4-Day Coral Sea + Minke Whale Expedition.

from $3090 AUD

About this Special (ONE ONLY) 4 Night Combined Marine Expedition

One trip only – Departing Cairns on Sunday 17th July 2022, this is possible for 2022 your last opportunity to swim with Minke Whales on the Great Barrier Reef’s Ribbon Reefs combined with scuba diving the famous Osprey Reef in the Coral Sea.

Up to 15 Dives (Includes one night dive)

Highlights

  • Liveaboard adventure combining both Minke Whale experience and diving in the Coral Sea
  • In water interaction with Minke Whales
  • Deep dives up to 40 metres
  • Shark Feed
  • Amazing visibility, coral formations & marine life
  • Amazing dive crew and dive service
  • Low flying scenic flight to Lizard Island over the Great Barrier Reef

Diving Details

Spirit of Freedom will impress with its dive crew, service and locations. As mentioned this trip to the Coral Sea is suitable for Advanced certified divers only. There’s the option to extend your diving qualifications with an on-board course (i.e. Advanced / Nitrox Course).  Coral Sea dive depth is limited only by your air consumption and experience levels. The ocean floor drops away to 1,000m and some dive sites don’t start until 20m below the surface. Dive conditions can sometimes be challenging in the Coral Sea, with strong currents. Visibility is amazing, often over 50m. Certified divers must dive in buddy pairs. Bring your own or have one allocated to you. There is no solo diving. You will need to bring your dive certification card.


Inclusions

Transfers to/from your Cairns city hotel
Cairns to Lizard Island scenic flight
Opportunity for up to 15 dives and as much in-water swim time with the whales as we can manage.
En suite cabin with daily service
Chef-prepared gourmet meals
Australian wines & soft drinks with evening meals


Extra's

  • 4 Day Full Equipment rental $180
  • 4 Day Nitrox package – includes all (15) dives on nitrox $150
  • PADI Advanced Course $285
  • PADI Nitrox Course – includes course and all subsequent dives on nitrox $280

Pricing

Option Price
Ocean View Delux - Min 2 people (price per person) $3970
Ocean View Standard - Min 2 people (price per person) $3530
Stateroom - Min 2 people (price per person) $3530
Twin/Double (Price per person) $3090
Quad Share (Price per person) $2650

Full Itinerary

This trip will provide the opportunity for up to 15 dives including 1 night dive.

Sunday 17th

Depart Cairns 07:00am for your low-level flight from Cairns to Lizard and dive on the Northern Ribbon Reefs

– Overnight travel to Osprey Reef –

Monday 18th

Dive Opsrey Reef and North Horn for the famous North Horn Shark Dive

Tuesday 19th

Northern Ribbon Reefs #10

Wednesday 20th

Southern Ribbon Reef #3 and #5 including Steves’s Bommie and other spectacular sites.

Thursday 21st

Arrive back in Cairns at 06:30am.


FAQ

Advanced type diving. Divers should have a minimum 10 logged ocean dives, including 5 dives in the last 12 months.

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