Coral Sea and Cod Hole Barrier Reef Trip Oct 2017

Coral Sea and Cod Hole Barrier Reef Trip  Oct 2017

30th Oct – 6th Nov 2017 from 4 to 7 Days

3 options:

  • Cod Hole and Barrier Reef 4 day trip.  30th Oct to 2nd Nov. $1750 ex Cairns
  • Coral Sea and Ribbon Reef 5 day trip.  2nd to 6th Nov. $2125 ex Cairns
  • Coral Sea and Cod Hole 8 day trip.   30th Oct to 6th Nov. $3625 ex Cairns

Price Includes:

  • Transfers to/from Cairns city accommodation.
  • One way flight to/from Lizard Island on short trips
  • All nights Quad Share accommodation aboard “Spirit of Freedom”
  • Up to 26 Dives on 8 day trip.
  • En-suite cabin with daily service.
  • Chef prepared meals including wines and soft drinks with evening meals.

Price does not include:

  • Travel Insurance and personal spending money
  • Upgrade to twin/double share cabin
  • Nitrox fills
  • $20 per diver Marine Park fee.

Note Prices are subject to change without notice. to secure a booking, a completed booking form and $600 deposit is required.

3 Trip options aboard the Spirit of Freedom

With a low exchange rate, this makes australian travel a great option for Dive Holidays. Take the tour of a lifetime with us to the Coral Sea and Barrier Reef aboard the luxurious “Spirit of Freedom”.

Sleek and spacious, the ‘Spirit of Freedom’ offers the best in live-aboard dive cruising to the Coral Sea and Ribbon Reefs. This trip will take you to arguably the best of the Barrier Reef, far away from the day-boats and then to spoil you even more, take you 120 miles offshore in the Coral Sea, to Osprey Reef where the walls emerge from 1000 metres. This is the best reef that Australia can offer. Here you will experience amazingly clear water, masses of corals, Reef Sharks, Whalers, Hammerheads, Mantas and big fish action.

4 Day Option: Cod Hole and Ribbon Reefs $1,750

This tour begins every Monday from Cairns, and travels 240km along the rarely visited Ribbon Reefs, to the Cod Hole. Along the ‘Ribbons’ you will encounter clouds of colourful tropical fish, an incredible variety of vibrant healthy corals, giant clams, anemones, huge schools of cruising pelagic fish, and a family of giant potato cod. Includes 3 nights aboard Spirit of Freedom,  21/2 days diving up to 11 dives and then a low level flight from Lizard Island to Cairns.

5 Day option: Coral Sea and Ribbon Reef $2,125

Joining the tour with a flight from Cairns to Lizard Island, and joining the 7 days option, you will also spend 2 -3 days at Osprey Reef in the Coral Sea. An old volcanic atoll lying 220km off the coast, Osprey Reef is renown for its spectacular walls to 1000m, its massive soft corals, shark action, and exceptional visibility. ‘North Horn’ at the tip of Osprey is a site where grey reef sharks, silvertips, and the occasional oceanic congregate. Here you can also experience a close encounter with the Spirit of Freedom shark attraction dive. This tour also includes an overnight stay in secluded Watson’s Bay and a couple of hours ashore at Lizard Island. Return to Cairns 7 days later on the Monday morning. Up to 15 dives on this Option.

8 Day Option: Cod Hole, Ribbon Reefs and Coral Sea adventure $3625

This 8 day trip is a combination of the two other options taking in the pristine and remote Barrier Reef areas and then the Coral Sea to highlight Australia’s best diving. This trip is one that you “must do” to appreciate the beauty of Australia’s best. This option starts and finishes at Cairns, has 7 nights aboard Spirit of Freedom with all meals and Luxury service, 3-4 days in the Ribbon Reefs and 2-3 days at the Coral sea diving up to 26 dives!

Spirit Of Freedom is truly a 5 star Live-aboard. Check out the comments from Trip Advisor on Spirit of Freedom about these guys !

Plan to go? Book Early!

Group trips are required to be confirmed well in advance of the trip start, so please book in soon.

Download a flyer on the trip to show everyone – click here!

Where to find us.


Jetty Dive Centre Dive Shop is at 398 Harbour Drive, Coffs Harbour, NSW 2450. This is where you begin your experiences with us! All Scuba Dives and Snorkelling must check-in before moving to departure point.


All our boats leave from the Public floating pontoon wharf opposite the “Attitude Burgers “ building.

Jetty dive google maps with markers for priority locations