Thursday - Around 07:30am this morning the Spirit of Freedom courtesy coach will transfer you from your Cairns city hotel to Hinterland Aviation at Cairns General Aviation Airport. Here you will board a twin-engine light aircraft for your scenic flight up the coast to Lizard Island. Due to light aircraft restrictions, your total weight of your luggage is limited to 20 kilograms/ 45 lb per person, including your dive gear and carry on luggage. The Spirit of Freedom crew will greet you on arrival and escort you via tender to the vessel. After an orientation of the vessel, we depart for Ribbon Reef Number 10. This afternoon you will have the opportunity for two dives. In the evening the vessel departs for a 10-hour crossing to Osprey Reef in the Coral Sea. Possible dive sites - Cod Hole, Challenger Bay, Lighthouse Bommie, Pixie Gardens, and Pixie Pinnacle. Lunch and dinner included.(Please note: this is a sample itinerary only, location and dive sites subject to weather and diving conditions, and that there is no guarantee to see any stated Discovery.)
Friday - You will have up to 5 dives (including a night dive). This day will be spent diving at Osprey Reef (weather permitting). Possible dive sites - North Horn, North Horn Wall, Half Way Wall, Admiralty. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner included.
Saturday - You will have up to 4 dives. This day will be spent diving at Osprey Reef (weather permitting). Possible dive sites - Around the Bend, Castles, Silver City. On Saturday night the vessel departs Osprey Reef for overnight travel to the Ribbon Reefs. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner included.
Sunday - You will have up to 4 dives. This day will be spent diving at Ribbon Reefs Number 3. In special weather conditions, the vessel might head south from Osprey to Bougainville Reef, known for its unusual underwater landscape or caverns, and its partially submerged wreck. On Sunday evening the vessel will cruise overnight back to Cairns. Possible dive sites - Steve's Bommie, Temple of Doom, Flare Point. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner included.
Monday - Disembarkation. You will arrive back into Cairns at 06:30am. Enjoy a light breakfast on board and a group photo opportunity before being dropped back to your Cairns hotel around 08.00am. (Please consider the 24-hour no-dive no-fly policy). Breakfast included.