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Spirit of Freedom: 7 Day/7 Night Cod Hole & Coral Sea

Rate Option Adults Children Infants Families Extras
Quad Share $3,900.00 N/A N/A N/A $25.00
Double/Twin $4,600.00 N/A N/A N/A $25.00
Stateroom $5,290.00 N/A N/A N/A $25.00
Ocean View Standard $5,290.00 N/A N/A N/A $25.00
Ocean View Deluxe $5,720.00 N/A N/A N/A $25.00

Mandatory Extras: $25pp Marine Park levy and Port fee.

Optional Extras:

$270 Full Equipment Rental

$180 for a 7 Day Nitrox Package

Please inquire about a Padi Advance Course whilst on board

Please inquire about a Padi Nitrox Course whilst on board

Notes:

1. Snorkelling only take $400 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.

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This luxury vessel takes only 26 special visitors to visit Australia's premier dive locations. On board this elegant 37m motor cruiser you will enjoy gourmet meals, spacious cabins with private bathrooms, and three decks of comfortable living areas. This incredible snorkel and dive cruise will visit the Ribbon Reefs, the Cod Hole, Osprey reef in the Coral Sea, and a stopover at Lizard Island. All on Australia's famous Great Barrier Reef - but the BEST sections of the reef (where standard tourist can not get to). You will enjoy a huge variety of diving from magical coral gardens, to 1000m walls, to the famous shark dive at 'North Horn'.

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 Meals The chefs provide first class meals and can cater to specific dietary requirements. Enjoy Australian and international cuisines over 4 meals per day. Australian wine, local beer and soft drinks are complimentary with the evening meal.

Departs: Cairns 12:00 noon Monday
Returns: Cairns 07:00am Monday

Includes:

  • Transfers to/ from your Cairns hotel
  • Opportunity for up to 26 dives
  • En-suite cabin with daily service
  • Chef prepared gourmet meals – Australian style
  • Australian wine, local beer & soft drinks with evening meals

Your 7 Day/ 7 Night Dive Adventure

To Australia's Cod Hole, Ribbon Reefs, & Coral Sea

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. Lunch and 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 is in the seclusion of Watson’s Bay.

Thursday: This morning there will be time for a morning walk on the Lizard Island, departing to the reef again before lunch. This afternoon you will have the opportunity for two or three dives at a choice of sites on Number 10 Ribbon Reef, including the Cod Hole, Challenger Bay, Lighthouse Bommie, Pixie Wall, and Pixie Pinnacle. Sumptuous dinner awaits in the evening and while you sleep your captain motors on for an 8 hour journey to Osprey Reef in the Coral Sea.

Friday & Saturday: Osprey Reef. Australia's Coral Sea reefs are renown for crystal clear water with average visibility in excess of 100 feet. Two days can be spent diving at Osprey Reef, including North Horn, well known for its shark action. You can expect to see grey whalers, silvertips, reef sharks, occasional hammerheads, schooling barracuda, trevally, and other pelagics. The landscape is amazing with 1000 metre sheer walls laced with gorgonians, sea whips, and bright yellow soft corals.

Sunday:After overnight travel back from Osprey Reef, today will be based around Ribbon Reefs Number 3 at dive sites such as the sensational Steve's Bommie, Temple of Doom, and Flare Point. Tonight you will cruise back to Cairns (Note: In excellent weather conditions this last day of diving may be at Bougainville Reef, another Coral Sea reef to the south of Osprey Reef).

Monday: Arrive back into Cairns at 06:30am. Enjoy your last breakfast on board before your courtesy transfer you back to your Cairns hotel around 07:30am.

Note: This itinerary is a sample only and sites may vary or the sequence may change. Access to the Cod Hole and the Coral Sea is tide and weather conditional.

 

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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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