Spirit of Freedom, Australia

from US$ 322 / day
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9.210 "Superb"   71 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 in 2015 & 2017. 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 workstation is also onboard with power boards and converters for 110 volts. 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.

     Book online or speak with one of our agents to reserve your Spirit of Freedom Australia liveaboard diving holiday.

    PLEASE NOTE THAT THE 3 & 4 NIGHT ITINERARIES CAN BE EXTENDED TO 7-NIGHT TRIPS

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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. 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
    • En-Suite bathrooms

    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

    #deckplan 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

    9.2
    Superb (out of 10)
    Average score from 71 Verified Review(s) Only people who have booked through LiveAboard.com and joined the liveaboard can write a review.
    Andrew S
    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

    Roger V
    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

    Sandra B
    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

    Benjamin P
    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.

    Alice T
    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

    Daniel S
    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

    Chun Yu Gary T
    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

    sheryl R
    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

    Sally B
    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

    cedric C
    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

    Simon N
    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.

    Varvara N
    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

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

    it was awesome.

    Recommended for

    diving, meeting people, fealing at home

    Michael S
    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

    Robert W
    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!

    Karine R
    Australia
    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

    Riaan R
    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

    Michelle G
    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

    Keston G
    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

    Enrique H
    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

    Kai W
    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

    Dan P
    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

    Phillip M
    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.

    Mark H
    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

    Gillian M
    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.

    Les G
    United States
    9.2
    Superb
    Just a fabulous experience, the crew, food and accommodations were very good and the diving locations were just great. Coral Sea & Ribbon Reefs Adventure, Australia in November

    We saw a school of Napoleon Wrasses that just took my breath away, the shark feeding was certainly an experience we have not seen in more than 400 dives. We also loved to watch the videos and pictures displayed at meals of the day's diving adventures.

    Recommended for

    Diving crew, diving, and food.

    Eva P
    Germany
    10
    Exceptional
    Amazing. Coral Sea & Ribbon Reefs Adventure, Australia in December

    Shark feeding. Saw a hammerhead. The food was spectacular. The crew was very professional and they all love their jobs!

    Recommended for

    Diving, food, crew

    Cornelius V
    South Africa
    8.0
    Very good
    Great experience Coral Sea & Ribbon Reefs Adventure, Australia in December

    Effortless diving

    Recommended for

    Effortless diving, good food and good service

    Jungo S
    Japan
    7.6
    Good
    Sharks Coral Sea & Ribbon Reefs Adventure, Australia in December

    Sharks

    Recommended for

    Sharks

    Greg A
    United States
    8.0
    Very good
    Awesome Trip Coral Sea & Ribbon Reefs Adventure, Australia in December

    The crew were simply amazing. Despite having a boat with many beginner divers, the crew made sure everyone was safe while giving the experienced divers the freedom to safely enjoy the reef. It was Christmas week and the crew went out of their way to make sure we celebrated in style including a visit from Santa. The dive sites were world-class, particularly Osprey Reef. This is diving at it's best. We had amazing experiences with cuttlefish, sharks, turtles, and a reef full of life.

    Recommended for

    The crew, Osprey Reef, Great Barrier Reef

    Raian D
    Italy
    9.6
    Exceptional
    excellent liveaboard in amazing locations Coral Sea & Ribbon Reefs Adventure, Australia in January

    The dive sites are unique. Nothing like I have ever seen before. Visibility over 50m, massive walls and beautiful topography.

    Recommended for

    dives, crew, safety

    Faith R
    United States
    10
    Exceptional
    Amazing Diving Experience! Cod Hole and Ribbon Reefs, Australia in January

    The diving was absolutely amazing. Every crew member went out of their way to make sure it was a great experience.

    Recommended for

    The Crew, atmosphere, diving.

    Francesco T
    Philippines
    8.4
    Very good
    Spirit of Freedom Cod Hole and Ribbon Reefs, Australia in February

    nurse sharks, dolphins & manta rays

    Recommended for

    boat, food & diving

    Steven W
    United States
    10
    Exceptional
    An amazing few days!!! Coral Sea & Ribbon Reefs Adventure, Australia in February

    Flying up the Australian coast at 1500ft in a small plane to Lizard Island to meet the boat was an excellent way to start the week. So beautiful. The boat and crew is awesome. Super comfortable boat with outstanding food! The crew is simply first class, truly professional with your safety and comfort always first in their minds. Incredible dive knowledge and knowledge of the dive sites. Might be the most professionally run live-aboard we've ever been on. Osprey Reef is an amazing spot to dive that few will ever get the chance to visit. We are so lucky to have been.

    Recommended for

    Crew, dive sites, and destination

    Scarlet Y
    China
    8.8
    Fabulous
    wonderful trip Coral Sea & Ribbon Reefs Adventure, Australia in March

    看到很多东西,有超多鲨鱼,千万别错过夜潜!!!

    Recommended for

    kindly DM,thanks for taking wonderful Photo for 船员和向导都超友善的,很棒的体验!

    Céline V
    Switzerland
    8.0
    Very good
    Eat, dive, eat, dive, eat, dive, dive, eat, dive and sleep Cod Hole and Ribbon Reefs, Australia in March

    A very good organisation and a food incradible

    Recommended for

    Good, organisation, Easy

    RON T
    United States
    10
    Exceptional
    Absolutely amazing Cod Hole and Ribbon Reefs, Australia in March

    Feeding the giant cod and dive master Lorenzo brought me to the snake fit Reef and he took few pictures of me under the water. He's such a joy To be around with. All the crews were amazing.

    Recommended for

    Helpful crews, diving, food, cleanliness

    Randall W
    United States
    8.4
    Very good
    Too many divers on the boat Coral Sea & Ribbon Reefs Adventure, Australia in March

    the shark dive, the shallower dives for reef life, nudibranchs

    Recommended for

    The food, the dive masters, the equipment

    Caroline W
    United States
    10
    Exceptional
    Exceeded My Expectations! Cod Hole and Ribbon Reefs, Australia in March

    The Cod Hole dive was extremely cool, as those fish are big, dopey, and gentle. Sola is an amazing guide, pointing out tiny creatures that most divers would miss. Simon whipped up one amazing meal after another. Angus kept our safety first, but also snuck in a generous helping of humor and fun.

    Recommended for

    Safety-conscious crew, excellent food, tons of diving

    Natalia H
    Spain
    9.2
    Superb
    I wish I could have stayed the7 days Cod Hole and Ribbon Reefs, Australia in March

    Intense, fun, smooth, easy diving, great places and great people.

    Recommended for

    The experienced and friendly crew, the prepared dives to avoid currents, the comfort of the ship

    Steven M
    United States
    9.2
    Superb
    Awesome live aboard dive trip Cod Hole and Ribbon Reefs, Australia in April

    Dive, eat, dive, eat, and dive again. Outstanding service from the entire crew.

    Recommended for

    Diving team, dive sites, food

    Newton Celso B
    Brazil
    10
    Exceptional
    Foi um sonho realizado, superou minhas espectativas. Cod Hole and Ribbon Reefs, Australia in April

    Atenção da equipe, a língua não foi obstáculo para desempenhar as tarefas de mergulho. Precisão nas realizações de tarefas, toda a equipe envolvida no seu bem estar. Alimentação, limpeza, a organização na minha avaliação foram perfeita. Voltaria com o maior prazer e recomendo a todos que queiram participar desta experiência .

    Recommended for

    Espirito de equipe, se superou atenciosos, limpeza, programação, completam a excelencia do serviço prestado

    Jun G
    China
    10
    Exceptional
    Amazing 3days Great Barrier Reef diving trip aboard the Spirit of Freedom Cod Hole and Ribbon Reefs, Australia in July

    My highlights revolve around the amazing underwater sceneries, fauna and flora encountered during our dives. Specifically: spotting a Minky whale, seeing several sharks, sea snakes, etc.

    Recommended for

    1/ Super friendly team, 2/ Comfortable boat and 3/ Amazing dive sites

    Jon S
    United States
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Not being a full boat it was a great, and personal experience highlighted by an awesome crew Coral Sea & Ribbon Reefs Adventure, Australia in September

    Diving Osprey Reef and wall in the Coral sea

    Recommended for

    Crew, personal service, diving

    Adrian K
    Australia
    9.2
    Superb
    The overall experience was great Coral Sea & Ribbon Reefs Adventure, Australia in September

    Definitely the cuttlefish and sharks, the accomodation was great too, the food was plentiful and tasty

    Recommended for

    Diving the wall,diving with Cuttlefish& getting back out to the outer reef

    Judy O
    New Zealand
    9.2
    Superb
    Great Boat Far Northern (Northbound), Australia in October

    I was onboard the Spirit of Freedom for their 'Far North' expedition. Overall a very good trip. Crew friendly and helpful and worked together well as a team. Awesome chef and great food. I'll rate the crew 6 out of 5...! Boat nicely set out. Very safety conscious (as per Australian law!) The diving was good. I was disappointed we didn't get to visit Cod Hole on our way north. Further north, the corals were outstanding. I guess i was a little disappointed we didn't see more 'big' stuff, I'll call the diving good but not great. We did get to visit Raine Island (I hadn't been aware that this is pretty weather dependent) and saw plenty of turtles. The land day at Lockhart River was interesting, thanks :)

    Recommended for

    great crew, friendly, safety conscious

    Rick M
    Canada
    10
    Exceptional
    Best time EVER Cod Hole and Ribbon Reefs, Australia in October

    Feeding the Potato Cod and diving with so many talented divers who we have made into far away friendships😊 We had amazing calm seas as well so thanks for that as well😉 Bobbi and Rick🇨🇦

    Recommended for

    Friendly Knowledgeable Staff,Food was unbelievable and non stop,Diving was amazing 😄

    Peter B
    Australia
    8.0
    Very good
    a once in a life time experience, except I will be back! Coral Sea & Ribbon Reefs Adventure, Australia in November

    Dropping off the stern at Bougainville Reef and realising that those figures with bubble steams rising from them were other divers 60+m away.

    Recommended for

    The ease and beauty of the diving x 3.

    David W
    United States
    8.4
    Very good
    Fantiastic first Liveaboard experience! Cod Hole, Ribbon Reefs, & Coral Sea Adventure, Australia in November

    The best part was diving with my daughter in the Great Barrier Reef -- one checked off bucket list item!

    Recommended for

    the dive crew, the sites and the commeraderie

    Susan B
    United States
    10
    Exceptional
    One of the most amazing trips ever. Cod Hole and Ribbon Reefs, Australia in December

    The dives The crew The food Meeting other divers

    Recommended for

    The crew and their organization and efficiency. The dive sites and the briefings for each site. The boat design was so well designed to provide a great dive experience.

    Diego H
    Brazil
    10
    Exceptional
    The best vacation! Coral Sea & Ribbon Reefs Adventure, Australia in December

    The crew was amazing! They were all so polite and so ready to help us in anyway. The dive instructors were also really good. They were careful and worry about safety. The food was amazing (special thanks to our chef Simon!), and it is impossible to get hungry, there food all the time! And the accomodation and common spaces of the vessel are also excellent! This was the best vacation!!

    Recommended for

    The crew, the dives and the vessel

    Cait K
    United States
    10
    Exceptional
    Couldn’t recommend more!! Cod Hole and Ribbon Reefs, Australia in January

    The cod feed, diving the reef away from any crowds and other divers, and watching a few sharks circle the boat for a few hours

    Recommended for

    Fantastic diving, incredible meals, well-organized trip

    Terry D
    United States
    10
    Exceptional
    Amazing and fantastic first experience on a liveaboard. Cod Hole and Ribbon Reefs, Australia in December

    The overall friendliness of the crew, clam gardens dive site, and the pinnacles.

    Recommended for

    Safety policies, diving experiences, chef!

    Keith B
    United States
    10
    Exceptional
    Amazing trip Cod Hole and Ribbon Reefs, Australia in January

    The coral reefs were incredible, the instructors and crew were very helpful and friendly, and the food was fantastic. This was an incredibly well run program. Everything was impeccable. It far exceeded our expectations!

    Recommended for

    Dives, food, people

    Namrata B
    India
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Would dive with Spirit of Freedom anyday again!!! Coral Sea & Ribbon Reefs Adventure, Australia in February

    The locations we covered were gorgeous. Even though 15 dives in 4 days may sound strennous the way the dives were organised made it very comfortable for all divers. We had lovely food, comfortable cabins and dive gear etc for rent are in great shape too. Felt very safe at all points in time.

    Recommended for

    The exotic dive locations, the professional, helpful and friendly crew and the comfort of the liveaboard

    Arline M
    Brazil
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Outstanding Vessel & Crew Coral Sea & Ribbon Reefs Adventure, Australia in February

    The crew was exceptionally professional and very focused in keeping us safe while providing us a very comfortable diving operation. The level of service seen in this trip is not to be found everywhere... The food was extraordinary and very vegetarian friendly. Absolutelly loved it, the only thing I would change is that we saw many many sharks regularly in our dives so the shark feeding is not necessary in my opinion. I bet a lot of corals were broke in order to keep all divers in that position.

    Recommended for

    Food, Crew, Safety

    NICOLE W
    United States
    8.0
    Very good
    Excellent service, fun & friendly crew, thoughtful details, well organized operation Coral Sea & Ribbon Reefs Adventure, Australia in February

    Bougainville Reef - Dungeons & Dragons site. So many sharks on every dive! Especially exciting was the hammerhead. My dive instructor gifting me with a shark tooth as a birthday present, and for pulling me into the middle of a school of circling trevallys.

    Recommended for

    The dives, the sun deck, the unlimited deck towels

    Mark B
    Canada
    9.2
    Superb
    Very good, exceeded expectations Cod Hole and Ribbon Reefs, Australia in February

    Night dive

    Recommended for

    Reef, night dive, food

    ikas J
    India
    10
    Exceptional
    Excellent Coral Sea & Ribbon Reefs Adventure, Australia in July

    Diving

    Recommended for

    Crew food boat

    ikas J
    India
    8.0
    Very good
    Excellent Coral Sea & Ribbon Reefs Adventure, Australia in July

    Diving

    Recommended for

    Crew food boat

    ikas J
    India
    8.0
    Very good
    Excellent Coral Sea & Ribbon Reefs Adventure, Australia in July

    Diving

    Recommended for

    Crew food boat

    Robert M
    United States
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Fantastic Three Days! Cod Hole and Ribbon Reefs, Australia in February

    It’s hard to pick just one highlight. The diving, the staff and the food were all great. Well done all around by the staff, attentive and very flexible with the guests. Great dive sites with lots of coral and sea life, including sharks, turtles and rays.

    Recommended for

    Diving food and staff

    Scott M
    Canada
    8.8
    Fabulous
    Nothing to worry about except your dive! Cod Hole and Ribbon Reefs, Australia in February

    Was able to see lots of sea life and have the comfort of food (and your bed) right there. It was also special that we were far enough out on the reef that we did not see anyone and felt like we had the whole area to ourselves. The overall organization of the trip and crew was stellar! The crew worked like military precision and were incredibly efficient with time and spotting the vessel to the various dive sites.

    Recommended for

    Crew organization, perfect weather, lots of dives.

    Scott M
    Canada
    8.0
    Very good
    Nothing to worry about except your dive! Cod Hole and Ribbon Reefs, Australia in February

    Was able to see lots of sea life and have the comfort of food (and your bed) right there. It was also special that we were far enough out on the reef that we did not see anyone and felt like we had the whole area to ourselves. The overall organization of the trip and crew was stellar! The crew worked like military precision and were incredibly efficient with time and spotting the vessel to the various dive sites.

    Recommended for

    Crew organization, perfect weather, lots of dives.

    Kenneth M
    United States
    9.6
    Exceptional
    wish i had another week. Cod Hole and Ribbon Reefs, Australia in February

    Captain and Cook were amazing. Diving was good. Always fun to meet new friends on every trip.

    Recommended for

    Food - Crew - Food

    Wenting H
    China
    9.2
    Superb
    great experience, everything is great Cod Hole and Ribbon Reefs, Australia in February

    the night dive is great, the food is fantastic.

    Recommended for

    diving site and a lots to see, crew very professional in all detail service in the diving, great food

    Jun C
    China
    9.2
    Superb
    Super organized and safe trip, crew works so hard! Appreciated!! Cod Hole and Ribbon Reefs, Australia in February

    We did some really awesome dives on the GBR, could not have picked a better trip (would have wanted to stay longer for the Coral Sea part too though!). The crew is experienced and works super hard to get us to where we can dive safely in these very remote area. The food was amazing, probably ate a bit too much. It's spacious with lots of room to hang out or just chill. Overall a great trip and met some very interesting people!

    Recommended for

    Safety measures, clean, food

    Sebastian K
    Germany
    10
    Exceptional
    Es war eine wahnsinnig tolle Erfahrung die ich jederzeit wiederholen würde Coral Sea & Ribbon Reefs Adventure, Australia in March

    Der Shark Feed war der Hammer. Außerdem die Leute die man kennengelernt hat eingeschlossen die Crew, die war total nett und immer hilfsbereit. Die Nitrox Füllungen und das Leih Equipment waren sehr gut, es gibt nichts daran auszusetzen. Das Essen war einfach super immer total lecker.

    Recommended for

    Shark feed, Osprey Reef, Nachttauchgang

    Christian B
    Belgium
    10
    Exceptional
    Unique. Witnessed great teamwork from the young crew. Coral Sea & Ribbon Reefs Adventure, Australia in March

    Seeing a fantastic crew at work with drive, professionalism and customer care.

    Recommended for

    Pace, Food & quality of vessel

    william B
    Australia
    10
    Exceptional
    Unforgettable Four Day Coral Sea Liveaboard Coral Sea & Ribbon Reefs Adventure, Australia in April

    We just returned to Cairns after an incredible four day/four night excursion to the Coral Sea and Osprey Reef with Spirit of Freedom. These four days were the highlight of our entire month in Australia. We completed 15 dives over the course of four days and saw a variety of sea life ranging from hoards of sharks down to the tiniest nudibranchs and everything in between. Visibility was easily over 30meters in most spots. The captain and crew of the Spirit of Freedom were the best! They made everyone feel right at home and delivered top notch service throughout the trip. All of the rental dive gear was in tip top shape and the accommodations were very comfortable, to say the least. Last but not least, the food! The food and beverage throughout the trip were amazing! You will certainly not go hungry on this trip! Highly recommend and can't wait to get back to visit again!

    Recommended for

    The Amazing Diving! The Outstanding Crew! The Delicious Food!

    christine R
    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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