Cod Hole, Coral Sea & Ribbon Reefs Liveaboard (4 nights)

Liveaboard Scuba dive the Great Barrier Reef’s famous Cod Hole and Ribbon Reefs, then dive with the sharks at Osprey Reef 200 km offshore in the Coral Sea with liveaboard dive boat, Spirit of Freedom. This sleek and spacious vessel offers quality liveaboard tours to certified scuba divers. Over your 4 day cruise you will have the opportunity to complete up to 15 scuba dives (including night dives) and will begin your trip with a one hour scenic flight from Cairns mainland out to the beautiful Lizard Island – located in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef’s Coral Sea.

Tours depart Thursdays at 8.30am and return to Cairns the following Monday at 7am.

Your liveaboard dive Cod Hole, Coral Sea and Ribbon Reefs  Trip Includes:

  • 4 nights liveaboard accommodation onboard ‘Spirit of Freedom’ – 3½ dive days*
  • Up to 15 scuba dives with no set limits on dive duration
  • A low level reef flight from Cairns out to Lizard Island to begin your trip
  • Bus transfers to and from Cairns City accommodation
  • Wonderful chef prepared meals daily
  • Complimentary wine and soft drinks with evening meals
  • Air conditioned, en-suite cabins

* Basic package based on certified divers with quad-share accommodation. Different cabin styles and prices available upon booking to best suit your requirements – all cabins have private bathrooms and air-conditioning.

What to Bring on your Cod Hole, Coral Sea & Ribbon Reefs trip:

  • Personal luggage, clothes, toiletries etc
  • Maximum 20kg luggage alowance per person including carry-on. Excess baggage secure storage available upon request
  • Personal Dive Equipment – Also available for hire upon booking if required. (Snorkel-only passengers snorkel equipment provided free of charge)
  • Certification card or divers logbook
  • Cash or credit card for onboard purchases
  • $60 AUD Reef Tax & Fuel Levy to pay onboard (mandatory national park fees)

Optional Extras:

  • Full Scuba Gear Hire
  • PADI Advanced Course
  • PADI Nitrox Course
  • Nitrox Package

Onboard Services:

  • Daily cabin service (including towels)
  • Wide screen TV/DVD
  • Comfortable lounge areas and sun-deck
  • Air-conditioning throughout

* Maximum 20kg luggage alowance per person including carry-on. Excess baggage secure storage available upon request
* Please inform of any specific dietary or other requirements upon booking
* Scuba diving is only available to Certified Divers with Open Water level qualification or higher. Snorkelers who are not scuba diving also welcome

Please read the ‘policies’ of your tour below prior to booking, including terms and conditions

Great Barrier Reef Liveaboard (4 nights)

Itinerary

Thursday

Pickup from your Cairns City Accommodation at approximately 7.30am. Head to Cairns General Aviation Airport. Then your scenic flight up the coast to Lizard Island. After Boarding and orientation of the vessel it is time to depart for Ribbon Reef No.10. In the afternoon you will have the opportunity for 2 dives at a choice of sites. Including Lighthouse Bommie, Pixie Gardens, Pixie Pinnacle and Challenger Bay.

Friday and Saturday

These two days are spent diving Osprey Reef (weather permitting). With amazing landscapes of sheer walls laced with gorgonians, sea whips and bright yellow soft corals.  The dive site North Horn, is at the tip of Osprey. You will find the beautiful Grey Reef Sharks and the Silvertip Shark . 4 to 5 dives are available each day including a night dive on the Friday.

Sunday

Ribbon Reefs No. 3. You will be diving at sensational Steve’s Bommie, Temple of Doom and Flare Point. If there is good weather conditions you may head south to the choice dive site “Bougainville Reef”. With its abundant marine life and spectacular coral overhands, tunnels and sheer drops and partially submerged shipwreck. During the evening you will cruise overnight back to Cairns.

Monday

Arriving back in Cairns at approximately 6.30am. Enjoy a light breakfast onboard and a group photo opportunity. You will be dropped back to your Cairns Accommodation around 8.00am.

This Itinerary is a sample only and sites may vary or change due to weather conditions.


Included

  • 4day/4  nights Liveaboard Accommodation
  • Air conditioned ensuite cabin with daily service including towels
  • The opportunity for up to 15 scuba dives
  • A low level reef flight from Cairns to Lizard Island
  • Bus transfers to and from Cairns City accommodation
  • Wonderful chef prepared meals – Australian Style
  • Australian wine and soft drinks with evening meals
  • Please note, the reef levy fee is not included and will be charged upon arrival


Optional Extras

  • Full Equipment Hire
  • Regulator and Dive computer
  • Dive computer
  • Buoyancy Control Device
  • Torch and Cyalume sticks
  • Wetsuits 3mm and 5mm full Length
  • PADI Advanced Course
  • PADI Nitrox Course
  • 4 Day Nitrox Package


What to bring

Alomost Everything Taken Care Of

  • Personal luggage, clothes, toiletries etc
  • Maximum 20 kg (45lb)luggage allowance per person including carry-on.
  • Excess baggage secure storage available upon request
  • Personal Dive Equipment – Also available for hire upon booking if required.
  • (Snorkel-only passengers snorkel equipment provided free of charge)
  • Certification card or divers logbook
  • Cash or credit card for onboard purchases, Reef Tax & Fuel Levy to pay onboard (mandatory national park fees)


Important Information

Diver Safety

  • Advance Type Diving Diver experience recommendation:
  • Advanced Diver Certification. With a minimum of 20 ocean dives. Including 5 dives in the last 12 month. Less experience may result in limited diving due to environmental conditions and remote isolation of dive sites.
  • We recommend a Scuba diver Refresher course prior to your trip.
  • Diver Health. If you have a medical condition or are currently taking prescription medication, you will need a Dive Medical clearance pursuant to the Australian standard AS. 4005.1. Before being allowed to Scuba Dive.
  • For further details contact our Reservations team.

* Maximum 20 kg luggage allowance per person including carry-on. Excess baggage secure storage available upon request
* Please inform of any specific dietary or other requirements upon booking.
* Scuba diving is only available to Certified Divers with Open Water level qualification or higher. 

Please read the ‘policies’ of your tour below prior to booking, including terms and conditions.


 

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