Australia Liveaboard on the Spoilsport with Mike Ball

The M/V Spoilsport is an award-winning boat which has been specially designed to provide the most exquisite diving experience you can imagine. The boat has been recommended for its’ expert crew and the Mike Ball Liveboard is famous around the world for its Great Minke Whales. The boat has booking plans to cater to all your budgets and will give you a holiday to remember.

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The boat has an overall ranking of 9.4 out of 10 stars which is outstanding compared to other available vessels.



The maximum number of guests accommodated is 28. There are 14 cabins and 14 bathrooms on board. The cabins available for booking are the budget cabin, club cabins, standard cabins and premium cabins. The bathrooms have warm water showers for your comfort.


Food and Dining


The cuisine is top-notch and the boat is specially known to serve vegan and vegetarian cuisine as well as Western. The food is served buffet style during meals and a selection of snacks is offered all day. Beer and wine is also available. Specific dietary requests due to religious or medical reasons can be made on the booking form. Soft drinks and alcoholic drinks are complimentary with evening meals only.

Boat Features

The boat has been specially designed as a twin hull to reduce motion which reduces chances of sea-sickness. There is daily housekeeping so you can relax and enjoy your holiday. Guests can also relax in the shaded diving deck, air conditioned saloon, sun deck or indoor saloon. There also is audio and video entertainment available. The crew consists of 12 members who have been trained for your safety and will fulfill all your needs.

Scuba Diving On The Spoilsport


The boat features Mike Ball dive expeditions which offer diving all year long across the Great Barrier Reef in Australia. The divers get a unique chance to experience marine life such as the Dwarf Minke Whales. There are several facilities such as nitrox tanks, tech diving, rebreather support, rinse tanks and tenders for diving.

There is a dive deck, photography station and a charging station for underwater cameras as well. The crew is professionally trained to help both beginners and experts. Tanks, weights, belts and dive master services are included in the costs. The dive gear can also be rented and dive insurance is necessary.

The boat also has a non-diver (snorkeling) friendly environment. There is a reef tax (US$ 21) per person per trip and extra charges for Lockhart River Flight in the far Northern Reef trips for 7 nights (400 AUD).

Safety Precautions

The navigation features of the boat include radar, GPS, Radio VHF/DSC/SSB and E.P.I.R.B. Distress System. There are emergency rafts, life vests, fire alarm & fire extinguishers, oxygen, satellite & mobile phones, search light, bilge pump alarm and emergency flares available in case of accidents or emergencies on board. The crew is also trained in first aid. You need to bring your dive computer yourself.

Boat Specifications

The Spoilsport was custom built for diving in the coral sea. It won several awards for diving and has a crew of 12 members who speak English. It was built in 1990 and renovated in 2014. The boat has a length of 30 meters and beam of 10.5 meters. With it´s two KW Detroit 60 series engines it can reach a top speed of 15 knots but the cruising speed is 10 knots. The two inflatable tenders have a water capacity of 8000 liters and the fuel capacity is 12,000 liters. The boats drawings & vessel layouts are available on the website.

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Mike Ball Liveabaord Experiences

Exceptional! Exceeded expectations and the absolute best way to experience the Great Barrier Reef. Fly Dive Cod Hole and Australia in March.

United States

Crew's genuine caring and enthusiasm throughout every aspect of trip. Food was excellent and varied. Everything geared towards enhancing your diving experience. Diving was amazing!

United States

Shark feed and dives on Osprey reef. Fantastic weather and diving conditions. Excellent boat, all cabins clean and tidy, beds comfortable, fresh towels whenever requested. Great food, like eating in a restaurant for all meals. Brilliant staff, all exceedingly friendly and happy to help no matter the time of day or night. Very professional and made the diving feel really easy and extremely safe.

United Kingdom

Booking And Payment

You can book your dive experience on the Spoilsport easily online. You will receive a 100% best price guarantee. More or less all major payment methods are accepted: Visa, Mastercard, American Express, PayPal.

  • May 18, 2017
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