Mike Ball Expeditions - Cairns

Australia's Best Scuba Diving Trip!

The award-winning Mike Ball liveaboard shows divers the best the Great Barrier Reef can offer. With an ‘open dive deck’ policy, tec diving facilities and extremely flexible itineraries, allowing you to choose your trip length to suit your needs.

  •  Big fish action with 40 meters of visibility, beautiful coral and amphitheatre shark dives, all available on this popular liveaboard offering trips to the Great Barrier Reef, Cod Hole or the Coral Sea
  • This is the most-awarded Australian liveaboard, offering unlimited dives, tec-diving, an 'open dive deck' policy and an informal photo competition on most trips
  • Operated by diving hall of fame legend Mike Ball, this liveaboard is rebreather-friendly, a spacious dive deck with entry and exit platforms and dives from large RIBs
  • Three, four and seven-night trips available - and snorkelers are very welcome, with Minke whale watching snorkelling trips available in June and July

Best price guarantee*
Found the same trip cheaper elsewhere? PADI Travel will match the price and give you a USD 50 voucher. No-fuss, no complicated fine print.

No Hidden Fees
No booking fees, no credit card fees and full transparency into all potential fees and surcharges payable onboard.

Free DAN Dive Insurance
PADI Travel has partnered with DAN - Divers Alert Network - to offer you free dive accident insurance for the duration of your trip (valid for bookings with a value of >USD 1,000 per person)

Free Rental of Nautilus Lifeline
For those divers who book their liveaboard from this page or have one of Instructors help them with the process, then that diver will receive, free rental of a Nautilus Lifeline (EPERB) for the duration liveaboard trip.

Free Pre Trip Dive Gear Inspection
For those divers who book their dive holiday from this page or have one of Instructors help them with the process, then that diver will receive, a free scuba gear inspection prior to the trip to ensure their gear is in A1 condition for your Liveaboard holiday.


Once your booking has been made, PADI Travel will double-check the availability with the dive operator and reserve your spot. If there are any issues, we get back to you within 24 hours

You then have 24 hours to take care of other travel arrangements. Your credit card will only be charged after that period.