Spoilsport Liveaboard, Australia

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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.

Please note that the 3 and 4 night itineraries can be extended to 7 night trips. 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, Dive equipment rental, Torches, Dive insurance (mandatory), Reef tax (US$ 21) per person per trip, Lockhart River Flight (AUD 400) for 7 Nights Far Northern Reef trips

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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
  • En-Suite bathrooms

Food & Drinks

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

If you have any specific dietary requirements whilst on-board your cruise, 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.


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.


Drawings & Vessel Layouts

Deck Plan Spoilsport Liveaboard Australia floorplan

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 and Safety

  • 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
  • 73 Verified Reviews
  1. Vessel
    9.2
  2. Crew
    9.3
  3. Food
    9.9
  4. Diving
    9.5
  5. Value
    9.0
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Kathryn M
  • United States United States
Absolutely incredible experience

We saw a whole pod of dolphins swimming near one of the reefs. Went to areas that didn't have much bleaching and was filled with wildlife.

Recommended for
The reefs/dive locations we went to were great. The staff was friendly and helpful with anything needed. Absolutely worth the price you pay. The fly over to Lizard Island was awesome.
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Brian V
  • United States United States
These memories will last a lifetime and will always be at the top of the list!

My trip was full of amazing people and experiences! The scuba diving was safe and exciting. The boat (Spoilsport) was clean, well staffed with amazing food every meal. The crew were warm and friendly, extremely helpful and kept everyone very involved in the process.

Recommended for
The friends I made on the trip, the scuba diving and crew, the amazing food!
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Corey O
  • United States United States
Stellar Crew and Diving

The crew was really the best I've ever dived with, the boat is nice and the dive sites are glorious

Recommended for
Crew, diving
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Clarissa Y
  • United States United States
Amazing service and amazing diving

Swimming with sharks, observing a cuttlefish, seeing turtles and other fish. Learning to identify more corals and fish. Improving my buoyancy with the help of the crew so I can stay underwater longer.

Recommended for
The night shark dive, the beautiful corals and marine life, and the service and amenities on the dive boat.
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Catherine A
  • Canada Canada
Great trip, would totally recommend!

Everything is really well organised, hassle free and the staff (always happy to help)q does a great job. They set the standard pretty high in terms of customer service. Unfortunately, the diving didn't fully reach my expectations because the strong winds didn't allow us to go to the Coral Sea. It obviously isn't Mike Ball's fault and the captain told us his door was open for anyone who wanted more information about the weather conditions and the impact on our itinerary. The staff also made sure to provide us with detailed briefings of the dive sites to make sure we would still get the best out of it. There was also a dive guide jumping in at almost every dive, which was great for those who were not confident with their navigation skills.

Recommended for
Very friendly and helpful crew, the food was fresh with a good variety and all the diving activities were very well organised.
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Shawn A
  • United States United States
Amazing experience

Definitely spending time on the whale lines watching the minke whales. The shark feed dive was awesome and the wall dive that was next to the shark feed was equally good. Potato cod, sea turtles, sea snakes, and eagle rays were other highlights of the trip. The crew was also really great, they were fun and friendly and were just as excited as the guests were when spotting whales or talking about the dives. I would recommend this trip to any serious diver.

Recommended for
Whales, Shark Feed, the Crew
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Weng Koon V
  • Malaysia Malaysia
Efficient and well run

The Minke Whales of course

Recommended for
The seamless way everything ran - hassle free
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Emily S
  • United States United States
So happy I booked with Mike Ball SpoilSport

Got to see Minke whales.

Recommended for
Diving sites, crew and boat cleanliness.
  • 8.4 Very good
  • Trevor D
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
Amazing diving

The opportunity to have 4 dives a day and either go alone or dive with a guide. Friendly relaxing atmosphere on board a well maintained boat.

Recommended for
Good spacious boat, friendly and knowledgable crew, excellent diving
  • 8.4 Very good
  • Kaitlyn B
  • United States United States
Amazing staff and boat!

Potato cod, steve's bomme, staff, our cabin

Recommended for
Staff, boat comfort, food
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Olivia S
  • United States United States
Amazing trip!

The crew of the Spoilsport ran a very professional, well-organized and diverse diving experience. The trip went above and beyond our expectations. The sites and dive masters catered to divers of all levels and put safety first. Guides were available to point out unusual sights/species during each dive. Professional photographer present to capture highlights of each dive. Friendly staff that fostered an environment of cooperation and commraderie among the guests. Experience of a lifetime and highly recommended to anyone interested in diving the Great Barrier Reef!

Recommended for
Great crew, super diving, delicious dining!
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Mary S
  • United States United States
Exceeded our expectations

We had a wonderful adventure on the Spoilsport thanks to the attentive staff and all the comforts of home. The diving was spectacular, great sites and timing, including two fantastic night dives. We were relaxed and enjoyed ourselves immensely!!

Recommended for
Staff, diving, other passengers
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Roy H
  • United States United States
Best of the Best!

The small plane flight to Lizard Island was awesome! The top notch sites were thrilling. Spoil-Sport was designed for divers and was so easy to use. Night dives were amazing. All the Sharks, and other incredible fish. Bring your camera. Going back again.

Recommended for
STAFF! STAFF! STAFF! I received more scuba training from our guides than in certification classes. The hostesses and helpers would not let us lift a finger. Dive master always on helpful lookout.
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Chris P
  • Germany Germany
Absolutely amazing trip on a nice and well organised boat

No other or to much other companies on the route. So it is not crowded and you can fully enjoy the reef

Recommended for
Service, food and friendly crew
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Martin C
  • Hong Kong Hong Kong
First time on a liveaboard

It was my first liveaboard experience, and I think I have been spoiled by the amazing trip: the crew were exceptionally friendly, the food was delicious, not to mention the amazing diving at the great barrier reef. My highlight was the shark attraction dive at Osprey reef!

Recommended for
Food, cabin crew, dive buddies
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Preston F
  • United States United States
Great

Location of dives

Recommended for
Location of dives
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Anonymous
A once in a lifetime experience that far surpassed our expectations!

Each one of my family members has a different dive spot that they call their favorite. My husband thought the night dive was the best dive of his life! Each site has new coral and sea life that blows your mind.

Recommended for
The coral, the crew, and the food!
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Myriam G
  • Switzerland Switzerland
Best LiveAbord experience in Australia

Shark diving

Recommended for
Great boat, top crew and dive material and sites
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Robert B
  • United States United States
Hands down, the best dive experience I've had around the world since I got certified in 1984!

My wife and I enjoyed the unique dive sites that the divemaster picked so that we could observe different formations and wildlife. Moving the boat at noon and over night allowed us to experience many different sites with no wasted travel time. Allowing those that choose to explore on their own was fantastic, but also offering up crew to lead a guided tour with those that felt more comfortable with guides was nice. I always judge an outfit by their attention to detail and their safety procedures. The Spoilsport was the best I've experienced. The pre-dive briefings by the divemaster including the use of a white board was very professional. The four tiered safety system in place for every dive - a lookout on the top deck, each diver carrying an inflatable neon safety sausage, and each diver carrying the duel use transmitter (one channel diver to ship, and another channel diver to Coast Guard) was very comforting. To me, everything after the above is just icing on the cake. The Spoilsport certainly added several layers of icing. The cabins were clean and adequate. The food was varied and amazing every day. Snacks were available throughout. The sitting area was great and really allowed all the divers and staff to mingle and socialize. It was nice to have the stand-alone computers available so everyone could share their photos. And, of course, the last night's massive BBQ was incredible and a great way to wrap of an amazing experience. I have and would highly recommend the Spoilsport to anyone who loves diving. Rob Born, Sacramento, Ca.

Recommended for
The unique dive sites, the professional crew and the social experience.
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Colin Z
  • United States United States
Excellent Trip in GBR with Spoilsport

the small crew and passengers on the boat which made it great to make new friendships. the diving team was great and thorough with their itineraries. saw amazing aquatic life and sceneries there. highly recommended!

Recommended for
friendly crew, best dive team, and great food and entertainment!
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Colin Z
  • United States United States
Excellent Trip in Maldives with Scubaspa

the small crew and passengers on the boat which made it great to make new friendships. the diving team was great and thorough with their itineraries. saw amazing aquatic life and sceneries there. highly recommended!

Recommended for
friendly crew, best dive team, and great food!
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Martin B
  • United States United States
awesome

For one , the flight to lizard Island and the experience of a liveaboard Trip ! The dive sites where great and the sea live was awesome ! The crew is super friendly and fun ,I had a great time ,thanks

Recommended for
Location ,People and Staff , Flight
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Clive S
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
Fantastic because of the Minke whales!

Minke whales. Humpback whales. Dive staff were outstanding. Word of caution though that in July the sea conditions can be very rough, so beware if you suffer from sea sickness. Still highly recommended!

Recommended for
Proximity to the Minke whales, professionalism of the staff, food.
  • 7.2 Good
  • Andreas K
  • Austria Austria
It was a nice trip

The fly to Lizard Island

Recommended for
The fly to Lizard Island, the Nightdives, the last evening on board
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Terence K
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
Beautiful Barrier Reef

Seeing the dratic pinaccles and corals of the Gt Barrier Reef.

Recommended for
Organisation of diving, reef, food on board
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Christy R
  • New Zealand New Zealand
Amazing

Would definitely recommend this to anyone to do. The Ribbon Reefs are a must see and Mike Ball expeditions and Spoilsport are the best way to experience it!

Recommended for
The diving, the crew, the reef
  • 8.0 Very good
  • Natasha S
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
Great trip with the Minkies!!

The highlight of my trip was definitely getting to snorkel and dive with the whales. I found the boat to be well set out and relatively comfortable despite challenging conditions and the dive sites were varied and well briefed. The crew, especially Yella, were attentive and friendly and the rest of the divers all got on well together. Will def be booking another trip through liveaboard.com. Thank you

Recommended for
The whales, the diving, the crew
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Agnieszka S
  • Poland Poland
Superb

Diving

Recommended for
Diving, crew, food
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Dana C
  • United States United States
Fabulous Experience

We had so gorgeous dives and were so happy with our experience. The crew took every step to go above and beyond and really made the trip a spectacular one. We will absolutely book with Mike Ball in the future.

Recommended for
Crew, Quality of Diving, Food
  • 8.0 Very good
  • Dirk V
  • Belgium Belgium
Excellent Diving on The Great Barrier Reef

*The nightdive with lots of sharks * The variety of divesites (pinnacles, walls, sandy slopes, soft and hard coral * a lot of life on the dive sites with great variety

Recommended for
The diving, the friendliness of the crew they go out of their way to make you feel at home, the peace and quiet at see (haven't seen another ship during the entire trip)
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Dinin L
  • United States United States
Retired

Crew's genuine caring and enthusiasm throughout every aspect of trip. Food was excellent and varied. Everything geared towards enhancing your diving experience. Diving was amazing!

Recommended for
Crew friendliness and professionalism, excellent food, superior dive sites
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Zachary R
  • United States United States
Exceeded expectations and the absolute best way to experience the Great Barrier Reef.

The night dive in Gotham was unreal, so much activity and so many sharks made this the best night dive I have ever been on. Everything about the trip was perfect, from the low altitude plane ride over the reef to the food served constantly throughout the day. One of the best parts was the fact that they catered to my party's different levels of dive experience and did everything imaginable to make the trip a one of a kind experience. Furthermore, the personalty of the crew was top notch as they knew when to be serious, but more importantly, they were extremely laid back and helped remind us that we're in one of the best spots in the world to go diving and diving should be fun.

Recommended for
The a sheer number of dives, the biodiversity, the one-on-one expertise given by the crew
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Mitchell G
  • United States United States
Mitch & Mimi's GBR Dive Experience

We loved the Dive director and Crew: Jelle, Kerrin, Kiana, Olly, Justin, Jemma, Derren, Trevor, Julia, and two vounteers Brian and Phil! Jelle was very organized and knowledgeable. The crew were so helpful and always busy. The food was amazing! The other divers on board were wonderful to get to know and have made some very good friends even though we had only been together for 3 days. And the dives were AMAZING! We saw so many beautiful fish, turtle, octopus, manta ray, cuttle fish, stone fish, giant clams, tiny nudibranchs, and beautiful corals! Words can't describe! Luckily we have some awesome pictures that Julia took! I highly recommend the SpoilSport Liveaboard! Thank you!

Recommended for
The dives, the crew, the organization, the food! (sorry that's 4)!
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Russell H
  • United States United States
Amazing trip

Barracuda, shark feed, the visibility of 150 feet

Recommended for
Diving western front at bouganville. The shark feed, the service was amazing
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Mark K
  • United States United States
Fantastic time exploring the Great Barrier reef.

Seeing the underwater world, the octopus, scuttlefish, nudibranchs, coral, sponges and turtles.

Recommended for
All the staff were super friendly and knowledgeable. If you were an experienced diver you could explore the sites at your own pace with a buddy. The chef and hence the food was fantastic.
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Terence K
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
Doesn't get much better......

The diving was organised to a very professional standard. Nitrox was available (though an extra charge) and 15 litre tanks also available (again extra). Every dive was preceeded by a detailed briefing and a guide was available, though you could dive with a buddy if preferred. 4 or 5 dives a day were offered. Luckily we were blessed with great weather and easy dives. Probably the best dive was a shark feed - 40/50 reef sharks + giant cod all in a feeding frenzy. The food on board was excellent - all tastes and diets catered for. The cabins were very comfy - good bunks, adequate storage and functional bathroom. On the last night we had a party - some guests were professional musicians so we had a good show....& all the crew got everyone up dancing. I was a liveaboard virgin but now a total convert.

Recommended for
Organisation of diving, the crew, comfort of boat
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Ben L
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
Brilliant trip, great staff, awesome dives, superb boat

- Shark feed and dives on Osprey reef - Fantastic weather and diving conditions - Excellent boat, all cabins clean and tidy, beds comfortable, fresh towels whenever requested. - Great food, like eating in a restaurant for all meals - Brilliant staff, all exceedingly friendly and happy to help no matter the time of day or night. Very professional and made the diving feel really easy and extremely safe.

Recommended for
great staff, awesome dives, superb boat
  • 6.4 Review score
  • Ilona B
  • Switzerland Switzerland
Good - but too expensive for what it is

Night dive

Recommended for
Diving - The flight over the reef
  • 10 Exceptional
  • dolores C
  • Spain Spain
UNFORGETABLE EXPERIENCE !!!!!

SHARKS AND ALL MARINE LIFE.

Recommended for
WONDERFULL CREW AND ORGANIZATION, GREAT GROUP OF DIVERS, DIVES.
  • 8.4 Very good
  • Randall L
  • Singapore Singapore
Amazing dive crew that created a very lively atmosphere.

Shark feed at North Horn was mind-blowing! The dive crew were also helpful and friendly.

Recommended for
Dive crew, food and diving
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Russell H
  • United States United States
Spoilsport crew took great care of us!!!

The variety of each of the dive sites. The night dives were fantastic with lots of sharks and trevally coming out to feed. The vast diversity of the fish and coral species.

Recommended for
Helpfulness of the crew, amazing dive sites and the boat's amenities.
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Sandra B
  • Switzerland Switzerland
great experience

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

Recommended for
crew, food, dive place
  • 7.6 Good
  • FRED R
  • United States United States
excellent, would recommend highly to any diver

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
  • 8.4 Very good
  • Sarah N
  • Germany Germany
the familiar atmosphere on board

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 😄
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Samantha H
  • Australia Australia
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.

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
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Vernon J
  • United States United States
This is a well run operation and I have been on 6 liveaboards.

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 [?]
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Albert T
  • United States United States
Outstanding Adventure

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
  • 8.0 Very good
  • Gianfranco D
  • Italy Italy
great experience

shark feeding dive

Recommended for
osprey shark dive, bouganville drift dive, bouganville reef
  • 10 Exceptional
  • David H
  • United States United States
Great experience

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
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Katelyn H
  • United States United States
Amazing experience, lived up to the name "SPOILsport"

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.
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • LOUIS S
  • United States United States
Excellent. Loved it. Too bad we did not reach Coral Sea.

Nothing jumps out. Just liked everything.

Recommended for
Staff, diving, boat
  • 10 Exceptional
  • jozef S
  • United States United States
Awesome experience diving and snorkeling on barrier reef and with minke whales.

Minke whales COD hole Barrier Reef

Recommended for
Minke whales cod hole barrier reef
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Sherry W
  • United States United States
The minke whales made for an unforgettable trip.

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.
  • 10 Exceptional
  • LOUISE B
  • United States United States
Fantastic!!!

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.
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Anna M
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
I had three days aboard Spoil Sport and it was a fantastic experience; I wish that I could have stayed for longer.

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
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Gerald B
  • Canada Canada
Fantastic in every way!

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
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Michael B
  • New Zealand New Zealand
Fantastic trip that exceeded our expectations

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.
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Micahel E
  • United States United States
Awesome

Shark feeding dive

Recommended for
The diving , food , people
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Sidney N
  • Australia Australia
Awesome

All of It!

Recommended for
Service, dives, quality of everything (food, comfort, staff...)
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Louise H
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
Great diving in a relaxed and fun environment

Great diving in a relaxed and fun environment

Recommended for
Crew, diving, other divers
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Mark S
  • United States United States
Outstanding

Intermediate to advanced divers

Recommended for
Diving, crew, fellow divers from all over the world
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Bruno P
  • Portugal Portugal
A burst of colour

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
  • 8.0 Very good
  • Alain V
  • Belgium Belgium
A nice boat and a very serious diving operator.

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.
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Tobias R
  • Germany Germany
Great Vessel, Crew, and Dive Sites

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
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Desmond M
  • Canada Canada
Expensive but worth every penny; I will remember this forever.

superb

Recommended for
sites, staff, food
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Carol A
  • New Zealand New Zealand
a fabulously appointed boat in every way allowing maximum enjoyment

terrific

Recommended for
Dive sites. Food. Ensuite with a view
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Felix G
  • Switzerland Switzerland
Best Dive trip ever

Best Dive trip ever

Recommended for
Crew, Food, Professionalism
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Limin K
  • United States United States
Great crew and well organized schedule

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
  • 8.4 Very good
  • Philippe A
  • France France
Amazing

Ready for the next one.

Recommended for
diving, crew, food
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Keryn A
  • Australia Australia
Overwhelmingly beautiful, fun and relaxing - a must do experience.

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
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Walt B
  • United States United States
Mike Ball Liveaboard is the BEST!

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!