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SOF: 3 Day/3 Night Cod Hole & Ribbon Reefs

Rate Option Adults Children Infants Families Extras
Quad Share $1,850.00 N/A N/A N/A $50.00
Double/Twin $2,175.00 N/A N/A N/A $50.00
Stateroom $2,500.00 N/A N/A N/A $50.00
Ocean View Standard $2,500.00 N/A N/A N/A $50.00
Ocean View Deluxe $2,700.00 N/A N/A N/A $50.00

Mandatory Extras: $25pp Marine Park Levy and Port fee and $25pp Lizard island porterage fee - total $50pp.

Optional Extras:

$130 Full Equipment Rental

$75 for a 3 Day Nitrox Package

Please inquire about a Padi Advance Course whilst on board

Please inquire about a Padi Nitrox Course whilst on board


1. Snorkelling only take $200 off the trip rate.

2. Sole occupancy - Double the rate and deduct $150 per day.

3. Ocean View and Stateroom Cabins contain double beds only and rates are based on double occupancy.

4.  Triple Share in Double/Twin Room: 2 people pay double/twin share rate and 1 person pays quad share rate.

Prices valid until 30 June 2020.

Prices are shown in Australian dollars and include GST. Prices subject to change without notice.

Join this luxury vessel to dive the world famous Cod Hole and Ribbon Reefs.  On board this elegant 37m motor cruiser you will enjoy gourmet meals, spacious cabins with private bathrooms, and three decks of comfortable living areas. You will travel 240km along rarely visited reefs, encounter a family of giant potato cod, clouds of colourful tropical fish and pristine coral gardens, before finishing with a scenic reef flight from Lizard Island.

Includes a low level reef flight from Lizard Island

Sleek, stylish and spacious this is Australia's premier live-aboard dive vessel and offers the best in cruising comfort to the far northern Great Barrier Reef and remote Coral Sea reefs. Warm towels are available after each dive.  This 120ft/ 37m vessel features electronic stabilizers, flat screen TVs, comfortable lounge areas, sun decks, and large dive deck.

The Cabins Accommodating up to 26 guests, the vessel has 11 spacious air-conditioned cabins all with private bathroom. A range of cabin types are available from quad share to Ocean View Deluxe.

Quad Share: Bunk beds - lower deck

Double/Twin: Various bedding: Doube + Single (can be triple share) / Double bed only / 2 single beds - lower deck

Stateroom: Queen bed/TV - lower deck

Ocean View Standard: Double bed/TV - top deck

Ocean View Deluxe: Double bed/TV - top deck

The Crew The crew are a team of 10 dedicated professionals who work together to ensure your diving and your time on board is fun, safe, and a memorable experience that surpasses all your expectations.

The Meals The chefs provide first class meals and can cater to specific dietary requirements. Enjoy Australian and international cuisines and four meals a day. Australian wine and soft drinks are complimentary with the evening meal.

The Reef Flight Your trip will include a 240 km one way low level flight from Lizard Island back to Cairns. Flying low over the Great Barrier Reef, a spectacular way to end your dive cruise!

Your 3 Day Trip

Departs Cairns 12:00 noon Monday

Returns Cairns 11:30 am Thursday

Your 3 Day trip Includes

  • Transfers to/ from your Cairns city hotel
  • Low level reef flight – Lizard Island to Cairns
  • Opportunity for up to 11 dives
  • En-suite cabin with daily service
  • Chef prepared gourmet meals – Australian style
  • Australian wines & soft drinks with evening meals

Your 3 Day/ 3 Night Dive Adventure To Australia’s Cod Hole and Ribbon Reefs

Your Itinerary

Monday: A courtesy bus will pick you up from your Cairns hotel around 11:00am to transfer you to Trinity Wharf, where you will board the vessel. The crew will greet you and give you an orientation of the vess el before a 12 noon departure. Enjoy a lunch on board while cruising to the outer Great Barrier Reef for an afternoon orientation dive and a twilight or night dive. After dinner you will continue to cruise north to the Ribbon Reefs.

Tuesday: Today’s diving will be around Number 5 Ribbon Reef at sites such as, Permission Bommie and the Clam Gardens, where you will be amazed at the size and abundance of giant clams. The dive might include a drift dive at ‘High Five’, before a night dive at the beautiful Gorgie's Wall. Late tonight you will cruise north to the top of the Ribbon Reefs.

Wednesday: Dive the monolith at Challenger Bay and the Cod Hole. The Cod Hole is a popular dive site for it's resident family of large Potato Cod, (Groper). Other dives may include a drift dive at Dynamite Pass, well know as a channel between reefs for sharks to pass, or the famous Snake Pit, where you will be amazed at the abundance of Olive Sea Snakes. Late in the afternoon you will arrive at Watson’s Bay on Lizard Island and enjoy a BBQ dinner on the top deck. Overnight Watson’s Bay.

Thursday: This morning, after a leisurely breakfast, you have the opportunity to go ashore and explore Lizard Island. At 10:30am you will board a twin-engine light aircraft at Lizard Island for your low level flight over the reef back to Cairns. Arriving back at Cairns airport at approximately 11:30am, the Spirit of Freedom courtesy coach will meet you for your transfer back to your Cairns city hotel.


  • This itinerary is a sample only and sites may vary or the sequence may change
  • 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.




60 day or more notice from your trip date you will forfeit $100 per person to cover administrative costs.

60 days of less notice from your trip date, you will forfeit 25% of your trip fee.

21 days or less notice from your trip date, you will forfeit 100% of your trip fee.

Any amendments to dates of travel within the cancellation period will be considered cancellations, and subject to the cancellation fees specified.

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