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

Rate Option Adults Children Infants Families Extras
SOF - Yongala Expedition Trip - Depart 3rd Nov 2020 (Quad Share) $3,995.00 N/A N/A N/A $50.00
SOF - Yongala Expedition Trip - Depart 3rd Nov 2020 (Standard Double / Twin Cabin) $4,700.00 N/A N/A N/A $50.00
SOF - Yongala Expedition Trip - Depart 3rd Nov 2020 (Stateroom) $5,375.00 N/A N/A N/A $50.00
SOF - Yongala Expedition Trip - Depart 3rd Nov 2020 (Ocean View Standard) $5,375.00 N/A N/A N/A $50.00
SOF - Yongala Expedition Trip - Depart 3rd Nov 2020 (Ocean View Deluxe) $5,875.00 N/A N/A N/A $50.00

Diver Recommendations: Diving at the Coral Sea can be considered Advanced Type Diving, and an "Advanced Diver" Certification with a minimum 50 ocean dives, 5 in the last 12 months, is recommended.

Mandatory Extras: $50pp Marine Park levy and Port fee + Yongala mooring fee

Optional Extras:

$270 Full Equipment Rental

$180 for a 7 Day Nitrox Package

Prices valid for travel on 3rd November 2020.  

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

NEW TOUR 2020 - YONGALA EXPEDITION (6 nights)

"Explore Remote Untouched Reefs - Extraordinary Diving"

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.  SS Yongala is rated in the Top 10 Wreck dives in the World.

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 and coral reef systems of Flinders and Holmes on this maiden voyage with the opportunity to do up to 25 dives!

 

Depart Townsville: Tuesday 3 NOV 2020 at 10.00


Return Cairns
: Monday 9 NOV 2020 at 07.30


Day 1: Departure from Townsville Wharf at 10am. Travel to Wheelers Reef for the opportunity to do up to 3    dives including 1 night dive.


Day 2:  Travel to the SS Yongala, with the opportunity to do up to 5 dives including 1 night dive.

Day 3:  Diving Flinders Reef. Opportunity to do up to 5 dives including 1 night dive.

Day 4:  Diving Flinders Reef. Opportunity to do up to 4 dives.

Day 5: Diving Dart or Flora Reef. Opportunity to do 4 dives, followed by overnight travel to Holmes Reef.

Day 6:  Diving Holmes Reef. Opportunity to do 4 dives, followed by overnight travel to Cairns

Day 7:  Arrive Cairns early morning.  Breakfast on board and disembark 7.30am

 

Note: Access to the Coral Sea and specific sites may be weather dependent.

 

Trip price includes up to 25 dives, tanks and weights, all meals, Australian wine, soft drinks and beers with evening meals, tea and coffee, daily cabin service, linen, bath and deck towels, Cairns city bus transfers


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The Vessel:

Sleek, stylish and spacious it 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. 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 this luxury vessel has 11 spacious air-conditioned cabins all with a private bathroom. A range of cabin types are available from quad share to Ocean View Deluxe. Some cabins contain flat screen TVs and DVD players.

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 highly experienced 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 per day. Australian wine and soft drinks are complimentary with the evening meal.

 

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CANCELLATIONS

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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