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Recognized worldwide for superior diving. The stable and spacious twin-hull vessel with luxurious motor yacht atmosphere is complimented by a numerously awarded crew & best dining experience. Solo diving, Nitrox, re-breather & camera work station available


  • Languages spoken - English
  • Liveaboard diving trips to the Great Barrier Reef & Cod Hole in the Coral Sea
  • Three, four and seven-night trips available - most awarded Australian liveaboard
  • Big fish action with 40 meters of visibility, beautiful coral and amphitheatre shark dive
  • Minke whale snorkelling trips in June and July
  • Operated by diving hall of fame legend Mike Ball
  • Unlimited dives onboard
  • Rebreather friendly, tech-diving, 'open dive deck' policy
  • Snorkelers are welcome
  • Complimentary wine and soft drinks are served with evening meals.
  • Complimentary 24-hour coffee, tea, soft drinks and water.
  • Spacious dive deck with entry and exit platforms
  • On most trips, an informal photo competition is held


  • Dives from platform and large RIBs
  • Camera Room. Battery Charging Station. Fish Id And Diving Books. Spacious Dive Deck.
  • Tanks With Int (Yoke) Valves. Din/Int Adapters.
  • Nitrox ($). Rental Equipment ($). Equipment For Kids. Courses available
  • Air-Conditioning. Lounge/TV Area.
  • Snorkelling
  • Fine Cuisine. Vegetarian Food.
  • Alcohol - There is a well stocked bar on board
  • Not Allowed To Bring Your Own Alcohol
  • Payments on board -Visa Mastercard Cash


  • Fire Alarm.
  • Fire Extinguisher.
  • Life Jackets.
  • Life Rafts.
  • Emergency Oxygen Kit.
  • Automatic External Defibrillator (Aed).
  • Vhf Radio.
  • Nautilus Lifeline.
  • Emergency Positioning Radio Beacon.
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Spoilsport is Australia’s most awarded liveaboard dive boat. The recently renovated, luxury liveaboard, Spoilsport, features a twin hull design which increases stability and reduces motion onboard. Spoilsport offers year round diving cruises to Australia’s amazing sites such as Cod Hole, Goggle Gardens & Snake Pit where Divers will experience walls with huge soft corals, big fish action, Shark attraction dives, and deep wall Pelagic action. The experienced and professional crew ensures a hassle free Dive Safari Adventure and provides Divers the opportunity to discover unique marine life including the Dwarf Minke Whales in the very brief Minke season.

The Spoilsport is an award winning liveaboard 98 feet (30m) long yacht with 12 experienced and friendly English speaking crew members who will ensure the every need of guests are met.


Aboard the Spoilsport, 28 guests will be accommodated in 14 modern, roomy and air conditioned cabins. Guests will have their choice of cabins: Club cabin with Twin Bunk beds, Standard cabin with Twin beds and ocean view, Premium cabins with Double beds and ocean view and our Budget cabin with Twin Bunk beds and share bathroom. All cabins are serviced daily.


When not engaged in the spectacular diving, guest of the Spoilsport have a variety of entertainment options. Guests can relax in the Air-conditioned lounge with a Bar in the Salon and enjoy Video/Photo editing facilities - TV, DVD and music centre - Movie library - Open-air dining area - Computer & CD burner - Satellite phone and fax - Books, magazines, games, fish ID books.

At the end of the day, when the diving is done, guests may sit back, relax and enjoy a cool drink with the fabulous views from the Sundeck. For those that can’t get enough of the underwater sites, go snorkeling around the colourful reefs on this trip.


Spoilsport's culinary reputation precedes it with divine sumptuous International and Australian dishes. Complimentary wine and soft drinks are served with evening meals. All meals are served in the air-conditioned Dining Room, however, the open-air Rear Sundeck can also facilitate meals if you choose. Fixed menu per day, Breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks. Vegetarians are catered for with delights such as oven roasted eggplant, zucchini, pumpkin and capsicum served with warm couscous and wild rice on a well thought-out menu. Complimentary 24-hour coffee, tea, soft drinks and water. there is a well-stocked Bar to assist your daily diving analysis with favourite tipple in hand. Guests are always welcomed aboard Spoilsport with fruit juice and light refreshments, but the first full meal onboard will be breakfast or lunch, depending on cruise departure time.


All located on the middle deck, 4 Standard cabins feature twin single beds, large windows that allow natural light in, private en-suite facilities, Air-conditioning, Private bathroom with hot water shower and hand basin, Daily cabin service, Reading lamps, Cabinet and shelves, Mirror, Bedding, 110/240v 24 hours per day, Fire alarm

  • Size: 8 m²
  • Beds: 2 Twin
  • Max occupancy: 2
  • Shareable: Yes
  • Private bathroom: Yes
  • Air Conditioning: Yes



All located on the middle deck, 4 Premium cabins are fitted with a double bed, feature large windows that allow natural light in, private en-suite facilities, Air-conditioning, Private bathroom with hot water shower and hand basin, Daily cabin service, Reading lamps, Cabinet and shelves, Mirror, Bedding, 110/240v 24 hours per day, Fire alarm

  • Size: 9 m²
  • Beds: 1 Double
  • Max occupancy: 2
  • Shareable: No
  • Private bathroom: Yes
  • Air Conditioning: Yes



Budget cabins, located in the centre of the vessel, feature cabin lights and reading lamps, twin bunk beds, which have shared bathroom facilities with one other budget cabin. Cabins have, Air-conditioning, Daily cabin service. Reading lamps, Cabinet and shelves, Mirror, Bedding, 110/240v 24 hours per day, Fire alarm

  • Size: 6 m²
  • Beds: 1 Bunk
  • Max occupancy: 2
  • Shareable: Yes
  • Private bathroom: No
  • Air Conditioning: Yes



All located on the middle deck, 4 Club cabins provide twin bunk beds. Club located in the centre of the vessel, feature cabin lights and reading lamps, private en-suite facilities, Air-conditioning, Private bathroom with hot water shower and hand basin, Daily cabin service, Reading lamps, Cabinet and shelves , Mirror, Bedding, 110/240v 24 hours per day, Fire alarm, You will enjoy the peace and quiet in these cabins

  • Size: 6 m²
  • Beds: 2 Bunk
  • Max occupancy: 2
  • Shareable: Yes
  • Private bathroom: Yes
  • Air Conditioning: Yes


  • The trip begins in Cairns and ends in Cairns
  • The closest airport is Cairns Intl (CNS)
  • Check in at the office (3 Abbott St, Cairns) between 8.30 and 16:00.
  • From 16:00 make your own way to Mondos Café, Bar & Grill (200m from MBDE office) to meet your fellow passengers.


  • You can check in on the boat as of 18:00
  • The boat departs Cairns at around 18:30 on the same day
  • Transfer to the boat, meet the crew and take part in a welcome meeting.
  • Assign cabins and boat familiarisation. Sail to dive sites
  • The vessel is equipped 240V / 110V Recharge Facilities; Chart Plotter x 2
  • Accepted payment methods on board: Cash, VISA, Mastercard, AUD
  • DIN/INT adaptors are available on board
  • Towels and soap are included


  • Your last dives will be on the second to last day around 16:00
  • It is your responsibility to ensure you respect the 24 hour no-fly time after your last dive!
  • The boat docks back in Cairns early in the morning on the last day
  • Check out and disembarkation is around 08:00 on the last day.
  • Courtesy transfer to Cairns inner city hotels, the airport or to the office


  • We require Advanced Open Water or Open Water diver with 10 logged ocean dives and 5 dives in the last 12 months.
  • All expeditions are only suitable for experienced snorkelers and strong swimmers, though the Coral Sea offers very few sites shallow enough to snorkel, so the Fly Dive Cod Hole is a better suited option for those with non-diving companions.
  • You may not always have a snorkel 'buddy' or crew member to accompany you, however snorkellers are logged in and out of the water and a look out keeps watch at all times.
  • Freediving is not permitted.

For the photographers amongst you, it's reassuring to note that Mike Ball himself is an avid underwater photographer, so you can rest assured that the setup for photographers is second to none. The dive deck has 3 dedicated camera tables as well as rinse tanks for your valuable equipment.

Spoilsport operates an "open dive deck" policy, which allows guests to plan and dive independently with their buddies. This means that if you want 2 hours in the water getting that "cover shot" of a particularly elusive fish then there is no problem in doing so. However, if you like having the dive sites' best marine life pointed out to you, the experienced Spoilsport crew leads scheduled dives twice daily. Additional guided dives can be arranged with the Spoilsport staff on an ad-hoc basis.


  • For the next days you will dive 3 to 4 dives per day
  • EAT, DIVE SLEEP the best of Australia
  • On the final day, you will find yourself at one of the Great Barrier Reef’s most popular sites, Steve’s Bommie. Schooling trevally, barracuda and large mackerel hang in the current, reef sharks patrol in the depths, fantastic coral and a huge diversity of reef fish surround the top of the site. A photographer’s dream! You will spend the last night on the boat


  • Returning to Cairns Enjoy a light breakfast on board before being dropped back to your Cairns hotel around 8:00am.


(Depending lenght your staying)


  • Australia has other great places to dive too, such as the Rowley Shoals in Western Australia, and South Australia, the Great Barrier Reef is the world's largest coral reef.
  • The Great Barrier Reef full of dolphins, whales and porpoises, including humpback whales, minke whales and Indo-Pacific humpback dolphins. Around 30 species have been recorded in the marine park. Dugongs are also commonly spotted and 125 recorded species of shark, stingray or chimera lurking about the reef or on the sandy bottoms, at home among the endless offerings of choice tidbits. More than 400 species of soft and hard coral, over 1,500 species of fish.


  • The Cairns Barrier Reef dive trips are only about 50 km off shore and provide easy diving around. This Reef which is more suited for beginners and students, and for those with limited time or budgets.
  • You can expect to see many schools of fish, a broad range of reef critters, large groupers and wrasses as well as white tip reef sharks. 
  • Dive sites in area Flynn, Milln, Pellowe, Saxon and Norman.

Marine life

  • Great white sharks, shark action, turtles, great macro life/ marine diversity, schooling fish & big pelagics


  • The Ribbon Reefs are covered in colourful corals that attract a plethora of reef life big and small, with sandy gullies separating them, themselves containing interesting critters. 
  • Cod Hole, you can find  giant potato cod are virtually domesticated after 2 decades of being fed, they are 60 kg fish swimming right up to you for a nibble from your hand. Cod Hole is a spectacle to behold.
  • Steve's Bommie features a wealth of schooling action, big fish and macro life. Cruising barracudas, whitetip reef sharks and possibly even minke whales will leave you wanting to look everywhere at once.
  • The Temple of Doom macro action, pelagic fish are a constant between the reef and the blue. Shark sightings are common as are large rays and bluefin trevally.
  • With great visibility year round and mostly calm sea surfaces, the Ribbon Reefs are the staple of many liveaboards and provide fascinating Australian scuba opportunities for all levels of diver.

Marine life

  • Turtles, whales, great macro life, schooling fish & big pelagics


  • Full board including water, tea, coffee and snacks after dives
  • Dive computer workshop
  • Digital photo editing software workshop
  • Transfer to the airport or Cairns hotel after your expedition
  • 2 guided dives (rest of the dives are unguided)
  • Orientation Dive
  • Wine & soft drinks with dinner
  • Reef ecology programme


  • Reef Tax: 6.50 AUD (per day)
  • Private dive guide
  • Fins, mask, snorkel (ABC): 5 AUD (per person/ day)
  • Dive computer
  • Flashlight (torch)
  • SMB (Surface Marker Buoy)
  • 15 liter tanks: AUD 30 (per person /day)
  • Nitrox: AUD 25 (per trip/ person)
  • Tips for the crew (recommended)
  • Full set rental equipment ( BCD, regulator, wetsuit. dive computer, torch, ABC, SMB and Nautilus lifeline GPS)
  • Rental - Under water camera (Canon G7X and housing)


  • 0% of the total booking amount will be charged if you cancel more than 60 days prior to arrival
  • 30% will be charged if you cancel between 60 and 30 days prior to arrival
  • 100% will be charged if you cancel less than 30 days prior to arrival


  • Make sure you meet the country's requirements corresponding to your nationality
  • Make sure your passport is valid at least six months after the date you plan to visit the country
  • Diving insurance is mandatory for divers of all ages on all of our trips: bring your certificate as proof
  • It is strongly recommended to have travel insurance that is appropriate for the type of diving holidays you are going to do
  • Check the electrical standards (such as which plugs are used) in your destination country before travelling and bring the appropriate adaptor if necessary.
  • The itinerary and the number of dives are indicative and are subject to weather conditions and conditions: safety is always first
  • All divers must provide their diving certification card
  • Diving computers are compulsory
  • Local rates, fuel surcharges, distance rates, port fees, etc. may change without notice due to changes in government policy, changes in the price of oil, etc. The changes are beyond our control and the increases must be paid if the boat requests them. We will endeavour to inform you of any changes as soon as possible. A change in these rates does not entitle you to cancel the trip.

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