Dive the World Famous Osprey Reef
Spirit of Freedom
37 Metre Luxury Motor Cruiser
Enjoy a low level flight over the Great Barrier Reef to Lizard Island (great photo opportunities) where you will board the Spirit of Freedom to start your diving at the top of the Ribbon Reefs at sites such as the Cod Hole, Pixie Pinnacle, Pixie Gardens, Lighthouse Bommie, Steve's Bommie, Temple of Doom, Flare Point and Challenger Bay, Spirit of Freedom will then take you to remote Osprey Reef in the Coral Sea for an amazing shark dive at the North Horn. Dive the sheer walls with 30 to a 100 metres visibility while scuba diving with the local Coral Sea sharks, manta rays and schools of pelagics, incredible diving at it’s best.
Spirit of Freedom offers the best in comfort, one of the largest luxury dive vessels in Australia Spirit of Freedom is modern, stylish and spacious. Built for comfortable dive trips to the far north Great Barrier Reef and remote Coral Sea reefs, the vessel features electronic stabilizers, wide screen TV and DVD, large comfortable lounge areas, sun decks and luxury accommodation which is a cut above most other vessels. You will feel you are on your own luxury motor yacht whilst enjoying gourmet meals and a very high level of service.
Departs Cairns 8.30am Thursday
Returns Cairns 7.30am Monday
Duration 4 Days & 4 Nights
Age Group Open
Cabins Stateroom - Double/Twin & Quad share
Scuba Diving Up to 15 Dives
Cabin Type & Cost Click on a cabin link to view photo
$2970.00 per person (based on two people)
$2720.00 per person (based on two people)
$2720.00 per person (based on two people)
$2395.00 per person (based on two people)
$2070.00 per person
Prices valid until 30th June 2017 ask about our discounts
Divers Certification - It is recommended that to get the best experience from this trip that divers be Advanced Padi or better. You are able to do a Padi Advanced course onboard this trip.
Full Scuba Gear Hire: $160.00
Includes wetsuit, dive computer & torch
Padi Advanced Course: $265.00
Padi Nitrox Course includes all subsequent dives on nitrox: $295.00
Nitrox package (all dives): $105.00
Non diving passengers are given $100.00 off the trip price
On Board Fees included in above pricing
Local fees $20.00 per person
Fuel levy of $40.00 per person
Transfers to and from Cairns City accommodation
Scenic Reef Flight (low level) between Cairns and Lizard Island
Meals (Australian style) prepared by onboard Chef with Australian wines and soft drinks with evening meals
Up to 15 dive opportunities
Cabins serviced daily
Your trip will include a low level flight to or from Lizard Island. The luggage limit per person is 20 kilograms or 45 pounds per person and bags must be soft sided. Excess baggage can be stored at the Spirit of Freedom office in Cairns
A 20% deposit is required to secure your booking Full payment of the balance amount must be received outside of 30 days prior to travel
Sample Itinerary dive sites may vary or the sequence may change
Acess to the Cod Hole and Coral Sea is tide and weather conditional
Thursday - You will be picked up from your Cairns accommodation around 7.30am and transferred to the Cairns General Aviation airport to board your 240 kilometre scenic flight north to Lizard Island. You transfer from the beach to the Spirit of Freedom vessel where you will be greeted by the enthusiastic crew and be given an orientation of the vessel. Shortly after we depart for the Ribbon Reef number 10. This afternoon you will have the opportunity for two dives and a choice of dive sites including Pixie Pinnacle, Pixie Gardens, Lighthouse Bommie, Challenger Bay and the world famous Cod Hole. This evening the Spirit of Freedom will depart for the 10 hour trip to Osprey Reef in the Coral Sea.
Friday and Saturday - You will spend two days diving Osprey Reef (weather permitting). The Coral Sea reefs are known for crystal clear visibility ranging from 30 metres to 100 metres. The underwater landscape is incredible with sheer walls rising from the depths thousands of metres feet below. The North Horn is where we will do the shark attract dive where you will see feeding action of grey reef sharks, silvertips, giant cod and the occassional oceanic shark. Four to five dives will be available each day which will include a night dive on Friday. On Saturday night Spirit of Freedom departs Osprey Reef to steam back to the Ribbon Reefs.
Sunday - Exploring Ribbon Reefs 3 we will dive at sites such as Flare Point, Temple of Doom and Steve's Bommie. If special weather conditions prevail we have a second option of heading south to Bouganville Reef which is famous for it's unusual underwater caverns and partially submerged shipwreck. During the evening the Spirit of Freedom will steam back to Cairns.
Monday - Spirit of Freedom will arrive back in Cairns. After a light breakfast and a group photo you are transferred back to your Cairns accommodation venue.
Snorkellers Notes - At times the deeper reef tops and currents of the Coral Sea make the Coral Sea reefs only suitable for advanced snorkellers and strong swimmers. You might not be able to snorkel at every location. While you are under the watchful eye of the look out crew a snorkel buddy might not always be available.
Luggage Limit - Because of light aircraft restrictions your total weight of baggage is limited to 20 kilograms per person including any dive gear and carry on luggage.