Cod Hole Dive 4 nights Tours

Cod Hole Dive with Mike Mike Ball Dive Expeditions

Australia’s Cod Hole Dive – Best Marine Biodiversity!  Outstanding visibility and big fish. Certified divers enjoy up to 12 scuba dives PLUS see the reef from the air on a scenic flight! Passengers board Spoilsport in Cairns on Thursday and fly from Lizard Island to Cairns on Monday morning.

Enjoy the outstanding visibility, giant fish and sharks that this Northern Great Barrier Reef region offers.

During this trip, the highlights are endless.  Featuring the best selection of Coral Reef dive locations at Osprey and Bougainville Reefs.

Included in this trip is an opportunity for exhilarating shark feeds with up to 40 sharks.

The MV Antonio Tarabocchhia at Bougainville Reef

Fish are abundant, including resident potato cod, around the scattered remains of this wreck.

Bougainville Reef also offers an amazing maze of tunnels and swim-throughs for divers to discover critters and marine life.  Along the wall, which descends to 1000 metres, be on the lookout for Barracuda and sharks.

Osprey Reef features several great dive sites, including North Horn, well known as shark central.  During the visit, guests can watch a controlled shark feed with white tip and silvertip reef sharks.

Next is Fairy Grotto featuring a mountain range of large coral bommies and steep wall and small caverns and swim-throughs.

After you can experience barracuda and big-eye trevally at False Entrance and also the chance to see hammerhead sharks cruising by.

 

This outstanding dive expedition is suitable for advanced level certified scuba divers.

Mike Ball Dive Expeditions

This tour is not ideal for snorkelers.

Mike Ball is well known for outstanding scuba diving expeditions.

Please contact us regarding availability. 

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7 Day Dive Expedition

Highlights

  • Excellent Visibility
  • Large fish
  • Sharks
  • Potato Cod


Itinerary

Thursday starts with checking in at Mike Ball’s office at 3 Abbott Street, Cairns (between 8:30 am and 4 pm.)

After 4:30 pm, make your way to Hemingway’s Brewery on Trinity Wharf in Cairns.  Here is a great chance to meet other guests before boarding the vessel.

Please note that dinner on the first night is not included, so this is also a great time to have something to eat.

5:50 pm The Mike Ball Crew will escort you for boarding Spoilsport.

6:30 pm Spoilsport departs Cairns

Time to organise any rental gear and add your scuba diving equipment to the dive deck

 

Friday

  • Includes four-day dives and one night dive.
  • 6:30 am wake up call followed by a light breakfast served in the dining room.
  • 7:00 am Scuba dive briefing
  • 9:00 am Breakfast hot cooked breakfast
  • 10:30 am Scuba diving briefing – “Open Decks” 1-2 divers either am or pm
  • 2:00 pm lunch
  • 3:30 pm Scuba diving briefing and scuba diving
  • 4:30 pm Afternoon Scuba dive
  • 6:30 pm Scuba dive briefing for the night dive
  • 8:00 pm Dinner

Saturday

Includes 4 dives

  • 6:30 am wake up call followed by a light breakfast served in the dining room.
  • 7:00 am Scuba dive briefing
  • 9:00 am Breakfast hot cooked breakfast
  • 10:30 am Scuba diving briefing – “Open Decks” 1-2 divers either am or pm
  • 2:00 pm lunch
  • 3:30 pm Scuba diving briefing and scuba diving
  • 4:30 pm Afternoon Scuba dive
  • 6:30 pm Scuba dive briefing for the night dive
  • 8:00 pm Dinner

Sunday

  • 6:30 am wake up call followed by a light breakfast served in the dining room.
  • 7:00 am Scuba dive briefing
  • 9:00 am Breakfast hot cooked breakfast
  • 10:30 am Scuba diving briefing – “Open Decks” 1-2 divers either am or pm
  • 2:00 pm lunch
  • 3:30 pm Scuba diving briefing and scuba diving

The last scuba dive finishes at 5 pm

Sunset champagne and nibbles as we prepare for the Aussie BBQ party night.

Overnight cruise to Lizard Island

Monday

7:00 am light breakfast

8:00 am disembark Spoilsport with the crew to Lizard Island Airport

9:30 am broad a light aircraft for a low-level flight over the reef to Cairns.

11:45 am Landing at Cairns Domestic Airport

Courtesy transfers to Cairns accommodation or Mike Ball office if you would like to store luggage until 5 pm if you have a flight later.


Included

  • 13 scuba dives at pristine Cod Hole Great Barrier Reef locations
  • Ribbon Reefs and Cod Hole
  • Orientation dives for those who require supervision
  • Reef Ecology Programme
  • Night Dives
  • Guaranteed access to restricted dive sites
  • All chef-prepared meals catered for, including in-between snacks
  • Complimentary soft drinks & wine with dinner
  • Unlimited dive times
  • 3 different Cod Hole dive sites per day (weather permitting)

* Dive Equipment Not Included – Available for rental on board


Optional Extras

  • Personal dive guides
  • Nitrox fills
  • PADI Instruction: Advanced, Nitrox, Naturalist & Photo/Video
  • Gear hire


What to bring

  • Cash or Credit Card for purchases
  • Personal clothes & toiletries, sun cream, swimming clothes, hat
  • Own dive equipment unless you have pre-booked rental equipment
  • Voucher if applicable
  • Proof of certification if you’re a Certified Diver

*EMC + Admin fee not included – $18/trip

Your loudest tropical shirt or dress for the Aussie BBQ night.


Important Information

Accommodation Options:

Spoil Sport Vessel Layout
Spoil Sport Vessel Layout
  • Budget Cabin: Twin bunk beds, shared bathroom facilities
  • Club Cabin: Twin bunk beds, ensuite bathroom facilities
  • Standard Cabin: Two single beds, private ensuite & ocean views
  • Premium Cabin: Double bed, private ensuite & ocean views

*Note – Budget Cabin automatically assigned unless a different accommodation option is selected upon booking

Luggage allowance applies for the flight from Lizard Island to Cairns

25 kg / 55 lb per person plus 3kg / 6.5 lb carry on

An additional 10kg / 22lb is allowed for professional photography equipment.


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