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8 Day/7 Night Mike Ball Coral Sea and Outer Reef Scuba Expedition from  Cairns

Adults from $3815

This is THE dive adventure of a lifetime as you explore the untouched beauty of the remote Great Barrier Reef north of Cooktown.

Join the amazing shark feed at Osprey Reef, dive with the family of potato cod and photograph the pristine ribbon reefs north of Cooktown. ​

Come aboard our 7 Night Scuba Expedition to visit some of the Great Barrier Reefs most beautiful dive sites such as the Cod Hole and Challenger Bay. This amazing expedition includes unlimited dives including night dives (bring your own gear or hire ours). Certified divers will love the freedom of diving in buddy pairs. Divers use Nautilus Lifeline GPS for added safety. Nitrox courses and refills are available for those who want to increase bottom times.

Our luxury motor catamaran is fully equipped for underwater photographers. The spacious dive deck has camera shelves with recharging facilities and freshwater rinse tubs. Every departure features a photography competition and barbecue night. All cabins are double or twin share. This tour is not suitable for snorkellers.

Standard itinerary (All itinerary details are subject to change, specific marine life cannot be guaranteed):

  • Osprey Reef, Coral Sea – Big fish action in 40 metre visibility, 2-3 shark attraction dives. Spectacular topography, sheer walls, soft and hard corals.  
  • Ribbon Reefs, Great Barrier Reef – a prized region with excellent fish & coral biodiversity.
  • Lizard Island – enjoy an hour or two exploring beautiful Lizard Island – white sand beaches and a short hike to Chinaman’s Ridge.
  • Cod Hole – Swim with diver size potato cod.
  • Dive the GBR – Joanie’s Joy, Clam Beds, Lighthouse Bommie, Pixie Pinnacle, Goggle Gardens, Flare Point, Trolly Shoals, Steve’s Bommie.

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Schedule

Departures: Thursdays

  Start Finish Duration
Coral Sea and Outer Reef Tour 6:00pm 8:00am 8 Days

Pricing

Ticket Room Type Details Price
Adults Twin Share
(Min booking: 2, Sleeps: 2)
Budget Cabin with Bunk Beds and Shared Bathroom. $3704
Twin Share
(Min booking: 2, Sleeps: 2)
Club Cabin with Bunk Beds and Ensuite Bathroom. $4476
Twin Share
(Min booking: 2, Sleeps: 2)
Standard Cabin with Two Single Beds, Private Ensuite & Ocean Views $5124
Twin Share
(Min booking: 2, Sleeps: 2)
Premium Cabin with Double Bed, Private Ensuite & Ocean Views $5578

Extras

Book your Extras now so you don't miss out!

     
Gear Hire Reg, Ocy, Gauges $15pp per day
Gear Hire BCD $10pp per day
Gear Hire Dive Computer $12pp per day
Gear Hire Snorkel Gear $5pp per day
Gear Hire Dive Light $10pp per day
Gear Hire Wetsuit $8pp per day
Gear Hire Safety Sausage (SMB) $10pp per trip
Gear Hire Full Equipment Rental (All Items Listed Above) $40pp per day

Transport

Boat

Group Size: 28ppl max

  • 100ft Catamaran

Inclusions

  • Accommodation in twin / double cabins
  • 7x Breakfast
  • 6x Lunch
  • 6x Dinner with wine and soft drink
  • Morning Tea
  • Afternoon Tea
  • Tanks, air fills and weight belt
  • 26 Dives
  • Reef ecology workshop
  • Dive computer workshop
  • Transfer to the airport or Cairns after your expedition
  • Vivid pix digital photo editing software workshop
  • National Park Fees

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Itinerary

The below itinerary can change due to tides and weather.

Day 1

Prior to 4pm Check-in Luggage at 3 Abbott Street, Cairns

4:00pm

Meet at 3 Abbott Street to be escorted to the vessel

6:00pm

Cruise overnight to the Ribbon Reefs

Featuring some great dive sites such as Steve's Bommie and Flare Point.

Scuba Dive

Opportunity to enjoy a Scuba Dive!

Day 2

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Breakfast

Most important meal of the day!

Spend the Day Exploring Ribbon Reef #9 featuring dive sites such as the Pixie Gardens and the Cod Hole

Featuring some great dive sites such as Steve's Bommie and Flare Point.

Lunch

Take a break and enjoy lunch.

Continue exploring Ribbon Reef #9

Featuring some great dive sites such as Steve's Bommie and Flare Point.

Dinner

Relax and enjoy a delicious dinner.

Cruise overnight to Osprey Reef

Commonly spotted here are loggerhead turtles, tuna, barracudas and many species of sharks.

Day 3

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Breakfast

Most important meal of the day!

Spend the next two days exploring the Osprey Reef in the Coral Sea - great diving!

Commonly spotted here are loggerhead turtles, tuna, barracudas and many species of sharks.

Lunch

Take a break and enjoy lunch.

Continue Exploring the Osprey Reef.

Commonly spotted here are loggerhead turtles, tuna, barracudas and many species of sharks.

Dinner

Relax and enjoy a delicious dinner.

Day 4

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Breakfast

Most important meal of the day!

Spend another day in the Magnificent Osprey Reef

Commonly spotted here are loggerhead turtles, tuna, barracudas and many species of sharks.

Shark Diving

Dive with Sharks at the Osprey Reef!

Lunch

Take a break and enjoy lunch.

Continue Exploring the Osprey Reef

Commonly spotted here are loggerhead turtles, tuna, barracudas and many species of sharks.

Dinner

Relax and enjoy a delicious dinner.

Cruise Overnight to Lizard Island

Visit the Historic Lizard Island, named by Captain Cook as the only animals he saw here were lizards

Day 5

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Breakfast

Most important meal of the day!

Explore Lizard Island, take a walk up to 'Cook's Look'

Visit the Historic Lizard Island, named by Captain Cook as the only animals he saw here were lizards

Lunch

Take a break and enjoy lunch.

This afternoon visit Ribbon Reef #9 and #10 to explore the Cod Wall and Challenger Bay - great diving!

Featuring some great dive sites such as Steve's Bommie and Flare Point.

Dinner

Relax and enjoy a delicious dinner.

Day 6

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Breakfast

Most important meal of the day!

Spend some more time exploring Ribbon Reef #9- great diving!

Featuring some great dive sites such as Steve's Bommie and Flare Point.

Lunch

Take a break and enjoy lunch.

Spend the afternoon exploring Ribbon Reef #4 and #5- great diving!

Featuring some great dive sites such as Steve's Bommie and Flare Point.

Dinner

Relax and enjoy a delicious dinner.

Day 7

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Breakfast

Most important meal of the day!

Spend today exploring Ribbon Reef #3 - great diving!

Featuring some great dive sites such as Steve's Bommie and Flare Point.

Lunch

Take a break and enjoy lunch.

Spend today exploring Ribbon Reef #3- great diving!

Featuring some great dive sites such as Steve's Bommie and Flare Point.

Dinner

Relax and enjoy a delicious dinner.

Day 8

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Breakfast

Most important meal of the day!

Arrive Cairns Trinity Wharf

8:00am

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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