CORAL SEA DOGTOOTH EXPEDITION
Come and Explore the Coral Sea!!
In October, November and December 2017, The owner of Aimrite International – Travis Hogan will be hosting Spearfishing Expeditions to the most remote parts of the Coral Sea in search of World Record Black Marlin and Dogtooth Tuna. While these species will be the main target, other species encountered will include Sailfish, Wahoo, Mahi Mahi, Yellowfin and a large number of exotic reef fish.
These charters are species and area specific and Travis will use his wealth of knowledge, experience and resources to make sure you are diving the right areas to ensure a much higher success rate of encountering record fish. His expertise in spearfishing manufacturing and rigging will also ensure there is no guess work or faults in your set up, allowing you to dive with peace of mind knowing your gear will not fail. Whilst on board Travis (or a nominated guide) will offer coaching and guidance each evening in regards to the areas and species you will target each day so that you are able to take full advantage of the trip by employing these techniques which have proven to be very successful over the years.
All trips are aboard the boat Norkat II which is a 72ft Westcoaster sleeping 12 in comfort however all trips will be 10ppl max for added comfort and space in tenders. These trips are all inclusive (except alcohol) and there will be Bluewater spearfishing equipment on board to use as well as new products to test from Aimrite. We have a strong emphasis on Teamwork and Safety and will ensure that your trip is of the highest standard!
The dates available are;
1 – 7th October
7 days – Ribbon Reefs and Coral Sea targeting Marlin, Sailfish, Dogtooth, Wahoo and various Reef fish – $3650pp
These trips are during the middle of “Heavy Tackle” season where Marlin in excess of a 1000lb are regularly caught off Cairns which is home of the Giant Black Marlin. On this trip you will also have the chance to target a large variety of species at the Ribbon Reefs including large Dogtooth, Wahoo and exotic reef fish such as Maori Sea Perch, Buffalo Emperor, Jobfish and Coral Trout. Visibility ranges from 20-40m.
10 Days – Coral Sea and Diamond Islets Targeting Marlin, Giant Dogtooth, Yellowfin Tuna, Reef fish – $4150pp
This trip is for the experienced only. The Diamond Islets is home to some of the largest pelagics in Australia with Giant Dogtooth Tuna being our number one target. Sightings of big schools of Dogtooth is common with some fish est. over the 100kg mark. Divers can expect to encounter all types of species there and visibility has been known to be over 70m! The Diamond Islets is a very special place and this trip should be one for the record books!
7 Days – Tuna Aggregation, Seamount – Yellowfin and Big Eye Tuna as well as Marlin (Black, Blue) – $3650pp
These trips are planned around the Full Moon of December which is the best possible time for the annual Tuna Aggregation to occur. Having spoken with Game fisherman and Long Liners we will be on the lookout for Tuna, both Yellowfin and Big Eye which are prevalent during this time. Divers can also expect to encounter Marlin, Mahi Mahi, Wahoo and Dogtooth Tuna on these trips as well… While we can’t guarantee this phenomenon will occur we will give you the best chance at finding fish using our extensive network of communication with the fishing industry.
Book a spot for your trip of a lifetime or get your mates together and book your own tender (5 max). If you would like a private booking, guide, photographer or videographer (including drone) this can all be arranged for an extra fee.
Your booking is only secured by a 20% deposit. Please ensure you are certain before booking as no refund will be given unless you can fill the spot you have withdrawn from. Deposits will be refunded once replacement diver has paid in full.
We are consistently running spearfishing trips to dream locations. Contact us for more information.