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Mike Ball 3 Day 3 Night Fly and Dive Cod Hole

FROM: $2250
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Departure Times

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

Pricing Options

$2250 AUD / Person - Budget Twin (shared facilities) (Between: 01 Apr 2024 and 31 Mar 2025)
$2605 AUD / Person - Club Private Twin (Between: 01 Apr 2024 and 31 Mar 2025)
$2935 AUD / Person - Standard Private Twin (Between: 01 Apr 2024 and 31 Mar 2025)
$3211 AUD / Person - Premium Private Double (Between: 01 Apr 2024 and 31 Mar 2025)

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.


Features

  • 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

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.

Sample Itinerary

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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 ...

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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.


Snorkelling
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.

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What To Bring

  • Small overnight bag 
  • Camera
  • Personal toiletries 
  • Towel
  • Sunscreen
  • Swim wear
  • Hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Foot wear (sandals or tennis shoes)
  • Warm pullovers for cooler months
  • Luggage 25kg / 55lb per person plus 3kg / 6.5lb carry on.
  • An additional 10kg/22lb is allowed for professional photo/video housed systems.

What's Included

  • 12 dives - Includes 2 night dives
  • Accommodation in twin/double cabins
  • Delicious meals & snacks, complimentary ...

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What To Bring

  • Small overnight bag 
  • Camera
  • Personal toiletries 
  • Towel
  • Sunscreen
  • Swim wear
  • Hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Foot wear (sandals or tennis shoes)
  • Warm pullovers for cooler months
  • Luggage 25kg / 55lb per person plus 3kg / 6.5lb carry on.
  • An additional 10kg/22lb is allowed for professional photo/video housed systems.

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.

All dietary requirements can be catered for. Please let us know at time of booking.

What's Extra

  • Environmental Reef Levy - $7.00/day payable on board
  • Full equipment hire - $44.00/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 sample medical questionnaire.

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Your Responsibilities:

Please advise us before booking if any passengers are under 18 years old to ensure this is the appropriate trip. 

You must reconfirm all booked tours prior to travel as specified on your voucher. If applicable, notes such as dietary requirements, pick-up locations and additional fees should also be confirmed at this time. Reconfirmations cannot be actioned through Cairns Tours/Mr Travel and must be done so directly through the Service Operator as specified on each ticket.

It is your responsibility to notify us of ticket discrepancies. Please read through the details on your voucher thoroughly to ensure all details such as passenger names, ages and dates of travel on vouchers are correct.

It is the responsibility of all passengers travelling to advise both your travel agent at the time of booking and check-in agent before boarding of any medical conditions including food allergies you may suffer from.

You need to allow adequate time to check-in prior to the specified departure time. Please refer to the specific tour page for full check-in instructions.


Prices/Extra Costs:

All prices are stated in Australian dollars and include GST. The Service Operator reserves the right to alter prices and extra costs. Extra costs may include EMC fees, Stingersuit/Wetsuit Hire, Luggage Storage, Insurance, Linen Hire, National Park Fees, Fuel Levies, Dietary Fees, etc. Bonds may also apply.

We will also endeavour to communicate these extra costs with you at the time of booking, and on your ticket. However, it is your responsibility to confirm which (if any) additional costs apply with each Service Operator upon reconfirming your trip.


Travel Risk/Insurance:

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 the actions of our clients which are beyond our control. We highly 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. You should also ensure your travel insurance will cover special circumstances including weather events preventing guests from travelling to their tour departure destination and cancelled flights due to unforeseen circumstances. 


Transport:

It should be noted that any transport you have booked (buses, flights and ferries) through Cairns Tours is non-refundable and non-transferable. It might be possible to change flights however do note this must be done directly with the flight operator and we are unable to offer any support with this. This may incur change fees or cancellation fees, it depends on the T+Cs of the flight operators themselves. As we acted as a booking agent for you, it is possible to liaise with the airline directly should there be any unexpected events and the airline is forced to cancel your flights. If there are any changes to your flight times or days, we will get notified and send this email directly to you in a reasonable time.


Merchant Fees:

Please be aware operators pass on credit card merchant fees so there is a non-refundable 1% surcharge for VISA and MASTERCARD card purchases.


Other: 

Terms and Conditions (including the Cancellation Policy) are subject to change. The most recent versions can be found online on the relevant product pages. 

All ticket/voucher reissues attract a $20 administration fee.


Transfers:

The Service Operator reserves the right to limit courtesy transfers to select local accommodations. Private residences or Airbnb properties may be asked to meet at the closest confirmed location. Failure to meet at the specified pick-up location may be treated as “No Show”, for which the Client Cancellation Policy applies. Not all tours offer transfers, please refer to the individual product to see if this is applicable to your tour.

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.

Cancellations


Client Cancellations:

All cancellations forfeit 25% of the recommended retail price (RRP) - not the discounted/sale price. No shows or client cancellations made within 30 days of departure forfeit 100% of the total ticket price. 

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.

Cairns Tours is required to notify the operator of any cancellations within the specified cancellation period. It is your responsibility to make sure you submit your cancellation request with adequate time, and during standard business hours (9am-5pm), to allow us to contact the tour provider.

Transfers between tours can be made at the suppliers' discretion, however, it should be noted that supplier fees may apply. Tour transfers also incur a $20 administration fee. 

It is compulsory that all cancellation requests are in writing and sent via email to: admin@mr-travel.com. Cancellations attempted via online chat or phone will not be actioned.


Supplier Cancellations:

The Service Operator reserves the right to alter prices, alter itineraries, apply a fuel surcharge, cancel departures, arrange alternative transport and vary itineraries and services if necessary.

All departures and itineraries are subject to weather. Tours may be changed or cancelled for any reason at the discretion of the Service Operator. If the Service Operator has to cancel the trip or activity (prior to departure) and we cannot offer a suitable alternative, then a refund will be given minus a 20% administration fee and any associated card fees. We strongly recommend that you have travel insurance, especially during the wet season.

All add-on activities (including but not limited to scuba diving, stand-up paddleboarding, helmet diving, guided snorkel tours, banana boat rides and waterslides) are subject to availability and price changing, and may not be available during your tour without notice. Guests are not eligible for refunds on the grounds of non-operating extra activities.

In the unlikely event of your trip being cancelled or stood down, all guest communication is required to go through our Online Store via telephone or email. While there is a Travel Shop retail outlet located in Cairns, please be aware that they operate as a separate entity and are unable to access reservations made by the Cairns Tours/Mr Travel online department.


Refunds:

All refunds are in Australian Dollars and must be made to the card of payment. Cairns Tours/Mr Travel is not liable for exchange rate fluctuations or fees, or any other merchant/bank fees associated with domestic and/or international transactions.

Where a full refund is applicable, there is the option to transfer the whole cost of the tour to another tour or “Credit” to avoid the administration fee. A transfer fee of $20 will apply.

You will be emailed confirmation once the refund has been processed. Once the refund has been processed, it may still take time for the banks to clear the amount. Please allow 7-10 business days for the funds to clear into Australian accounts and up to 21 business days for international accounts.


Accountability/Misconduct:

All Service Operators have the right to provide client feedback and to cancel bookings based off of feedback from other Service Operators. 

Please enjoy your travel experience in a kind and responsible manner.

Cairns Tours/Mr Travel will treat this as any normal client cancellation and therefore the cancellation fees stated in the Client Cancellation Policy will apply.


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All information, advice or pricing provided by Cairns Tours and our affiliates, or through any of our team, is subject to change. Cairns Tours articles and products are provided online for general information purposes only and are intended as guides. Any advice interpreted from information on the website (including but not limited to financial, immigration, employment and tax information) is not specialist advice and does not constitute legal, tax or other professional instruction. Cairns Tours does not guarantee that any information provided is up-to-date or accurate. Please obtain professional advice before actioning any advice, including but not limited to tax, immigration, employment, travel restrictions and finances.


Thank you for booking with our East-Coast travel experts here at Cairns Tours/ Mr Travel. If you would like any further advice, assistance in arranging accommodation, transfers or additional tours please get in touch.

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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