Trips Currently Suspended

Due to current travel restrictions, Spirit of Freedom trips remain suspended until further notice.

Our sister vessel OceanQuest is operating 1-4 night liveaboard trips to the outer Great Barrier Reef from Cairns.

Thank you for your support, and we hope to be out adventuring again soon.

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Dive Courses Available ~ Spirit of Freedom

PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Course

If you are a PADI Open Water Diver (or equivalent qualification) you can complete your PADI Advanced Course while on board Spirit of Freedom. This course is comprised of five areas of skill in scuba diving and is designed to introduce you to different types of diving and dive conditions, increasing your skill, knowledge and comfort level. On Spirit of Freedom the dives as part of the Advanced course may depend on weather, location and your interests. The theory component is conducted using self-study, requiring completion of a written Knowledge Review and discussion with your Dive Instructor. If you’d rather not use your time on board studying, complete your theory prior to your trip by taking the PADI e-Learning option, or by purchasing an Adventures in Diving manual from your local PADI dive centre and completing the relevant knowledge reviews. You must bring your completed knowledge reviews with you. The practical dive application will consist of a pre-dive briefing, a dive on which you will conduct underwater tasks and a post-dive briefing.

Cost$285 per person


Includes PADI PIC & digital materials (PDF, online access).


You will need to provide a passport size photo

PADI Enriched Air Diver Course (Nitrox Diving)

This course is designed to introduce any diver who has a minimum of 20 dives to diving on Nitrox or Enriched Air. The air we breath normally is comprised of approximately 21% oxygen and 79% nitrogen. ‘Nitrox’ is simply a gas blend with a higher percentage of oxygen, and consequently a decreased nitrogen content. The Nitrox on board Spirit of Freedom is comprised of approximately 32% oxygen and 68% nitrogen, made using a membrane filter system. By reducing the nitrogen content in the gas we breathe, we may be able to decrease nitrogen loading and extend no decompression limits in some depth ranges. The course has both a theory component and a practical dive component.

The theory is conducted using self-study requiring completion of a written Knowledge Review following a video presentation and use of the Nitrox Manual. Your dive instructor will also be available for discussion and to assist with any questions where you need assistance. The practical dive application will consist of a pre-dive briefing, 2 dives planning, analysing and diving with Nitrox, and a post-dive briefing.

Cost$280 per person


Includes PADI PIC, digital materials (PDF, online access), and all dives on Nitrox for the remainder of your trip.


You will need to provide a passport size photo.

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