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Spirit of Freedom: 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.


If wanting a short trip to dive the world famous Cod Hole and Ribbon Reefs this is the single best company to choose. Whilst on board this elegant 37m motor cruiser you will enjoy gourmet meals, spacious cabins with private bathrooms, and three decks of comfortable living areas. The journey includes 240km of rarely visited reefs as this is only one of two companies who can access this amazing part of the Great Barrier Reef. You will not go where standard tourist boats go. Mentioning only a few of the benefits - are the rare opportunity to swim with a family of giant potato cods, float in the midst of colourful tropical fish and glide over pristine coral gardens. The trip ends with a low level scenic reef flight from Lizard Island back to Cairns to see your underwater wonderland from above. What a way to end a tour!

Sleek, stylish and spacious. This is Australia's premier liveaboard vessel offering the best in cruising comfort to far northern Great Barrier Reef locations, and remote Coral Sea reefs. Listing only a few of the luxuries is the dedicated nitrox option, the free glass of Australian wine with dinner each night, Nautilus GPS lifeline system for each diver, dedicated camera work station for the serious photographers, electronic stabilizers, flat screen TVs, comfortable lounge areas, sun decks, and large dive deck. You will create memorable experiences that will surpass all your expectations.

The Cabins Accommodate up to 26 guests, the vessel has 11 spacious air-conditioned cabins all with private bathrooms. 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 - A team of committed professionals who work seamlessly together to ensure your diving experience is both safe and fun. They are there to also ensure your time spent on board (whilst not in the water) is equally enjoyable. 

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 incredible reef locations you just snorkelled and dived. This will no doubt evoke your underwater memories during this spectacular end to your dive cruise!

Departs Cairns 12:00 noon Monday

Returns Cairns 11:30 am Thursday

Short Summary

  • Transfers to/from your Cairns city hotel
  • Low level reef flight – Lizard Island to Cairns
  • Opportunity for up to 11 amazing dives
  • En-suite cabins serviced daily
  • Chef prepared gourmet meals
  • Australian wine & 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 to board the vessel to begin your trip of a lifetime. The professional and friendly crew will greet you to begin the orientation of your new 'home' for the next 3 nights. Then 12 noon marks your departure beginning with a gourment lunch. A fantastic time to make new friends with fellow passengers. You will discover alot of passion in common with other avid divers, get great ideas for future dive tours and make friends for life. This first afternoon is 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 along the Ribbon Reefs.

Tuesday:  After a sumptuous breakfast - diving will begin around the Number 5 Ribbon Reef at sites such as, Permission Bommie and the Clam Gardens. These sites will leave you in awe at the size and abundance of giant clams. After the morning dive your hunger will lead you to lunch, to share your stories of the giant clams and marine life with others. Enjoy an afternoon rest before the 'drift dive' in the later afternoon. Satisfy your hunger with your second dinner of the trip before a night dive at the beautiful Gorgie's Wall. Supper and bed follows and as you sleep the captain will continue to cruise north to the top of the Ribbon Reefs.

Wednesday: Dawn breakfast again and diving begins at Challenger Bay and  further on to the Cod Hole. This popular dive site is known for it's resident family of large Potato Cod (Queensland Groper). Other dives may include a drift dive at Dynamite Pass, well known as the channel between reefs for sharks to pass. Or you may visit the famous Snake Pit where you will be amazed at the abundance of Olive Sea Snakes.

Late in the afternoon marks the arrival to Watson’s Bay on the very exclusive Lizard Island. Here you can experienc a BBQ dinner on the top deck. Overnight in the seclusion of Watson’s Bay.

Thursday: After your last leisurely breakfast, you will have the opportunity to go ashore and explore Lizard Island. 10:30am is the boarding time onto a twin-engine light aircraft at Lizard Island air strip for your low level flight over the reef back to Cairns. Arriving into Cairns airport at approximately 11:30am, a Spirit of Freedom coach driver will meet you for your courtesy transfer back to your Cairns city hotel.


  • This itinerary is a sample only and sites may vary or the sequence may change due to weather and conditions.
  • There are strict 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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