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Great Barrier Reef, Liveaboard Spirit of Freedom
Stef - 3/24/2008 11:06 AM
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Great Barrier Reef, Liveaboard Spirit of Freedom

June 2005, Liveaboard Spirit of Freedom (northbound 1st trip)
Fun dives & Nitrox (21 dives in 6 days)
Dive Center: Spirit of Freedom, Cairns, QLD, Australia 
Dive Sites (trip starts from Cairns)
Saxon Reef: Twin Peaks (Night Dive)
Ribbon Reef #10: Challenge Bay (Night & Current Dives), Cod Hole (Cod Play)
Ribbon Reef #5: Clam Beds (soft coral gardens), Andy´s Postcard
Ribbon Reef #3: Steve´s Bommie (known as Australia´s best Bommie; very strong current), Flat Point
Osprey Reef: Around the Bend, Admiralty, North Horn (Deep & Drift Dives, Shark Feed, seen Tiger Sharks), Castles
All dive sites at the Osprey Reef have a drop off and are usually also drift dives. At some places its possible to dive into the reef by using natural caves & caverns. Watch out sleeping sharks!

July 2005, Liveaboard Spirit of Freedom (southbound 2nd trip)
Fun dives (10 dives in 2 days)
Dive Sites (trip starts from Lizard Island which is worth own trip)
No Name Reef: Dynamite Pass
Ribbon Reef #10: Cod Hole (Cod Play)
Ribbon Reef #9: Monolith (Night Dive), Pixie Wall (seen Minky Whales), Pixie Pinnakle, Pixie Gardens (Night Dive)

If I could I would stay on the Spirit of Freedom for months. Its an outstanding adventure! Its also one of the most comfortable liveaboard dive vessel I have ever seen (lots of space, plenty of fresh water, friendly crew, good Australian food). Must see: Osprey Reef, Steve´s Bommie, Cod Hole
Whale season: June - August
According to the season different trip variations can be possible. You may think that trip is expensive - its not (21 dives in 6 days at the best dive spots on the Great Barrier Reef). If you have time watch out for last minute offers in Cairns (up to 50% discount).