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Dive Expeditions

A few times a year there are special scuba diving expedition trips that offer a unique itinerary of an exploratory nature for the experienced divers. Departing from Cairns, Queensland Australia with opportunities to dive and explore rarely visited Coral Sea Reef Systems, up to 400km off-shore. These untouched pristine coral reefs can include Flinders Reef, Lihou Reef and Holmes Reef. These are rare opportunities not to be missed and spaces book out early.

*NEW TOUR 2020 (SOF) 6 Night Luxury Dive Trip - Yongala & Coral Sea Expedition

Rates from: $4045


Departs 3rd November 2020 (returns 9th November 2020)

Join our luxury vessel for a rare opportunity to scuba dive and explore the offshore Coral Sea Reef and Australia's largest shipwreck, the SS Yongala. The SS Yongala is one of the most exhilarating wreck dive sites in the world and Australia.  This site is renowned for its incredible diversity and abundance of marine life.

A first for Spirit of Freedom, this expedition itinerary is only suitable for experienced divers, as we will visit some of the lesser dived sites amongst the most Easterly parts of the Coral Sea, far beyond the outer reefs of the Great Barrier Reef.  With only one departure in 2020, book now to secure your spot to explore the pristine coral reef systems of Flinders and Holmes on this exploratory voyage with the opportunity to do up to 25 dives!

*Please note this trip starts in Townsville and ends in Cairns.  Contact us for pre and post accommodation.


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*NEW TOUR 2020 (SOF) 7 Night Luxury Scuba Dive Trip - Far Eastern Reefs Exploratory Trip

Rates from: $4375


Departs 23rd November 2020 (returns 30th November 2020)

Join our luxury vessel for a rare opportunity to explore beyond the continental shelf that harbours the Great Barrier Reef, and scuba dive the isolated reef systems of Australia's Coral Sea. 

Covering over 1 million square kilometres and three times the size of the Great Barrier Reef, the region is scattered with spectacular corals and in an undersea world of ancient mountains, rising thousands of metres from the ocean floor.  

This exploratory itinerary is a first for Spirit of Freedom, as we travel 400km off-shore to the spectacular and pristine coral reef systems of Flinder and Lihou.  With only one departure in 2020, book now to secure your spot on this amazing trip of a lifetime departing , with an opportunity to do up to 27 dives!


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Rum Runner - Holmes Reef - 3 Night Shark Diving Liveaboard

Rates from: $1199


This trip is aboard S.V Rum Runner, a 66ft mono hull sail boat.  Carrying a maximum of 16 divers plus crew.  The trip goes for 3 nights and allows 8-9 dives at Holmes Reef (including 1 night dive), plus 1 sunrise dive on the Great Barrier Reef.  Departing Cairns on Fridays* at 4.00pm and returning on Mondays at 11.00am-11.30am. 

Next confirmed departures are: 8th and 29th November 2019, 6th December 2019, 31st January 2020.

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