Monday - The Spirit of Freedom courtesy bus will pick you up from your Cairns hotel around 11:00 am to transfer you to Trinity Wharf, where you will board the vessel. You will be greeted by the Spirit of Freedom crew, who will give you an orientation of the vessel before a 12-noon departure. Enjoy lunch on board while cruising to the outer Great Barrier Reef for an afternoon check-out dive and a twilight or night dive. Possible dive sites - Saxon Reef or Norman Reef. After dinner, you will cruise north to the Ribbon Reefs. 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.)
Tuesday - You will have up to 5 dives (including a night dive). This day will be spent diving at the most northern of the Ribbon Reefs, Number 9 & 10 Ribbon Reefs. Possible dive sites - Cod Hole, Wonder-wall, Pixie Pinnacle, Challenger Bay, Two Towers, Lighthouse Bommie, Snake Pit, Dynamite Pass. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner included.
Wednesday - You will have up to 4 dives. This day will be spent diving at the most northern of the Ribbon Reefs, Number 9 & 10 Ribbon Reefs. Possible dive sites - Cod Hole, Wonder-Wall, Pixie Pinnacle, Challenger Bay, Two Towers, Lighthouse Bommie, Snake Pit, Dynamite Pass. On Wednesday evening the vessel will overnight at Watson’s Bay on Lizard Island and enjoy a sunset BBQ dinner on the top deck. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner included.
Thursday - Disembarkation. This morning after breakfast you will disembark and say farewell to Spirit of Freedom. Onshore at Lizard Island, you can take the guided walk from Watson’s Beach to Mary Watson’s cottage over Chinaman’s Ridge and back to the air-strip. Here you will board a twin-engine light aircraft for your low-level flight over the reef and/or along the coast back to Cairns. The one hour flight arrives at Hinterland Aviation, Cairns General Aviation Airport around 11.15 to 11:30 am, where the Spirit of Freedom courtesy coach will meet you for your transfer back to your Cairns city hotel. 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. Breakfast included.