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Deep dive into Australia's Great Barrier Reef, aboard Spirit of Freedom through LiveAboard. Explore Coral Sea reefs and other pristine, remote reefs on special Far Northern expeditions during 3, 4, and 7-day diving cruises. Voted Best Australian Liveaboard by readers of Australasia Dive Log in 2015 & 2017. 

  • Diving holiday 
  • Explore Australia's Great Barrier Reef 
  • Sustainable/Climate protecting ship 
  • From £1,355 per person 

*Price subject to change depending on dates 


Aboard MV Spirit of Freedom you will find a spacious dive deck, individual dry storage, Nitrox, rinse tanks, a small camera table, and freshwater showers. A camera workstation with power boards and converters for 110 volts is also onboard.

Topside, the Spirit of Freedom offers guests 11 cabins with a style and budget for everyone. All cabins have a private bathroom, wardrobe, ample storage, air conditioning, and housekeeping services. Guests will enjoy relaxing on the top deck between dives or in the evening, where it is a great place to unwind with a drink at the end of a day of fantastic diving. The forward lounge is perfect for chilling out and relaxing and has comfortable seating and beanbags. The dining salon has ample seating for all guests and is where a variety of quality healthy meals are available. Dinner is a set menu, and soft drinks, wine, and beer are included with dinner. The Spirit of Freedom must be notified of any special dietary requirements at least 30 days before travel.

The minimum age to travel on the Spirit of Freedom is 16, as the type of dives practiced requires experience. Snorkelers are welcome aboard the Minke Whale Trip (June and July) and the 3-Day Cod Hole trip. Please note that snorkeling can be restricted due to weather, tides, currents, and other environmental conditions, and snorkeling is only permitted on sites deemed safe. Passengers over 65 are required to supply a doctor’s medical statement confirming they are fit to dive.

VAT, National Park Fees, Hotel Transfer, Local Flights, Alcoholic Drinks at Dinner, Drinking Water, Tea & Coffee, Wine with Dinner, Full-Board Meal Plan (All meals), Snacks, Diving Package, Snorkel Gear, Cabin Towels, Complimentary Toiletries, WiFi internet.

Optional Extras: Gratuities, Alcoholic Beverages, Soft drinks, Soft Drinks at Meal Times, Nitrox (120-289 AUD), Nitrox Course (295-315 AUD), Private Dive Guide (650 AUD), Rental Gear (135-345 AUD), Scuba Diving Courses (375-405 AUD).

Required Extras: Environment Tax.

Gibraltar - Australia flights.

Environmentally friendly practices:

Spirit of Freedom is acting to reduce its carbon emissions and tackle climate change.

  • Minimising waste and recycling where possible.
  • Purchasing environmentally sustainable products whenever possible
  • Measuring and tracking their carbon footprint via a credible carbon emissions calculator
  • Running their administration office and workshop with solar power
  • Choosing to purchase 10% of their electricity as clean energy or green power produced from renewable energy sources
  • Renewing and servicing their vessels to maintain optimum fuel efficiency
  • Not using toxic anti-foul and manually cleaning the hulls
  • Equipping their vessels with two-stage waste water treatment plants
  • Participating in Great Barrier Reef monitoring programs such as Reef Health Impact Surveys, Eye on the Reef, BleachWatch (Coral Bleaching) and COTS Watch (Crown of Thorns Starfish)
  • Supporting the Minke Whale Project by hosting researchers on board, encouraging donations from their guests and through t-shirt sales on board
  • Encouraging their visitors to participate in tackling climate change in their own environment.
  • Providing guests with guidance on everyday sustainable practices, such as utilising low energy bulbs and energy-saving appliances, measuring and offsetting their travel emissions through organisations such as Climate Friendly.