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Spirit Of Freedom
Potato Cod, Cod Hole, Ribbon Reefs
Grey Reef Sharks at Osprey Reef
Large,comfortable cabins with private bathroom

Map of Spirit Of Freedom

Spirit Of Freedom
Multiple Locations

Indicative Rate* $1550.00 to $4875.00 Tour Only

07 4047 9150
info@spiritoffreedom.com.au
www.spiritoffreedom.com.au

Description

The tropical waters of the Great Barrier Reef harbour an ecosystem rich in marine diversity and exquisite natural beauty. Join Spirit of Freedom for your choice of a three, four, or seven night expedition to world renowned diving destinations of the Cod Hole, Ribbon Reefs, and Osprey Reef in the Coral Sea.

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These unique ecosystems showcase an amazing diversity from picturesque coral gardens crowned with delicate anemones and colourful reef fish to the 1,000 metre walls of the volcanic atolls of the Coral Sea, home territory for reef sharks, whalers, schooling hammerheads, mantas, schools of barracuda and mackerel, and massive red and yellow soft corals.

Spirit of Freedom is one of Australia's most comfortably appointed live-aboard dive vessels, with three decks of living space, generous cabins with private bathroom, and all the amenities of a hotel, complimented by first class meals and outstanding service. Departing out of Cairns every Monday, the seven day expeditions offer a combination of the best sites on the Ribbon Reefs and also Osprey Reef in the Coral Sea. Shorter three or four day itineraries are also available, including a flight into or out of Lizard Island to start or end your tour.

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Property Details

Facilities

  • Crewed charter
    Crewed charter

Activities

  • Cruising
    Cruising
  • Scuba-Diving
    Scuba-Diving
  • Snorkelling
    Snorkelling
  • Swim with Sharks
    Swim with Sharks

Other Information

Children:
Children are welcome. A minimum age of 10 and full fare applies. All children must be accompanied by a parent at all times, including when diving or snorkelling. Spirit of Freedom does not supply child size scuba equipment or wet suits. Should gear be required, and then the children must provide their own equipment. Diving in ill-fitting equipment is not allowed.

Disabled:
Due to steep stairwells, different deck levels, and some narrow doorways, this tour is not recommended for people with mobility disabilities.

Child Guest Information

A minimum age of 10 applies. Divers under 18 must dive with a parent or guardian.

Cancellation Policy

20 per cent cancellation fee applies with less than 60 days notice.
100 per cent fee applies with 21 days or less notice.

Departure Point

Spirit of Freedom departs from Trinity Wharf in Cairns on Mondays and from Hinterland Aviation, Bush Pilots Road (Cairns light aircraft airport) on Thursdays.

Tariff Text

The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority collects an Environmental Management Fee of AUD3.50 per person per day. This fee plus a port and administration fee is payable on board at a total AUD20 per person per tour.

A Fuel levy of AUD10 per person per day will apply and is subject to change without notice.

A range of cabins types are available, please contact the operator for more details.

Non diving passengers, please deduct AUD100 off the three and four day trip rates and AUD200 off the seven day trip rate. Sole occupancy, please double the per person rate and deduct AUD100 per day.


3 Day Cod Hole and Ribbon Reefs

Divers interact with Potato Cod at the Cod Hole

Join Spirit of Freedom for three days and nights to dive the world famous Cod Hole and Ribbon reefs. Departing from Cairns, Mondays at 12.00p.m., you dive the outer reefs from Cairns this day, before travelling north to the turquoise coral chain of reef, aptly named the Ribbon Reefs. You will spend the next two days exploring coral gardens, canyons and isolated pinnacles. You will encounter a resident family of giant potato cod, clouds of colourful tropical fish, anemones, and various amazing tropical marine creatures. Also suitable for snorkellers, this tour is inclusive of up to 11 dives, accommodation in en-suite cabins, chef prepared gourmet meals, and low-level flight from Lizard Island to Cairns. Return to Cairns approximately 11.30a.m. on the Thursday.

Tour Information


3 days
Yes.
Transfer to and from Cairns City accommodation.

Tour Departure / Return Times
Departures from 01 Apr 2014 - 30 Jun 2015
12:00pm -
- 11:30am
Three Day Cod Hole and Ribbon Reefs

Tour Departs From

Tour Travels To

Rates*

FromToInclusions
$1550.00$2375.00Adult Tour Only


Other Information

Children: Children are welcome. A minimum age of 10 and full fare applies. All children must be accompanied by a parent at all times, including when diving or snorkelling. Spirit of Freedom does not supply child size scuba equipment or wet suits. Should gear be required, and then the children must provide their own equipment. Diving in ill-fitting equipment is not allowed.



4 Day Coral Sea

Grey Reef Sharks at Osprey Reef Coral Sea

Join Spirit of Freedom for four days and nights to dive the Ribbon reefs and Osprey Reef in the Coral Sea. Your tour begins with a one hour flight over the Great Barrier Reef from Cairns to meet Spirit of Freedom at Lizard Island, before sailing to the top of the Ribbon Reefs to dive sites such as 'Pixie Piannacle' and 'Lighthouse Bommie'. You will also dive the remote Osprey Reef with 1000 metre walls, massive soft corals, and and one of the world's most incredible shark dive. The last day you will dive the Ribbon reefs, before returning early morning on the fifth day. This tour is suitable for mid to advanced level divers, and is inclusive of up to 15 dives, spacious en-suite cabins, gourmet meals, and the flight to Lizard Island.

Tour Information


4 days
Yes.
Transfers to and from Cairns City accommodation.

Tour Departure / Return Times
Departures from 01 Apr 2014 - 30 Jun 2015
- 7:30am
8:30am -
4 Day Coral Sea

Tour Departs From

Tour Travels To

Rates*

FromToInclusions
$1925.00$2750.00Adult Tour Only


Other Information

Children: Children are welcome. A minimum age of 10 and full fare applies. All children must be accompanied by a parent at all times, including when diving or snorkelling. Spirit of Freedom does not supply child size scuba equipment or wet suits. Should gear be required, then the children must provide their own equipment. Diving in ill-fitting equipment is not allowed.



7 Day Cod Hole and Coral Sea

Scuba Dive the Great Barrier Reef

Join Spirit of Freedom for seven days and nights to dive the two amazing eco systems of the Great Barrier Reef and the Coral Sea. You will visit the world famous Cod Hole and Ribbon Reefs, where you will encounter the giant potato cod, masses of tropical fish, anemones, and magical corals gardens. You will also travel out to remote Osprey Reef in the Coral Sea, renowned for crystal clear water and sheer walls that descend thousands of metres. Here you will find massive soft corals, manta rays, schools of pelagic fish, and one of the world best shark dives. This tour is suitable for mid to advanced level divers, and is inclusive of up to 26 dives, spacious en-suite cabins, and gourmet Australian style meals.

Tour Information


7 days
Yes.
Transfers to and from Cairns accommodation.

Tour Departure / Return Times
Departures from 01 Apr 2014 - 30 Jun 2015
12:00pm - 7:30am
7Day/ 7 night Cod Hole and Coral Sea

Tour Departs From

Tour Travels To

Rates*

FromToInclusions
$3225.00$4875.00Adult Tour Only


Other Information

Children: Children are welcome. A minimum age of 10 and full fare applies. All children must be accompanied by a parent at all times, including when diving or snorkelling. Spirit of Freedom does not supply child size scuba equipment or wet suits. Should gear be required, and then the children must provide their own equipment. Diving in ill-fitting equipment is not allowed.



* Please note: These rates are indicative based on the minimum and maximum available costs of listed products and services. To obtain a firm price from the provider, please use the contact the operator. All prices are quoted in Australian dollars.

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