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Mike Ball is synonymous with lavish Australia diving safaris, seen by many as the most luxurious operator in the region and one of the few with minke whale watching permits. Indeed Spoilsport has earned more awards than any other liveaboard operating on the Great Barrier Reef and currently boasts 11 prestigious 'Rodale Readers Choice' awards including 'Best Liveaboard'.

Length: 30 metres / 98.4 feet
Beam: 10 metres / 32.8 feet
Cruise: 16 knots
Divers: 28
Enriched air nitrox is available here Read our customer reviews for this liveaboardCustomer Reviews
The Spoilsport on the Great Barrier Reef - photo courtesy of Mike Ball Dive
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There are several accommodation categories available on Spoilsport, depending on your requirements and wallet size, most of which have en-suite bathrooms.

A spacious 3-deck layout offers you a roomy dive deck with individual storage spaces for each diver. In-situ nitrox fills are available to help you maximise your unlimited dives aboard Spoilsport - most guests do 4 day dives and 1 night dive each day on these Great Barrier Reef liveaboard trips.

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. On most trips, an informal photo competition is held, so you can enter your best shot of the trip and see how it fairs against your fellow divers.

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.

When not enjoying the delights of world famous dive sites or sampling the delicious meals prepared by the chef, you can top up your tan on the ample sundeck or simply relax in the comfortable lounge, perhaps taking in a movie or 2.

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July 2017
DepartReturnNo. of
nights
DestinationNo. of divesPrice
(per person)
31 Jul 3 Aug 3 Cod Hole & Ribbon Reefs 12 US$ 1,446
August 2017
DepartReturnNo. of
nights
DestinationNo. of divesPrice
(per person)
3 Aug 7 Aug 4 Holmes, Bougainville & Osprey Reef 14 US$ 1,640
3 Aug 10 Aug 7 Holmes, Bougainville, Ribbon Reefs & Osprey Reef 26 US$ 2,846
7 Aug 10 Aug 3 Cod Hole & Ribbon Reefs 12 US$ 1,446
10 Aug 14 Aug 4 Holmes, Bougainville & Osprey Reef 14 US$ 1,640
10 Aug 17 Aug 7 Holmes, Bougainville, Ribbon Reefs & Osprey Reef 26 US$ 2,846
14 Aug 17 Aug 3 Cod Hole & Ribbon Reefs 12 US$ 1,446
24 Aug 28 Aug 4 Holmes, Bougainville & Osprey Reef 14 US$ 1,640
24 Aug 31 Aug 7 Holmes, Bougainville, Ribbon Reefs & Osprey Reef 26 US$ 2,846
28 Aug 31 Aug 3 Cod Hole & Ribbon Reefs 12 US$ 1,292
31 Aug 4 Sep 4 Holmes, Bougainville & Osprey Reef 14 US$ 1,487
31 Aug 7 Sep 7 Holmes, Bougainville, Ribbon Reefs & Osprey Reef 26 US$ 2,462
September 2017
DepartReturnNo. of
nights
DestinationNo. of divesPrice
(per person)
4 Sep 7 Sep 3 Cod Hole & Ribbon Reefs 12 US$ 1,292
7 Sep 11 Sep 4 Holmes, Bougainville & Osprey Reef 14 US$ 1,487
7 Sep 14 Sep 7 Holmes, Bougainville, Ribbon Reefs & Osprey Reef 26 US$ 2,462
11 Sep 14 Sep 3 Cod Hole & Ribbon Reefs 12 US$ 1,446
14 Sep 18 Sep 4 Holmes, Bougainville & Osprey Reef 14 US$ 1,487
14 Sep 21 Sep 7 Holmes, Bougainville, Ribbon Reefs & Osprey Reef 26 US$ 2,462
18 Sep 21 Sep 3 Cod Hole & Ribbon Reefs 12 US$ 1,292
21 Sep 25 Sep 4 Holmes, Bougainville & Osprey Reef 14 US$ 1,640
25 Sep 28 Sep 3 Cod Hole & Ribbon Reefs 12 US$ 1,446
October 2017
DepartReturnNo. of
nights
DestinationNo. of divesPrice
(per person)
5 Oct 9 Oct 4 Holmes, Bougainville & Osprey Reef 14 US$ 1,640
5 Oct 12 Oct 7 Holmes, Bougainville, Ribbon Reefs & Osprey Reef 26 US$ 2,846
9 Oct 12 Oct 3 Cod Hole & Ribbon Reefs 12 US$ 1,446
12 Oct 16 Oct 4 Holmes, Bougainville & Osprey Reef 14 US$ 1,640
12 Oct 19 Oct 7 Holmes, Bougainville, Ribbon Reefs & Osprey Reef 26 US$ 2,846
16 Oct 19 Oct 3 Cod Hole & Ribbon Reefs 12 US$ 1,446
19 Oct 23 Oct 4 Holmes, Bougainville & Osprey Reef 14 US$ 1,640
19 Oct 26 Oct 7 Holmes, Bougainville, Ribbon Reefs & Osprey Reef 26 US$ 2,846
23 Oct 26 Oct 3 Cod Hole & Ribbon Reefs 12 US$ 1,446
26 Oct 2 Nov 7 Holmes, Bougainville, Ribbon Reefs & Osprey Reef 26 US$ 2,846
November 2017
DepartReturnNo. of
nights
DestinationNo. of divesPrice
(per person)
2 Nov 6 Nov 4 Holmes, Bougainville & Osprey Reef 14 US$ 1,640
9 Nov 13 Nov 4 Holmes, Bougainville & Osprey Reef 14 US$ 1,640
9 Nov 16 Nov 7 Holmes, Bougainville, Ribbon Reefs & Osprey Reef 26 US$ 2,846
13 Nov 16 Nov 3 Cod Hole & Ribbon Reefs 12 US$ 1,446
16 Nov 20 Nov 4 Holmes, Bougainville & Osprey Reef 14 US$ 1,640
27 Nov 30 Nov 3 Cod Hole & Ribbon Reefs 12 US$ 1,446
30 Nov 4 Dec 4 Holmes, Bougainville & Osprey Reef 14 US$ 1,640
30 Nov 7 Dec 7 Holmes, Bougainville, Ribbon Reefs & Osprey Reef 26 US$ 2,846
December 2017
DepartReturnNo. of
nights
DestinationNo. of divesPrice
(per person)
4 Dec 7 Dec 3 Cod Hole & Ribbon Reefs 12 US$ 1,446
7 Dec 11 Dec 4 Holmes, Bougainville & Osprey Reef 14 US$ 1,640
7 Dec 14 Dec 7 Holmes, Bougainville, Ribbon Reefs & Osprey Reef 26 US$ 2,846
11 Dec 14 Dec 3 Cod Hole & Ribbon Reefs 12 US$ 1,446
14 Dec 18 Dec 4 Holmes, Bougainville & Osprey Reef 14 US$ 1,640
14 Dec 21 Dec 7 Holmes, Bougainville, Ribbon Reefs & Osprey Reef 26 US$ 2,846
18 Dec 21 Dec 3 Cod Hole & Ribbon Reefs 12 US$ 1,446
21 Dec 28 Dec 7 Holmes, Bougainville, Ribbon Reefs & Osprey Reef 26 US$ 2,846
28 Dec 1 Jan 4 Holmes, Bougainville & Osprey Reef 14 US$ 1,640
28 Dec 4 Jan 7 Holmes, Bougainville, Ribbon Reefs & Osprey Reef 26 US$ 2,846
January 2018
DepartReturnNo. of
nights
DestinationNo. of divesPrice
(per person)
1 Jan 4 Jan 3 Cod Hole & Ribbon Reefs 12 US$ 1,446
4 Jan 8 Jan 4 Holmes, Bougainville & Osprey Reef 14 US$ 1,640