Australia is known as "The Land Down Under," "Oz," and "The Great Southern Land" for its vast resources from the Great Barrier Reef to the Outback. A full adventure awaits with the antics of Crocodile Dundee, The Great Barrier Reef with its crystal clear waters, the mountainous high desert of The Outback with wallabies bouncing about, and The Rainforest with its mystical secrets.
Join us for world class scuba diving of The Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea on Australia's most awarded liveaboard, Spoilsport. Leading the way in the Australian dive industry since 1969, Mike Ball Dive Expeditions will provide the opportunity to enjoy some of the most spectacular biodiversity Australia has to offer. We will visit the world famous Cod Hole, enjoy exciting big fish action, shark encounters and excellent visibility.
Our 7-night liveaboard expedition begins on Wednesday January 17, 2019 in Cairns and includes 6 days of diving, a single night stay at The Pullman Cairns International Hotel the night before boat departure (we recommend arriving a day before to allow time for any unforeseen issues), airport and boat transfers, daily cabin service, all meals, and much more…
Want to spend more time in Australia visiting Sydney, exploring The Outback, immersing yourself in a tropical rainforest, and experiencing local culture? We are offering an additional adventure package that will include a 3-night stay in Sydney before we fly into Cairns spend the night before we board the Spoilsport, and an additional 3-night stay in Cairns after we depart Spoilsport. Hotel accommodations, activity fees, and transportation fees will all be included.
Come join us for a real down under adventure!!
Spoilsport 8-Night Liveaboard Adventure
Mike Ball and the Spoilsport liveaboard is where our adventure begins. Mike has been a leader in the Australian dive industry since 1969, and has been the name sought out by both divers and experts alike. Mike has spent his career working to both protect these world class dive sites, as well as, expose and educate divers from across the globe.
The Spoilsport is Australia’s most awarded liveaboard dive boat. It has a twin hull design which maximizes stability and passenger comfort in all conditions (this design helps to minimize the symptoms of seasickness). Take time to relax in the spacious lounge/bar inside, or head up to the sun deck to enjoy and beautiful ocean view. Also, the award-winning food and service caters to all dietary restrictions.
* NON-REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT TO HOLD YOUR SPACE: $300.00
SWS TRIP PAYMENT REQUIREMENTS: $300 initial deposit holds your spot until the next incremental payment is due. 1/4th of your SWS trip package cost is due in to SWS no later than Feb 01, 2018 and 1/2 is due March 1, 2018. 3/4 is due July 01, 2018 Final Balance due must be paid to SWS no later than August 15, 2018. No refunds! Stateroom selection is on a first come first serve basis. Other than the what is listed above no other costs are included. SWS will not be collecting payment for any other part of your trip. There are out-of-pocket fees, charges and tips.
FLIGHTS ARE AVAILABLE FOR THIS SWS PACKAGE. THE COST WILL BE POSTED AS SOON AS IT'S AVAILABLE. FLIGHTS ARE PER PERSON OR YOU ARE FREE TO BOOK YOUR OWN FLIGHT ITINERARY AND USE AIRLINE MILES IF YOU HAVE THEM. Flight estimate costs dependent on your choice of trip itinerary. Be sure to allow for international time change when making your flight reservations.
YOU MUST HAVE A PASSPORT VALID FOR AT LEAST SIX MONTHS FROM OUR RETURN DATE. U.S. Passport applications and information can be found on line at PASSPORT HOME
If you must cancel, all deposit money is non-refundable unless we are able to fill your vacated space. If we are able to fill your vacated spot at the full purchase price, SWS will credit your refund to an in-store account minus a per person $300 cancellation fee. If we are unable to fill your spot on the trip, all money paid toward the trip will be forfeited.
Trip Release of Liability Waiver Requirement: Every person who reserves a spot on a trip through SWS must have a completed TRIP WAIVER form on file at SWS before being allowed on the trip. If you do not know the cost of your trip to put in the "amount" space, contact Scuba World Sacramento. Download, print, fill in the blanks, indicate you have read and understand the waiver by signing and dating the SACRAMENTO WATER SPORTS/FISHEYE SCUBA AUSTRALIA 2019 TRIP LIABILITY RELEASE SACRAMENTO WATER SPORTS/ FISHEYE SCUBA AUSTRALIA LAND BASED ADD-ON and fax the completed form to SWS at fax number: 916-338-0277 or scan/attach and e-mail completed form to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Note 1. YOU MUST HAVE A PASSPORT VALID FOR AT LEAST SIX MONTHS BEYOND YOUR RETURN DATE o travel to AUSTRALIA. U.S. Passport applications, renewal forms and information can be found on line at PASSPORT HOME The Australian Government requires you to have a VISA when traveling Australia. You can get the visa here: Get my visa link
Note 2: Every diver on this trip is required to have Diver Accident Insurance coverage. If you do not wish to join Divers Alert Network and purchase their Diver Accident Insurance, proof of another plan you have that covers you for an an out-of- the- country accident including medical flight evacuation back to the U.S. or to a better medical facility should that be required is acceptable.
Diver's Alert Network Divers Accident Insurance can be purchased on line by clicking this logo link:
NOTE 3: For peace of mind, SWS strongly recommends you purchase additional trip cancellation/interruption coverage to help defray costs arising from unforeseen events. No one plans an emergency. But you can prepare for one. Carefully read any insurance policy before purchase to make sure it covers your specific needs. *Scuba World is NOT a seller of insurance. We are giving you information about insurance coverage as a service only.
NOTE 4: SWS highly recommends purchase of this trip specific additional coverage. In the event you have to cancel, the additional trip insurance coverage could help you receive reimbursement for non-refundable deposits and costs should you have to cancel or interrupt your trip to come home for reasons not covered under the Diver Accident Insurance Coverage.
NOTE 5: Complimentary SACRAMENTO WATER SPORTS /FISHEYE SCUBA TRIP PACKING LIST
NOTE 6: SWS/FES ACTS ONLY AS AN ORGANIZER AND EXPEDITER OF DIVE TRAVEL FOR THE SOLE PURPOSE OF OFFERING A SERVICE TO SWS/FES. CUSTOMERS. SWS/FES DOES NOT SELL DIVER ACCIDENT INSURANCE NOR DO WE SELL TRIP CANCELLATION AND INTERRUPTION INSURANCE NOR ARE WE LICENSED TRAVEL AGENTS. WE SOLICIT THE ASSISTANCE OF LICENSED REPUTABLE TRAVEL AND INSURANCE AGENTS TO ASSIST US ON YOUR BEHALF.