Spoilsport Liveaboard, Australia

Excellent food and drinks

“Highlights were the staff. I would give them all an A. The boat was sufficient but a bit dated for sure. I would give that a B.…”

Steve J, United States United States
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  • Australia’s most awarded liveaboard dive boat
  • Twin hull design to increase stability and reduce motion onboard
  • Swim with dwarf minke whales in June & July

The MV Spoilsport liveaboard is an award winning vessel which was custom built to explore the uncrowded dive sites of the Coral Sea. The twin hull design of the boat increases stability making for smooth sailing year-round. On board there are 4 cabin standards to cater to differing budgets, from the budget cabins with twin bunk beds to the premium cabins with double beds and ocean views.

The on board dining experience includes chef prepared meals with freshly sourced produce from sustainable resources from both land and sea. A wide variety of dietary requirements can be catered to, including vegetarian and vegan, which are served at the indoor salon and dining room. There is a large sun deck on the upper deck with a partially shaded area and comfortable loungers.

Guests can enjoy world-class diving on the Great Barrier Reef and in the Coral Sea with the Spoilsport Australia. Itineraries include the 5-night Coral Sea & Cod Hole trip, the 6-night Yongala & Coral Sea trip for adventure diving the SS Yongala Wreck; Wheeler, Holmes & Flinders Reef, 3, 4 & 7 night fly dive expeditions as well as the limited minke whale trips.

Call us or book online today to start planning your Coral Sea dive liveaboard aboard the Spoilsport yacht.

Please note that the 3 and 4 night itineraries can be extended to 7 night trips.

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Included: VAT, Port Fees, Local Flights, Drinking Water, Tea & Coffee, Wine with Dinner, Full-Board Meal Plan (All meals), Snacks, Diving Package, Land Excursions, Naturalist Guide, Cabin Towels.

Required Extras: National Park Fees (7 AUD per day).

Optional Extras: Dive Insurance, Travel Insurance, Alcoholic Beverages, Soft drinks, Nitrox (25 AUD per day), Nitrox Course (310 AUD per item), Private Dive Guide (350 AUD per activity), Rental Gear (44 AUD per day), Scuba Diving Courses (280-310 AUD per item), Snorkel Gear.

Book now, pay later: You can easily place your booking online. We will then hold the spaces for you and you can confirm with a payment later.

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Boat features

  • Camera Station
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Air Conditioned saloon
  • Aircon Cabins
  • Sun Deck
  • Indoor Saloon
  • Non-Diver (Snorkeler) Friendly
  • Warm Water Showers
  • Outdoor Dining
  • Custom built for diving
  • Charging stations
  • En-Suite bathrooms
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Seaview Cabins
  • Separate Rinse for u/w Camera
  • Dedicated Local & International Crew
  • Naturalist Guide
  • Leisure Deck
  • Observation Deck
  • BBQ Area
  • Available for Charter
  • Naturalist Guide

Food & Drinks

  • Western Food
  • Local Food
  • Vegetarian Options
  • Buffet style
  • Beer available
  • Free Wine w/Dinner
  • Vegan Options
  • Fine Wines Selection
  • Wine Available
  • Set Menu Dinner
  • Full-board Option

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.


  • DIN Adaptors
  • Nitrox available
  • Tech diving
  • Rebreather Support
  • Rinse Hoses
  • Dive deck
  • Tenders for diving
  • Sidemount Diving
  • Shaded Diving Area

The crew speaks English.

Gear Rental

There is diving gear available on this boat. Please provide your rental needs on the booking form. See below for further details on inclusions and pricing. Show prices.

Drawings & Vessel Layouts

#deckplan 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

  • 9.3 Superb
  1. Vessel
  2. Crew
  3. Food
  4. Diving
  5. Value
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Steve J
  • United States United States
First and foremost the captain, director, first mate, dive guides, chef, hostess, and videographer were all top shelf

Highlights were the staff. I would give them all an A. The boat was sufficient but a bit dated for sure. I would give that a B. The dive sites themselves were fairly devoid of coals and wildlife. I would give that a C.

Recommended for
Staff, food, and safety were amazing
  • 8.4 Very good
  • Jiayi K
  • United States United States
Made the most of bad weather!

Stayed in the budget cabin, would have appreciated daily housekeeping as towels and trash were often not refreshed. The dives themselves were great despite the bad weather and we did get one yongala day in the end. Saw unique GBR species! Friendly crew and good food, would have appreciated having a toilet on the dive deck or upstairs level

Recommended for
Yongala dive day, friendly crew, relaxed dives
  • 8.4 Very good
  • Ian H
  • United States United States
Great dive trip made all the better by the supportive and friendly crew.

General experience diving the GBR. However, somewhat tempered by the poor visibility conditions.

Recommended for
Crew, crew, crew
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Joe S
  • United States United States
Excellent Experience with a phenomenal crew!

This was a phenomenal experience that I will do again in the future!

Recommended for
1) The Amazing Crew Members 2) The knowledge of the dive sites 3) the family feel amongst the entire group including the crew
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Joe S
  • United States United States
Excellent Experience with a phenomenal crew!

This was a phenomenal experience that I will do again in the future!

Recommended for
1) The Amazing Crew Members 2) The knowledge of the dive sites 3) the family feel amongst the entire group including the crew
  • 8.4 Very good
  • Brigette A
  • Australia Australia
Amazing crew made for an unforgettable experience

The crew were fantastic, always helpful and had a smile on their faces. They were adaptable and changed the itinerary based on current conditions, trying to give customers the best experience they could and handled unexpected changes expertly, keeping us informed at every step. They were attentive with safety always paramount and we were given extensive dive briefings so even the most inexperienced felt comfortable to dive without a guide. Top notch service with Mike Ball, would recommend.

Recommended for
Crew, dive rental equipment, safety considerations
  • 8.0 Very good
  • Boyang C
  • China China
Friendly crew members and wonderful dive sites.

We saw a ton of different marine lives: blacktip sharks, whitetip sharks, manta rays, eagle rays, and a ton of colorful fishes and corals.

Recommended for
1. Dives sites 2. Food 3. Crew
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Pauline G
  • Australia Australia
Underwater adventure

We did a lot of exploratory diving, they offered night dives or transition dives which is uncommon from my experience. It gave me the opportunity to build more confidence doing night dives. On the last night we had a bbq, champange and live music, perfect way to end the trip. The crew were also friendly, professional and helpful.

Recommended for
Dive sites at Osprey, the shark feed, and crew.
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Jordan Jordan
Best trip ever

For me the reason I enjoyed so much and made everything else so good is Marita the dive trip director I can’t say anything bad about this trip because of her she is perfect The way she put things together and the way she explained everything was just too good , I never seen a leader that is so informative so knowledgeable and so loving and kind and so professional in what she does her diving skills her knowledge is just wow the way she describe the dive site is exactly what we get !! And the kindness that she has and her passion to diving is just too good and she influenced me big time the whole crew to tell u the truth are the reason for me enjoying , pablo , Rickardo , Blair , wow wow these people are so born to do this , Blair was just too kind and fun and awesome also the diving was wooooooooow best dive of my life but I can actually say Marita pablo rickardo and Blair made the dive better and Captin was so good and nice and understanding I had a situation as I can’t share the room with a man as am conservative Marita and Captin Peter were so understanding and tried to help so much , Captin sang for us and that was super wow and fun god bless all the team also I want to mention Annabel she was too kind and very professional and helpful

Recommended for
1 Marita 2. Diving 3 location
  • 8.4 Very good
  • Leslie S
  • Canada Canada
Terrific diving for the well seasoned divers.

Every dive had something new to offer.

Recommended for
The reefs, the fish, the food.