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7 Night Minkes, Ribbons & Coral Sea Hosted by Mike Ball

7 Night Minkes, Ribbons & Coral Sea Hosted by Mike
  • Departing only on 14th July 2016
  • Catch and release and dive with ancient Nautilus
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7 Night Minkes, Ribbons & Coral Sea Hosted by Mike Ball

Departing 14 July only

This annual expedition combines the best of the Great Barrier Reef's Ribbon Reefs and Coral Sea with unique marine animals such as Dwarf Minke Whales and Nautilus.

7 Nights Minkes, Ribbons and Coral Sea Expedition includes:

  • Unlimited dives, 7 nights and 6 days on the Great Barrier Ribbon Reefs and Coral Sea
  • Dedicated time to be with/ find Minke whales
  • Plummeting Coral Sea wall dives in clear water
  • Exciting shark action in the Coral Sea
  • Catch and release and dive with ancient Nautilus
  • Diver size fish at Cod Hole
  • Prime Ribbon Reef sites such as Lighthouse Bommie, Pixie Reef and Steve's Bommie
  • Coral Sea dive sites such as Fairy Grotto, North Horn at Osprey Reef (famous for it's shark action), Admiralty Anchor (famous for its Nautilus sightings)

ACCOMMODATION OPTIONS:

  • Premium Cabin: Double or Queen bed, private bathroom and ocean views
  • Standard Cabin: Two single beds, private bathroom and ocean views (mid vessel)
  • Club Cabin: Two single bunk beds, private bathroom (mid vessel, less motion)
  • Budget Cabin: Two single bunk beds, shared bathroom facilities (front of vessel)

INCLUSIONS:

  • Low level flight to Cairns
  • Dives at Ribbon Reefs, Cod Hole & Coral Sea
  • Accommodation
  • Tanks and weight belts
  • Sheets, towels and linens
  • Complimentary soft drinks
  • Three meals daily, plus snacks
  • Aussie BBQ and party night
  • Transfer only to your accommodation in Cairns City

All Gear Hire includes: (extra cost)

  • Reg, Ocy, Gauges
  • BCD
  • Computer
  • Snorkel Gear
  • Light/Torch/Cyalume
  • Wetsuit
  • Safety Sausage (SMB)

New (1 year old) BCD's and regulators are supplied to guests in Premium and Standard cabins who rent equipment.


PLEASE NOTE:

  • Flying After Diving - the surface interval between the last dive completed at 5pm and flying at 9.30am is 16.5 hours, which exceeds the DAN minimum requirement of 12 hours. An additional safety feature is that Skytrans flys below 1000ft, weather permitting.
  • Depth guidelines are based on the diver’s experience and industry standards. The maximum recommended depth for divers with appropriate experience is 40 metres (132ft). Dives in excess of 40 metres (132ft) to a maximum of 50 metres (165ft) can only be undertaken by divers with a minimum experience of 100 dives with 25 deeper than 30 metres (100ft) including one to a depth within 3 metres of dive being undertaken.
  • Luggage: 25kg / 55lbs, max weight of any bag. On Fly/Dive itineraries: 25kg / 55lbs, allowance per person plus 3kg / 5.5lbs carry-on allowance, OR 10kg / 22lbs - for professional photo / video housed system. You can leave items in excess at Mike Ball office.
  • All itinerary details are subject to change, specific marine life cannot be guaranteed.

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