I have recently returned from a trip aboard the Mike Ball boat Spoil Sport to the Coral Sea. The Coral Sea is located off the east coast of Australia off shore from the Great Barrier Reef’s ribbon reefs. The itinerary included the famous Cod Hole, where huge and very friendly potato cod were very obliging photographic subjects. We then headed to Osprey Reef where mega fauna were numerous. It was nice to see sharks, large fish and even a manta. These have unfortunately become very rare in Asia due to overfishing. This trip was a great distraction from my PhD writing up which is progressing in full force at the moment.