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Spirit Of Freedom Exploratory Expedition in Oct-Nov 2017!

13th July 2011

Last updated: 28 May 2017

Are you looking for a unique diving adventure exploring some of the more remote parts of the Great Barrier Reef? Then this special 14-day exploratory expedition onboard Spirit of Freedom is just for you!

Departing from Cairns, this is a rare opportunity to dive the remote and priostine Far Northern Great Barrier Reef. These reefs are seldom visited by any boats and many of the hundreds of reefs in the region are yet to be explored.

The trip is scheduled during the best time of year to dive the outer walls of the Far Northern Reefs, offering a great chance of encounters with megafauna such as tiger sharks, manta rays and whale sharks, as well as the occasional marlin. Divers can also expect a lot of shark action with silvertip, grey reef and whitetip reef sharks. The region is home to masses of pelagic and reef fish and an incredible variety of colourful corals and invertebrates. This time of year is also the nesting season for the green sea turtle.

Far Northern Itinerary (the trip also runs in reverse)
Depart Cairns: Ex Trinity Wharf Monday at 4.00pm
Return Cairns: By flight from Lockhart River airstrip following Monday at 6.30pm.
Proposed Itinerary: Exact dive location from Day 2 to 7 may be variable dependent on weather and conditions.
Day 1: Cairns city accommodation transfers begin at 2.45pm, for a 4.00pm departure.
Dinner on board and overnight travel.
Day 2: Diving No. 9 & 10 Ribbon Reefs, near Lizard Island, at dive sites such as The Cod Hole, Pixie Pinnacle and the Snake Pit. Overnight travel.
Day 3: Diving Tijou Reef region. Overnight travel.
Day 4: Diving Great Detached region
Day 5: Diving Great Detached & Raine Island region
Day 6: Diving Moulter Cay, Saunders Reef and Shark Pass region
Day 7: Diving Northern Small Detached Reef region. Final night BBQ on board.
Day 8: Disembark the boat by tender at Portland Roads approx 11.00am. 45 minutes transfer by air-conditioned coach to Lockhart River township and Art Centre. Depart Lockhart River for flight to Cairns 4.30pm, arriving
Cairns around 6.30pm. Hotel transfer to Cairns City hotels
Diver Safety: Advanced Type Diving.
– Diver experience recommendation: Advanced Diver Certification with minimum of 50 ocean dives including 5 dives within the last 12 months. Less experience may result in limited diving due to environmental conditions and remote island of dive site. We recommend a Scuba Diver Refresher course prior to your trip.

Spirit of Freedom – Special Exploratory Expedition

Northern Great Barrier Reef
8 Days 7 Nights 26 Dives
16 – 23 OCT 2017
23 – 30 OCT 2017
13 – 20 NOV 2017
Oceanview Deluxe: US$ 4,460 (AUS$ 6,035) per person
Oceanview Standard: US$ 4,115 (AUS$ 5,575) per person
Double/Twin: US$ 3,600 (AUS$ 4,875) per person
Quad: US$ 3,100 (AUS$ 4,200) per person

Hawksbill TurtleIncludes: Cabin accommodation with air-conditioning, breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, coffee, tea, soft drinks and alcoholic drinks at evening meals, water, dives, tanks, weights and weight belts, Cairns City hotel transfers, transfer to/ from the vessel at Portland Roads, to/from Lockhart River airstrip.

Excludes: Nitrox, scuba equipment, dive insurance, torches, alcoholic drinks, AU$ 20 reef levy, AU$ 390 Lockhart River Flight to be paid upon booking. Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival.

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Do you want to enjoy the unique experience of diving the remote regions of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef while enjoying luxury and comfort aboard Spirit of Freedom? Contact Dive The World to plan your holiday on +66 (0)94 582 7973 / (0)83 505 7794 or you could send us an email.

Note: All prices quoted are per diver sharing and subject to currency fluctuations. Currency rate is correct at time of publishing. Special offers apply to new bookings only.

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