Spirit of Freedom, Australia

from US$ 300 / day
  • Free Internet
  • Nitrox available
9.110 "Superb"   26 Verified Reviews
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    M/V Spirit of Freedom is a 37m, state of the art liveaboard voted Best Australian Liveaboard by readers of Australasia Dive Log (2012). Spirit of Freedom offers year round, 3, 4 and 7 day diving cruises to Australia’s Great Barrier Reef and the Coral Sea reefs. The Spirit of Freedom offers guests 11 cabins with a style and budget for everyone. All cabins are equipped with a private bathroom, wardrobe, ample storage, air conditioning and housekeeping services. Guests will enjoy relaxing on the top deck and the forward lounge each featuring comfortable, stylish seating.  

    A camera work station is also onboard with power boards and converters for 110 volt. Diving amenities onboard MV Spirit of Freedom include spacious dive deck, individual dry storage, Nitrox, rinse tank, small camera table and fresh water showers. Diving with the Spirit of Freedom provides scuba divers with the opportunity to discover the astounding marine biodiversity found in Australian waters.

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    Included: VAT, Accommodation, Tanks, Weights, Belts, Dive master services, All meals, Transfers/pickups from hotel

    Excluded: Single Surcharge, Dive Equipment rental (from AUD$120 per trip), Nitrox (Fill packages from $75 per trip), Courses, A $20 per person Marine Park Levy & Port fee, From 01 July 2015 a fuel levy no longer applies, however Spirit of Freedom reserve the right to re-instate a levy, should the world-wide price of fuel significantly increase. One way flight Lockhart River to Cairns $360 per person for Far Northern Cruise. There is a $200 discount available for non-divers

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    Boat features

    • Shaded diving deck
    • Camera Station
    • Audio & video entertainment
    • Library
    • Free Internet
    • TV in cabins
    • Air Conditioned saloon
    • Aircon Cabins
    • Sun Deck
    • Indoor Saloon
    • Non-Diver (Snorkeler) Friendly
    • Warm Water Showers
    • Photography Station
    • Outdoor Dining
    • Separate rinse for u/w camera
    • Camera room with table and charging point
    • Custom built for diving
    • Charging stations

    Food & Drinks

    • Western Food
    • Local Food
    • Vegetarian Options
    • Beer available
    • Selection of wines
    • Fine Cuisine
    • Snacks All Day

    If you have specific diet requests you can add this to your special requests on step 2 of the booking form. We advise limiting these requests to religious beliefs or food allergies. The liveaboard serves great food and you will be hungry after a full day of diving!

    Diving

    • DIN Adaptors
    • Nitrox available
    • Rinse hosts
    • Dive deck
    • Tenders for diving

    The crew speaks English, Dutch, French, and Japanese.

    Gear rental

    There is diving gear available to rent on this boat. Please provide your rental needs on the booking form.
    You will need to pay for the rental gear on board of the boat. Show prices

    Rental Gear Prices

    • Full Equipment:from AUD$120 per trip
    • Nitrox tank:Fill packages from $75 per trip
    • Fins:FOC
    • Wetsuit:From AUD$30 per trip
    • Regulator:From AUD$45 per trip
    • BCD:From AUD$45 per trip
    • Dive Computer:From AUD$35 per trip
    • Snorkel equipment:FOC
    • U/W photo camera rental:from $65
    • Nitrox Refills:Fill packages from $75 per trip

    Drawings & Vessel Layouts

    Spirit of Freedom Deck Plan floorplan

    Accommodation

    Boat Specifications

    • Year built:1992
    • Year renovated:Annually
    • Length:37 Metres
    • Deck area:Expansive
    • Beam:7.1 Metres
    • Top speed:12 Knots
    • Cruising speed:8 Knots
    • Engines:2 x Rolls Royce C8M 410 249.8kw diesel
    • Max guests:26
    • Number of cabins:11
    • Number of bathrooms:11 + 2 toilets on the dive deck
    • Tenders:2 x Naiad RIB tender boats
    • Water capacity:22000 Litres
    • Fuel capacity:30000 Litres
    • Freshwater maker:9000 litres per day

    Boat navigation, communication and safety features

    • Radar
    • Depth Sounder
    • GPS
    • Radio VHF/DSC/SSB
    • E.P.I.R.B. Distress System
    • Emergency Rafts
    • Life Vests
    • Fire Alarm & Fire Extinguishers
    • Oxygen
    • First Aid Kits
    • Fishfinder
    • Satellite & mobile phones
    • Bilge pump alarm
    • Search light
    • Crew trained in first aid
    • Emergency flares

    Spirit of Freedom Reviews

    9.1
    Superb (out of 10)
    Average score from 26 Verified Review(s) Only people who have booked through Liveaboard.com and joined the Liveaboard can write a review.
    United Kingdom
    7.6
    Good
    Boat and staff great. Diving very disappointing. Cod Hole and Ribbon Reefs, Australia in October

    The shark feed and Cod Hole dives. The rest were boring and very disappointing. When I asked before the trip if the drinks were included I was told that beer and wine was included but not spirits. This was incorrect, only one drink was provided with dinner which I thought was very poor for the amount we had paid for the trip..

    Recommended for

    Food, comfort, staff.

    Canada
    9.2
    Superb
    Tremendous supportive environment for divers of all levels Cod Hole and Ribbon Reefs, Australia in September

    Seeing giant clams, see snakes, sharks, groups of cuttlefish, large schools of barracuda. Renewing my confidence about diving in an unfamiliar environment with highly knowledgable staff including Rachel, Sarah and Angus. Angus had a great sense of humour which was contagious. Sarah's in depth knowledge of the reef biology was key. Rachel was an excellent role model in and out of the water for all divers

    Recommended for

    Dive staff safety and fun emphasis, hosting staff was friendly and we got personalized attention, knowledgable dive staff

    United States
    10
    Exceptional
    The entire experience was extraordinary! Coral Sea & Ribbon Reefs Adventure, Australia in August

    The rich variety of fish- and creature- reef life throughout of trip was striking, especially the dives at Steve's Bommie and Snake Pit, as was the good condition of the reefs. The coral formations at the sites we visited were still relatively vibrant and colorful. And the dive staff were uniformly knowledgeable, friendly and helpful.

    Recommended for

    The friendly and helpful service of the staff, the critter-finding skills of Rachel and the dive masters, and the excellent food prepared by Rodrigo.

    Australia
    9.2
    Superb
    Fun 4 days on the Great Bariier Reef Cod Hole and Ribbon Reefs, Australia in August

    I saw my first hammer head shark, the most amount of sea snakes I have ever seen in one spot, the food on board was great and plentiful

    Recommended for

    The company, amazing dive sights, the professionalism of the crew and high quality equiment

    Australia
    9.2
    Superb
    Awesome trip! Coral Sea & Ribbon Reefs Adventure, Australia in February

    Awesome trip, the best thing I met in cabin was the service provided by lovely cabin crews. All of them are friendly and hospitable.

    Recommended for

    service, shark dive, drink

    Spain
    10
    Exceptional
    100% recommended Cod Hole and Ribbon Reefs, Australia in August

    Amazing organization, amazing food, very professional set-up. Is the best liveaboard I have done so far. Really recommended.

    Recommended for

    Crew, food and diving

    Australia
    9.2
    Superb
    Staff were awesome Coral Sea & Ribbon Reefs Adventure, Australia in August

    All of it!

    Recommended for

    Staff, lots of food, dives

    United States
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Excellent food, staff and dive crew.food, staff, Cod Hole and Ribbon Reefs, Australia in August

    Beautiful dive locations in the Great Barrier Reef.

    Recommended for

    The staff, dive masters, food

    South Africa
    8.0
    Very good
    Awesome Cod Hole and Ribbon Reefs, Australia in June

    I have to so all the dive where the highlight of the trip.

    Recommended for

    Diving, Service and Food

    France
    8.8
    Fabulous
    Beautiful diving trip Coral Sea & Ribbon Reefs Adventure, Australia in May

    Recommended for

    Amazing diving sites, very efficient and friendly crew, comfortable boat

    United Kingdom
    8.8
    Fabulous
    Fantastic experience Cod Hole and Ribbon Reefs, Australia in April

    Seeing a reef shark close up on the night dive!

    Recommended for

    The reef, the crew and second breakfast!

    United States
    8.0
    Very good
    Some great dive sites but room is very noisy Cod Hole and Ribbon Reefs, Australia in April

    Steve's Bommie and lighthouse Bommie dive sites are great. Got to try night dive for the first time. Met other divers and able to socialize on the boat. Not highlight: our stateroom is right above the engine and it's very noisy at night while the boat was moving. We couldn't get proper sleep.

    Recommended for

    Staff are great, some dive sites are great, food was great

    Sweden
    10
    Exceptional
    amazing trip Coral Sea & Ribbon Reefs Adventure, Australia in February

    it was awesome.

    Recommended for

    diving, meeting people, fealing at home

    United Kingdom
    8.0
    Very good
    Great crew Coral Sea & Ribbon Reefs Adventure, Australia in February

    Enjoyable despite disappointment of not being able to go to Osprey.

    Recommended for

    Crew, weather, diving

    United Kingdom
    10
    Exceptional
    Great variety of dive sites. Coral Sea & Ribbon Reefs Adventure, Australia in February

    A very memorable trip, with very interesting and friendly fellow divers. We bonded in a very short time and the crew couldn't have been more helpful. I intend to go again.

    Recommended for

    1. The dive sites. 2. The crew. 3 the food.

    Belgium
    10
    Exceptional
    Great Coral Sea & Ribbon Reefs Adventure, Australia in January

    Greeaaaaat! The crew was awesome. Rachel, Amy, Tamir, the wonderful cook Cassey, everybody was so helpful and we had a really great time. The food was really delicious and I had no issue at all with my allergies. The crowd on the boat was really pleasant, we had a very good time above the water too. The dive sites were just great, the coral was beautiful, the sharks were numerous, the passing hammer shark was unbelievable :-) Thanks to all of you! :-)

    Recommended for

    no stress, best rest between dives, friendlyness, excellent food

    United States
    8.4
    Very good
    Fantastic Coral Sea & Ribbon Reefs Adventure, Australia in November

    Very Good. Am sensitive to mold and strong cleaning supplies so even though the boat was very clean you could smell the cleaning solution as as you walked on board. There was a slight moldy/musty smell in the closet and around the wood. Used essential oils. East access to the water form the boat. Nitrox fills were great . Overall it was a great trip.

    Recommended for

    the dives, the crew and the chef willing to make meal alternatives arooud food preferences and sensitivities

    United States
    8.8
    Fabulous
    A dream come true! Cod Hole, Ribbon Reefs, & Coral Sea Adventure, Australia in November

    I wish I could give the 5 stars to the cabin but who ever decided it was a good idea not to put a ladder up for the upper bunk bed should be ashamed . In a rolling bumpy boat in the middle of the night getting off from the upper bed provided me with multiple bruises . It can't cost much to make one ! The cabin itself was nice and was comfortable . The boat was great and allowed room for relaxing and camera review or just to take a nap on the upper sun deck. Very wonderful and spacious . Handled the rough waters very well I felt very safe .( until I had to get off the upper bed) that was the most hazardous thing I had to do for the entire trip)

    Recommended for

    Location ,location ,location (where we went to dive

    Hong Kong
    10
    Exceptional
    Perfect ship and crew! Cod Hole and Ribbon Reefs, Australia in November

    perfect ;)

    Recommended for

    1. The crew 2. The food 3. Dive site selections

    Canada
    8.8
    Fabulous
    Trip of a lifetime Cod Hole and Ribbon Reefs, Australia in October

    Good experience Lots of diving

    Recommended for

    Personnel / personnel / personnel

    United Kingdom
    10
    Exceptional
    Had a fantastic time on Spirit of Freedom! Coral Sea & Ribbon Reefs Adventure, Australia in October

    Great

    Recommended for

    The food, the organisation of the crew, the variations of types of dives

    United Kingdom
    8.0
    Very good
    Great diving experience Coral Sea & Ribbon Reefs Adventure, Australia in August

    It was a great experience having never done a liveaboard trip before. The plane journey out was the perfect start. The diving was good but I have been to better locations. The open sea journeys are pretty awful if you are not use to sailing or being on boats for long periods so make sure you are prepared. The food was great as was the crew. It's a wonderful experience but is a little on the expensive side for what it was.

    Recommended for

    The shark feed dive, the food and the crew.

    United Kingdom
    10
    Exceptional
    An awesome experience Coral Sea & Ribbon Reefs Adventure, Australia in August

    The whole trip was awesome. Loved the trip on the small plane out to Lizard island. The boat was very well run, the crew were very professional, but took the time to get to know everyone. The choice of dive sites was great, especially North Horn where they did the shark feeding dive. The food was fantastic, an amazing chef, we were well looked after! The dive briefings were very good, Jack was very knowledgable and organised the diving well. Safety procedures were the best we've seen. Can't wait to do the trip again!

    Recommended for

    Amazing diving, fantastic, friendly crew, comfortable cabins

    Netherlands
    10
    Exceptional
    Exceeded expectations! Cod Hole and Ribbon Reefs, Australia in July

    Great experience, great crew, great program. It's nice to see that the crew is just as enthusiastic as the guests. Gear was of good quality and safety was taken very seriously. Will definitely return one day. Roger

    Recommended for

    The trip, the enthusiasm of the crew, the food

    United States
    6.8
    Review score
    Great crew, but dive sites didn't quite live up to expectations Cod Hole and Ribbon Reefs, Australia in July

    Good. My only complaint is that Expectations weren't met on diversity of dive sites. We had two full dive days and granted 1 day was hampered by a medical emergency but the other day was not and we did the same reef 3 times out of 5 dives. That was disappointing.

    Recommended for

    Comfort, Food, Crew

    United States
    10
    Exceptional
    Best trip ever. Cod Hole and Ribbon Reefs, Australia in January

    Recommended for

    great vegetarian food options, friendly staff, great diving

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