4-night Coral Sea Reefs Dive Trip
Spirit of Freedom
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This trip is aboard Spirit of Freedom, a 122 foot Mono Hull with a maximum of 26 divers and a Dive Staff of 3. It is for 5 days, 4 nights, and allows 11 dives, plus 3 night dives.
Departure is from Cairns Airport, Cairns at 8:30 AM Thursdays, return time 7:00 AM.
This dive trip represents an ideal dive opportunity for someone seeking the best diving this region has to offer, combined with great comfort and service.
The trip starts with a scenic low-level flight to Lizard Island, where you will join up with the dive boat. You will make two dives on the Ribbon Reefs before heading out into the Coral Sea, with the skipper choosing from world class dive sites such as Cod Hole, Pixie’s Pinnacle and Challenger Bay.
The Coral Sea Reefs are a series of reef systems, each quite separate from the other, and each with their own characteristics and highlights. They are around 100km (60 miles) outside the Great Barrier Reef. These reefs are known for their consistently great visibility, (always over 30 meters), spectacular wall dives, rich assortment of marine life, and abundant pelagic fish. These pristine reef systems are off the beaten track; few other, and in some cases no other dive boats visit them.
The skipper will choose from a selection of great dive sites, to give the best possible diving and passenger comfort, based on the prevailing weather. Reef systems on the list include South Flinders, Flinders, Dart, East and West Holmes, Flora, Bouganville, Shark, and Osprey Reefs.
An energetic diver may make up to 14 dives on this trip, all of which will stand out in anyone’s dive log as some of the best they have ever done.
Please keep in mind that diving on the Coral Sea can be technical, Spirit of Freedom recommends that divers have their PADI ADVOW or equivalent certification, a minimum of 20 logged dives, with at least 5 dives before doing this trip.
For a detailed trip itinerary, click here.
The Spirit of Freedom was added to the Cairns dive fleet in 2002. She is a beautiful vessel, custom built by her first owner and lovingly cared for. Recently our of a major refit, the boat is a beauty.
The boat has 11 cabins, each with it's own bathroom/shower. The cabins are all spacious, air-conditioned and nicely appointed. There are three separate decks, giving a great deal of room to roam. The boat includes electronically activated huill stabilizers, which combined with her 122-foot length make her one a very stable and comfortable dive vessel.
For more info about this boat, see the floorplan.
connecting flight to Lizard Island
mask, Snorkel, Fins (with Snorkel price only)
Australian wines with evening meals
caily cabin service
transfers to/from your Cairns lodging
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|Quad Share Cabin, snorkeler
|Quad Share Cabin, certified diver
|Double/Twin cabin, snorkeler
|Double/Twin cabin, certified diver
|Ocean View or stateroom, snorkeler
|Ocean View or stateroom, certified diver
|Deluxe ocean view cabin, snorkeler
|Deluxe ocean view cabin, certified diver
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|beer, wine, soda, on sale at bar
|Environmental Management Charge (pay on board) per trip
|dive computer hire per trip
|fuel levy (pay on board) per trip
|NITROX fills for NITROX certified divers per trip
|full dive gear hire (inc. computer) per trip
|camera and strobe hire per trip
|PADI advanced open water dive course
|PADI Nitrox Course (inc. all fills)
About Spirit of Freedom
Spirit of Freedom is a relatively new company in Cairns, spun off in 2002 from Tusa Dive, one of the most respected dive operators in the area. Using Tusa Dive's fine model as a guide, the Spirit of Freedom's aim is to provide a superior live aboard dive experience for their passengers, and based on the feedback we get from their guests they are doing just that! Since January of 2018 have been owned by InterCity Group, a large New Zealand based tourism enterprise, who have wisely retained the services of the original owners.