MV Spoilsport (Mike Ball Dive Expeditions)

Destination: Australia

Location: Great Barrier Reef (3, 4 & 7 nights) From $385++/night

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MV Spoilsport Quick Pitch

MV Spoilsport is purpose-built for Mike Ball Dive Expeditions to provide divers with a new level of comfort and convenience. Spoilsport is the most stable and spacious vessel operating in the Coral Sea. Enjoy unmatched space and stability of Australia's most awarded dive liveaboard boat as you discover the amazing biodiversity of the Great Barrier Reef

 

Why You'll Like MV Spoilsport

  • Custom built for diving
  • 12 attentive crew on every cruise
  • Spacious and luxurious design
  • All-inclusive chef-prepared meals and complimentary soft drinks and wines at dinner
  • Air conditioning throughout 
 

 

Dive Overview

The dive sites in the Great Barrier Reef and the Coral Sea feature healthy reefs, soft corals, mantas, schooling gray reef sharks, white tip reef sharks, hawksbill turtles and much more.  

 

Dive Requirements

For the Fly Dive Coral Sea and Coral Sea Safari itineraries, the certification required is Advanced Open Water or 10 ocean dives with at least 5 dives in last 12 months. The Fly Dive Cod Hole is suitable for Novice to Advanced Divers and Snorkelers.

[See: Australia Dive Travel Guide]

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Accommodations

Types of Cabins, Amenities, and Photos

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MV Spoilsport Accommodation Overview

  • No. of Cabins: 14 cabins for up to 28 guests
  • Cabin Types: 4x Premium, 4x Standard, 4x Club, 2x Budget
  • General Amenities: En-suite bathroom (except for Budget Cabins) and air conditioning
  • Bedding: See each room type for details 

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  • Premium Cabins
  • No. of Cabins: 4 Premium Cabins (Cabins 3, 4, 9, 10)
  • Amenities: En-suite bathroom, ocean view, air conditioning
  • Bedding Size: (in mm) Cabin 9 - queen bed L 2030 x W 1530; Cabin 10 - queen bed L 2030 x W 1530; Cabin 3 - double bed L 1840 x W 1370 Cabin 4 - double bed L 1860 x W 1370
  • Standard Cabins
  • No. of Cabins: 4 Standard Cabins (Cabins 5,6,7,8)
  • Amenities: Twin beds, en-suite bathroom, ocean view, air conditioning
  • Bedding Size (in mm): Cabin 5, 6, 7 & 8: Window - single beds L 2000 x W 890; Wall - single beds L 1960 x W 890

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  • Club Cabins
  • No. of Cabins: 4 Club Cabins (Cabins 11, 12, 13 & 14)
  • Amenities: Bunk beds, en-suite bathroom, air conditioning
  • Bedding Size (in mm): Cabin 11, 12, 13 & 14 - bunk beds L 1900 x W 890
  • Budget Cabins
  • No. of Cabins: 2 Budget Cabins (Cabins 1 &2)
  • Amenities: Bunk beds, air conditioning
  • Bedding Size (in mm): Cabin 1 & 2 - bunk beds L 1960 x W 890

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General Facilities

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MV Spoilsport General Facilities

  • Air-conditioning throughout
  • Lounge & bar
  • Large sundeck with optional shade cover
  • Alfresco deck
  • 2x large-screen TV & music and DVD player
  • Daily housekeeping
  • All-inclusive chef-prepared meals and in-between snacks or meals
  • Complimentary soft drinks and Australian wines (with dinner)
  • Large multilevel camera table and dedicated camera rinse tanks 

 

MV Spoilsport Dive Facilities & Services

  • Dive courses & dive gear rental available
  • Solo diving option
  • Camera table
  • Rebreather service
  • Help for novices/freedom for experienced divers
  • Digital photo shoot-out on every expedition
  • Custom designed to provide superb dive and guest facilities.
  • 2 Large inflatables for personalized dive service
  • Nitrox available
  • Huge dive deck with convenient entry/exit platforms 
 

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Food & Drinks

The Spoilsport's award-winning food service caters to all dietary requirements. Your chef prepares all meals fresh. Vegetarians and vegans are catered for with their own menu.

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MV Spoilsport Deck Plan

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Schedule, Rates & Availability

The actual rates are based in AUD. The starting price indicated above may vary based on the current exchange rate.

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The prices shown below are per person in USD. The pricing at the time of booking may vary depending on the latest AUD/USD exchange rate.

[See also: Inclusions & Exclusions]


Inclusions

  • Daily serviced, air-conditioned accommodation in twin/double cabins
  • Delicious meals & snacks, complimentary soft drink or wine with evening meal
  • Tanks, air fills and weight belt
  • Reef ecology programme
  • Dive computer workshop
  • Vivid Pix digital photo editing software workshop
  • Cultural and historical walking tour of Lizard Island (Coral Sea Safari guests only)
  • Scenic flight to or from Lizard Island (Fly Dive itineraries only)
  • Transfer to either our office, the airport or inner city hotel after your expedition.
 

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Other Dates & Availability

For more information on other departure dates that are not listed above and on availability email us at info@bluewaterdivetravel.com or call us at +1-310-915-6677 and we will gladly help you plan your dream dive vacation!

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Dive Information & Itineraries

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Fly Dive Coral Sea (4 nights / 14 dives) - sample Itinerary

  • MV Spoilsport
  • Thursday:  
  • Check in at our office (3 Abbott St, Cairns) between 8.30am and 4pm.
  • 4:30 pm:  Make your own way to Hemingway’s Brewery Cairns Wharf (200m from MBDE office) to meet your fellow passengers.  Please note that dinner is not provided on the first evening so you may wish to eat before boarding.
  • 5:50 pm: Our crew will lead you from Hemingway’s Brewery Cairns Wharf to board Spoilsport.  Enjoy a glass of champagne and light snacks while your Trip Director provides a full briefing.
  • 6:30 pm:  Spoilsport departs Cairns
  • Time to organise any rental equipment and put your dive gear together on the dive deck.
  • Friday:  (4 dives + night dive) 
  • This is a sample of a ‘typical day’, however exact times may vary to optimise the prevailing weather conditions on the day.
  • 6:30 am: Wake up call, light breakfast available in dining room
  • 7:00 am: Dive brief & diving commences
  • 9:00 am: Full cooked breakfast
  • 10:30 am: Dive briefing & dive. “Open decks” accommodate 1-2 dives either am or pm
  • 2:00 pm: Lunch
  • 3:30 pm: Dive brief & diving
  • 4:30 pm: Afternoon tea
  • 6:30 pm: Night dive brief & dive
  • 8:00 pm: Dinner
  • Saturday:  (4 dives + night dive)
  • As per above
  • Sunday: (4 dives)
  • As per above. Exit last dive by 5 pm.
  • As the sun sets we pour the champagne, lay out the nibbles and get ready for an Aussie BBQ party night. Don’t forget to wear your loudest tropical shirt or dress and sing along to music played by our talented crew.
  • Overnight cruise to Lizard Island.
  • Monday:
  • 7:00 am: Light breakfast
  • 8:00 am: Disembark Spoilsport. Our crew will walk you to the airport on Lizard Island.
  • 9:30 am: Board a light aircraft for a low level flight over the reef back to Cairns (flight time approx. 1 hour).
  • 11:45 am: Land Cairns and courtesy transfer to inner Cairns city hotels, the airport or our office where we can store your luggage until 5pm if you have a later flight.

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Fly Dive Cod Hole (3 NIGHTS / 12 DIVES) - sample Itinerary

  • MV Spoilsport
  • Monday:  (2 dives + night dive) 
  • Check in at our office (3 Abbott St, Cairns) between 6:30 and 7am.
  • 7:15 am:  Transfer to Cairns Airport.
  • 8.00 am:  Board a light aircraft for a low level flight over the reef to Lizard Island (flight time approx. 1 hour).
  • Board Spoilsport mid-morning where you will be served drinks and snacks while our Trip Director gives you a welcome briefing.
  • Time to organise any rental equipment and put your dive gear together on the dive deck.
  • 12:45 pm: Dive brief and dive
  • 2:00 pm:  Lunch
  • 3:45 pm:  Dive brief and dive
  • 4:45 pm:  Afternoon tea
  • 6:00 pm:  Dive brief and night dive
  • 8:00 pm:  Dinner
  • Tuesday:  (4 dives + night dive) 
  • This is a sample of a ‘typical day’, however exact times may vary to optimise the prevailing weather conditions on the day.
  • 6:30 am: Wake up call, light breakfast available in dining room.
  • 7:00 am: Dive brief & diving commences.
  • 9:00 am: Full cooked breakfast.
  • 10:30 am: Dive brief & diving. “Open decks” accommodate 1-2 dives either am or pm.
  • 2:00 pm: Lunch
  • 3:30 pm: Dive brief & diving
  • 4:30 pm: Afternoon tea
  • 6:30 pm: Night dive brief & dive
  • 8:00 pm: Dinner
  • Wednesday:  (4 dives)
  • As per above. Exit last dive 5pm.
  • As the sun sets we pour the champagne, lay out the nibbles and get ready for an Aussie BBQ party night. Don’t forget to wear your loudest tropical shirt or dress and sing along to music played by our talented crew.
  • Spoilsport cruises back to Cairns overnight.
  • Thursday:
  • Early morning docking.
  • 7.00 am: Light breakfast.
  • 8:00 am: Disembark and courtesy transfer to Cairns inner city hotels, the airport or our office where we can store your luggage until 5pm if you have a later flight.

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Coral Sea Safari (7 nights / 26 dives) - sample Itinerary

  • MV Spoilsport
  • Thursday:  
  • Check in at our office (3 Abbott St, Cairns) between 8:30 am and 4:00 pm.
  • 4:30 pm:  Make your own way to Hemingway’s Brewery Cairns Wharf (200m from MBDE office) to meet your fellow passengers.  Please note that dinner is not provided on the first evening so you may wish to eat before boarding.
  • 5:50 pm: Our crew will lead you from Hemingway’s Brewery Cairns Wharf to board Spoilsport.  Enjoy a glass of champagne and light snacks while your Trip Director provides a full briefing.
  • 6:00 pm:  Spoilsport departs Cairns.
  • Time to organise any rental equipment and put your dive gear together on the dive deck.
  • Friday:  (4 dives + night dive) 
  • This is a sample of a ‘typical day’, however exact times may vary to optimise the prevailing weather conditions on the day.
  • 6:30 am: Wake up call, light breakfast available in dining room
  • 7:00 am: Dive brief & diving commences
  • 9:00 am: Full cooked Breakfast
  • 10:30 am: Dive brief & diving. “Open decks” accommodate 1-2 dives either am or pm
  • 2:00 pm: Lunch
  • 3:30 pm: Dive brief & diving
  • 4:30 pm: Afternoon Tea
  • 6:30 pm: Night dive brief & dive
  • 8:00 pm: Dinner
  • Saturday:  (4 dives + night dive)
  • As per above.
  • Sunday: (4 dives)
  • As per above, however all diving is finished by 5pm. Spoilsport moors off Lizard Island for the evening.
  • As the sun sets we pour the champagne, lay out the nibbles and get ready for an Aussie BBQ party night. Don’t forget to wear your loudest tropical shirt or dress and sing along to music played by our talented crew.
  • Monday:  (2 dives + night dive)
  • 7:00 am:  Light breakfast
  • 8:00 am:  Bid farewell to passengers doing the 4 night Fly Dive Coral Sea Expedition who will disembark here.
  • 8:00 am:  Stay onboard or take a tender over to Lizard Island to stretch your legs and explore a little of this beautiful island.
  • 11:00 am:  New passengers join us here.  Drinks and light snacks provided.
  • 12:45 pm:  Dive brief and dive
  • 2:00 pm:  Lunch
  • 3:45 pm:  Dive brief and dive
  • 4:45 pm:  Afternoon tea
  • 6:00 pm:  Dive brief and night dive
  • 8:00 pm:  Dinner
  • Tuesday: (4 dives + night dive)
  • As per Friday, above.
  • Wednesday: (4 dives)
  • As per above. Exit last dive 5pm.
  • As the sun sets we pour the champagne, lay out the nibbles and get ready for a final farewell party!
  • Overnight cruise to Cairns
  • Thursday:
  • 7:00 am:  Light breakfast
  • 8:00 am:  Disembark and courtesy transfer to Cairns inner city hotels, the airport or our office where we can store your luggage until 5pm if you have a later flight.

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Minke Whale dive Expedition (3 nights / 10 dives) - sample itinerary

  • MV Spoilsport
  • Monday:  (3 dives)
  • Check in at our office (3 Abbott St, Cairns) between 6.30 and 7am.
  • 7. 15 am:  Transfer to Cairns Airport
  • 8.00 am:  Board a light aircraft for a low level flight over the reef to Lizard Island (flight time approx. 1 hour).
  • Board Spoilsport mid-morning where you will be served drinks and snacks while our Trip Director gives you a welcome briefing.
  • Time to organise any rental equipment and put your dive gear together on the dive deck.
  • 12.45 pm: Dive brief and dive
  • 2.00 pm:  Lunch
  • 3.45 pm:  Dive brief and dive
  • 4.45 pm:  Afternoon tea
  • 6.00 pm:  Dive brief and night dive
  • 8:00 pm:  Dinner
  • Tuesday:  (4 dives + night dive)
  • This is a sample of a ‘typical day’, however exact times may vary to optimise the prevailing weather conditions on the day.
  • 6.30 am: Wake up call, light breakfast available in dining room
  • 7:00 am: Dive brief & diving commences
  • 9.00 am: Full cooked breakfast
  • 10.30 am: Dive brief & diving. “Open decks” accommodate 1-2 dives either am or pm.
  • 2.00 pm: Lunch
  • 3.30 pm: Dive brief & diving
  • 4:30 pm: Afternoon tea
  • 6:30 pm: Night dive brief & dive
  • 8:00 pm: Dinner
  • Wednesday:  (4 dives)
  • As per above. Exit last dive 5pm
  • As the sun sets we pour the champagne, lay out the nibbles and get ready for an Aussie BBQ party night. Don’t forget to wear your loudest tropical shirt or dress and sing along to music played by our talented crew.
  • Spoilsport cruises back to Cairns overnight.
  • Thursday:
  • Early morning docking.
  • 7.00 am: Light breakfast
  • 8:00 am: Disembark and courtesy transfer to Cairns inner city hotels, the airport or our office where we can store your luggage until 5pm if you have a later flight.

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MINKE WHALE DIVE EXPEDITION (4 NIGHTS / 12 DIVES) - SAMPLE ITINERARY

  • MV Spoilsport
  • Thursday:  
  • Check in at our office (3 Abbott St, Cairns) between 8.30am and 4pm.
  • From 4.30 pm:  Make your own way to Hemingway’s Brewery Cairns Wharf (200m from MBDE office) to meet your fellow passengers.  Please note that dinner is not provided on the first evening so you may wish to eat before boarding.
  • 5.50 pm: Our crew will lead you from Hemingway’s Brewery Cairns Wharf to board Spoilsport.  Enjoy a glass of champagne and light snacks while your Trip Director provides a full briefing.
  • 6.00 pm:  Spoilsport departs Cairns
  • Time to organise any rental equipment and put your dive gear together on the dive deck.
  • Friday:  (4 dives + night dive)
  • This is a sample of a ‘typical day’, however exact times may vary to optimise the prevailing weather conditions on the day.
  • 6.30 am: Wake up call, light breakfast available in dining room
  • 7:00 am: Dive brief & diving commences
  • 9.00 am: Full cooked breakfast
  • 10.30 am: Dive briefing & dive. “Open decks” accommodate 1-2 dives either am or pm
  • 2.00 pm: Lunch
  • 3.30 pm: Dive brief & diving
  • 4:30 pm: Afternoon tea
  • 6:30 pm: Night dive brief & dive
  • 8:00 pm: Dinner
  • Saturday:  (4 dives + night dive)
  • As per above
  • Sunday: (4 dives)
  • As per above. Exit last dive by 5 pm.
  • As the sun sets we pour the champagne, lay out the nibbles and get ready for an Aussie BBQ party night. Don’t forget to wear your loudest tropical shirt or dress and sing along to music played by our talented crew.
  • Moor off Lizard Island.
  • Monday:
  • 7.00 am: Light breakfast
  • 8:00 am: Disembark Spoilsport. Our crew will walk you to the airport on Lizard Island.
  • 9.30 am: Board a light aircraft for a low level flight over the reef back to Cairns (flight time approx. 1 hour).
  • 11:45 am: Land Cairns and courtesy transfer to inner Cairns city hotels, the airport or our office where we can store your luggage until 5pm if you have a later flight.

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MINKE WHALE DIVE EXPEDITION (7 NIGHTS / 22 DIVES) - SAMPLE ITINERARY

  • MV Spoilsport
  • Thursday:  
  • Check in at our office (3 Abbott St, Cairns) between 8.30 am and 4.00 pm.
  • From 4.30 pm:  Make your own way to Hemingway’s Brewery Cairns Wharf (200m from MBDE office) to meet your fellow passengers.  Please note that dinner is not provided on the first evening so you may wish to eat before boarding.
  • 5.50 pm: Our crew will lead you from Hemingway’s Brewery Cairns Wharf to board Spoilsport.  Enjoy a glass of champagne and light snacks while your Trip Director provides a full briefing.
  • 6.00 pm:  Spoilsport departs Cairns
  • Time to organise any rental equipment and put your dive gear together on the dive deck.
  • Friday:  (4 dives + night dive)
  • This is a sample of a ‘typical day’, however exact times may vary to optimise the prevailing weather conditions on the day.
  • 6.30 am: Wake up call, light breakfast available in dining room
  • 7:00 am: Dive brief & diving commences
  • 9.00 am: Full cooked Breakfast
  • 10.30 am: Dive brief & diving. “Open decks” accommodate 1-2 dives either am or pm
  • 2.00 pm: Lunch
  • 3.30 pm: Dive brief & diving
  • 4:30 pm: Afternoon Tea
  • 6:30 pm: Night dive brief & dive
  • 8:00 pm: Dinner
  • Saturday:  (4 dives + night dive)
  • As per above
  • Sunday: (4 dives)
  • As per above, however all diving is finished by 5pm. Spoilsport moors off Lizard Island for the evening.
  • As the sun sets we pour the champagne, lay out the nibbles and get ready for an Aussie BBQ party night. Don’t forget to wear your loudest tropical shirt or dress and sing along to music played by our talented crew.
  • Monday:  (2 dives + night dive)
  • 7.00 am:  Light breakfast
  • 8:00 am:  Bid farewell to passengers doing the 4 night expedition who will disembark here.
  • 8.00 am:  Stay onboard or take a tender over to Lizard Island to stretch your legs and explore a little of this beautiful island.
  • 11.00 am:  New passengers join us here.  Champagne and light snacks provided.
  • 12.45 pm:  Dive brief and dive
  • 2.00 pm:  Lunch
  • 3.45 pm:  Dive brief and dive
  • 4.45 pm:  Afternoon tea
  • 6.00 pm:  Dive brief and night dive
  • 8:00 pm:  Dinner
  • Tuesday: (4 dives + night dive)
  • 6.30 am: Wake up call, light breakfast available in dining room
  • 7:00 am: Dive brief & diving commences
  • 9.00 am: Cooked breakfast
  • 10.30am: Dive briefing & diving. “Open decks” accommodate 1-2 dives either am or pm
  • 2.00 pm: Lunch
  • 3.30 pm: Dive brief & diving
  • 4:30 pm: Afternoon tea
  • 6:30 pm: Night dive brief & dive
  • 8:00 pm: Dinner
  • Wednesday: (4 dives)
  • As per above. Exit last dive 5pm.
  • As the sun sets we pour the champagne, lay out the nibbles and get ready for a final farewell party!
  • Overnight cruise to Cairns
  • Thursday:
  • 7.00 am:  Light breakfast
  • 8:00 am:  Disembark and courtesy transfer to Cairns inner city hotels, the airport or our office where we can store your luggage until 5pm if you have a later flight.

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Other Itineraries

For more information on other itineraries that are not detailed out above, simply drop us an email at info@bluewaterdivetravel.com

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Boat Specifications

  • Year Built: 1989
  • Structure: Catamaran
  • Length: 100 ft (30m)
  • Beam: 35 ft (10.5m)
  • Cruising Speed: 13 knots
  • Passengers: avg. 22 max. 28
  • Number of Cabins: 10 with A/C
  • Number of Bathrooms: 10
  • Number of crew: 12
  • Tenders: 2 Large Inflatables

 

Practical Information

  • Currency: Australian Dollar (AUD)
  • Payment Onboard: Cash (AUD) and/or Credit Cards (Visa, MasterCard or Amex. 3% surcharge applies on Amex payment)
  • Crew Gratuities: While not mandatory, exceptional service tips of about 10% are common. 
  • Power Outlets: 220 V 
 

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