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.
-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)
-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
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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