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Dive Review of Spirit of Freedom in
Australia

Spirit of Freedom: "Spirit of Freedom - 7 Days", Oct, 2014,

by Jayne A Murrill, NM, US ( 1 report). Report 7994.

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

Accommodations 5 stars Food 5 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 5 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling 3 stars
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments The boat was great, we had the stateroom downstairs, large king bed, private bathroom, very stable. Large dive deck, each diver had a bin for gear, large camera table. Rented BC, reg, wet suit, all scuba pro. Took own computer, mask, fins, booties, snorkel. Wet suits been used a lot so 5mm was liken to a 3mm. Water cold especially after doing 4 or 5 dives a day. They had lava core for sale so I got one, well worth it. Next time, I'll take my own 5mm. BC and reg rental just fine. Boat crew was good, very safety conscious. Good thing. Dive on firt half of 7 days Good, but not spectacular, diving Osprey the second half of trip was fantastic. The chef was excellent, I was on a low carb diet and she took care of our requests. Buddy diving or you could follow the dive master. Dives 45 to 60 minutes, but after that you were cold and ready to come up. Best dive was the shark dive at osprey and the wall of fans on Osprey. Water was clear, vis was about 50 to 60 ft. Lots of Whit tips on most dives, the potatoe cods were very friendly. Had plenty of space for charging items. Wifi available most of the time. Coffee machine in the salon was a big hit and used a lot. Crew was energetic, knowledgable, helpful, and friendly. Next time we'll fly to Lizard Island and only to the Opsrey reef.
Websites Spirit of Freedom   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving Bali, South Africa, mexico, cayman, Hawaii
Closest Airport Cairns Getting There LAX, Brisbane, Cairns

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm, choppy
Water Temp 75-75°F / 24-24°C Wetsuit Thickness 5
Water Visibility 50-60 Ft/ 15-18 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Safety sausage, snorkel, radio locator, first dive to 130, after that to 100
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

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

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

Subject Matter 5 stars Boat Facilities 5 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 5 stars Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments Great photo ops, they help with camera on and off, large rinse tank, lots of charging stations, reference books galore on board, but the crew knows all the fish.
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