Here you will receive the best of both the Ribbon Reefs, Cod Hole and Coral Sea dive locations. To bring you this 7 Night liveaboard trip Mike Ball have combined both their 3 Night Ribbon Reefs trip and 4 Night Coral Sea trip itineraries.
You have the option for this trip to start and finish in Cairns with a Thursday departure or depart on a Monday with a flight to Lizard Island. With your Monday departure you will then have the same flight back from Lizard Island to Cairns on the following Thursday.
The 7 night, 450 mile Coral Sea Safari includes some of the best dive sites on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea featuring:
Unlimited diving (up to 26 dives)
Best Adventure and Biodiversity
You begin by swimming with diver size fish at the world famous Cod Hole. Overnight you venture out to the crystal clear waters and plummeting walls in the Coral Sea. Witness the exciting shark feed, you can photograph these sleek high order predators at close-range or not so close! Halfway, at Lizard Island some guests may join or depart the expedition. The second half of this expedition explores the best Ribbon Reef sites between the Cod Hole and Cooktown including the Acropolis, Steve’s Bommie, Lighthouse Bommie, the Cod Wall and Flare Point. Here, you see the best concentrations of pristine corals, colourful tropical fish and rare critters. Macro fauna includes the lacy scorpionfish, leaf scorpionfish, pygmy seahorses, nudibranchs and ghost pipefish. While larger marine life includes schools of trevally, barracudas, sea snakes, sharks and resident turtles.
Sample itinerary, subject to change based on conditions.
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.
Saturday: (4 dives + night dive)
Sunday: (4 dives)
Monday: (2 dives + night dive)
Tuesday: (4 dives + night dive)
Wednesday: (4 dives)
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