This is the best live aboard cruise you will find on the Great Barrier Reef. Not only is our boat luxurious but we have a fantastic chef onboard as well. You dive amazing reefs in the Coral Sea such as Osprey Reef famous for great visibility and all the Ribbon Reefs, 10 in total and all different. The world renowned Cod Hole awaits! The beginning of this tour will set you up, a low flight over the Great Barrier Reef to Lizard Island to join the boat, a view that will never be forgotten.
The Quad Share Cabins contains bunk style beds and private bathroom
Departing Cairns 08:30am Thursday
Returning Cairns 07:00am Monday
Itinerary (may change)
Thursday: Flight to Lizard Island departs 08:30am, a very special scenic flight! The crew will greet you on arrival and transfer you to the dive vessel, where we will depart for the reef.
This afternoon we will have the opportunity for two dives before departing in the late evening for Osprey Reef, in the Coral Sea. The dives may be at sites such as the Cod Hole and Dynamite Pass.
Friday & Saturday: Osprey Reef. Australia’s Coral Sea reefs are renowned for crystal clear water with an average visibility in excess of 100 feet. Two days can be spent diving at Osprey Reef, including the famous North Horn where all the shark action takes place. Different types of sharks will be sighted for example, grey whalers, silvertips, reef sharks, andif you are lucky, hammerheads. It is not unusual to see schooling barracuda, trevally, and other pelagics.
Today there are options depending on the weather.
Option 1: Still in the Coral Sea, we will dive Bougainville Reef.
Option 2: Today we return to the Ribbon Reefs # 3 to 5 to dive the sensational Steve’s Bommie, Temple of Doom, Flare Point, and other sites.
Arrive Cairns approximately 06:30am.
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.
Included in price:
Transfers to/from Cairns city accommodation, One way reef flight – Cairns to Lizard Island, Opportunity for 15 dives, En-suite cabin with daily service, Chef prepared meals, Australian wines & soft drinks with evening meals. An awe inspiring Great Barrier Reef dive trip on Spirit of Freedom!
Available for purchase/hire:
Full gear rental and dive computer hire, Nitrox fills for Nitrox certified divers, PADI Referral and Advanced courses.
4 Days/4 Nights
8:30 AM Thu
Transfers to/from your Cairns city accommodation. Please state your accommodation in the space provided on the booking form. Courtesy coach transfer from Cairns city hotels to Cairns airport will commence at 07:30am. Your twin-engine light aircraft will depart at 08:30am for your scenic flight over the reef to Lizard Island. Spirit of Freedom crew will greet you on arrival and transfer you to the vessel, where we will depart for the reef.
What to bring:
Personal items and toiletries, swimwear, hat, and sweatshirt in the winter (May – September), Certification card.
Fitness level required:
Minimum age for children is 10.
Special note: Due to light aircraft weight restrictions, your total luggage weight is limited to 20 kilograms/ 45 lb per person. A Marine Park entry fee and Port Fee is payable on board.
Lizard Island, Great Barrier Reef, Cod Hole and Osprey Reef
4 Day Full Equipment rental
4 Day Nitrox package – all dives