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Mike Ball 3 Day 3 Night Fly and Dive Cod Hole

5.0 (3 Reviews)

Departure Times

Departs: 7:00am - Monday
Returns: 8:00am - Thursday

Explore the Great Barrier Reef with Mike Ball 3 day, 3 night diving trip to Cod Hole

  • Enjoy 11 dives over 3 days
  •  Start with a low level reef flight where you can see the reef from above before diving in and exploring from below!
  • Novice divers, advanced divers and snorkellers will get to explore Cod Hole and the Ribbon Reefs of the Great Barrier Reef for the ultimate underwater experience
  • Visit beautiful reef sites including Dynamite Pass, Lighthouse Bommie, Pixie Wall, Pixie Pinnacle, Trolly Shoal, Coral Kingdom, Flare Point, Blue Lagoon and Steve's Bommie

Fly and dive with Mike Ball 3 day, 3 night trip to the Great Barrier Reef! Enjoy a one-hour scenic flight over the reef to Lizard Island, where your diving adventure begins! Guests will get to enjoy up to 12 dives, getting to checking out the diverse marine life of Cod Hole and the Ribbon Reefs of the Great Barrier Reef. With diverse concentrations of corals, colourful fish, amazing marine life and even sometimes minke whales, Mike Ball offers the ultimate diving experience over a 3 day tour.


  • 1 hour scenic flight
  • 12 dives, including night diving
  • Visit Cod Hole to dive with huge potato cod
  • Amazing reefs including Dynamite Pass, Lighthouse Bommie, Pixie Wall, Pixie Pinnacle, Trolly Shoal, Coral Kingdom, Flare Point, Blue Lagoon and Steve's Bommie
  • Novice and advanced divers welcome
  • Great for snorkellers
  • Chef prepared meals
  • Nitrox, solo diving and a rebreather service also offered
  • Cylinders and weight belts included

Sample Itinerary

Monday Day 1
2 dives + night dive
Check in bright and early to start your day by 7:15am. Next head to the Cairns airport, where guests will hop on board their one hour scenic flight to Lizard Island, getting to see the reef from above. Afterwards, guests will board Spoilsport for their 3 day adventure. Here you will find comfort, stability and plenty of space on board, where you can enjoy cruising within sheltered waters to your diving destinations! Diving starts before lunch, with 2 dives and 1 night dive on the agenda at Cod Hole, Cod Wall or Challenger Bay.

Tuesday Day 2
4 dives + night dive
Day 2 will begin with an early rise so guests can start diving by 7:00am. The day will consist of 4 dives and 1 night dive at Lighthouse Bommie, Pixie Pinnacle, Andy's Postcard, Clam Beds or Vertical Gardens.

Wednesday Day 3
4 dives
This is the last full day on board Spoilsport, where guests will get to take advantage of 4 dives at Flare Point, Joani's Joy and Steve's Bommie. In the evening, Spoilsport will host a fun Aussie BBQ where guests get to dress up in their loudest tropical shirt. Overnight, Spoilsport will make her way back to port. 

Thursday Day 4
Early docking and a light breakfast on board Spoilsport before disembarking.

Snorkellers can look forward to exploring the expanses of the reef from the surface of the water for an immersive and unique snorkelling experience! We'll take you to shallow reefs where you can enjoy the marine life from above, enjoying it in all its beauty and wonder.

Scuba Diving
Both novice and advanced divers are welcome to explore the Great Barrier Reef for 3 amazing days and nights. Divers can look forward to exploring diverse reefs, including the famous Cod Hole and participating in up to 11 dives over their trip. As one of the best places in the world to dive, guests are in for a once-in-a-lifetime experience with Mike Ball!

Dive sites
The Ribbon Reefs are known for their diverse marine life, sitting right on the edge of the continental shelf with waters full of nutrients, ideal for many species of fish and coral.

The Cod Hole is known for its enormous species of potato cod. The docile species are as big as the divers who frequent the reef and are extremely friendly towards their visitors.

Lighthouse Bommie is one large pinnacle where many species of marine life are known to frequent. Home to sharks, rays, turtles and reef fish, olive sea snakes, stonefish and more, it's also one of the best places to spot minke whales in whale season!

Gotham City is named after the batfish that live there, but this site is also known for its sharks and giant trevally. It's the ideal place for night diving, due to its many species of hunting fish that make for an amazing nightly show.

Pixie Pinnacle is another pinnacle dive, centring around one diverse bommie. It's full of diverse marine life, as well as flame fire slams and disco clams, known for their flashing lights.

Coral Kingdom isn't just full of corals, but is also known for its resident giant clams, bump headed parrotfish and inquisitive barracuda.

Steve's Bommie is said to be a photographer's dream with an incredible quantity of marine life. With stonefish, clownfish, turtles, octopus and scorpionfish, this is a great place for seeing some of the most beautiful species on the reef.

Important Information

  • Please note dive site selection is based on the best dive sites available. Less experienced divers receive complimentary 'site orientations' as necessary, while experienced divers are given the freedom to plan their own dives.
  • Guests must be at least 12 years old to dive
  • Children ages 8 and up are welcome on board
  • Please note divers may be subject to a medical questionnaire before they are able to dive. Please click here for more diving information and to read the medical questionnaire.


More Information

What To Bring

  • Sunscreen

  • Camera

  • Small overnight bag with personal toiletries, towel hair dryer, personal medication, swimming costume, hat, sunscreen, sunglasses, foot wear (sandals or tennis shoes), T-shirts, shorts, sweater and sweat pants

What's Included

  • 12 dives - Includes 2 night dives
  • Accommodation in twin/double cabins
  • Delicious meals & snacks, complimentary soft drinks and wine with dinner
  • Tanks, air fills and weight belt
  • Daily cabin service
  • Reef ecology programme
  • Dive computer workshop
  • Transfer to the airport or Cairns hotel after your expedition
  • Scenic flight Cairns to Lizard Island
  • Vivid Pix digital photo editing software workshop
  • Double and twin shared air-conditioned cabins
  • Spacious lounge and bar area

Please note divers must be 12 years of age.

Luggage must be under 25kgs

We can cater to all dietary requirements, please let us know at time of booking

What's Extra

  • Reef Tax AUD$20 payable on board
  • Full equipment hire AUD$44/day (cylinders and weight belts supplied free of charge)
  • Additional soft drinks, wine, beer, mixed drinks are available for purchase on board
  • Please note divers may be subject to a medical questionnaire before they are able to dive. Please click here for more diving information and to read the medical questionnaire

Terms and Conditions

All departures and itineraries are subject to weather. Tours may be changed or cancelled for any reason at the discretion of the Tour Operator. It should be noted that adventure travel involves risk. Whilst we make every effort to safeguard clients, we cannot be responsible for personal injury or loss due to actions of our clients which are beyond our control. We recommend that all clients have travel insurance covering illness, injury, loss or damage to personal belongings and not being able to travel on the confirmed date of departure. Please be aware operators pass on credit card merchant fees so there is a non-refundable 1.5% surcharge for VISA and MASTERCARD card purchases.

Open Date Vouchers / Gift Certificate:

Shipping Costs are in addition to the ticket price and will be added at check-out. Shipping costs are non-refundable and do not makeup part of the ticket value. 

E-Vouchers incur no shipping fees.

You have 5 years to use the value of the voucher. Seasonal Price Rises will apply if travelling out the current seasons pricing. Vouchers can be exchanged for free up to the full value of the voucher excluding credit card fees and charges.


All cancellations made result in 25% cancellation fee of the recommended retail price (RRP), not discounted or sale prices. Any cancellations made 60-30 days prior to travel will result in a 50% cancellation fee and any cancellations made inside of 30 days to departure will result in forfeit of full trip fees. If the sailing company has to cancel the trip (prior to the boat's departure) and we cannot offer a suitable alternative, then a refund will be given minus card fees. We strongly recommend that you have travel insurance, especially during the wet season.

Please note it is the responsibility of ALL passengers travelling to advise both your travel agent at the time of booking and vessel check-in agent before boarding of ANY medical conditions including food allergies you may suffer from.

Thank you for booking with Mr Travel. If you would like any advice or assistance in arranging accommodation, transfers or additional tours, please do not hesitate to contact us.


Overall Rating

5.0 / 5.0

Based on 3 reviews

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Reviews by our Cairns Tours customers

Spencer Barber, 05 Feb 22
My best ever SCUBA diving trip! Mostly wanted to see sharks and it didn't disappoint - saw more on this trip than every other SCUBA dive I've done combined!
Saeko Ukai, 26 Jul 21
What an incredible trip, I only wish I could have stayed out longer! Such an incredible liveaboard, the flight was really pretty as well!
Charlotte Finch, 26 May 20
Insane trip! Loved every second! The best way to see the reef there is!
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