Osprey Reef Liveaboard Diving

Spoilsport

from US$ 308 / day
9.4 "Superb"

AustraliaUS$1,350 from

The exceptionally smooth, 30m Spoilsport features a twin hull design to improve stability while sailing to the Coral Sea, Australia. Custom built, guests have access to nitrox and camera facilities.

    Spoilsport

    Spirit of Freedom

    from US$ 304 / day
    9.1 "Superb"

    AustraliaUS$1,256 from

    • Free WiFi

    Explore Australia’s Great Barrier Reef upon one of the most coveted liveaboard, the 37m MV Spirit of Freedom. All 11 cabins feature an en-suite, air conditioning, storage and housekeeping services.

      Spirit of Freedom

      What To Expect On An Osprey Reef Liveaboard

      Setting sail on a Cairns based liveaboard tour bound for Osprey Reef, you will truly be entering a remote unspoilt underwater wilderness, full of vibrant colours, curious sea creatures and stunning scenery. The reef is situated over 60 kilometres from any other, ensuring a remoteness that will leave you with the feeling that you are on the edge of the world. It lies a whopping 350 kilometres from the city of Cairns in Queensland in the Coral Sea section of the Great Barrier Reef, and due to this isolated position it is only accessible via liveaboard.

      Osprey Reef is famous for it's superb visibility (often over 40 metres) and big fish residents, in particular the sheer number of sharks at North Horn. This site is perhaps the most well known at Osprey, but there are a number of other exciting areas, and when diving Osprey Reef on a liveaboard it's likely you'll also be exploring what Fairy Grotto, Admiralty Anchor and False Entrance also have to offer.

      What You Can See

      Excited by big fish? In awe of bright, natural and vivid colours? You're in the right place! A liveaboard dive tour to Osprey Reef will spoil you with the variety and numbers of large creatures in the water, all gliding through a scene filled with a blissful array of hard and soft corals. The reefs are healthy, of all shapes, sizes and colours you can care toimagine. Divers regularly encounter large amounts of graceful pelagics, and elegant Green and Loggerhead Turtles. There's an extraordinary plethora of life here all year round, but if you are diving here between June and November, you may come across the odd Humpback Whale aswell!

      Gaze at the many sharks passing by, whilst swimming through large schools of Barracuda or Giant Trevally at Admiralty Anchor. Move onto False Entrance where again you'll join huge schools of fish, this time including big eye Trevally - and if you're diving in the Australian winter you may be lucky enough to catch a glimpse of the peculiar looking Hammerhead shark. Your liveaboard trip to Osprey Reef will undoubtedly include North Horn, the site of probably Australia's most famous shark feed, where Grey Reefs, Silkys, Silvertips and Hammerheads all converge to make a spectacle that will last long in the memory of any diver.

      Getting to Osprey Reef

      Because of it's remoteness, Osprey Reef is difficult to get to, and as a result makes the diving even more spectacular as you'll be sharing the water with very few, other than the stunning marine life on show. The only realistic way to dive here is via a Cairns based liveaboard. Many of these Australian liveaboard trips are between 4 and 7 days, giving you enough time to sail, dive, and relax.

      Cairns is a popular tourist town in the North East corner of Queensland, and is the most common port for departing liveaboard diving cruises to the Coral Sea. It has an airport close to town, which is a large international hub and is served by many well known international carriers. It's very likely that you'll be able to fly directly into Cairns from overseas (unless you want to combine other areas of Australia into your trip). If in the unlikely event this is not possible, there are daily domestic flights to Cairns from the even larger cities of Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne. The vast majority of liveaboard operators will offer a complimentary pick up service from your accommodation.

      Osprey Reef Diving Reviews

      9.3
      Superb (out of 10) 10
      Average score from 14 Verified Review(s) Only people who have booked through Liveaboard.com and joined the Liveaboard can write a review.
      Australia
      9.6
      Exceptional

      Osprey Reef was amazing.we saw a whale shark, what an experience to be in the water with this majestic animal. There were lots of sharks and this was also an incredible experience. We dived with schools of fish including blue bump head parrotfish, barracuda, to name a few.

      Diving Osprey Reef in November on the Spoilsport Liveaboard
      Italy
      8.0
      Very good

      fantastic

      Diving Osprey Reef in September on the Spoilsport Liveaboard
      United States
      10.0
      Exceptional

      Beautiful.

      Diving Osprey Reef in September on the Spoilsport Liveaboard
      Australia
      9.2
      Superb

      Awesome

      Diving Osprey Reef in February on the Spirit of Freedom Liveaboard
      South Africa
      8.0
      Very good

      Awesome

      Diving Osprey Reef in June on the Spirit of Freedom Liveaboard
      Canada
      10.0
      Exceptional

      awesome.

      Diving Osprey Reef in March on the Spoilsport Liveaboard
      United Kingdom
      9.6
      Exceptional

      Awesome

      Diving Osprey Reef in March on the Spoilsport Liveaboard
      United Kingdom
      10.0
      Exceptional

      Had to miss due to weather conditions

      Diving Osprey Reef in February on the Spirit of Freedom Liveaboard
      Belgium
      10.0
      Exceptional

      genial!

      Diving Osprey Reef in January on the Spirit of Freedom Liveaboard
      Canada
      10.0
      Exceptional

      excellent

      Diving Osprey Reef in January on the Spoilsport Liveaboard
      United States
      8.4
      Very good

      Excellent

      Diving Osprey Reef in November on the Spirit of Freedom Liveaboard
      United States
      8.8
      Fabulous

      Great . So much to look at and film

      Diving Osprey Reef in November on the Spirit of Freedom Liveaboard
      United States
      8.8
      Fabulous

      Out of this world and amazing

      Diving Osprey Reef in November on the Spirit of Freedom Liveaboard
      United Kingdom
      10.0
      Exceptional

      Awesome

      Diving Osprey Reef in August on the Spirit of Freedom Liveaboard
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