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GBR Reef Census - best outer GBR experience by far

Just completed our contribution to Citizen Science with Michelle,Tony, and the amazing Spirit of... read more

Reviewed 5 December 2020
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Ready Eat Dive!

My wife, daughter and I did the 4-day Coral Sea adventure. The accommodations were comfortable and... read more

Reviewed 31 March 2020
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Reviewed 27 April 2018 via mobile

We experienced an awesome time on SOF! The crew is phenomenal, the food delicious and the diving sensational (during the night dive we even saw hunting sharks)! Highly recommended!

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 17 April 2018 via mobile

I spent 4 nights/4 days on SOF from the 12th of April to the 16th, it was such an amazing experience ! The boat is clean, organised. The dive sites were various and beautiful.

Tony, John, Carina, Sam, Ellis, Jared, Taku, Kris, Miranda, Antonia, I would like to thank you once again for your great work and professionalism.

If you expect quality AND quantity in themes of food, you won’t be disappointed (thanks Chef Sam !).

I’ll definitely be back, on a 7 days trip next time !

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 11 April 2018

From March 26 through April 3 I was completely spoiled. We had cyclone warnings and Captain Ross Thompson kept us well out of it. We did not lose a day of diving. Our group was rather large (26) but the crew treated us like friends and did everything in their power to make our time together perfect.
Chef Sam Macaskill presented us with fabulous gourmet food and went out of his way to take care of special dietary needs or wants.
Ellis Spurrier the Dive Supervisor and his assistants, Jared Cottrill, James Webb, Takuma Sato, Antonia Aslett, and Courtenay Leighton were inspiring. Great dive briefings and guiding under water. Safety first, second and last without being constricting. Photographs were posted daily and kept us all entertained.
Miranda Chapman is an awesome hostess. She really spoiled us and kept things moving along.
Carina Millynn is a builder of confidence and an artist on the water. She works the tender like no other and finds those moorings no matter what.
Another noteworthy mention must go to the professionalism, sincere friendliness and working relationships this incredible team exhibited. There was no job on the ship that I did not see every single one of the team pitch in and take care of it. No drama, just considerations of each other and us.
The boat is very comfortable and spacious - go get spoiled and have some great diving. Lauren

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 10 April 2018 via mobile

Never done a live aboard and wanted to check off the bucket list!! Lucy and her crew Nick, Chris, Terry/Sam, Sola, Sophia, Courtenay, John, Matty and Ross/Tony are the very best. They work so hard to take care of us and make the trip like I was traveling with friends! The weather made for dive spots not usually visited and secluded with abundant life! I can’t say enough about how hard this crew works to make your experience the best it can be.

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 9 April 2018

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!

Date of experience: April 2018
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