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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 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

Thank slker
Reviewed 4 days ago

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

Thank davflaws
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

3 day Cod hole trip. This is by far the best live aboard experience. The staff were friendly, attentive and knowledgeable and provided us with a truly memorable experience. Every dive showcased some of the best the GBR has to offer with each exit from...More

Thank justin w
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What can be said about the trip I took on the Spirit of Freedom. Early Oct in 2018, the crew of SOF were amazing! Lucy's giant smile and laugh and Michelle's energy and enthusiasm are somthing I am going to miss. Man I could take...More

Thank Ryan G
Reviewed 1 week ago

Conclusion: Great live aboard experience for diving GBR in more remote places. Dive equipment, very good food and excellent staff obvious price is line with such staff/guest ratio Be aware: Limited (not) appropriate for snorkelers. My wife isn’t a diver and we knew this up...More

Thank Tuurtje75
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A great trip to the outer reef with the Spirit of Freedom Crew. We took our 14 yo son. So well looked after. Great service, great crew and great food. Highly recommended.

Thank Tracey G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Overall fairly good experience diving with Spirit of Freedom in the Great Barrier Reef. The boat could have been more comfortable but it was well maintained. The real stars were Lucy, the trip director and the team, who did a fantastic job in ensuring a...More

1  Thank Diego G
Reviewed September 10, 2018

I just finished a 7-day trip aboard the Spirt of Freedom. It was a combination of the 3-day Cod Hole Trip and the 4-day Coral Sea trip. Overall, it was a fantastic experience allowing for 27 dives over the seven days, of which I did...More

1  Thank Joe S
Tusa D, Guest Relations Manager at Spirit of Freedom, responded to this reviewResponded September 11, 2018

Wow! Thank you Joe for such a detailed review of your experience onboard Spirit of Freedom. You really do sum up our trip perfectly & we're very happy to hear you enjoyed yourself. Our crew work hard day & night to make this trip a...More

Reviewed September 8, 2018

We were last on this dive boat 16 years ago and were pleased to find that it is still as good as it was then. Staff were helpful and professional and the food amazing. I was in awe of the food that emerged from the...More

Thank MoroccoMad
Reviewed September 3, 2018 via mobile

We splurged and paid for one of the upper deck cabins. Well worth it! The boat was tremendous. The staff professional, funny, and very helpful. The food was outstanding, the best we’ve had on any of our many live aboard trips. We dove purposefully in...More

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August 26, 2018|
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Response from stephiepie_miami | 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
June 6, 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