Trips Return from December 2021!

We’re excited to announce that our Cairns liveaboard trips resume from 2 December 2021! Bookings are now open and we can’t wait to see you on board.

First 50 bookings receive up to $100 free merchandise! Terms & conditions apply.

Silver City
MV Spirit Of Freedom
Steve's Bommie
-13.89, 146.55
False Entrance
Two Towers

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 covers five areas of scuba diving skill 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 consists 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 digital 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 breathe 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 digital photo