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“osprey reef”(22 reviews)
“ribbon reefs”(14 reviews)
“lizard island”(25 reviews)
Spirit of Freedom is a luxury dive liveaboard that offers 3 nights, 4 nights or 7 nights trips to remote parts of the Great Barrier Reef - Ribbon reefs & Coral Sea.
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
+61 7 4047 9150
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 13 June 2016 via mobile

My husband and I came from the States to dive the Great Barrier Reef and we heard that this was the best way to do it (and best live aboard reviews too!). It was our first time staying on a liveaboard, and boy did the...More

5  Thank Cfuse47
Tusa Team C, Guest Relations Manager at Spirit of Freedom, responded to this reviewResponded 15 June 2016

Wow! Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a lovely review, Jacob & Caroline! Our crew love exceeding our guests expectations and look like they have done it again :) Best regards, The Team at Spirit of Freedom

Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 3 December 2016

This review is of our live aboard experience in November, 2016. It should be read in two parts: description of a dive accident, and separately, a description of the general trip. There was a near death accident that required helicopter evacuation of one of the...More

11  Thank BobinDenver
Tusa Team C, Owner at Spirit of Freedom, responded to this reviewResponded 6 December 2016

Dear BobinDenver, I am sorry that you did not accept my advice (not threat) about any words which you in your dissatisfaction definitely ’threatened' to publish, unless I gave in to your demands to recompense you as you demanded. I take this opportunity to quote...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My partner and I just returned from the Spirit of Freedom Far North Expedition 22 Oct to 29 Oct 2018. Wow. I am seriously struggling here with where to even begin with writing this review. Our trip was truly a once in a lifetime and...More

Thank fr0ggy
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have just returned from a seven day Far North trip and it was amazing in all ways! On any dive livaboard our needs become simple ... Great diving ... Excellent friendly caring and calm customer service across all areas. Excellent fulfilling meals. Traveling to...More

Thank Cliff G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

An extraordinary experience!! From the low level flight to Lizard Island, to a rare chance to dive Bourganville Reef, this friendly and accommodating boat crew and dive crew works very hard to make sure that you have a great Time! Thank you to Captain Rob,...More

Thank skidiot
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I did the 4 day Coral Sea Trip. It was nothing short of amazing, from the flight to Lizard Island and all the amazing dive spots. I got the chance to get my advance open water certification while aboard. The crew was simply wonderful and...More

Thank kdelvalle10
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The SOF deserves the absolute best rating possible. The 4-day Coral Sea trip that I did was absolutely phenomenal, the highlight of my 3 week trip in Australia and absolute the best value for money. Nothing but praise here. The organization of the trip was...More

Thank pattynetherlands
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I spent 4 supurbl days living aboard Spirit of Freedom. Captain Rob runs a first class vessel with a first class crew. His leadership style is top notch. His crew is organized. polished, and efficient. Rob is a hands-on leader and was...More

Thank slker
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went to the Coral sea. Small plane from Cairns to Lizard Island, then 4 days way out in the blue, and back to Cairns via the Ribbon Reefs. Diving amazing, facilities, food, and gear top of the line. The divecrew were very professional and...More

Thank davflaws
Reviewed 14 October 2018 via mobile

3 day Cod hole trip. This is by far the best live aboard experience. The staff were friendly, attentive and knowledgeable and provided us with a truly memorable experience. Every dive showcased some of the best the GBR has to offer with each exit from...More

Thank justin w
Reviewed 13 October 2018 via mobile

What can be said about the trip I took on the Spirit of Freedom. Early Oct in 2018, the crew of SOF were amazing! Lucy's giant smile and laugh and Michelle's energy and enthusiasm are somthing I am going to miss. Man I could take...More

Thank Ryan G
Reviewed 12 October 2018

Conclusion: Great live aboard experience for diving GBR in more remote places. Dive equipment, very good food and excellent staff obvious price is line with such staff/guest ratio Be aware: Limited (not) appropriate for snorkelers. My wife isn’t a diver and we knew this up...More

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27 August 2018|
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Response from steph_tourstheworld | Reviewed this property |
I was there in May. You could see some bleaching, but the sites that Spirit of Freedom visits are really far out on the reef where not many people go - the healthiest part. The bleaching there is minimal. The reef is... More
7 June 2018|
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Response from Tusa D | Property representative |
Hi dmrehling, We do not have hair dryers in every bathroom, but we do have them onboard. Please ask our hostie when you board the ship and she will be happy to lend you one for the duration of your trip. See you soon! Kind... More