Liveaboard Scuba dive the Great Barrier Reef’s famous Cod Hole and Ribbon Reefs, then dive with the sharks at Osprey Reef 200 km offshore in the Coral Sea with liveaboard dive boat, Spirit of Freedom.

This sleek and spacious vessel offers quality liveaboard tours to certified scuba divers.

Over your 3 day, 3 night adventure you will have the opportunity to complete up to 11 scuba dives (including night scuba dives) and will begin your trip with a one hour scenic flight from Cairns mainland out to the beautiful Lizard Island – located in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef’s Coral Sea.

Tours depart  Mondays at 12 noon am and return to Cairns the following Thursdays at 11.30am

All diving activities are overseen by the Trip Director whowill be the one to brief you on each dive and ensure your diving experience is both safe and enjoyable.

Pay on board $20.00 Reef Levies and $10.00 for fuel surcharge pay on board.

Your Diving Adventure Includes

  • 3 day/3 nights liveaboard accommodation onboard ‘Spirit of Freedom’
  • Air conditioned ensuite cabin with daily service including towels
  • The opportunity for up to 11 scuba dives
  • A low level reef flight from Lizard Island to Cairns
  • Bus transfers to and from Cairns City accommodation
  • Wonderful chef prepared meals – Australian Style Complimentary
  • Australian wine and soft drinks with evening meals   

Itinerary

Monday: Pickup from your Cairns City Accommodation at approximately 11.00am. Transfer to Trinity Wharf to Board Vessel Orientation of the vessel 12 noon departure Lunch on board while cruising to the Outer Great Barrier Reef for an afternoon check-out dive and a twilight or night dive. Cruise north to the Ribbon Reef After dinner

Tuesday & Wednesday: These two days are spent diving at the most northern of the Ribbon Reefs, Number 9 & 10 Ribbon Reefs. Dive sites and sequence may vary depending on the weather conditions, but will always include at least one dive at the Cod Hole, where you encounter a family of massive and very friendly Potato Cod. Other sites may include Wonder-wall, Pixie Pinnacle, Challenger Bay, Two Towers, Lighthouse Bommie, and the Snake Pit, If the current is right, you may also take a drift dive at Dynamite Pass, well known as a channel for sharks to pass through. Ribbon Reefs. 4 to 5 dives will be available each day, including a night dive on the Tuesday. On Wednesday evening we overnight at Watson’s Bay on Lizard Island and enjoy a sunset BBQ dinner on the top deck.

Thursday: This morning after breakfast you will disembark and say farewell On shore at Lizard Island you can take the guided walk from Watson’s Beach to Mary Watson’s cottage over Chinaman’s Ridge and back to the air-strip. Here you will board a twin-engine light aircraft for your low level flight over the reef and / or along the coast back to Cairns. The one-hour flight arrives at Hinterland Aviation, Cairns General Aviation Airport around 11.15 to 11:30am, where the courtesy coach will meet you for your transfer back to your Cairns city hotel

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  • Personal luggage, clothes, toiletries etc
  • Maximum 20 kg luggage allowance per person including carry-on.
  • Excess baggage secure storage available upon request
  • Personal Dive Equipment – Also available for hire upon booking if required.
  • (Snorkel-only passengers snorkel equipment provided free of charge)
  • Certification card or divers logbook
  • Cash or credit card for onboard purchases $60 AUD Reef Tax & Fuel Levy to pay onboard (mandatory national park fees)[/toggle]

Optional Extras

  • Full equipement Hire $120.00
  • Regulator and Dive computer $45.00
  • Dive computer only $35
  • Buoyancy Control Device $45.00
  • Torch and Cyalume sticks $10.00
  • wetsuits 3mm and 5mm full Length $30.00
  • PADI Advanced Course $265.00
  • PADI Nitrox Course $295.00
  • 3 Day Nitrox Package $75.00

 Amenities

Dive deck

containing individual stations for 26 guests with dry storage above and storage box under for every 2 divers.

Air and Nitrox whips allowing tanks to remain in their rack, supplying air and Nitrox at 32%

Camera wash tub, small camera table and air gun for Photographers

Dive Deck Holds: 2 x Bauer 21 CFM Compressors

DNA x Nitrox Membrane System

65cf & 88 cf Alloy tanks

Uwatec Aladin Prime dive Computers

All individual Scuba Great Items

the Upper Deck

a great place to relax between dives, with undercover and open areas containing timber table, chairs, lounge seating and sun lounges

the Dining saloon

Being the centre of the vessel the dining room is also used as a breifing area, theatre room and general meeting place. All guests can be comfortably seated with a 42 inch wide tv screen is often the focus of attention for briefings, movies or documentaries you can work with your laptops using the wireless internet (when in range)

the Forward lounge

Another place to chill, with comfortable couch seating and bean bags. You will find a coffee machine, tea selection and hot water, a library with books and DVD’s

for photographers there is also a camera work station with power boards and converters for 110 volt. flat screen TV and DVD.

Ships Bar

offering a good range of quality Australian and New Zealand wins, plus beer, UDL spirits and soft drinks all at a very reasonable price. On the scheduled dive trips, the house wine and soft drinks are included during your evening meal.

this Vessel is fully licenced – NO BYO’s

  • Onboard Services:
  • Daily cabin service (including towels)
  • Wide screen TV/DVD
  • Comfortable lounge areas and sun-deck
  • Air-conditioning throughout

* Maximum 20 kg luggage allowance per person including carry-on. Excess baggage secure storage available upon request
* Please inform of any specific dietary or other requirements upon booking
* Scuba diving is only available to Certified Divers with Open Water level qualification or higher. 

Please read the ‘policies’ of your tour below prior to booking, including terms and conditions

 

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