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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
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Booked the 7 night trip to include Osprey Reef - unfortunately weather did not allow us to reach the outer reefs . Not the crews fault but it meant multiple dives on same sites which is not what you want as an experienced diver ....More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank markoBRISTOL
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We did the 4 day Cod Hole trip from Cairns to Lizard Island between 24 and 27 December, which included Xmas day. It is also right in the Wet Season for FNQ. Not suprisingly, it rained, a lot. Despite this, the crew worked really hard...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank BF_and_AA
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I had a great time on our 3 day Spirit of Freedom adventure. As a diver with only 50 or so dives, the diving experience was amazing for me. "Finderella" treatment was great, as was the dive prep area, tank refilling, and...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Mark C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Positives: -the food was pretty good and plentiful -overall all the crew was very nice and for most part responsive (except for what I will mention in the negatives section below); also I really appreciate their checking/double checking protocol before and after each dive- it's...More

Date of experience: November 2018
4  Thank Kayfrau
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is the ideal way to dive some of the world’s best sites while traveling in total comfort. The boat is well-appointed, the staff are stellar and the food is excellent. It’s a total experience from start to finish that is almost literally a dream...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Zach F
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This trip was all about diving. The diving was so so. The Great Barrier Reef has seen better days. Still pretty cool. Unfortunately the boat was crap. Some of the cabins smelled like outhouses and others really loud. The food was nominal. We were served...More

Date of experience: November 2018
2  Thank Don F
Reviewed 4 December 2018

Finished the 7 day adventure trip yesterday and am buzzing now and probably for a long time to come. This is my third time on the boat, but the first time on the Far North trip. Each time the boat has been clean, the food...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Crazycraycatcher
Reviewed 29 November 2018

Professional and attentive staff, personalized service, gourmet food, and oh yeah, spectacular diving. We had fantastic conditions at world-class sites. Technical issues prevented a trip to Bougaineville Reef, but the 7-day tour is hard to beat anyway. Eat, dive, eat, dive, eat, dive, eat, dive,...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank WindowSeatWorld
Reviewed 30 October 2018 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

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank fr0ggy
Reviewed 29 October 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
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1 September 2018|
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Response from bicko2 | Reviewed this property |
Just got back from far north expedition and no signs of bleaching. Haven’t been on SOF for two years and pleased to see the far north is in great condition on the sites SOF visited and a fair % were sites never visited... More
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