Spirit of Freedom Liveaboard

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Spirit of Freedom is one the most luxurious dive liveaboards in the Cairns region. She is a very elegant liveaboard with spacious cabins, great dive deck and a comfortable lounge. Even with a full boat of 26 guests, everyone can find their own private space.

The itineraries offer the opportunity to dive the Ribbon Reefs and some of the fantastic Coral Sea dive sites.

Features

The Spirit of Freedom is the perfect vessel for divers who like liveaboard trips in great comfort. The spacious saloon resembles a luxury cruise ship. The saloon is equipped with TV, Video Recorder and Stereo system.

Spirit of Freedom is fully air-conditioned and the partially covered sundeck is a good place to relax between dives. The spacious dive deck has enough room for all your dive gear and for gearing up comfortably. The crew looks after you and provides you with fresh towels after every dive. The only thing you have to do yourself is to dive!

Staying Connected

While on board Spirit of Freedom you can enjoy access to free WiFi when the boat is in range along certain sectors of the Ribbon Reefs. While at the Coral Sea, and also the regions of the Ribbon Reefs that are out of range, the boat can only rely on a satellite phone and fax communications.

We think…

Spirit of Freedom is a beautiful yacht, with excellent diving, great crew and food. The Ocean View Cabins on the upper deck are our first recommendation. Cabins on lower deck are also comfortable and spacious.

Dive Itineraries

The Spirit of Freedom runs a regular weekly itinerary:

  • 3 Day / 3 Night: Cod Hole and Ribbon Reefs Adventure (Departs Thursdays). Cairns to Lizard Island with low-level flight back to Cairns.
  • 4 Day / 4 Night: Coral Sea & Ribbon Reefs Adventure (Departs Sundays). Low-level flight to Lizard Island to embark, cruise to Cairns.
  • 7 Day / 7 Night: Cod Hole, Ribbon Reefs & Coral Sea Expedition (Departs Thursdays)

These regular itineraries are interspersed by special itineraries and expeditions such as Minke Whale trips, Citizen Science Trips and Far North Exploratory Expeditions.

Spirit of Freedom has 11 guest cabins, each with its own ensuite bathroom.

The Stateroom is the largest cabin on board and is located in a private area of the lower deck, close to the dive deck and dining area. Fully airconditioned and containing an ensuite, The Stateroom also features a queen size bed, bedside tables, extra shelving, wardrobe, and a 26″ flat screen TV.

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The spacious Ocean View Deluxe Cabin is located on the top deck and features a double bed, bedside tables, wardrobe, a 26″ flat screen TV and is fully air conditioned. A slightly smaller Ocean View Standard Cabin is also available with all the same amenities and located on the top deck.

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Cabins 3 & 7-10 are Standard Double or Twin Share rooms with a bunk style single bed over a double bed. These cabins are located on the lower deck with easy access to the main deck. An ensuite bathroom is included in each of these air conditioned cabins, as well as a wardrobe and a bedside table.

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There is one Quad Share Cabin on board located in the centre of the lower deck. This room contains two bunk beds (each with two single beds) and has easy access to the  main deck. Contained in this cabin is an ensuite bathroom, a wardrobe and the room is fully air conditioned.

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Most of the diving takes place directly from the dive deck at the stern of the boat which has very easy access to the water. There are also two dive tenders which are used collect any divers that surface at a distance from the boat.

PADI advanced dive courses and PADI Nitrox certification courses are offered on request at an extra charge.

Equipment

  • Safety is assured with a Nautilus Lifeline for every diver
  • 12 & 15L aluminium tanks
  • INT and DIN (adapters available) & universal tanks
  • SUBGEAR XP-3G dive computers (air and Nitrox)
  • All individual scuba gear items
  • 3mm and 5mm full lengths wetsuits
  • Nitrox available for purchase

 

Trip dates & Availability

The Spirit of Freedom runs a regular weekly itinerary as follows:

  • 3 Day / 3 Night: Cod Hole and Ribbon Reefs Adventure (Departs Thursdays). Cairns to Lizard Island with low-level flight back to Cairns.
  • 4 Day / 4 Night: Coral Sea & Ribbon Reefs Adventure (Departs Sundays). Low-level flight to Lizard Island to embark, cruise to Cairns.
  • 7 Day / 7 Night: Cod Hole, Ribbon Reefs & Coral Sea Expedition (Departs Thursdays)

These regular itineraries are interspersed by special itineraries and expeditions such as Minke Whale trips, Citizen Science Trips and Far North Exploratory Expeditions.

Spirit of Freedom Pricing to March 2023

Valid until 31 March 2023AUD
3 Day Cod Hole - High Season - Apr, Jun, Jul, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec, Jan, Feb
Ocean View Deluxe3070
Ocean View Standard/Stateroom2740
Double/Twin2410
Quad Share2080
4 Day Coral Sea - High Season
Ocean View Deluxe3970
Ocean View Standard/Stateroom3530
Double/Twin3090
Quad Share2650
7 Day Cod Hole / Coral Sea - High Season
Ocean View Deluxe6325
Ocean View Standard/Stateroom5555
Double/Twin4785
Quad Share4015
 
3 Day Cod Hole - Low Season - Mar, May, Aug
Ocean View Deluxe2456
Ocean View Standard/Stateroom2192
Double/Twin1928
Quad Share1664
4 Day Coral Sea - Low Season
Ocean View Deluxe3176
Ocean View Standard/Stateroom2824
Double/Twin2472
Quad Share2120
7 Day Cod Hole / Coral Sea - Low Season
Ocean View Deluxe5060
Ocean View Standard/Stateroom4444
Double/Twin3828
Quad Share3212
 
Pre-booked extras
Full equipment rental - 3 Days135
Full equipment rental - 4 Days180
Full equipment rental - 7 Days315
Nitrox - 3 Days110
Nitrox - 4 Days150
Nitrox - 7 Days260
PADI Nitrox course280
PADI Advanced course285
 
Important Information
Single occupancy: Double the per person rate less AUD 150.00 per day (n/a quad cabin)
Non-divers discount: AUD 200.00 on 3 & 4 night trip, AUD 400.00 on 7 night trip
Included:
* Transfers from/to Cairns city accommodation
* Low level scenic reef flight between Lizard Island/Cairns (only on 3 and 4 night excursions)
* Non-alcoholic beverages (Tea, coffee, water)
* Australian wine & soft drinks with evening meals
* Cabin and dive deck towels, linens
* Four chef prepared meals daily, plus snacks
* 3 day trip: up to 11 dives, 4 day trip: up to 15 dives, 7 day trip: up to 26 dives
* Use of aluminium tanks, weights, weight belts
* Australian Government Goods & Services Tax
Not Included:
* Fuel surcharges
* Diver evacuation insurance is highly recommended (e.g. DAN)
Special payment and cancellation charges apply for this operator
from: USD 2600
Spirit of freedom early bird special – save 10%

DEMA Special: Spirit of Freedom

DEMA SPECIAL OFFERS FOR GROUPS, 1 FOC for every 8 booked divers (normally 10) PLUS FREE Nitrox. PLUS three FOCs with full charter bookings.

Travel between: 31 Oct 21 and 31 Mar 23

Free Nitrox for tour leaders

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