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Spirit of Freedom liveaboard

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The Spirit of Freedom offers the best in live aboard dive cruising to Australia’s Great Barrier Reef and remote Coral Sea reefs. Scuba Dive Tours range from 3, 4 and 7-day durations departing from Cairns to iconic dive sites such as the Cod Hole, Ribbon Reefs and North Horn, Osprey Reef. Shark dives, Potato Cod feeding, sheer walls laced with massive soft corals, manta-rays, dwarf minke whales, and abundant healthy tropical reefs, rich with marine biodiversity are just some of the high-lights you’ll experience with Spirit of Freedom diving tours.

3 Day/3 Night – Cod Hole & Ribbon Reefs Dive Adventure

This tour begins every Monday from Cairns, and travels along the rarely visited Ribbon Reefs, finishing 240 km to the north at the world famous Cod Hole. Over two and half days you will have the opportunity for up to 11 dives and encounter clouds of colorful 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 the ‘Spirit’ in the bay at Lizard Island. Enjoy time ashore at Lizard Island the next morning, before boarding your return flight to Cairns. The one-hour, low-level scenic flight back will arrive in Cairns around 11:30am on Thursday. Scuba Refresher with Cairns Dive School: Haven’t been diving in the past 6 months? It is strongly recommended that you complete a scuba review course prior to you live aboard dive adventure. Recommended Dive Experience Level: Open Water Diver to Experienced. Adventure Level: Mild to mid level comfort factor on dive entries depending on weather conditions. Departs Cairns 12:00 noon Monday Returns Cairns 11:30am Thursday

Your 3 Day Trip Includes:

  • Transfers to/from your Cairns city hotel
  • Low-level scenic flight – Lizard Island to Cairns
  • Opportunity for up to 11 dives
  • En-suite cabin with daily service
  • Chef prepared gourmet meals – Australian style
  • Australian wines & soft drinks with evening meals

Pricing July 1, 2014 – June 30, 2015:

Cabin AUD pp Reef Levy Fuel Levy Total AUD pp
Ocean View Deluxe $2375 $20 $30 $2425
Ocean View Standard $2150 $20 $30 $2200
Stateroom $2150 $20 $30 $2200
Double/Twin $1850 $20 $30 $1900
Quad Share $1550 $20 $30 $1600

4 Day/4 Night Coral Sea & Ribbons Reef Adventure

The 4 Day Coral Sea tour begins Thursday morning at 8.30am, with a low level flight from Cairns along the coastline and over the reef to Lizard Island, to meet the ‘Spirit of Freedom’. The first day will see you diving the very top of the Ribbon Reefs, before overnight travel out to Osprey Reef in the Coral Sea. Two days is spent diving the spectacular walls of Osprey Reef, an old volcanic atoll lying 220 km off the coast. Renown for its spectacular 1000 meter walls, Osprey Reef also offers massive soft corals, amazing shark action, and exceptional visibility. ‘North Horn’ at the tip of Osprey is a site where grey reef sharks, silvertips, and the occasional oceanic congregate. Here you can also experience a close encounter with the Spirit of Freedom shark attraction dive. The last day is spent at Ribbon Reef Number 3, or occasionally if the weather permits, Bougainville Reef, to the south of Osprey Reef. Overnight travel on the last night, returns you to Cairns early on the Monday morning. Scuba Refresher with Cairns Dive School: Haven’t been diving in the past 6 months? It is strongly recommended that you complete a scuba review course prior to you live aboard dive adventure. Recommended Dive Experience Level: PADI Advanced or equivalent and above. Adventure Level: Mid range to High level, depending on the winds, swells, and currents. Departs Cairns 08:30am Thursday Returns Cairns 07:30am Monday

Your 4 Day Trip Includes:

  • Transfers to/from your Cairns city hotel
  • One way flight – Cairns to Lizard Island
  • Opportunity for up to 15 dives
  • En-suite cabin with daily service
  • Chef prepared gourmet meals – Australian style
  • Australian wines and soft drinks with evening meals

 

Pricing July 1, 2014 – June 30, 2015:

Cabin AUD pp Reef Levy Fuel Levy Total AUD pp
Ocean View Deluxe $2750 $20 $40 $2810
Ocean View Standard $2550 $20 $40 $2610
Stateroom $2550 $20 $40 $2610
Double/Twin $2200 $20 $40 $2260
Quad Share $1925 $20 $40 $1985

7 Day/7 Night Cod Hole, Ribbon Reefs & Coral Sea Adventure

Sleek and spacious, the ‘Spirit of Freedom’ offers the best in live-aboard dive cruising to the Coral Sea and Ribbon Reefs. This tour begins every Monday from Cairns, and travels 240km along the rarely visited Ribbon Reefs, to the Cod Hole. Along the ‘Ribbons’ you will encounter clouds of colorful 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. Within your 7 days, you will also spend 2 days at Osprey Reef in the Coral Sea. An old volcanic atoll lying 220km off the coast, Osprey Reef is renown for its spectacular walls to 1000m, its massive soft corals, shark action, and exceptional visibility. ‘North Horn’ at the tip of Osprey is a site where grey reef sharks, silvertips, and the occasional oceanic congregate. Here you can also experience a close encounter with the Spirit of Freedom shark attraction dive. This tour also includes an overnight stay in secluded Watson’s Bay and a couple of hours ashore at Lizard Island. Return to Cairns 7 days later on the Monday morning. Scuba Refresher with Cairns Dive School: Haven’t been diving in the past 6 months? It is strongly recommended that you complete a scuba review course prior to you live aboard dive adventure. Recommended Dive Experience Level: PADI Advanced or equivalent and above. Adventure Level: Mid range to High level, depending on the winds, swells, and currents. Departs Cairns 12:00 noon Monday Returns Cairns 07:30am Monday

Your 7 Day Trip Includes:

  • Transfers to/from your Cairns city hotel
  • Opportunity for up to 26 dives
  • En-suite cabin with daily service
  • Chef prepared gourmet meals – Australian style
  • Australian wines and soft drinks with evening meals

Pricing July 1, 2014 – June 30, 2015:

Cabin AUD pp Reef Levy Fuel Levy Total AUD pp
Ocean View Deluxe $4875 $20 $70 $4965
Ocean View Standard $4450 $20 $70 $4540
Stateroom $4450 $20 $70 $4540
Double/Twin $3800 $20 $70 $3890
Quad Share $3225 $20 $70 $3315

Optional Extras:

3 Day 4 Day 7 Day
Full Gear Hire $120 $160 $245
PADI Advanced Course $265 $265 $265
PADI Nitrox Course $295 $295 $295
Dive Nitrox Package $75 $105 $180

Mandatory Onboard Fees

  1. 1. A $20 p/person Reef Levy applies (Flat fee for 3, 4, or 7 day tour) inclusive of $10.50 Environmental Management Charge, port fees and administration charges.
  2. A fuel levy may be applicable at the time of travel (As at 01 July 2013 Fuel Levy is currently $10 per day.)

Cancellation (Should you cancel with):

  • A fee of 20% applies with 60 days or less notice
  • 100% fee applies with 21 days or less notice

Notes:

  • Non Diving Passengers, please deduct $100 off the 3 & 4 day trip rates and $200 off the 7 day trip rate
  • Sole Occupancy – please double the retail rates and deduct $100 per day
  • Triple Share in Double/Twin: 2 people pay twin share rate, 1 person pays quad share rate
  • Ocean View cabins and Stateroom contain double beds only and rates are based on double occupancy
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