The Spirit of Freedom Coral Sea club Dive trip in 2010
The Shark Feed at Ospray Reef QLD located at the end of the great barrier reef.
About the Spirit of Freedom
The Spirit Of Freedom
Dive Australia’s Coral Sea, Cod Hole & Ribbon Reefs with SPIRIT OF FREEDOM live-aboard dive expeditions.
The Spirit of Freedom offers the best in liveaboard dive cruising to Australia’s Great Barrier Reef and remote Coral Sea reefs. Scuba Dive Tours of 3, 4 and 7 day duration depart our of Cairns to iconic dive sites such as the Cod Hole, Ribbon Reefs and North Horn, Osprey Reef. Shark dives, Potato Cod feeding, sheer walls laced with massive soft corals, manta-rays, minke whales, and abundant healthy tropical reefs, rich with marine biodiversity are just some of the high-lights you’ll experience with Spirit of Freedom diving tours.
Stretching more than 2300 km along the coast of Queensland, the Great Barrier Reef is a complex ecosystem of around 2900 individual reefs. In the remote northern sector 10 string shaped coral reefs, collectively called ‘The Ribbon Reefs’, provide some of the most stunning tropical reef scuba diving in the world. Lying within the protected green zones of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park, sites such as Steve’s Bommie offer rich marine biodiversity, and endless macro photography opportunities.
Hundreds of kilometers beyond the Great Barrier Reef, Australia’s Coral Sea harbours the undersea remnants of ancient volcanoes. Here, the diver is presented with sheer walls laced with massive soft corals and gorgonian fans, that plummet 1000 metres to the ocean floor. These isolated reefs, including Osprey and Bougainville Reefs are home territory for huge schools of pelagic fish, manta rays and sharks, and are renown for their crystal clear.
Diving the remote regions of the Ribbon Reefs and Osprey Reef in the Coral Sea, requires you to join a live-aboard scuba diving tour. Join Spirit of Freedom and witness the massive Potato Cod being fed at the Cod Hole, experience the thrilling shark dive at North Horn, Osprey Reef, and in the winter months you may even encounter the inquisitive Minke Whale on the Ribbon Reefs. Spirit of Freedom live-aboard dive tours depart from Cairns in the tropical north of Australia and offer 3, 4 and 7 night dive expeditions.
Tasmania Eagle Hawkneck
Is Located South of Hobart (near Port Arthur) it has some of the worlds best diving.
Geologically, the Tasman Peninsula region is primarily mudstone/sandstone which in some areas has been extensively eroded to offer huge caves, tunnels and canyons, particularly in Waterfall Bay, an area well known for its sea caves. The largest, Cathedral Cave, consists of a massive entrance (maximum water depth 21m), extending back into smaller caverns with narrow tunnels and cross passages, often with large schools of fish near the entrances. The walls are covered with brightly coloured invertebrates normally found in much deeper water. As you can imagine, this cave offers spectacular diving from a photographic aspect. There are several other smaller cave complexes, including Dog Leg Cave and Horse-shoe Cave. The caves are for experienced divers with excellent buoyancy control, and diving in them is only possible when there is little swell.
The canyons of the Patersons Arch area offer all the varied intertebrate life, great swim-throughs and walls of the caves, but without the rock ceiling. Patersons Arch can be dived by anyone with good diving skills and reasonable buoyancy control, although we do not normally recommend it for novice divers.
There are many other sites in Waterfall Bay, including some excellent walls to 18m, swim-throughs and bommies, which are suitable for divers of all levels of experience.
There is also an area at the back of Waterfall Bay where Weedy Seadragons are commonly seen – this is also an area suitable for divers of all levels of experience