Spirit of Freedom is committed to diver safety and safe diving practices at all times. As our expeditions visit remote coral reefs, hundreds of kilometres from the coast, diver safety is critical. As well as our professional dive crew providing detailed dive briefings, Spirit of Freedom crew divers will be in the water on every dive with lookouts overseeing the water, in constant VHF contact with the dive deck and tender.
All crew members are trained in emergency management including CPR, EAR, oxygen therapy, and defibrillator use. Spirit of Freedom carries a defibrillation unit and sufficient medical oxygen to provide 100% oxygen while travelling back from the Coral Sea to a medical facility.
Spirit of Freedom also includes Nautilus Lifeline units as standard in-water safety equipment. The Nautilus Lifeline is a personal locator beacon unit which is complimentary and issued to divers for their use on all Spirit of Freedom dives. These units are in addition to the existing visual and audible surface signalling devices provided (whistle, safety sausage and cyalume stick).
Buddy teams are responsible for planning and conducting their own dives as we do not offer a full guided dive service. For guided dives we recommend a Great Barrier Reef Day Trip with Divers Den or a premium Scuba Diving Cairns trip with Tusa Reef Tours.
Ocean diving is a fun but strenuous activity – reduced physical fitness or limited scuba diving experience may limit your ability to participate fully. Safety is our number one priority. If in doubt, we recommend a Scuba Diver Refresher course with Divers Den prior to your trip.
If you have a medical condition or are currently taking prescription medication, you will need a medical clearance. Please contact us for guidance.