We spent two days getting from California to Townsville, Australia and then boarded a live-aboard dive boat for eight days of Scuba diving. We started the flight home almost as soon as the boat docked again. We never saw any of Australia's land except by air.
We did see quite a lot of Australia's Coral Sea. Especially Flinder's Reef. The following are pictures that other people took of things that Joy and I actually saw.
The Spoil Sport is an amazing live-aboard boat. We'd recommend it to anyone interested in diving for several days in north-east Australia. Mike Ball's dive operations are really professional.
We booked the trip through Pacific Offshore Divers Inc. PODI was the first dive shop in the U.S. with a web page. I've known the owner for 15 years. We've been consistently happy with their service and knowlegeable staff. They are a five star PADI training facility and are close to the beautiful waters of Monterey Bay.