Coral Sea Liveaboard
This Coral Sea cruise which includes dive Cod Hole is in fact the 2nd portion of a 7 day Coral Sea liveaboard on Spirit of Freedom, Australia's premier dive liveaboard. The low level flight across the Great Barrier Reef from Cairns joins the vessel at Lizard Island for Coral Sea cruising and scuba diving where you will dive Cod Hole on the first day then Coral Sea reefs thereafter. You will experience a pristine marine environment second to no other on earth. This is the itinerary for the 4 day Australia liveaboard dive trip but also available are the Coral Sea Scuba Diving Liveaboard - Prices, Information & Enquiry Form - 3 days and Coral Sea Liveaboard Trip - Prices, Information & Enquiry Form - 7 days. Coral Sea cruises for differing budgets or schedules. See our full Australia Liveaboard Dive Trips selection here.
Thursday: At 07:30am our courtesy coach will transfer you from your Cairns city hotel to Hinterland Aviation at Cairns General Aviation Airport. Here you will board a twin-engine light aircraft for your scenic flight over the coast Great Barrier Reef to Lizard Island. On arrival the crew will greet you and convey you via tender to the vessel. On completion of a short orientation of the vessel we depart for Ribbon Reef Number 10. Two dives are programmed for this afternoon at sites including dive Cod Hole, Challenger Bay, Lighthouse Bommie, Pixie Gardens, and Pixie Pinnacle. In the evening we depart for a 10 hour crossing to Osprey Reef in the Coral Sea.
Friday & Saturday: 2 days will be spent diving a number of different sites at Osprey Reef (weather permitting). Visibility on Australia's Coral Sea reefs can be from 30 to 100 metres. The underwater terrain is amazing with sheer walls laced with gorgonians, sea whips, and brightly coloured soft corals, rising from the ocean floor thousands of feet below. 'North Horn', a dive site at the tip of Osprey, is a site where grey reef sharks, silvertips, and the occasional oceanic shark congregate. You can experience a close encounter with the Spirit of Freedom shark attraction dive. Four to five dives will be completed each day, including a night dive on the Friday. Saturday night we depart Osprey Reef for an overnight cruise to the Ribbon Reefs. Prepare to see manta rays, sharks and giant groperin this totally unique marine paradise.
Sunday: At Ribbon Reefs Number 3 diving includes such wonderful sites as Steve's Bommie, Temple of Doom, and Flare Point teeming with marine life. Another option for Sunday, in special weather conditions, is to cruise south to Bougainville Reef, known for its stunning underwater landscape and caverns, and its partially submerged wreck. On Sunday evening we cruise back to Cairns overnight.
Monday: We arrive back into Cairns at 06:30am. Enjoy a light breakfast on board and a group photo opportunity before being dropped back to your Cairns hotel around 08.00am.
one way flight to Lizard Island
over the Coral Sea and Great Barrier Reef.
Departing Cairns 08:30am Thursday
Returning Cairns 07:00am Monday
- Transfers to and from Cairns
- Reef flight - Cairns to Lizard Island - one
- 16 Coral Sea dives
- En-suite cabin with daily service
- Chef prepared meals
- Australian wines & soft drinks with
Light aircraft regulations
limit baggage to 20 Kg (45 LBS) pp. Excess luggage
storage is available at the office.
3 DAY/ 3 NIGHT MONDAY DEPARTURE
Departing: Cairns 08:30 amThursday
Returning: Cairns 07:00 am Monday
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