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Spirit of Freedom

Cabins
11
Length / Width
37 m / 7 m
Year built / renovated
1992  / 2008
Rental equip.
YES ($)
Internet
FREE
Nitrox
YES ($)

Highlights

  • Liveaboard diving trips to the Great Barrier Reef, Cod Hole or the Coral Sea
  • June and July dive and/or snorkel with minke whales
  • 3, 4 and 7 night trips available
  • 3 and 4 night trips include a spectacular low level flight to/or from Lizard Island
  • Dives taken from the mothership
  • Dive courses and equipment rental available
  • Nitrox available
  • Free WiFi (when in range)
  • Non divers, snorkellers and children from age 10 years welcome

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24H FREE CANCELLATION PERIOD

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Payment terms

  • 20% of the total booking amount is due at the time of booking
  • 80% (balance) is due 58 days prior to arrival

Cancellation fee

  • Cancellation fee

  • 5% of the total booking amount will be charged if you cancel more than 59 days prior to arrival
  • 20% will be charged if you cancel between 59 and 21 days prior to arrival
  • 100% will be charged if you cancel less than 21 days prior to arrival
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  • 100% cancellation fee

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Description

Spirit of Freedom, The World's 2015 Operator of the Year, whisks divers away in luxury to experience the boundless pleasures of Australia's Great Barrier Reef

The Spirit of Freedom liveaboard is one of Australia’s finest and best-equipped dive operations. With a range of 6,000 nautical miles, the liveaboard Spirit of Freedom's diving cruises are able to reach the most remote regions of the Coral Sea and the Northern Great Barrier Reef. Divers will experience the most spectacular, uncrowded and unspoiled liveaboard diving conditions with one of the greatest marine biodiversities on the planet.

WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT

The Spirit of Freedom liveaboard is 121 feet (37m) long and 23 feet (7.1m) wide. The Spirit of Freedom was established in 1992 and refurbished in 2008 and has 10 English speaking crew members. Detailed attention has gone into the design of the liveaboard Spirit of Freedom.

The Spirit of Freedom liveaboard was built to venture the high seas and to transport Divers in style to the best treasures of the Great Barrier Reef. Compared to other liveaboards, this boat is honed to perfection in providing quality and personalized service as well as some of the best diving in Australia. Part of its philosophy is that even when sailing around remote islands, there's no reason to have great food. The menu was designed by Divers and includes three meals a day with choices from a buffet. House wine  and soft drinks are included with your evening meal. Snacks are provided during the day to make sure each Diver is properly fueled for the energy intense diving.

The Ship's Bar contains a good range of quality Australian & New Zealand wines, plus beer, UDL spirits and soft drinks, all at very reasonable prices. Our crew are happy to serve you, or if they are performing other duties, you are most welcome to serve yourself. We use an honour system for all your purchases on Spirit of Freedom, so there is no need to worry about payment until the last night of your trip. 

Spirit of Freedom contains 11 guest cabins, all with private bathroom. There are various different cabin styles and 4 price points to best suit your requirements. All cabins are air-conditioned and are serviced each day.

All cabins contain a wardrobe and under-bed storage, while some may have additional shelving. Dive bags can be stowed down the aft lazarette. If you have additional luggage that you wish to have stored whilst you are on tour with Spirit of Freedom, we have storage facilities at our office. Please label your luggage to be stored, and give to our driver when he picks you up. He will return your luggage to you on the day you return to Cairns.

For the time between dives, liveaboard guests can relax in their rooms or the posh, air conditioned Saloon. The forward Lounge has comfortable couch seating and beanbags. Here you will find a coffee machine, tea selection and hot water, library - including marine reference books, DVD library, Flat Screen TV & DVD. For Photographers, there is also a camera work station with power-boards and converters for 110 Volt.

The Spirit of Freedom provides several options for entertainment: movies, audio-video entertainment, a library, shore excursions and snorkeling. Sun bathers can relax on the lounge chairs on the shaded sun deck. Perhaps a chat with buddies around the Bar about the day’s diving is the ideal way to end the perfect day of diving.

What food and beverages are provided?

Lunch and dinner are provided on the day of departure, with 4 meals a day on ensuing days, and breakfast on the day of return to Cairns. The 4 meals include continental breakfast followed by a cooked breakfast after the first dive of the day. Most special dietary requirements can be catered to with prior notice. Tea, coffee and fountain water are always available for self service. 

Our Chefs serve a variety of fine quality healthy meals. You will find a mix of international influences in the meal selection that cater to most every taste. If you have a special dietary request, please be sure to note this on your 'Diver Information' form, so that our Chefs can be prepared in the event you require a unique meal.

HOW TO GET THERE

Please refer to logistics section of each itinerary to find detailed info on how to get there.

Cabins

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Standard Double or Twin Cabin

Spirit of Freedom has six standard double or twin share cabins. Five of these cabins contain a double bed with a single bed over the top, bunk style, however one cabin contains just a double bed, so be sure to advise your preference for double or twin share when placing your booking. These cabins are located on the lower deck, with easy access to the main deck. They are an average 7.2 square metres in area, (not including bathroom, an additional 1.8 sq mtrs), are fully air-conditioned and also contain a wardrobe, bed side table and private bathroom.

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  • Size:  7 m²
  • Beds:  Double or Twin
  • Max occupancy:  2
  • Shareable:  Yes
  • Private bathroom:  Yes
  • Air Conditioning:  Yes
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Ocean View Standard

This cabin is located on the top deck with internal stairwell access to the main deck, as well as external access to the top deck and dive deck. It is 5.2 square metres in area (not including bathroom, an additional 2 sq mtrs) and contains a double bed, a wardrobe, and 26” flat screen TV & DVD player. It is fully air-conditioned and has its own private bathroom. Double Occupancy only: no twin share option available. Please enquire for sole occupancy rates.

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  • Size:  5 m²
  • Beds:  1 Double
  • Max occupancy:  2
  • Shareable:  No
  • Private bathroom:  Yes
  • Air Conditioning:  Yes
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Ocean View Deluxe

This cabin is located on the top deck with internal stairwell access to the main deck, as well as external access to the top deck and dive deck. It is a spacious 8.5 square metres in area (not including the bathroom, an additional 2 sq mtrs) and contains a double bed, bed side tables, writing desk, wardrobe, and 26" flat screen TV & DVD player. It is fully air-conditioned and has its own private bathroom. Double cccupancy only: no twin share option available. Please enquire for Sole Occupancy rates.

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  • Size:  8 m²
  • Beds:  1 Double
  • Max occupancy:  2
  • Shareable:  No
  • Private bathroom:  Yes
  • Air Conditioning:  Yes
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Quad Cabin

Spirit of Freedom has two quad share cabins, each containing four single beds, bunk style. These cabins are located mid ships on the lower deck, with easy access to the main deck. They are each 7.2 square metres in area, (not including bathroom, an additional 1.8 sq mtrs), are fully air-conditioned and also contain a wardrobe and private bathroom.

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  • Size:  7 m²
  • Beds:  2 Bunk Bed
  • Max occupancy:  4
  • Shareable:  Yes
  • Private bathroom:  Yes
  • Air Conditioning:  Yes
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Stateroom

This cabin is located in a private area on the lower deck, close to the dive deck and dining saloon. It is a spacious 9.2 square metres in area (not including bathroom, an additional 2.8 sq mtrs) and contains a queen size bed, extra shelving, wardrobe, bed side tables and 26" flat screen TV & DVD player. It is fully air-conditioned and has its own private bathroom. Double Occupancy only: no twin share option available. Please enquire for Sole Occupancy rates.

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  • Size:  9 m²
  • Beds:  1 Queen
  • Max occupancy:  2
  • Shareable:  No
  • Private bathroom:  Yes
  • Air Conditioning:  Yes

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DIVING SERVICES

Adaptors & tanks

  • Din/Int Adapters
  • Nitrox ($)
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Diving Facilities

  • Battery Charging Station
  • Warm-Water Showers
  • Fish Id And Diving Books
  • Spacious Dive Deck
  • Separate Zodiac/Dhoni

For your safety

  • Fire Alarm
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • Life Jackets
  • Life Rafts
  • Emergency Oxygen Kit
  • First Aid Kits
  • Automatic External Defibrillator (Aed)
  • Vhf Radio
  • Emergency Positioning Radio Beacon

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Other

Boat Amenities

Activities

  • Land Excursions

Food & drink

  • Buffet
  • Alcohol

Facilities

  • Wi-Fi (Free)
  • Air-Conditioning
  • Lounge/Tv Area

Great for families

  • Movies

Payments

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Amex
  • Cash (Aud)
  • Cash

Sports & Watersports

  • Snorkeling

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