Spoilsport Liveaboard

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Spoilsport liveaboard, operated by Mike Ball, offers 7-night, 3-night and 4-night scuba diving itineraries at the best dive sites of the Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea.


The Spoilsport Liveaboard

Liveaboard trips leave from Cairns for dive adventures at world famous dive sites including Ribbon Reef, Cod Hole and Osprey Reef in the Coral Sea.

Spoilsport is a luxury 3-deck catamaran that can comfortably accommodate a maximum of 29 guests in a selection of 15 well-equipped cabins.

With 11 prestigious Rodale’s Reader Choice awards including ‘Best Liveaboard’ and ‘Most Environmentally Sensitive’, she is Australia’s most awarded liveaboard diving boat.

General Facilities

The Spoilsport employs open dive deck and solo diving policies allowing divers to plan and dive independently. There are no bottom-time restrictions so divers get maximum dive time.

Less experienced divers are offered complimentary orientation dives as necessary while experienced divers are given the freedom to plan their own dives. The Spoilsport’s experienced Divemaster’s lead scheduled dives twice daily.

Additional guided dives can be arranged. Most guests prefer to plan and dive independently with their buddy, enjoying up to 4 dives and 1 night dive each day.


Australian and International cuisine are served. Vegetarian dishes are also available.

If you have any special dietary requirements please be sure to inform us at the time of booking and we will ensure that your needs are met.


The Spoilsport accommodates up to 28 guests across its 14 guest cabins. The cabins are equipped with under-bed storage, wardrobe space and air-conditioning. The majority of cabins have their own private bathrooms with the exception of the budget cabins making use of shared bathroom facilities.

2 Budget Cabins

The budget cabins have 2 single beds arranged into bunks and make use of a shared bathroom.

4 Club Cabins

The club cabins have twin size bunks with their own private bathroom.

4 Standard Cabins

The standard cabins have 2 twin beds, an ocean view and a private bathroom.

4 Premium Cabins

The premium cabins have ocean views, a private bathroom and a comfortable double bed.

Denny, China September 18, 2017

The Spoilsport was such a great experience for me and my family. We were lucky enough to see Minke whales up close and this was certainly the highlight for us all.

The diving was truly amazing and just as good as all the fantastic reviews I’d heard about the Great Barrier Reef.

This trip is definitely one I would like to do again.

Recommended for: Encounters with whales


Sherry, United States September 18, 2017

I cannot commend the Spoilsport highly enough for their fantastic crew.

This group of individuals made such a massive difference to our experience that I would be hesitant to travel on any other liveaboard because I’d be afraid the crew members wouldn’t be as friendly or helpful.

They were there for us every step of the way and would not hesitate to go above the call of duty for their guests.

The crew members were professional but friendly and approachable and we really enjoyed the diving and time spent on board thanks to them.

Recommended for: Well-organized diving, comfortable travel and helpful crew


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