Wednesday 9th to Friday 18th November 2022
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 7 nights on Spirit of Freedom

diving the Ribbon Reefs, Cod Hole & Osprey Reef!

Join our small group of experienced divers venturing along the Ribbon Reefs, the Cod Hole and out into the Coral Sea to Osprey Reef for amazing diving!

​Sleek and spacious, the ‘Spirit of Freedom’ offers the best in live-aboard dive cruising to the Coral Sea and Ribbon Reefs.

We begin our trip on Wednesday 9th November from Cairns, and travel 240km along the rarely visited Ribbon Reefs, to the Cod Hole. On 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.

Within our 7 days, we also spend 2 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 1,000m with massive soft corals, shark action, and exceptional visibility, as seen in Sir David Attenborough’s documentary series.

 ‘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. This tour also includes an overnight stay in secluded Watson’s Bay and a couple of hours ashore at Lizard Island.

We return to Cairns on the following Monday morning after breakfast.

This trip has a dedicated Trip Coordinator

taking care of all logistics of for you!

Dates: Wednesday 9th to Friday 18th November 2022


Dives available: up to 26, including 6 night dives


Cost twin share: $5299 per diver



Wed 9th

  • Arrive into Cairns airport

  • Transfer to resort in CBD

  • Group meet up, dinner included

Thu 10th

  • Transfer to Spirit of Freedom at wharf

  • Nice cruise to outer reef for check out dives

  • Dinner and twilight dive

  • Overnight cruise to Ribbon Reef

Fri 11th & Sat 12th

  • Wake up for stunning reef & bommie diving

  • Cod Hole dive with Giant Potato Cod

  • 4 to 5 dives per day, night dive on Fri

  • Sunset BBQ off Lizard Island

Sun 13th

  • Visit to Lizard Island to stretch your legs or take guided walking tour

  • 11am departure to Ribbon Reef number 10 for more diving

  • Evening departure for Coral Sea crossing to Osprey Reef

Mon 14th & Tue 15th

  • 2 days on Osprey Reef (weather permitting)

  • 4 to 5 dives per day including a night dive on Fri

  • Sat overnight travel to the Ribbon Reefs

​Wed 16th

  • More diving eg Steve’s Bommie, Temple of Doom or Flare Point dives

  • In special weather conditions Bougainville Reef instead!

  • Cruise back to Cairns overnight

Thu 17th

  • Breakfast on board before disembarking

  • Transfer to Cairns CBD 8am

  • Free day or local tour

  • Twin share accommodation at resort

Fri 18th

  • Transfers to airport

  • Great memories and fond farewells till next Sojourn!

  • Transfers in Cairns

  • Twin share accommodation before/after boat

  • Dive boat trip

  • All meals on boat

  • Share cabin with en-suite

  • Reef taxes (EMC)

  • Trip t-shirt

  • Tanks and weights

  • Trip Coordinator

Optional Extras
  • Dive gear or bring your own

  • Nitrox fills


  • Double cabins - couples

  • Local tours & extra nights in resort


  • your airfares, home town transfers and travel insurance are not included

  • fly in anytime Wed 9th November

  • fly out anytime Fri 18th Novemberb

  • Dive operator may have Covid rules/guidelines at the time