From 01 – 08 JULY 2019, Wild Earth Expeditions and Majestic Whale Encounters have chartered the Spirit of Freedom for a special 7 Day Minke Whale Expedition. Majestic Whale Encounters will be starting their trip in the Daintree, staying at the beautiful Silky Oaks Lodge before hopping aboard the Spirit of Freedom to swim with the unique, playful dwarf minke whales. For further information and bookings contact Carmen@majesticwhaleencounters.com.au or visit https://www.majesticwhaleencounters.com.au/june-july-barrier-reef-tour-2019
Our beloved Spirit of Freedom has come out of the water for her annual refit. She will be out of the water from 7th May 2018 till the 3rd June 2018. The big jobs this year are rebuilding our sullage tank & restoring our timber railings throughout the vessel. Like every year, we’ll give the hull a good polish, get the engines serviced, removal of rust throughout. A few other small jobs as getting new dining chairs, touch up on paint, anchor… We can’t wait to see her all done up just in time for Minke Whale season!
** 2017 AUSTRALIA’S BEST LIVEABOARD ** We are THRILLED that Spirit Of Freedom has once again been named 2017 Australia’s Best Liveaboard by Readers of Dive Log Australasia incorporating Sportdiving Magazine! ✨🎉🏆 Thank you to everyone who voted for us! This would not have been possible without our legendary crew and all our amazing guests who have traveled with us! Congratulations to the other category winners such as our sister company Tusa Dive who won 1st as Australia’s Best Regional Dive Operator & Scuba Culture who won 1st place as Australia’s Best City Dive Shop! 👏👏👏 Check out the Dive …read more
We are so excited this month to be celebrating our 15th Birthday! 15 years of sharing our passion for the best the Great Barrier Reef has to offer to divers of all levels. In 2002, Tusa Dive who has been exploring the Great Barrier Reef since 1986, purchased Spirit of Freedom to offer luxury liveaboard diving trips to the Great Barrier Reef. It has been 15 years of great crew, swimming with Minke Whales, exploring the untouched Far Northern Reefs and so much more! So THANK YOU to everyone who has been a part of this journey. We are looking …read more
Underwater Adventures Await on the Spirit of Freedom The Spirit of Freedom offers a multitude of stellar active experiences for holidaymakers in Australia. Our marine-based tours have captured the imaginations of the many travellers who have chosen to adventure with us. That’s why we were thrilled to feature in Bupa Overseas Visitor Insurance’s article on ‘Active Holiday Ideas for an Energetic Trip to Australia’. We whisk guests from Cairns to renowned diving sites such as Cod Hole on the Ribbon Reefs and North Horn on Osprey Reef for inspirational tours ranging from three to seven days. If you’re visiting Australia …read more
We had an incredible few weeks up north in October and November this year! Here’s an amazing video taken by local professional photographer Stuart Ireland when he was onboard in October 2017. Enjoy!