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Detailed Trip Itinerary for Spirit of Freedom, 7-Night Cod Hole and Coral Sea Reefs Dive Trip
Monday: Board Spirit of Freedom at 11:15am at Trinity Wharf (complimentary transfers from Cairns city hotels are available) for a 12 noon departure. Lunch will be served on board while you cruise to the Great Barrier Reef for an afternoon orientation dive and a twilight or night dive.
Tuesday: Today you may dive the amazing Steveís Bommie, Clam gardens, Flare Point and the beautiful Gorgonia Wall and other sites on middle Ribbon Reefs.
Wednesday: This mornig you will dive the Cod Hole. This is a popular dive site famous for itís resident family of large Potato Cod, (Groper). We may also dive Dynamite Pass, Lighthouse Bommie, Challenger Bay, and Pixie Wall. This evening the boat anchors overnight at Watsonís Bay on Lizard Island.
Thursday: This morning some o the guests will depart at Lizard Island and some new guests will join you onboard. There will be time for a morning walk on the island. This afternoon we will have the opportunity for two dives at a choice of sites such as the Cod Hole, Pixie Pinnacle and Challenger Bay before departing in the evening for the Coral Sea.
Friday & Saturday: Osprey Reef. Australiaís Coral Sea reefs are renowned for crystal-clear water, with average visibility in excess of 100 feet. Two days can be spent diving at Osprey Reef, including North Horn, well known for its shark action. You can expect to see grey whalers, silvertips, reef sharks, occasional hammerheads, schooling barracuda, trevally, and other pelagics. The landscape is amazing with sheer walls laced with gorgonians, sea whips, and bright yellow soft corals, rising from thousands of feet below.
Option 1: Still in the Coral Sea, weather depending you will dive Bougainville Reef.
Option 2: Today you return to the Ribbon Reefs # 3, 4 and 5 to dive sites such as the sensational Steveís Bommie, Temple of Doom, and Flare Point. On Sunday evening the boat will cruise overnight back to Cairns
Monday: Arrive Cairns approximately 06:30am. Breakfast will be served on board and hotel transfer will be arranged for approx 07:30am.
Please note that above itinerary is a sample only and sites may vary or the sequence may change. Access to the Cod Hole and the Coral Sea is weather conditional and while every attempt will be made to keep to the advertised itinerary, the Coral Sea and specific sites on the Great Barrier Reef are not guaranteed.