Cairns Liveaboard Dive Trips with Spirit of Freedom
Want to spend more time on the reef? Spirit of Freedom offers luxurious 3, 4 and 7 day Great Barrier Reef liveaboard scuba diving trips departing Cairns every Monday and Thursday. These trips are ideal for divers wanting to spend more time on the reef, exploring the far northern Ribbon Reefs, world famous Cod Hole and Osprey Reef in the Coral Sea.
Sister ship to T6, Spirit of Freedom takes you places the day boats simply can’t reach. Highlights include visiting remote reef locations with small diver numbers and outstanding customer service.
3 Day / 3 Night – Cod Hole & Ribbon Reefs Dive Adventure
The 3 day / 3 night Cod Hole and Ribbon Reef trip is ideal for anyone with an Open Water Dive License. Departing Cairns at noon on Mondays, there’s two introductory dives that afternoon before the 37m (122 feet) Spirit of Freedom powers up and motors 240km north to the Ribbon Reefs. Spend the next two days exploring various reef sites, including the Cod Hole with its resident population of giant, friendly Potato Cod. Thursday is your last day and it’s a quick tour of Lizard Island, before taking a low-level flight back to Cairns.
4 Day / 4 Night – Coral Sea & Ribbons Reef Adventure
The Coral Sea trips depart Cairns every Thursday, starting with a scenic flight to Lizard Island. Diving commences that afternoon, with two introductory dives on the Ribbon Reefs before Spirit of Freedom cruises to the Coral Sea overnight. The next few days are spent exploring Osprey Reef, a bountiful, remote reef that offers divers large schools of pelagic fish, plenty of sharks, 1,000m drop offs and amazing visibility. A highlight of this trip is the Shark Feed dive at ‘North Horn’. Sunday night Spirit of Freedom returns to Cairns, with guests departing early Monday morning. This trip is more suited to scuba divers with Advanced Certification.
7 Day / 7 Night – Cod Hole, Ribbon Reefs & Coral Sea Adventure
The 7 day expedition is an epic diving adventure, combining the very best of the Great Barrier Reef with the remote, marine wilderness of the Coral Sea and Osprey Reef. Departing Cairns Monday at noon, there’s two introductory dives on Cairns’ Outer Great Barrier Reef before Spirit of Freedom powers up and takes you to the spectacular Ribbon Reefs. Spend the next two days exploring and diving here, including a visit to the world famous Cod Hole. Mid-trip there’s a land excursion to Lizard Island. The second stage of the expedition takes in Osprey Reef and includes a Shark Feed dive at ‘North Horn’. Return to Cairns Monday morning. Suitable for divers with Advanced Certification.
Cairns’ Best Liveaboard Dive Boat
Spirit of Freedom is Cairns’ best liveaboard dive boat. With clean lines, this well appointed monohull is both spacious and comfortable. The crew is professional and attentive, defogging your mask before every dive and helping you with your fins. Water entry is usually giant stride from the back of the boat, but pending conditions may also include tender drop-offs and live entry.
You can choose between bringing your own equipment or full gear hire. All meals and snacks are provided in the package and accommodation ranges from Quad Share to Double, Twin, Stateroom and Ocean View Deluxe. Spirit of Freedom is air-conditioned inside with a spacious sun deck and dive deck.
For more information on Cairns liveaboard dive trips to the Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea, visit the Spirit of Freedom website.