Spirit Of Freedom - Liveaboard
Osprey Reef & Ribbon Reef Dive Expedition
Spirit of Freedom operates a 5-day scuba diving expedition to the Coral Sea and Ribbon Reefs. Departing Cairns on Thursdays and returning to Cairns on Mondays. Scuba Diving at Osprey Reef in the Coral Sea and the Ribbon Reefs (The Great Barrier Reef) is regarded as some of the very best scuba diving in Australia! We give it 5 stars out 5 for a very professional crew, a modern comfortable boat with roaming reef permit visiting some of the best dive sites in Australia!
CHOOSE OPTION INCLUDES PRICE + TAXES TOTAL
Adult Ocean View Deluxe Certified Diver Upto 15 x Dives $3025.00 $20.00 $3045.00
Adult Ocean View Standard Certified Diver Upto 15 x Dives $2800.00 $20.00 $2820.00
Adult Stateroom Certified Diver Upto 15 x Dives $2800.00 $20.00 $2820.00
Adult Double/Twin Certified Diver Upto 15 x Dives $2450.00 $20.00 2650.00
Adult Quad Share Certified Diver Upto 15 x Dives $2125.00 $20.00 2145.00
These trips do require you to have your advanced dive certification or if you only have your open water they do ask that you have completed more than 20 ocean dives. You must have also completed at least 5 x Ocean Dives in the last 12 months.
ALL PRICES IN AUSTRALIAN DOLLARS
ALL CERTIFIED DIVES ARE UN-GUIDED.
INCLUDES ALL MEALS & BED LINEN
Scuba diving at Osprey Reef is definitely one of the main highlights of this expedition. Expect to dive on 1000m+ walls with visibility of 30/40m + expected most of the time. The North Horn Shark dive brings around 40 Ocean going sharks to the dive site. Expect to see giant Potato Cod wrestle it out with Grey Whaler, White Tip and Black Tip Reef Sharks. The diving on the Ribbon Reefs offers spectacular color with more fish then you can poke a stick at! Dive large coral gardens, large bays, bommies and some deep walls and swim thru caverns. You can expect to see a large array of marine animals including large schools of Yellowtails, Giant Trevally, Nudibranchs, Cuttlefish, Barracuda, Whitetip and Blacktip Reef Sharks, Sea Turtles and much more.
This trip is not really suited to Snorkelers. You can book on as a snorkeler but there are many sites you will not be able to enter the water due to the advanced Ocean Conditions. A large hydraulic step lowers into the water, semi-submerged this makes it really easy to get in and out of the water for people snorkeling. Life jackets and pool noodles are also available on the day, just ask the crew.
Certified Scuba Diving:
Like all the liveaboard dive boats in Cairns, on Spirit Of Freedom, all scuba dives are unguided. The idea of this is to give you the freedom to buddy up and explore the reefs in your own buddy pairs. The crew gives very detailed dive briefings and maps of each dive site. There will always be safety divers in the water on every dive. So if you are not confident guiding yourself around the reef, talk to the crew on the boat. Full dive gear can be hired at extra charge $160.00 for the entire trip i.e. snorkel, fins, mask, wetsuit (5mm Short) BCD, regulator, dive computer, tanks, and weights. Remember to bring your dive license on the day.
Introductory Scuba Diving:
Introductory scuba diving is not available on this expedition. *Remember you must be medically fit with no asthma and not taking any prescription medication to try scuba diving.
Spirit of Freedom is famous for two things, World-class scuba diving, and amazing chef-prepared meals. Local Australian wines and beers are served at each evening meal. A variety of hot and cold meals served at your table are all included. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Morning and Afternoon Tea. You won't go hungry on this Dive/Eating expedition. *Vegetarian and food allergy meal options are also available. Make a note in the comments of the booking form if you require any of these.
ALL PRICES IN AUSTRALIAN DOLLARS - NO BOOKING FEES
PRICE BREAKDOWN - BOOKING FORM
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- All prices in Australian Dollars.
- Additional Reef Tax of $20.00 per person per day.