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Dive Time Onboard Spirit of Freedom


Dive Time Onboard Spirit of Freedom

Once again it is Dive Time onboard Spirit of Freedom!

After an extended break due to COVID-19 travel restrictions, Cairns based Spirit of Freedom is back and set to explore the tropical waters of the Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea from 2 December 2021! Offering accomodation to suit all budgets, the 37m steel hull vessel has 12 cabins complement of 12 crew and sleeps up to 24 passengers. 

The experienced Spirit of Freedom team, known for the attention to detail and world-class service have put this downtime to effective use with vessel undergoing an extensive mechanical refit and crew busy learning new skills. Now, they are back and ready for Dive Time!  

Regarded as Australia’s premier liveaboard, their 3, 4 and night itineraries remain the same as does the world-famous dive sites like Steve's Bommie, the Cod Hole and Osprey Reef. Plus, their COVID safety plan and flexible cancellation policy provides divers peace of mind when planning a trip.  

Dive Time Onboard Spirit of Freedom

Itineraries and accommodation options to suit all budgets  
For those with only a few days to spare, the 3 day/11 dive Cod Hole and Ribbon Reefs trip begins every second Thursday from Cairns and travels along the rarely visited Ribbon Reefs, finishing 150 miles to the north at the world-famous Cod Hole. Over two and a half days divers will encounter colourful tropical fish, an incredible variety of vibrant, healthy corals, giant clams, anemones, huge schools of cruising pelagic fish, and a family of giant potato cod. 

Your last night is spent on board in the bay at Lizard Island. Enjoy time ashore at Lizard Island the next morning, before boarding the low altitude return flight to Cairns, arriving on Sunday morning.  

Dive Time Onboard Spirit of Freedom

Guests joining the 4 day/15 dive Coral Sea Adventure will enjoy stunning aerial views long the coastline from Cairns, on the low-level flight to Lizard Island. This trip begins every second Sunday, with the first day diving the very topof the Ribbon Reefs, before steaming overnight to Osprey Reef in the Coral Sea. Two days are spent diving the spectacular walls of Osprey Reef, an old volcanic atoll lying 225km off the coast, including the famous shark dive at North Horn in the stunning unwater ampitheater! 

The last day is spent at Ribbon Reef Number 3 before our overnight journey back to Cairns, arriving early on the Thursday morning. 

Dive Time Onboard Spirit of Freedom

For those looking to maximise their time in the water, combing the 3 and 4 night itineraries into a 7 day, 7 night liveaboard dive expedition will allow for up to 26 dives over the week. The 7 night itinerary includes an overnight stay in secluded Watson’s Bay, with a couple of hours to explore Lizard Island, and two full days at Osprey Reef in the Coral Sea. In between dives, relax and enjoy the comforts of Spirit of Freedom's spacious cabins, welcoming lounges and sundecks, and hearty chef-prepared meals. 

Be one of the first 50 to book your trip this month and score yourself $100 worth of Spirit of Freedom merchandise. Learn more at 

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Adrian Stacey
Scuba Diver ANZ Editor, Adrian Stacey, first learned to dive on the Great Barrier Reef over 24 years ago. Since then he has worked as a dive instructor and underwater photographer in various locations around the world including, Egypt, Costa Rica, Indonesia, Thailand, Mexico and Saba. He has now settled in Australia, back to where his love of diving first began.
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