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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 days 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
Thank Don F
Reviewed 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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
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
Thank Cliff G
Reviewed 27 October 2018 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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank skidiot
Reviewed 23 October 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank kdelvalle10
Reviewed 22 October 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank pattynetherlands
Reviewed 19 October 2018 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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank slker
Reviewed 17 October 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
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1 September 2018|
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