Immerse Yourself in Adventure: Spirit of Freedom 3-Night Liveaboard Dive Expedition
Have you ever yearned for an extraordinary diving adventure that transcends the ordinary? Imagine spending three nights aboard a luxurious vessel, cruising through the azure waters of the ocean, and embarking on exhilarating dives to explore the mysteries of the deep. If this sounds like a dream come true, the Spirit of Freedom 3-Night Liveaboard Dive Expedition is your passport to an unforgettable underwater odyssey.
This Spirit of Freedom 3 night liveaboard visits the following reef sites.
- Cod Hole
- Ribbon Reefs
- Pixie Pinnacle
- Lighthouse Bommie
Dive into the Spirit of Freedom Expedition
The Spirit of Freedom liveaboard expedition offers an unparalleled opportunity to combine the thrill of diving with the comfort and convenience of a floating resort. This immersive experience is tailor-made for adventure enthusiasts, passionate divers, and anyone seeking an escape into the realm of the ocean’s wonders.
Unraveling the Spirit of Freedom 3 night Experience
Imagine waking up to the gentle rocking of the boat, surrounded by the endless expanse of the ocean. Each day, you’ll venture out to pristine dive sites, carefully selected to showcase the diverse marine life and captivating underwater landscapes of the region. From vibrant coral gardens to dramatic drop-offs and submerged caves, every dive promises a new adventure and a chance to witness the ocean’s beauty firsthand.
Luxury on the High Seas
The Spirit of Freedom isn’t just a vessel—it’s a floating haven of comfort and luxury. Between dives, you can relax in well-appointed cabins, indulge in delectable cuisine prepared by skilled chefs, and enjoy the company of fellow adventurers in inviting communal areas. This blend of relaxation and excitement creates a harmonious balance, allowing you to fully appreciate both the journey and the destination.
Dive with Experts
One of the standout features of the Spirit of Freedom expedition is the presence of experienced dive professionals who accompany you every step of the way. Their expertise ensures your safety and enriches your diving experience, as they guide you through the underwater wonders, offer insights into marine life behaviours, and provide tips for optimizing your diving technique.
Night Dives: A Glimpse into the Nocturnal World
As the sun sets, a whole new world awakens beneath the waves. Night dives offered during the expedition unveil the mysteries of the nocturnal ocean. Witness the mesmerizing dance of bioluminescent organisms, observe nocturnal predators on the prowl, and experience the serene beauty of the underwater world illuminated by your dive torch.
Destinations and Dive Sites
Great Barrier Reef: Nature’s Masterpiece
The Spirit of Freedom’s expedition often takes you to the Great Barrier Reef, a UNESCO World Heritage site renowned for its unparalleled marine biodiversity. Explore iconic dive sites like the Ribbon Reefs and Cod Hole, where you’ll encounter massive potato cod, colourful reef fish, and intricate coral formations that create an underwater tapestry unlike any other.
Coral Sea: Thrilling Isolation
Venturing further afield, the Coral Sea offers a more remote and pristine diving experience. The crystal-clear waters provide incredible visibility as you explore sheer walls, underwater pinnacles, and encounters with pelagic species like sharks and manta rays. The Coral Sea’s isolation adds an element of exploration and discovery to your dive adventure.
FAQs About the Spirit of Freedom Expedition
Q: Q: What's the best time to embark on the Spirit of Freedom expedition?
Q: Do I need to be an experienced diver to join the expedition?
Q: Is diving equipment provided on the liveaboard?
Q: What amenities and facilities are available on the liveaboard?
Q: Are there age restrictions for the expedition?
Conclusion: Dive into Adventure
The Spirit of Freedom 3-Night Liveaboard Dive Expedition is more than just a journey—it’s an immersion into the heart of the ocean’s mysteries. With the guidance of experts, the luxury of the liveaboard, and the allure of breathtaking dive sites, this expedition promises an unforgettable experience that will leave you with memories to last a lifetime. Get ready to embark on a voyage that will forever change the way you perceive the underwater world.
So the best part of your trip?
Dive, Eat, Dive, Eat, Dive, Eat and Sleep! For 3 Days!
- Luxury Dive Vessel
- Up to 11 dives along remote reefs
- Cod Hole to visit the famous Potato Cod
- Ribbon Reefs
- Scenic flight from Lizard Island to Cairns
- Chef prepared Meals
- During the months of June and July, it is Minke Whale season in this area!
Around 10:30 a.m., the Spirit of Freedom courtesy bus will pick you up from your Cairns hotel and take you to Trinity Wharf. The Spirit of Freedom crew will greet you and give you an orientation of the vessel before you sail on your 3-night liveaboard dive tour at 12 noon.
While we travel to the outer Great Barrier Reef for an afternoon check-out dive and a twilight or night dive, enjoy lunch on board.
We cruise north to the Ribbon Reefs after Dinner, ready for our diving adventures the next day.
Friday & Saturday
These two days will be spent scuba diving among the Ribbon Reefs, from Number 3 to Number 10.
The dive sites and sequence may change depending on the weather, but at least one dive at the Cod Hole is guaranteed, where you’ll meet a family of gigantic and very friendly Potato Cod. Wonder-wall, Pixie Pinnacle, Challenger Bay, Two Towers, Lighthouse Bommie, and Snake Pit are all possible destinations.
If the current is right, you can also drift dive at Dynamite Pass, which is known for being a shark passageway. Some of our dive locations on the Ribbon Reefs are listed on the Ribbon Reef website. Each day will have 4 to 5 dives, and a night dive on Friday. We spend the night in Lizard Island’s Watson’s Bay on Saturday evening and enjoy a sunset BBQ meal on the top deck.
After breakfast, you will disembark and bid farewell to the Spirit of Freedom.
Take the guided trek from Watson’s Beach to Mary Watson’s cottage through Chinaman’s Ridge and finally back to the airstrip on Lizard Island.
After a picnic of a Breakfast Roll and beverages, board a light aircraft for your return flight to Cairns. Enjoy A low-level Reef scenic flight from Lizard Island to Cairns. A courtesy coach will meet you at Hinterland Aviation, Cairns General Aviation Airport, around 11.15 to 11:45 a.m. for your transfer back to your Cairns city accommodation at the end of your liveaboard dive adventure.
- 3 nights Great Barrier Reef liveaboard accommodation onboard ‘Spirit of Freedom’.
- Up to 11 scuba dives along the remote Ribbon Reefs, including the world-famous Cod Hole
- A low-level Reef scenic flight from Lizard Island to Cairns.
- Bus transfers to and from Cairns City accommodation.
- Wonderful chef-prepared meals daily.
- Complimentary wine and soft drinks with evening meals.
- Air-conditioned, ensuite cabins.
- Daily cabin service
- Widescreen TV/DVD.
- Comfortable lounge areas and sun deck.
- Air-conditioning throughout.
- Snorkelling Equipment included
Your trip to the Cod Hole and Ribbon Reefs includes Tanks and Weights, but you can upgrade to include the following:
- Full Equipment Hire
- Regulator and Dive computer
- Dive computer only
- Buoyancy Control Device
- Torch and Cyalume sticks
- Wetsuits 3mm and 5mm full Length
- PADI Advanced Course
- PADI Nitrox Course
- 3 Day Nitrox Package
- Onboard purchases (drinks and souvenirs)
What to bring
Almost everything is taken care of except:
- Personal luggage, clothes, toiletries etc
- Maximum 20 kg (45lb) luggage allowance per person including carry-on.
- Excess baggage secure storage available upon request
- Personal Dive Equipment. Full or Part Gear Hire available.
- Certification card or divers logbook
- Dive Insurance
- Cash or credit card for onboard purchases, Reef Tax & Fuel Levy to pay onboard (mandatory national park fees)
How to get there
Spirit of Freedom departs from Trinity Wharf. Courtesy transfers are included from your Cairns City Hotel.
Snorkelers and experienced divers with strong physical fitness are recommended.
Recommendation for Diver Experience: Open Water certification with a minimum of 10 ocean dives, five of which must be within the last 12 months.
Because we do not provide a full guided diving service, buddy teams are responsible for arranging and performing their own dives. A Great Barrier Reef Day Trip is recommended for guided dives.
Ocean diving is a fun but physically demanding activity, and a lack of physical fitness or scuba diving expertise may limit your ability to participate fully. Our primary concern is for your safety. If in doubt, a Scuba Diver Refresher course is recommended before your trip.
Diver Safety: You will need medical clearance before embarking on a liveaboard dive trip if you have a medical condition or are currently taking prescription medication. For assistance, please get in touch with us.