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7 night- 26 Dives Cod Hole, Ribbon Reef and Coral Sea Dive Adventure- Spirit of Freedom Liveaboard from Cairns

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MONDAY (2 Dives)

-11:00 am pick up from your accommodation in Cairns and transfer to Cairns Marina for 12 noon departure. Lunch is served while cruising to the outer Great Barrier Reef

-once arrived on the Reef, afternoon check-out dive and a twilight or night dive. After dinner vessel will cruise north to the Ribbon Reefs.

TUESDAY and WEDNESDAY ( 5 + 4 Dives)

These two days are spent diving at the most northern of the Ribbon Reefs. 4 to 5 dives will be available each day, including a night dive on the Tuesday.

Wednesday night will be spent at Watson’s Bay on Lizard Island and enjoy a sunset BBQ dinner on the top deck.

THURSDAY ( 2 Dives)

-After breakfast you will have the opportunity to go ashore at Lizard Island where you can take a guided walk. Around 11.00 am boat will cruise back to Ribbon Reef Number 10 for two dives.

-Vessel will depart in the evening for a 10 hour crossing to Osprey Reef in the Coral Sea.

FRIDAY and SATURDAY ( 5 + 4 Dives)

Two days will be spent diving Osprey Reef (weather permitting). 4 to 5 dives will be available each day, including a night dive on the Friday.

-Saturday night will depart Osprey Reef for overnight travel to the Ribbon Reefs.
SUNDAY (4 Dives)

At Ribbon Reefs Number 3 diving will be at sites and Sunday evening boat will cruise back to Cairns.

MONDAY

-06.30 a.m. arrive in Cairns. Enjoy a light breakfast on board and a group photo opportunity before being dropped back to your Cairns hotel around 08.00 am.

Sample itinerary, subject to change based on conditions.
Prices are per person

Ocean view deluxe cabin: $ 5500 (ensuite, 1 X double bed, ocean view)

Ocean view standard: $ 5075 (ensuite, 1 X double, ocean view)

Stateroom: $ 5075 (ensuite, 1 x queen bed)

Double/ twin cabin: $ 4410 (ensuite, 2 x singles or 1 x double bed)

Quad share: $ 3750 (ensuite, 4 X bunk bed)

What’s included:

-Up to 26 Dives

– Daily serviced, air-conditioned cabins

– Chef prepared meals, soft drink or wine with evening meal

– Tanks, air fills and weight belt

– Low level scenic flight Lizard Island to Cairns

– Transfer from your Cairns accommodation

Extras: $ 20 Reef taxes

Optional Extras: $ 270 dive for full dive gear hire; optional hire camera, dive courses, nitrox fills.

What to bring: Sunglasses, hat, sunscreen, Swimwear and beach towel (bath towel supplied), long pants and jumper during cool months, Cert card- logbook for certified divers, Credit card or cash (for optional activities or onboard purchases).

*Please note prices are subject to change from 1st April 2019
Spirit of Freedom departs on Monday from Cairns

Departs time:Cairns 12 pm

Returns: 07.30 Monday, Cairns

*Courtesy bus transfer to your accommodation

7 night – up to 26 Dives Cod Hole, Coral Sea and Ribbon Reef Dive Adventure

Location: Coral Sea, Cod Hole and Ribbon Reef

Highlights:

  • Shark Diving at North Horn, a dive site at the tip of Osprey Reef, where grey reef sharks, silvertips, and the occasional oceanic congregate, and you can experience a close encounter with the Spirit of Freedom shark attraction dive.
  • Dive world’s famous Cod Hole! where you encounter a family of massive and very friendly Potato Cod.
  • Two days diving the Osprey Reef, Australia’s Coral Sea reefs are renown for crystal clear water with visibility ranging 30 to 100 metres. The landscape is amazing with sheer walls laced with gorgonians, sea whips, and bright yellow soft corals, rising from the ocean floor thousands of feet below.
  • Scuba dive the Ribbon Reefs , isolated and remote reefs, well known for their crystal clear, an incredible variety of vibrant healthy soft corals and gorgonian fans and been home of giant clams, anemones, huge schools of cruising pelagic fish, such as manta rays and sharks. Popular sites including: Challenger Bay, Lighthouse Bommie, Pixie Gardens, Pixie Pinnacle, Steve’s Bommie, Temple of Doom, and Flare Point

Reccomended dive level experience: Advanced type diving

Number of Dives:  Up to 26 dives, including up to night dive (s)

Snorkelers: The (at times) deeper reefs tops and swift currents of the Coral Sea, make the Coral Sea reefs only suitable for very experienced snorkelers and strong swimmers with a high level of fitness. You may not be able to snorkel at every site.

Number of passengers: 26 maximum

Vessel: at 37 metres, Spirit is one of Australia’s largest liveaboard dive vessels with polished timber interior, giving you the feeling of being on a luxury private yacht. Features electronic stabilizers for a smooth and comfortable cruise, large fully equipped dive deck with Nitrox and photo facilities, sun deck, lounge/ bar and huge dining saloon. All cabins have private bathroom, daily service and air-conditioned.

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