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Cod Hole
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4 Day Coral Sea Liveaboard dive trip

 

Departs every Thursday at 08.00 am (Flight).

Returns every Monday at 07.00 am.

Spirit of Freeedom

4 Day/ 4 Night liveaboard dive adventures to Australia's Coral Sea depart every Thursday from Cairns. Australia's Coral Sea reefs lie approximately 200 kilometres offshore, well beyond the continental shelf that harbours the Great Barrier Reef. These isolated reefs are renown for crystal clear waters and walls and pinnacles that ascend from the ocean floor, thousands of metres below.

This is home territory for huge schools of pelagic fish including sharks, barracuda, big eye trevally and rays as well as the exotic cuttlefish, sea hares and starry morays.

Be prepared for an amazing range of diving experiences on your 4 day /4 night (4 diving days) adventure to Australia's Coral Sea.

Oceanview cabin

Your first day will include a couple of orientation dives on the outer reefs of the GBR before travelling out to the oceanic wilderness of the Coral Sea. To the south east, east and north east of Cairns and at least 100km offshore from the Great Barrier Reef, lie Australia's Coral Sea Reefs.

Spirit of Freedom will travel to two Coral Sea Reef systems for 4 days of diving which can include South Flinders, Flinders, Dart, East Holmes, West Holmes, Flora, Bouganville, Shark, and Osprey Reefs. Destinations will vary and be selected according to the prevailing weather in order to provide you the best diving, most comfortable conditions and maximum dive time.

A couple of exploratory dives will always be included in this itinerary. Sites will vary from 3,000 ft (1,000m) walls to magical coral gardens to lone seamounts emerging from the ocean depths. The water is astoundingly clear and the fish life will include whaler sharks, barracuda, big eye trevally and rays as well as the exotic cuttlefish, sea hares and starry morays.

 

WHATS INCLUDED

Transfers to and from Cairns accommodation

Low level scenic flight - Cairns to Lizard Island

Opportunity for 15 dives

4 diving days

Chef prepared meals

Australian wines with evening meals

 

EXTRAS

Gear Hire

PADI Advanced Course

Underwater Photography Course

nitrox Nitrox Course

nitrox Nitrox fills

 

SAMPLE ITINERARY

Thursday: Courtesy coach transfer from Cairns city hotels to Cairns airport will commence at 08:00am. Your twin-engine light aircraft will depart at 09:00am for your scenic flight over the reef to Lizard Island. Spirit of Freedom crew will greet you on arrival and transfer you to the vessel, where we will depart for the reef.

This afternoon we will have the opportunity for two dives before departing in the late evening for Osprey Reef, in the Coral Sea. The dives may be at sites such as the Cod Hole, Pixie Pinnacle and Challenger Bay.

Friday & Saturday: Osprey Reef. Australia's Coral Sea reefs are renown for crystal clear water with an average visibility in excess of 100 feet. Two days can be spent diving at Osprey Reef, including North Horn, well known for its shark action. You can expect to see grey whalers, silvertips, reef sharks, occasional hammerheads, schooling barracuda, trevally, and other pelagics are common. The landscape is amazing with sheer walls laced with gorgonians, sea whips, and bright yellow soft corals rising from thousands of feet below.

Sunday:
Option 1: Still in the Coral Sea, weather depending we will dive Bougainville Reef.
Option 2: Today we return to the Ribbon Reefs # 3 to 5 to dive the sensational Steve’s Bommie, Temple of Doom, Flare Point, and other sites. In the months of June & July is a great opportunity for further interaction with Minke Whales. After dinner on Sunday evening we will cruise overnight back to Cairns

Monday: Arrive Cairns approximately 06:30am. Breakfast will be served on board and hotel transfer will be arranged for approx 07:30am.

Please note that above itinerary is a sample only and sites may vary or the sequence may change. Access to the Cod Hole and the Coral Sea is weather conditional and while every attempt will be made to keep to the advertised itinerary, the Coral Sea and specific sites on the Great Barrier Reef are not guaranteed.

 
 

Please contact us to check if any discounts are available, as we can usually offer discounts off the RRP prices for all bookings on-line.

A deposit is required at time of booking, with the balance paid 30 days prior to departure.

Please check availability with us prior to booking.

Aquapro Dive Services, PO Box 4842, Cairns, QLD 4870, Australia