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Coral Sea Diving - Spirit of Freedom - 4 Day & 4 Night Coral Sea 'Fly, Dive & Cruise'

Destination: Coral Sea, Osprey Reef & Northern Reefs
Duration: 4 Day 4 Night Itinerary includes up to 15 Dives

Departs: Cairns 08:30am Thursday
Returns: Cairns 07:00am Monday

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Coral Sea Diving - Spirit of Freedom - 4 Day & 4 Night Coral Sea 'Fly, Dive & Cruise'
  • Coral Sea Diving - Spirit of Freedom - 4 Day & 4 Night Coral Sea 'Fly, Dive & Cruise'
  • Coral Sea Diving - Spirit of Freedom - 4 Day & 4 Night Coral Sea 'Fly, Dive & Cruise'
  • Coral Sea Diving - Spirit of Freedom - 4 Day & 4 Night Coral Sea 'Fly, Dive & Cruise'
  • Coral Sea Diving - Spirit of Freedom - 4 Day & 4 Night Coral Sea 'Fly, Dive & Cruise'
  • Coral Sea Diving - Spirit of Freedom - 4 Day & 4 Night Coral Sea 'Fly, Dive & Cruise'
  • Coral Sea Diving - Spirit of Freedom - 4 Day & 4 Night Coral Sea 'Fly, Dive & Cruise'
  • Coral Sea Diving - Spirit of Freedom - 4 Day & 4 Night Coral Sea 'Fly, Dive & Cruise'
  • Coral Sea Diving - Spirit of Freedom - 4 Day & 4 Night Coral Sea 'Fly, Dive & Cruise'
  • Coral Sea Diving - Spirit of Freedom - 4 Day & 4 Night Coral Sea 'Fly, Dive & Cruise'
The Diving

Sleek and spacious, the 'Spirit of Freedom' offers the best in live-aboard dive cruising to the Coral Sea and Ribbon Reefs. The 4 Day Coral Sea tour begins Thursday morning at 8.30am, with a low level flight from Cairns along the coastline and over the reef to Lizard Island, to meet the 'Spirit of Freedom'.

The first day will see you diving the very top of the Ribbon Reefs, before overnight travel out to Osprey Reef in the Coral Sea. Two days is spent diving the spectacular walls of Osprey Reef, an old volcanic atoll lying 220 km off the coast. Renown for its spectacular 1000 metre walls, Osprey Reef also offers massive soft corals, amazing shark action, and exceptional visibility. 'North Horn' at the tip of Osprey is a site where grey reef sharks, silvertips, and the occasional oceanic congregate. Here you can also experience a close encounter with the Spirit of Freedom shark attraction dive.

The last day is spent at Ribbon Reef Number 3, or occasionally if the weather permits, Bougainville Reef, to the south of Osprey Reef. Overnight travel on the last night, returns you to Cairns early on the Monday morning.

Sample Itinerary

Thursday: At approximately 07:30am on the morning of travel, the Spirit of Freedom courtesy coach will transfer you from your Cairns City based accommodation to Hinterland Aviation at Cairns General Aviation Airport. Here you will board a twin-engine light aircraft for your scenic flight up along the coast to Lizard Island.  On arrival at the island, the Spirit of Freedom's professional crew will greet you on arrival and escort you via tender to the vessel. After an orientation of the vessel, it's time to depart for Ribbon Reef Number 10. In the afternoon you will have the opportunity for two dives at a choice of sites including Challenger Bay, Lighthouse Bommie, Pixie Gardens, and Pixie Pinnacle. Depart Lizard Island in the evening for a 10 hour crossing to Osprey Reef in the Coral Sea.

Friday & Saturday: Two next two days will be spent diving on Osprey Reef (weather permitting). Australia's Coral Sea reefs are renown for crystal clear water with visibility ranging from a minimum of 30 up to 100 metres! The landscape is amazing with sheer walls laced with gorgonians, sea whips, and bright yellow soft corals, rising from the ocean floor thousands of feet below. 'North Horn', a dive site at the tip of Osprey Reef, is a site where Grey Reef Sharks, Silvertips and the occasional Oceanic congregate and lucky participants can experience a close encounter these magnificent creatures with the Spirit of Freedom 'Shark Attraction Dive'. Up to 4 to 5 dives will be available each day, including a night dive on the Friday. On Saturday night  the vessel will depart Osprey Reef for overnight travel to the Ribbon Reefs.

Sunday: At Ribbon Reefs Number 3 divers can dive such sites as the sensational Steve's Bommie, Temple of Doom, and Flare Point. A second option for this day, in special weather conditions, is to head south from Opsrey to Bougainville Reef, known for its unusual underwater landscape or caverns and its partially submerged wreck. On Sunday evening after dinner, Spirit of Freedom will commence cruising, overnight back to Cairns.

Monday: Arrive back into Cairns at 06:30am. Enjoy a light breakfast on board and a group photo opportunity before being dropped back to your Cairns City accommodation at approximately 08.00am.

Please note that above itinerary is a sample only and sites may vary or the sequence may change. Access to the Cod Hole and the Coral Sea is weather conditional and while every attempt will be made to keep to the advertised itinerary, the Coral Sea and specific sites on the Great Barrier Reef are not guaranteed.

Special Note: Due to light aircraft weight restrictions, your total luggage weight is limited to 20 kilograms/ 45 lb per person. We request that bags be soft sided.

Tour Includes
  • Return coach transfers from Cairns City accommodation
  • One way stunning scenic reef flight from Cairns to Lizard Island 
  • 4 Days & 4 Nights (3 ½ dive days) - Opportunity for up to 15 Dives 
  • 2 days diving in the Coral Sea with a minimum of 30 metres visibility 
  • Cabins with daily service & ensuite bathrooms 
  • Chef prepared gourmet meals - Fresh healthy catering 
  • Australian wines & soft drinks served with evening meals

Rates - 4 Day Coral Sea & Ribbon Reef 'Fly & Dive' Excursion - 01st of July 2018 to 30th of June 2019
  • Ocean View Deluxe Cabin AU$3125.00 + AU$50.00 Governement Reef Tax amount 
  • Ocean View Standard Cabin AU$2900.00 + AU$50.00 Governement Reef Tax amount 
  • Double Stateroom AU$2900.00 + AU$50.00 Governement Reef Tax amount 
  • Double or Twin Share Cabin AU$2550.00 + AU$50.00 Governement Reef Tax amount 
  • Quad Share Cabin AU$2200.00 + AU$50.00 Governement Reef Tax amount 

* Current Special 5% off listed price of all Spirit of Freedom Dive Trips *
Rates - 4 Day Coral Sea & Ribbon Reef 'Fly & Dive' Excursion - 01st of July 2019 to 30th of June 2020
  • Ocean View Deluxe Cabin AU$3220.00 + AU$50.00 Governement Reef Tax amount
  • Ocean View Standard Cabin AU$2900.00 + AU$50.00 Governement Reef Tax amount
  • Double Stateroom AU$2900.00 + AU$50.00 Governement Reef Tax amount
  • Double or Twin Share Cabin AU$2625.00 + AU$50.00 Governement Reef Tax amount
  • Quad Share Cabin AU$2250.00 + AU$50.00 Governement Reef Tax amount

* Current Special ~ 5% off listed price of all Spirit of Freedom Dive Trips *

Current Special - 10% Discount On The Following 4  Day Coral Sea Fly & Dive Trip Departure Dates
  • 13th of June 2019
  • 27th of June 2019 
  • 18th of July 2019 
  • 08th of August 2019 
  • 29th of August 2019 

Please Note: Current Specials are available only for new bookings received for the above listed departure dates in 2019 
Accommodation - Cabin Types
  • 1 x Ocean View Deluxe - Very large cabin, with double bed, wardrobe, 2 bed side tables, desk, Flatscreen TV and DVD
  • 1 x Ocean View - Smaller cabin with double bed, wardrobe, 1 bedside table, Flatscreen TV and DVD
  • 1 x Stateroom - Very spacious cabin with queen bed, wardrobe, chest of drawers, 2 bedside tables, Flatscreen TV and DVD
  • 5 x Double or Twin Cabins - Double bed with single over, wardrobe, 1 bedside table
  • 1 x Twin Share Cabin - Bunk beds with king single under, single over, wardrobe
  • 2 x Quad Share Cabins - 4 single beds, bunk style, wardrobe


Please Note: All cabins onboard have private ensuite bathroom facilities 

Optional Extras – Gear Hire & Courses
Valid 01st of July 2018 to 30th of June 2019
  • Full Gear Hire (including dive computer) AU$170.00 per person
  • PADI Advanced Dive Certification Course AU$265.00
  • PADI Nitrox Diving Course - Includes course and all subsequent dives on Nitrox AU$325.00
  • 4 Day Nitrox Package - Includes all dives on Nitrox AU$105.00

Valid 01st of July 2019 to 30th of June 2020
  • Full Gear Hire (including dive computer) AU$170.00 per person
  • PADI Advanced Dive Certification Course AU$295.00
  • PADI Nitrox Diving Course - Includes course and all subsequent dives on Nitrox AU$325.00
  • 4 Day Nitrox Package - Includes all dives on Nitrox AU$105.00
Onboard Fees – Marine Park & Fuel Levies
  • Reef Levy - A $50.00 per person per trip Reef Levy applies to all passengers entering the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park
  • Fuel Levy - With fluctuations in world oil prices it may be necessary to apply a fuel surcharge to your ticket price. As the fuel surcharge may fluctuate pricing may be subject to change. Please contact us within 7 days of your trip date for current fuel surcharges.
Cancellations
  • Cancellations made 21 Days or more in advance of travel will incur a 20% cancellation fee
  • Cancellations made 21 Days or less prior to travel will incur a 100% cancellation fee 
Notes
  • Non Diving Passengers or Snorkellers please deduct AU$200.00 per person off the 4 Day Coral Sea Trip rate
  • Sole Occupancy please double the Cabin per person rates and deduct AU$150.00 per day 
  • Ocean View Cabins & Stateroom Cabins contain a Double Bed only and rates are based on double occupancy
Medical & Travel Insurance

All passengers are strongly advised to purchase a comprehensive Travel Insurance policy that includes

  • Trip Cancellation insurance, and
  • Evacuation & Medical cover for Scuba Diving.

Please be aware that Scuba Diving and in-water activities are not covered by all Travel Insurance companies. Please read the wording of your policy carefully.

NOTE: In a Medical Emergency any evacuation, vessel relocation or medical expenses are the financial responsibility of that diver.

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