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Minke Whale Season



Spirit Of Freedom


7 Night Package

Departs from Cairns

group, independent Trip

Experience the best of the Great Barrier Reef
REF: 26260

7 Night Package

Departs from Cairns

group, independent Trip

REF: 26260

7 Night Package

Departs from Cairns


Package Details

Experience the best of the Great Barrier Reef
Our 7 Day Expedition departs from Cairns, and travels 240km along the rarely visited Ribbon Reefs, to the Cod Hole. Along the ‘Ribbons’ you will encounter clouds of colourful tropical fish, an incredible variety of vibrant healthy corals, giant clams, anemones, huge schools of cruising pelagic fish, and a family of giant potato cod. Included in your itinerary is an overnight stay in the secluded Watson’s Bay, with a couple of hours to explore Lizard Island and 2 full days at Osprey Reef in the Coral Sea. An old volcanic atoll lying 220km off the coast, Osprey Reef is renowned for its spectacular walls to 1000m, its massive soft corals, shark action, and exceptional visibility. ‘North Horn’ at the tip of Osprey is a site where grey reef sharks, silvertips, and the occasional oceanic congregate. Here you can also experience a close encounter with the Spirit of Freedom shark attraction dive. During the months of June and July this trip will regularly encounter Dwarf Minke Whales.
Departs July 6, 2023
Returns July 13, 2023


7 Day | 7 Night Quad En-suite cabin with daily service aboard The Spirit of Freedom
Full board with chef-prepared meals. Australian wines, soft drinks and beers with the evening meal
Up to 26 dives with tanks and weights.
Time ashore at Lizard Island
Transfers to/from Cairns city accommodation


  • ● Domestic Airfares to and from Cairns
  • ● Pre or post accommodation in Cairns
  • ● $25pp Marine Park Lizard island porterage fees & Port Fee
  • ● A fuel levy may apply at the time of travel
  • ● Travel insurance
  • Upgrades

  • ● Upgrade to Twin share | Double Cabin $770 pp
  • ● Upgrades are subject to availability at the time of booking
  • ● Nitrox Fills $260.00 - 7 days
  • Proposed Itinerary

    Day 1 Transfers from Cairns city accommodation and Welcome aboard Spirit Of Freedom
    Day 2-7 Up to 26 Dives on board the Spirit of Freedom. Time ashore at Lizard Island
    Day 8 Transfers to Cairns city
    Dive Level Recommendation Advanced Diver certification with minimum 20 ocean dives, including 5 dives in the last 12 months.

    Terms and Conditions

    SPECIFIC PAYMENTS DETAILS Additional payments may / will be required by Spirit Of Freedom prior to the final balance due date. Details will be advised by your travel consultant at the time of booking confirmation .
    Valid for travel from July 6, 2023.
    Valid for travel until July 13, 2023.
    Only available for sale until May 5, 2023.

    Subject to availability and COVID-19 conditions – please contact your Dive Adventures travel specialist.

    Destination Information


    Queensland is full of exciting areas to explore, where you can have new adventures and make lasting memories. Bask in the sun along the seemingly endless coastline, go trekking through the vast expanse of the outback, and go for a hike through the luscious rainforest that sweeps along the coast.

    Dive and snorkel along the biggest coral reef in the world, the Great Barrier Reef, and take time out to explore the tropical islands that dot this natural wonder. You won’t be short of things to do in this glorious state.

    Spirit of Freedom

    Spirit of Freedom offers world-class liveaboard dive cruises to Australia’s Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea reefs. Departing from Cairns in Tropical North Queensland, the Spirit of Freedom ventures far beyond the reach of day trip vessels, exploring the seldom-visited dive sites of the northern Great Barrier Reef and remote Coral Sea reefs. Shark dives, potato cod feeding, sheer walls laced with massive soft corals, manta rays, minke whale encounters and abundant, healthy tropical reefs, rich with marine biodiversity, are just some of the highlights you’ll experience.

    Spirit of Freedom is regarded as one of Australia’s most comfortable and well appointed liveaboard dive vessels. With three decks of living space, generous cabins with private bathrooms, this 37-metre (125 ft) vessel offers all the amenities of a hotel, complimented by first class meals and personalised professional service, from the crew of 12. As a guest on board Spirit of Freedom, your expectations will be exceeded with stunning dive locations, amazing marine encounters, comfortable accommodations and great Australian service.


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