This tour begins every Thursday from Cairns and travels along the rarely visited Ribbon Reefs, finishing 240km to the north at the world famous Cod Hole. Over 2.5 days you’ll have the opportunity for up to 11 dives and encounter clouds of colourful tropical fish, an incredible variety of vibrant healthy corals, giant clams, huge schools of cruising pelagic fish and a family of giant potato cod.
This tour begins every Sunday from Cairns, kicking off with a flight to Lizard Island. From there it’s tender transfer to Spirit of Freedom and four days of epic diving adventures in the Coral Sea and Osprey Reef. The opportunity for up to 15 dives where you will encounter 1,000m wall drop offs, colourful corals, schools of pelagic fish and an amazing shark dive at North Horn.
This tour begins every Thursday from Cairns, and travels 240km along the Ribbon Reefs, to the Cod Hole. Along the ‘Ribbons’ you will encounter clouds of colourful tropical fish, an incredible variety of vibrant healthy corals, giant clams, anemones, huge schools of cruising pelagic fish, and a family of giant potato cod. Within your 7 days, you’ll also spend 2 days at Osprey Reef in the Coral Sea.
Each year Spirit of Freedom ventures forth on special expeditions, exploring new and rarely visited locations on the Great Barrier Reef and beyond. This is the spirit of adventure and discovery. Visiting some of most pristine areas of Australia’s marine wilderness. Each year the itinerary varies, to maximise experience pending conditions and provide diversity in dive locations. 7 day itineraries. Amazing diving.
Each year, dwarf Minke whales migrate to spend winter in the warm waters of the Great Barrier Reef’s Ribbon Reefs. Spirit of Freedom is an endorsed tourism operator, offering guests an amazing opportunity to swim with the whales. Special briefings are provided and Spirit of Freedom also hosts volunteer Minke whale researchers. This is a life-changing experience and trips at this time of year tend to sell out, so book in advance!
Spirit of Freedom has a range of cabin types and a tiered pricing structure. All rates include your accommodation, with cabins that are serviced daily, transfers to and from Spirit of Freedom, the Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea, all meals and light refreshments. Packages are available for equipment hire, including full equipment and Nitrox. Contact us for more information or check out our current specials here.
Stay up to date with the latest marine encounters, visibility and conditions by checking out our trip reports. These reports are updated after each expedition and include a range of photographs, from above and below the water, as well as an overview by the Spirit of Freedom Trip Director. A great way to plan ahead, get excited about your trip or relive the memories.
Expand your dive knowledge, skills and certifications by completing a PADI dive course during one of our expeditions. Choose between an Advanced Open Water Diver Course or an Enriched Air Diver Course (Nitrox Diving). Choose to complete your learning component before arrival, or take the whole course while on board with us.