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The Minkes are here!

28th
May

Several lucky guests had the first Dwarf Minke Whale encounter of the season whilst diving at Challenger Bay ...more


See Spirit of Freedom on the Today Show

18th
Feb

If you missed the show last weekend, this fantastic shark footage and positive message on diving with sharks can now be viewed via this link ...more


Spirit of Freedom on the Today Show

13th
Feb

Spirit of Freedom will be on the Weekend Today Show, SATURDAY 15 FEB at 09.00am The Today Show film crew and presenter, Cameron Williams joined us in January to film our sharks in the Coral Sea, as a part of their report on sharks. ...more


Far North 2014

2nd
Jan

Join our 7 Day/ 7 Night Far Northern 2014 Expeditions and dive some of Australia's most remote and rarely visited reef locations. Trips depart 24 Nov and 01 December November 2014 ...more


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SPIRIT OF FREEDOM offer the very best in live-aboard dive cruising to some of Australia's most iconic and remote dive destinations.

Dive Australia's Coral Sea, Cod Hole & Ribbon Reefs with SPIRIT OF FREEDOM live-aboard dive expeditions.

The Spirit of Freedom offers the best in liveaboard dive cruising to Australia’s Great Barrier Reef and remote Coral Sea reefs. Scuba Dive Tours of 3, 4 and 7 day duration depart our of 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, 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.


Why choose Spirit of Freedom...

  1. Voted Best Australian Liveaboard by readers of Australasia Dive Log (2012).
  2. 37m (124ft) in length, with a steel hull and electronic stabilisers, Spirit of Freedom provides space, comfort and stability for cruising the Coral Sea.
  3. Spirit of Freedom is the only dive boat in Australia with a private bathroom in every cabin
  4. FREE WIFI (when in range)
  5. Safety is assured with a Nautilus Lifeline for every diver
  6. Dive Australia's "must do" dive sites, such as the Cod Hole, Steve's Bommie, and North Horn, Osprey Reef
  7. Be shoulder to 'shoulder' with the massive but friendly Potato Cod at the Cod Hole
  8. Encounter Dwarf Minke Whales on the Ribbon Reefs in June/July, the only known aggregation of these inquisitive whales in the world!
  9. Dive with upwards of 50 sharks on the thrilling shark dive at Osprey Reef
  10. Advanced Eco tourism & Climate Action Innovator Certification.

Spirit of Freedom Diving Maps

The Diving

North Horn - Osprey Reef

North Horn - Osprey Reef

Stretching more than 2300 km along the coast of Queensland, the Great Barrier Reef is a complex ecosystem of around 2900 individual reefs. In the remote northern sector 10 string shaped coral reefs, collectively called ‘The Ribbon Reefs’, provide some of the most stunning tropical reef scuba diving in the world. Lying within the protected green zones of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park, sites such as Steve’s Bommie offer rich marine biodiversity, and endless macro photography opportunities.

Hundreds of kilometers beyond the Great Barrier Reef, Australia’s Coral Sea harbours the undersea remnants of ancient volcanoes. Here, the diver is presented with sheer walls laced with massive soft corals and gorgonian fans, that plummet 1000 metres to the ocean floor. These isolated reefs, including Osprey and Bougainville Reefs are home territory for huge schools of pelagic fish, manta rays and sharks, and are renown for their crystal clear.

Diving the remote regions of the Ribbon Reefs and Osprey Reef in the Coral Sea, requires you to join a live-aboard scuba diving tour. Join Spirit of Freedom and witness the massive Potato Cod being fed at the Cod Hole, experience the thrilling shark dive at North Horn, Osprey Reef, and in the winter months you may even encounter the inquisitive Minke Whale on the Ribbon Reefs. Spirit of Freedom live-aboard dive tours depart from Cairns in the tropical north of Australia and offer 3, 4 and 7 night dive expeditions.


Spirit of Freedom Itineraries

Lizard Island

Lizard Island

Diving the remote regions of the Ribbon Reefs and Osprey Reef in the Coral Sea, requires you to join a live-aboard scuba diving tour. Join Spirit of Freedom and witness the massive Potato Cod being fed at the Cod Hole, experience the thrilling shark dive at North Horn, Osprey Reef, and in the winter months you may even encounter the inquisitive Minke Whale on the Ribbon Reefs. Spirit of Freedom live-aboard dive tours depart from Cairns in the tropical north of Australia and offer 3, 4 and 7 night dive expeditions.


Tour Name Duration Departure Return  
3 DAY/3 NIGHT - COD HOLE & RIBBON REEFS 3 Day/3 Night 1200 noon Mon 11:30 am Thu » more
4 DAY/4 NIGHT - CORAL SEA & RIBBONS REEFS 4 Day/4 Night 08:30am Thu 07:00am Mon » more
7 DAY/7 NIGHT - COD HOLE, RIBBON REEFS & CORAL SEA 7 Day/7 Night 12:00 noon Mod 07:00 am Mon » more

Cairns Liveaboard Dive Vessel

Relaxing on the Top Deck

Relaxing on the Top Deck

Spirit of Freedom is one of Australia’s most comfortable and well appointed live-aboard dive vessels. At 37 metres in length, with three decks of living space, generous cabins with private bathroom, the Spirit of Freedom offers all the amenities of a hotel, complimented by first class meals and outstanding service. A large dive deck with nitrox and photo facilities, houses every convenience to ensure comfort, safety and freedom in your diving.


Spirit People

Spirit People

Relive your Spirit of Freedom experience with images from recent trips. And if you're somewhat of a photographer you may also submit your own images or view those of fellow divers on board. Share your comments of your dive experience, or if you're planning a trip, you can read comments from our past guests


Ecotourism Australia

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Spirit of Freedom has been awarded an Advanced Eco Tourism Accreditation by Ecotourism Australia. The program is endorsed by the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority and identifies and monitors high standard marine tourism operators who follow best practices that are ecologically sustainable and help to protect and preserve the Marine Park to a high standard. Spirit of Freedom is committed to our responsibility to contribute to the protection of our environment and to pass on this rich heritage to future generations.

Our Company’s actions to reduce carbon emission have been recognised through the Climate Action Certification Program with TUSA Dive and Spirit of Freedom awarded Certification as Climate Action Innovators. This accreditation recognises our company’s commitment to tackle Climate Change through implementing a range of emission reduction measures and by evaluating and measuring the business carbon footprint annually, utilising the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority Carbon Emissions Calculator.




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