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3/4/7 night trips available
 
Ribbon Reefs/Coral Sea/Cod Hole
 
Nitrox available on board (extra cost)
 
Max 26 guests / 3-4 dives per day
 
Choice of cabins to suit budget
 
Suitable for Open Water level divers

Spirit of Freedom

The best way to reach the Coral Sea and Osprey Reef.

The Spirit of Freedom was custom built for long range cruising and is one of Australia’s largest Liveaboards that offers 3,4 and 7 night itineraries to Northern Australia and the remote coral sea reefs. The length of the vessel combined with its electronic stabilizers ensures maximum sea keeping capability enabling for greater passenger comfort. The dining saloon in the centre of the vessel serves as an eating area, briefing area, theatre room and general ...
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The Spirit of Freedom was custom built for long range cruising and is one of Australia’s largest Liveaboards that offers 3,4 and 7 night itineraries to Northern Australia and the remote coral sea reefs. The length of the vessel combined with its electronic stabilizers ensures maximum sea keeping capability enabling for greater passenger comfort. The dining saloon in the centre of the vessel serves as an eating area, briefing area, theatre room and general meeting place for all guests. The lounge is a great place for chilling and relaxing as it has comfortable couches and beanbags along with coffee and tea machines, library, flat screens TV & DVD and a camera work station for photographers. The top deck has open and undercover areas containing tables, chairs, comfortable lounge seating and sun lounges where you can relax, snooze and sunbathe. The ships bar contains a good range of Australian and New Zealand wines, beers, spirits and soft drinks all at reasonable prices. The chefs deliver 3 meals each day including a continental and cooked breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks between dives.

The Spirit of Freedom provides 11 air conditioned guest cabins all with a private bathroom, wardrobe and under bed storage. There are 5 different cabin styles that come with different prices to best suit your requirements. The one ocean view deluxe and one ocean view standard cabins are located on the top deck with internal access to the main deck and external access to the dive deck which both cabins having the same amenities with the size of the cabin being the only difference. The one stateroom is located in a private area on the lower deck close to the dining saloon and dive deck. The six standard double or twin share cabins contain a double bed with a single bed above it in bunk bed style, however one the cabins contain just a double bed. These cabins are located on the lower deck with easy access to the main deck. The two quad share cabins contain four single beds in bunk bed style and are located mid ship on the lower deck with easy access to the main deck.

The dive deck contains individual stations for 26 guests with dry storage above and a storage box under every two divers. Air and Nitrox whips allow tanks to remain in their rack whilst supplying air and Nitrox at 32%. There is a camera wash tub, camera table and air gun for photographers as well as fresh water showers and deck towels which are provided after each dive. The dive deck holds 2 Bauer 21 CFM compressors, DNA Nitrox membrane system, 65 cf & 88 of alloy tanks, uwaterc aladin prime dive computers, individual scuba gear and 3mm &5mm full length wetsuits. All diving activities are overseen by the trip director which is supported by 3 other instructors and a divemaster who make up the dive team on board the Spirit of Freedom.

Dive Requirements
  • PADI Open Water Certification
  • No logged dives however guests are required to have good buoyancy control
  • All divers must complete and agree to the Spirit Of Freedom Dive Information Request and Terms & Conditions

Included
  • Shared Cabin
  • Full Board
  • Wine, beer and soft drinks with evening meal
  • Weights & belts
  • Tanks
  • 3 to 4 dives per day
  • Transfers


Not Included
  • Reef levy - USD20.00 per person
  • Fuel levy - USD10.00 per person per day
  • Equipment rental
  • Phone charges

Dive routes include : Cod Hole & Ribbon Reefs Safari, Coral Sea Safari and Cod Hole, Ribbon Reefs and Coral Sea Safari

Boat Specification


Year Built 1992
Guest Numbers 26
Length & Beam 37 meters long and 7.1 meter beam
Engines 2 x Rolls Royce C8M 410 249.8 KW diesel engines
Generators 2 x Cummings 6BTs, 90KVA each
Number of Cabins 11 cabins
Navigation & Communication Systems JRC 72 mile radar/ Transas plotter/ CDMA phone/ Satellite phone & email/ Icom HF radio/ Icom VHF radio, Sea wave satellite communications and Tsunami GPS system
Salon & Dining Area Air conditioned Salon and Dining area
Entertainment Wide screen TV, projector unit and DVD movie library
Single Supplement 100%


Diving Facilities


Air Compressors 2 x CFM Bauer air compressors
NITROX Available on board, DNA Nitrox membrane system
Equipment Rental Scuba diving equipment rentals available on board
Medical Oxygen & First Aid Oxygen system /Medic First Aid Kit
Dive Deck Dive deck equipped with diving gear


Equipment Rental


3 day full equipment USD120 (pre booked with Ultimate Diving £49)
4 day full equipment USD160 (pre booked with Ultimate Diving £62)
7 day full equipment USD245 (pre booked with Ultimate Diving £111)
3 day Nitrox package USD75
4 day Nitrox package USD105
7 day Nitrox package USD180


Please Note: The equipment rental prices listed above are per person per day and can be pre booked through Ultimate Diving.

Passengers should be advised that:
  • Ocean View cabins and the Stateroom contain double beds only and rates are based on double occupancy
  • Same gender cabin share is not guaranteed in twin and quad share cabins
  • Certified divers must present a valid Certification Card and be equipped with a safety sausage, whistle and alternate air source (included in Hire Equipment package)
  • Passengers will be required to sign a discharge of liability and a medical statement, stating they are physically and mentally fit to dive/ snorkel
  • For all itineraries that include flights each passengers total luggage weight is limited to 20 kilograms (45 lb) and all bags must be soft sided. Secure storage is available at the Spirit of Freedom office for excess luggage
  • Spirit of Freedom recommends a period of 24 hours before flying after diving
Child Policy
  • A minimum age of 12 and full fare applies. All children must be accompanied by a parent at all times, including when diving or snorkelling. Spirit of Freedom does not supply child sized scuba equipment or wetsuits. Should gear be required, then the child must provide their own equipment. Diving in ill-fitting equipment is not allowed


Spirit of Freedom Terms Spirit of Freedom will endeavor to adhere to the scheduled itinerary, but does not accept financial responsibility for cancellation or adjustment of advertised itinerary due to weather conditions or medical emergency. Trip itineraries are subject to change at the sole discretion of the Master of the Vessel. Spirit of Freedom does not accept responsibility for lost, stolen or damaged property. Trip fees will not be refunded should passengers be unable to board in time for the scheduled departure or be unable to complete all available dives.