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Dive Review of Spirit of Freedom in
Australia/Great Barrier Reef

February, 2015, an Instant Reader Report by Raymond Haddad, QC, CA
Reviewer   (4 reports, with 1 Helpful vote)
"Finally, the Great Barrier reef!"
Report Number 8472
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
251-500 dives
Where else diving
Bahamas, Palau, Fiji, Maldives, Honduras, Belize, Cayman, Turk &
Caicos, Indonesia
Closest Airport
Getting There
LA to Brisbane to Cairns

Dive Conditions

sunny, windy, rainy, cloudy  
choppy, surge  
Water Temp
78   to 82    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
40   to 80    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
Typical liveaboard back to the boat with 500 psi  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
Whale Sharks
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  4 stars
Tropical Fish
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Small Critters
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Large Fish
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Large Pelagics
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Boat Facilities
4 stars
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Fairly large rinse tank. The handle your gear carefully. Many computers and
power outlets available. ...
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4 stars
Service and Attitude
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Value for $$
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3 stars   
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After reading so much about the Great Barrier Reef, I decided that it was
time to check it out. I flew from Montreal to Cairns, via Los Angeles and
Brisbane. I arrived in Cairns the day before our departure in order to rest
up before my seven day excursion aboard the Spirit of Freedom (SOF). The
SOF offers three options: 3 day trip to Cod Hole, 4 day trip to Osprey Reef
or 7 day trip going to both places. Travelling from so far away, I chose
the 7 day trip. I was picked up on time from my hotel and was d
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