Ribbon Reefs, in the Coral Sea, these reef systems one hundred and fifty miles from shore. This region offers outstanding scuba diving and accessed by boat. Travel time is around twenty hours by boat. The dive expeditions that visit these exceptional reef sites offer low scenic flights to Lizard Island cutting the time by a considerable amount of travel time for their scuba diving guests.
The Ribbon Reefs form an almost continuous barrier north of Cairns offers over 100 kilometres of the reef that borders the Coral Sea.
Cod Hole, A world-famous scuba diving site, 240 kilometres north of Cairns. Is located on Ribbon Reef number 10 and named after the dozen-plus enormous Potato Cod that live there. Also on this dive site, you will find small caves to explore.
Marine life in this region includes an abundance of barracuda, trevally, mackerel, reef sharks, rainbow eels, blue-spotted lagoon rays and moray eels.
Osprey Reef, three hundred and forty miles north of Cairns. The most Northern reefs of the coral sea reefs. Rarely visited due to its remote location. Famous as wall heaven, dropping two thousand metres with excellent visibility often exceeding one hundred metres. Marine life includes hammerhead sharks, dogtooth tuna, tiger and thresher sharks and large barracuda.
Mike Ball Expeditions has three large cages at the reef site known as scuba zoo, during the shark feed up to forty sharks can be viewed.
This region offers exceptional scuba diving expeditions. Scuba divers should all have their advanced certification and have completed over 15 dives before heading to this location.