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Dive Review of Spirit of Freedom in
Australia/GBR and Coral Sea

Spirit of Freedom: "Mostly great", Oct, 2017,

by Scott Cragin, MO, US ( 1 report with 1 Helpful vote). Report 10676 has 1 Helpful vote.

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Ratings and Overall Comments 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Accommodations N/A Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude N/A Environmental Sensitivity 5 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling 5 stars
Value for $$ 4 stars
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments Everything was great except for the fact that the divemaster (Angus) treated me differently because I was on hypertension medication. This was not disclosed to me that I would be put with the least experienced divers with close "tendering" by the divemaster in our group. On more than one occasion, those least-experienced divers ruined the dive for me. And it was humiliating to be treated differently in all of the pre-dive briefings with all divers. If you are over 50 and on any kind of medication, I recommend that you lie because if you are on medication, you can expect to be treated like a child.
Websites Spirit of Freedom   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving Caribbean, Galapagos, Truk, Palau, Menorca
Closest Airport Cairns Getting There No worries.

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy, rainy, dry Seas calm, choppy, no currents
Water Temp -°F / -°C Wetsuit Thickness 7
Water Visibility - Ft/ - M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions I disclosed that I was on hypertension medication and that it was under control. It went downhill from there.
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas 1 or 2
Dolphins 1 or 2 Whale Sharks None
Turtles None Whales > 2
Corals 4 stars Tropical Fish 4 stars
Small Critters 3 stars Large Fish 4 stars
Large Pelagics 5 stars

Underwater Photography 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Subject Matter 4 stars Boat Facilities 4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 4 stars Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments Counter devoted to cameras, chargers, etc.
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