun Deck
    • Indoor Saloon
    • Non-Diver (Snorkeler) Friendly
    • Warm Water Showers
    • Photography Station
    • Separate rinse for u/w camera
    • Custom built for diving
    • Charging stations

    Food & Drinks

    • Western Food
    • Vegetarian Options
    • Buffet style
    • Beer available
    • Selection of wines
    • Snacks All Day

    If you have specific diet requests you can add this to your special requests on step 2 of the booking form. We advise limiting these requests to religious beliefs or food allergies. The liveaboard serves great food and you will be hungry after a full day of diving!

    Diving

    • Nitrox available
    • Tech diving
    • Rebreather Support
    • Rinse hosts
    • Dive deck
    • Tenders for diving

    The crew speaks English.

    Gear rental

    There is diving gear available to rent on this boat. Please provide your rental needs on the booking form.
    You will need to pay for the rental gear on board of the boat. Show prices

    Rental Gear Prices

    • Full Equipment:AUD 44 per day
    • 15L tanks:AUD 30 per day
    • Regulator:AUD 15 per day
    • BCD:AUD 10 per day
    • Dive Computer:AUD 12 per day
    • Snorkel equipment:AUD 5 per day
    • U/W photo camera rental:AUD 60 per day
    • Nitrox Refills:AUD 25 per day

    Drawings & Vessel Layouts

    Deck Plan Spoilsport Liveaboard Australia floorplan

    Accommodation

    Boat Specifications

    • Year built:1990
    • Year renovated:2014
    • Length:30 meters
    • Beam:10.5 meters
    • Top speed:15 knots
    • Cruising speed:10 knots
    • Engines:2 x 354 KW Detroit 60 series
    • Max guests:28
    • Number of cabins:14
    • Number of bathrooms:14
    • Tenders:2 inflatables
    • Water capacity:8000 liters
    • Fuel capacity:12'000 liters
    • Freshwater maker:10'00 liters per day

    Boat navigation, communication and safety features

    • Radar
    • GPS
    • Radio VHF/DSC/SSB
    • E.P.I.R.B. Distress System
    • Emergency Rafts
    • Life Vests
    • Fire Alarm & Fire Extinguishers
    • Oxygen
    • First Aid Kits
    • Satellite & mobile phones
    • Bilge pump alarm
    • Search light
    • Crew trained in first aid
    • Emergency flares

    Spoilsport Reviews

    9.4
    Superb (out of 10)
    Average score from 30 Verified Review(s) Only people who have booked through Liveaboard.com and joined the Liveaboard can write a review.
    Switzerland
    8.8
    Fabulous
    great experience Fly Dive Cod Hole, Australia in November

    we saw a lot of sharks and cuttlefish. the 2nd nightdive was the highlight for us.

    Recommended for

    crew, food, dive place

    United States
    7.6
    Good
    excellent, would recommend highly to any diver Fly Dive Cod Hole, Australia in November

    the number of sharks, the amount of each fish species and the variety of those species

    Recommended for

    the dive sites, the organization and service

    Germany
    8.4
    Very good
    the familiar atmosphere on board Fly Dive Cod Hole, Australia in November

    The greeting of Crew, when we arrived. The offering for water and coffe almost time. Friendliness of crew almost Time. The detailed dive-breving. When reef shows me the hole and pretty beauty.

    Recommended for

    first dive at great barrier reef 😍, very great food 😋 and crazy tour director ollie 😄

    Australia
    9.6
    Exceptional
    This was my first liveaboard experience. It was one of the most amazing holidays I have ever been on. You could do as much or as little diving as you wanted and all your needs were catered for. Fly Dive Coral Sea, Australia in November

    We saw a whale shark, the feeding of the sharks was amazing. I never would have been able to watch the sharks without the support of the crew and now my anxiety over sharks has reduced dramatically. We did our first self navigated dive, again not possible without the support of the amazing crew. The confidence I gained as a new diver through this trip was incredible. We saw amazing seascapes, a huge variety of fish and corals. The food was fresh and plentiful and delicious. Everything ran exceptionally well and while the crew were fun they had safety as a priority which was reassuring. Fantastic experience and would highly recommend Mike Ball diving to anyone, regardless of their level of diving experience.

    Recommended for

    1. Diving with sharks, I never thought I would do this in my life. 2. The friendliness and professional staff above & below the water. 3. The confidence I gained as a new diver

    United States
    10
    Exceptional
    This is a well run operation and I have been on 6 liveaboards. Coral Sea Safari, Australia in November

    1. Seeing sea life I had not seen before. 2.Getting to know people with similar interests. I may go on a group trip with a dive group from my home state next year. 3.Winning first place in the photo contest on board. I have already shared this on Facebook and Instagram. If I win photo of the year and the free trip back to a Mike Ball boat, I will definitely come, even though it is a long way from Texas

    Recommended for

    1. I saw sealife I had never seen before, potatoe cod,Napolean Wrass, rock fish, leafy scorpion fish [?]

    United States
    10
    Exceptional
    Outstanding Adventure Fly Dive Cod Hole, Australia in September

    The plane ride over the reefs was cool, but the fun began once on the boat. Although scuba diving was our main focus, the crew, particularly Ollie, Jeanna, Nicole and Capt. Peter made you feel at home and well informed about every aspect of the trip, safety and the boat's functions.They also did a great job of taking 28 strangers, and in less than a day, made them all friend. Hats off to Mike Ball and his crew on the SPOILSPORT.....

    Recommended for

    Diving, meeting new friends and ......Diving

    Italy
    8.0
    Very good
    great experience Fly Dive Coral Sea, Australia in September

    shark feeding dive

    Recommended for

    osprey shark dive, bouganville drift dive, bouganville reef

    United States
    10
    Exceptional
    Great experience Fly Dive Cod Hole, Australia in August

    The staff had a great family vibe that put everyone at ease. Great diving locations and plenty to experience. I signed up for 3D/3N trip and didn't want it to end. Met great people to dive with during the trip.

    Recommended for

    Staff knowledge, family atmosphere, very safety conscious

    United States
    10
    Exceptional
    Amazing experience, lived up to the name "SPOILsport" Fly Dive Coral Sea, Australia in September

    The entire trip was great, I can't pick out any similar event. The dives were all delightful and the staff was really on point.

    Recommended for

    The crew was phenomenal; they were very friendly and always working hard. The food was spectacular and we were never hungry. The diving on this boat was unreal.

    United States
    8.8
    Fabulous
    Excellent. Loved it. Too bad we did not reach Coral Sea. Fly Dive Coral Sea, Australia in July

    Nothing jumps out. Just liked everything.

    Recommended for

    Staff, diving, boat

    United States
    10
    Exceptional
    Awesome experience diving and snorkeling on barrier reef and with minke whales. Fly Dive Minke Whales, Australia in June

    Minke whales COD hole Barrier Reef

    Recommended for

    Minke whales cod hole barrier reef

    United States
    9.6
    Exceptional
    The minke whales made for an unforgettable trip. Fly Dive Minke Whales, Australia in June

    The minke whales coming so close and spending so much time with us was absolutely the highlight. The crew was really good at spotting them and immediately altering plans/dropping the float lines. The crew was always helpful and friendly. It was a fun trip

    Recommended for

    Whale encounters, informative evening presentations, flying back to Cairns.

    United States
    10
    Exceptional
    Fantastic!!! Fly Dive Cod Hole, Australia in April

    The crew members were absolutely THE BEST!! Everyone was so helpful, considerate and patient. The assistance they gave us with entering and exiting the water was above and beyond. My travel mate/dive buddy and I were a bit apprehensive diving the Great Barrier Reef. The instructors/crew/staff took great care of us, being with us, guiding us, making sure we were comfortable in every way, never left our side on the dives, and, in general, were the nicest and most considerate, helpful, congenial, people ever!! The crew members were so efficient in everything they did. The total experience we had on the Spoilsport was FANTASTIC!!! Ollie, Oliver, Trent, Laurence, Little Sam, Big Sam, Jemma, Carl and of course, Skipper Pete and First Mate-Ricardo were ALL THE BEST!! (And anyone else I might've left out by mistake)There experience and professionalism were incredible. Thank you to all for a most wonderful experience on our first LiveAboard, and hopefully not the last with you all!! We highly recommend Mike Ball Dive Expeditions, this crew and the Spoilsport to everyone!!! Weezie & Rae D. Texas-USA

    Recommended for

    1. Helpfulness of the Staff and Crew 2. Ease and comfort of the Spoilsport. 3. Dive deck very organized.

    United Kingdom
    8.8
    Fabulous
    I had three days aboard Spoil Sport and it was a fantastic experience; I wish that I could have stayed for longer. Fly Dive Cod Hole, Australia in May

    The number and quality of the dives, specially Cod Hole and Steve's Bommie.

    Recommended for

    The crew were attentive to us all and they worked so well together as a cohesive team.The diving was wonderful and briefings clear so everyone was well looked after. Food delicious and company GREAT

    Canada
    10
    Exceptional
    Fantastic in every way! Fly Dive Coral Sea, Australia in March

    Staff were very professional. Very impressed with commitment to procedures and safety. Experience excellent in all respects. Highly recommended.

    Recommended for

    Professionalism, Great Staff, Great Hospitality

    New Zealand
    10
    Exceptional
    Fantastic trip that exceeded our expectations Fly Dive Coral Sea, Australia in May

    Opportunity to have so many dives, using great equipment and smart, experienced, and friendly staff enabling us to get the very most out of the trip. Highlight was Coral Kingdom dive - simply stunning!

    Recommended for

    The diving was fantastic, despite so so conditions. The crew was friendly and very knowledgable and service was top notch. Food and accomodations were wonderful.

    United States
    10
    Exceptional
    Awesome Fly Dive Coral Sea, Australia in April

    Shark feeding dive

    Recommended for

    The diving , food , people

    Australia
    10
    Exceptional
    Awesome Fly Dive Cod Hole, Australia in April

    All of It!

    Recommended for

    Service, dives, quality of everything (food, comfort, staff...)

    United Kingdom
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Great diving in a relaxed and fun environment Fly Dive Coral Sea, Australia in March

    Great diving in a relaxed and fun environment

    Recommended for

    Crew, diving, other divers

    United States
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Outstanding Fly Dive Cod Hole, Australia in March

    Intermediate to advanced divers

    Recommended for

    Diving, crew, fellow divers from all over the world

    Portugal
    9.2
    Superb
    A burst of colour Fly Dive Cod Hole, Australia in February

    The boat was moored always near the dive site with a line set to it. we always had the option to go alone or with a guide. The timing of the meals and dives was well set. The crew was always availlable and alert and paying attention to the guest needs. Was my 1st liveaboard and loved it!

    Recommended for

    Diacovering the diversity, shapes and colours of corals; the relaxed way the dive guides dealt with my little experience;the organization of the liveaboard

    Belgium
    8.0
    Very good
    A nice boat and a very serious diving operator. Fly Dive Coral Sea, Australia in January

    An excellent surprise. My only remark is about food: it was excellent, but the quantities were miscalculated and at various occasions, there was not enough to eat for all. Superb briefings and diving. Top security. Too much paperwork but I understand these are the Australian rules.

    Recommended for

    Nice group. Great dives. Good vessel.

    Germany
    10
    Exceptional
    Great Vessel, Crew, and Dive Sites Fly Dive Cod Hole, Australia in January

    Mike Ball Diving Expeditions puts great focus on keeping everybody safe and happy. The briefings before every dive were excellent and eased navigation during unguided dives a lot. The Crew is both highly qualified (in their particular field of expertise) and entertaining. The food was exceptionally good, the cabins and the vessels in general are clean and spacious, and the dive sites were just amazing. Certainly recommended!

    Recommended for

    Food, Briefings, Dives

    Canada
    10
    Exceptional
    Expensive but worth every penny; I will remember this forever. Fly Dive Coral Sea, Australia in January

    superb

    Recommended for

    sites, staff, food

    New Zealand
    9.2
    Superb
    a fabulously appointed boat in every way allowing maximum enjoyment Fly Dive Coral Sea, Australia in December

    terrific

    Recommended for

    Dive sites. Food. Ensuite with a view

    Switzerland
    10
    Exceptional
    Best Dive trip ever Fly Dive Cod Hole, Australia in November

    Best Dive trip ever

    Recommended for

    Crew, Food, Professionalism

    United States
    9.2
    Superb
    Great crew and well organized schedule Fly Dive Coral Sea, Australia in November

    Great experience in terms of organizaion and animal encounters. Often it feels as if we were diving in an acqarium. Visibility could be better. The only reason it is not the best value is because that the Grand Barrier Reef is one of the most expensive place I've dove in.

    Recommended for

    animal encounters; crew; food

    France
    8.4
    Very good
    Amazing Yongala Expedition : Cairns to Townsville, Australia in October

    Ready for the next one.

    Recommended for

    diving, crew, food

    Australia
    10
    Exceptional
    Overwhelmingly beautiful, fun and relaxing - a must do experience. Fly Dive Cod Hole, Australia in September

    A goal reached and just what I needed. Two weeks after I got my Advanced diving certificate I was diagnosed with Bowel Cancer. I made getting back under the water my goal that I focused on. I have three close family members currently having treatment for cancer, two are terminal and living day to day. This last year has been very overwhelming for me, finally I got down under the water and two good dives and then out of the blue, the next two dives I had panic attacks and struggled with confidence to dive. The crew on board were fantastic - especially Ollie. I can not thank him enough for helping to build my confidence back up to the stage of having some wonderful dive experiences that were exactly what I had been dreaming of. He was very patient, calm, kind and reassuring, he held my hand for two dives and then on the final dive I was confident enough for him to just stay beside me - A HUGE THANK YOU. I wish I had had the confidence the whole way through, as the other divers all raved about the other dive sites that I missed.

    Recommended for

    Dive sites, People (crew & guests), Food

    United States
    10
    Exceptional
    Mike Ball Liveaboard is the BEST! Fly Dive Cod Hole, Australia in September

    The room was spacious and comfortable, the service was excellent, the food superb, and the diving was great. The Mike a Ball Staff worked tirelessly to ensure we had a memorable trip. They are the best!

    Recommended for

    Supreme Service from a Friendly and Knowledgeable Staff! Great diving! Great Food!

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