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Cnr shield street and the esplanade, 4870 Cairns, Australia

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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.

Spirit of Freedom was custom built for long range cruising and to optimise passenger comfort to the sea conditions of the Coral Sea region. Design features such as the specific length of the vessel, combined with electronic stabilizers ensure maximum sea keeping capability for greatest passenger comfort.

The Cabins:

Spirit of Freedom contains 11 guest cabins, all with private bathroom. There are various different cabin styles and 4 price points to best suit your requirements. All cabins are air-conditioned and are serviced each day.

Common Areas:

Spirit of Freedom was designed to maximise passenger comfort and ammenities, to ensure time spent is aboard, is enjoyed in comfort. The dive deck is spacious, the top deck has sun lounges for your relaxation, the forward lounge has comfortable seating, the saloon has work stations for your convenience and the licensed bar stocks a good range of beverages for your enjoyment.

Languages spoken: Dutch, English, French and Japanese

Free cancellation if cancellation is made 180 days before depart date, prepayment if any will be returned.

Group discounts: 
5% for 4 or more guests
10% for 6 or more guests
15% for 8 or more guests
20% for 10 or more guests
25% for 15 or more guests
30% for 20 or more guests



Boat


boat technical data
Material: Aluminium
Build: 1992
Lenght: 37 m
Width: 7.1 m
Cruising speed: 8 knots
Freshwater maker: 9000 lt/day
Water capacity: 22000 litter
Cabins: 20
Gusest: 52

Boat features and services

  • Air conditioned cabins
  • Air conditioned saloon
  • Audio & video entertainment
  • Custom built for diving
  • En-Suite bathrooms
  • Free internet
  • Indoor saloon
  • Library
  • Non-diver (snorkeler) friendly
  • Outdoor dining
  • Photography station
  • 240V/110V recharge facilities
  • Separate rinse for u/w camera
  • Shaded dive deck
  • Sun deck
  • TV in cabins
  • Warm water showers
  • Food & Drinks

  • Beer
  • Fine Cuisine
  • Local food
  • Vegetarian options
  • Western food
  • Boat navigation and safety

  • Bilge pump alarm
  • Depth sounder
  • E.P.I.R.B. distress system
  • Emergency rafts
  • Fire alarm
  • Fire extinguishers
  • First aid kit
  • Crew trained in first aid
  • Fishfinder
  • GPS
  • Life vests
  • Oxygen
  • Radar
  • Radio VHF/DSC/SSB
  • Satellite & mobile phones
  • Search light

  • Cabins

    Select dive cruise and dive cruise depart date, to get listing of available cabins!

    Deluxe Double Cabin

    Deluxe Double Cabin

    Deluxe Double Cabin

    8.5m2
    Air conditioning with control in cabin
    Ensuite bathroom
    FREE WiFi

    You can stay in cabin by yourself (surcharge 0%)

    Cabin facilities/amenties: Non-smoking cabin, Desk, Wardrobe/closet and Sea view.

    Double or Twin Cabin

    Double or Twin Cabin

    Double or Twin Cabin

    7.2m2
    Air conditioning with control in cabin
    Ensuite bathroom
    FREE WiFi

    You can share cabin with other divers, or stay by yourself (surcharge 65%)

    Cabin facilities/amenties: Non-smoking cabin, Wardrobe/closet.

    Master Double Cabin

    Master Double Cabin

    Master Double Cabin

    9.2m2
    Air conditioning with control in cabin
    Ensuite bathroom
    FREE WiFi

    You can stay in cabin by yourself (surcharge 72%)

    Cabin facilities/amenties: Non-smoking cabin, Wardrobe/closet.

    Quadruple Cabin

    Quadruple Cabin

    Quadruple Cabin

    7.2m2
    Air conditioning with control in cabin
    Heating
    FREE WiFi

    You can share cabin with other divers

    Cabin facilities/amenties: Non-smoking cabin, Shared bathroom, Bathroom with shower, Hair dryer, Free toiletries, Heating, Desk, Radio/CD/Hifi and Sea view.

    Standard Double Cabin

    Standard Double Cabin

    Standard Double Cabin

    5.2m2
    Air conditioning with control in cabin
    Ensuite bathroom
    FREE WiFi

    You can stay in cabin by yourself (surcharge 60%)

    Cabin facilities/amenties: Non-smoking cabin, Wardrobe/closet and Sea view.



    Equipment rental

    ItemDayWeek4 daysExtra day

    Snorkel gear (mask and fins)

    7USD

    20USD

    17USD

    7USD

    Computer

    20USD

    68USD

    41USD

    7USD

    Dive light

    7USD

    20USD

    14USD

    5USD


    Images from featured dive sites:

    - Photo Gallery

    • Dive depth: 10 - 30m  Visibility: 10 - 30m  Current: slightKnots  Water temperature: 23.8 - 29.4℃  Dive type: Ambience, Exploratory and Reef


      Blue-spotted pufferfish

      Max. length: 80cmFound at depth: 2 - 25m

    • Dive depth: 9 - 19m  Visibility: 10 - 30m  Current: slightKnots  Water temperature: 23.8 - 29.4℃  Dive type: Big fish, Drift and Reef


      Potato cod (Potato bass, potato grouper, black-spotted rock-cod)

      Occurrence:

      81-100%

      Number:

      Small groups

      Length: 100 - 200cmMax. weight: 110kgFound at depth: 10 - 400m

    • Dive depth: 9 - 19m  Visibility: 10 - 30m  Current: slightKnots  Water temperature: 23.8 - 29.4℃  Dive type: Big fish, Drift and Reef


      Potato cod (Potato bass, potato grouper, black-spotted rock-cod)

      Occurrence:

      81-100%

      Number:

      Small groups

      Length: 100 - 200cmMax. weight: 110kgFound at depth: 10 - 400m

    • Dive depth: 9 - 19m  Visibility: 10 - 30m  Current: slightKnots  Water temperature: 23.8 - 29.4℃  Dive type: Big fish, Drift and Reef


      Potato cod (Potato bass, potato grouper, black-spotted rock-cod)

      Occurrence:

      81-100%

      Number:

      Small groups

      Length: 100 - 200cmMax. weight: 110kgFound at depth: 10 - 400m

    • Dive depth: 9 - 19m  Visibility: 10 - 30m  Current: slightKnots  Water temperature: 23.8 - 29.4℃  Dive type: Big fish, Drift and Reef


      Potato cod (Potato bass, potato grouper, black-spotted rock-cod)

      Occurrence:

      81-100%

      Number:

      Small groups

      Length: 100 - 200cmMax. weight: 110kgFound at depth: 10 - 400m

    • Dive depth: 9 - 19m  Visibility: 10 - 30m  Current: slightKnots  Water temperature: 23.8 - 29.4℃  Dive type: Big fish, Drift and Reef


      Potato cod (Potato bass, potato grouper, black-spotted rock-cod)

      Occurrence:

      81-100%

      Number:

      Small groups

      Length: 100 - 200cmMax. weight: 110kgFound at depth: 10 - 400m

    • Dive depth: 9 - 19m  Visibility: 10 - 30m  Current: slightKnots  Water temperature: 23.8 - 29.4℃  Dive type: Big fish, Drift and Reef


      Potato cod (Potato bass, potato grouper, black-spotted rock-cod)

      Occurrence:

      81-100%

      Number:

      Small groups

      Length: 100 - 200cmMax. weight: 110kgFound at depth: 10 - 400m

    • Dive depth: 9 - 19m  Visibility: 10 - 30m  Current: slightKnots  Water temperature: 23.8 - 29.4℃  Dive type: Big fish, Drift and Reef


      Potato cod (Potato bass, potato grouper, black-spotted rock-cod)

      Occurrence:

      81-100%

      Number:

      Small groups

      Length: 100 - 200cmMax. weight: 110kgFound at depth: 10 - 400m

    • Dive depth: 9 - 19m  Visibility: 10 - 30m  Current: slightKnots  Water temperature: 23.8 - 29.4℃  Dive type: Big fish, Drift and Reef


      Potato cod (Potato bass, potato grouper, black-spotted rock-cod)

      Occurrence:

      81-100%

      Number:

      Small groups

      Length: 100 - 200cmMax. weight: 110kgFound at depth: 10 - 400m

    • Dive depth: 9 - 19m  Visibility: 10 - 30m  Current: slightKnots  Water temperature: 23.8 - 29.4℃  Dive type: Big fish, Drift and Reef


      Potato cod (Potato bass, potato grouper, black-spotted rock-cod)

      Occurrence:

      81-100%

      Number:

      Small groups

      Length: 100 - 200cmMax. weight: 110kgFound at depth: 10 - 400m

    • Dive depth: 10 - 20m  Visibility: 10 - 30m  Current: slightKnots  Water temperature: 23.8 - 29.4℃  Dive type: Reef and Wall


      Great barracuda (Barracuda)

      Occurrence:

      11-40%

      Number:

      Small groups

      Length: 60 - 140cm, max. reported length: 200cmWeight: 23kg, max. reported weight: 50kgFound at depth: 1 - 100m, usually 3 - 30m

    • Dive depth: 10 - 22m  Visibility: 10 - 30m  Current: slightKnots  Water temperature: 22.6 - 29.1℃  Dive type: Drift, Reef and Wall


      Big-eye trevally (Banded cavalla, big-eye kingfish, big-eye trevally, big-eye kingfish, dusk jack, giant trevally, horse mackerel, horse mackerel trevally, horse-eye jack, six-banded trevally, six-band trevally, tille jack, turrum, yellow jack)

      Occurrence:

      11-40%

      Number:

      Medium groups

      Length: 60 - 120cmMax. weight: 18kgFound at depth: 1 - 146m

    • Dive depth: 10 - 22m  Visibility: 10 - 30m  Current: slightKnots  Water temperature: 22.6 - 29.1℃  Dive type: Drift, Reef and Wall


      Big-eye trevally (Banded cavalla, big-eye kingfish, big-eye trevally, big-eye kingfish, dusk jack, giant trevally, horse mackerel, horse mackerel trevally, horse-eye jack, six-banded trevally, six-band trevally, tille jack, turrum, yellow jack)

      Occurrence:

      11-40%

      Number:

      Medium groups

      Length: 60 - 120cmMax. weight: 18kgFound at depth: 1 - 146m

    • Dive depth: 10 - 35m  Visibility: 10 - 30m  Current: slightKnots  Water temperature: 22.6 - 29.1℃  Dive type: Cave, Drift and Wall


      Great barracuda (Barracuda)

      Occurrence:

      1-10%

      Number:

      Small groups

      Length: 60 - 140cm, max. reported length: 200cmWeight: 23kg, max. reported weight: 50kgFound at depth: 1 - 100m, usually 3 - 30m

    • Dive depth: 10 - 35m  Visibility: 10 - 30m  Current: slightKnots  Water temperature: 22.6 - 29.1℃  Dive type: Cave, Drift and Wall


      Grey reef shark (Black-tip reef shark, Fowler’s whaler shark, black-vee whaler, black-tail reef shark, bronze whaler, graceful shark, graceful whaler shark, grey shark, grey whaler shark, long-nose black-tail shark, school shark, short-nose black-tail shark, whaler shark)

      Occurrence:

      11-40%

      Number:

      Small groups

      Length: 130 - 190cm, max. reported length: 260cmMax. weight: 34kgFound at depth: 0 - 1000m, usually 1 - 280m

    • Dive depth: 10 - 35m  Visibility: 10 - 30m  Current: slightKnots  Water temperature: 22.6 - 29.1℃  Dive type: Cave, Drift and Wall


      Grey reef shark (Black-tip reef shark, Fowler’s whaler shark, black-vee whaler, black-tail reef shark, bronze whaler, graceful shark, graceful whaler shark, grey shark, grey whaler shark, long-nose black-tail shark, school shark, short-nose black-tail shark, whaler shark)

      Occurrence:

      11-40%

      Number:

      Small groups

      Length: 130 - 190cm, max. reported length: 260cmMax. weight: 34kgFound at depth: 0 - 1000m, usually 1 - 280m

    • Dive depth: 10 - 30m  Visibility: 10 - 30m  Current: slightKnots  Water temperature: 22.6 - 29.1℃  Dive type: Cave, Reef and Wall


      Big-eye trevally (Banded cavalla, big-eye kingfish, big-eye trevally, big-eye kingfish, dusk jack, giant trevally, horse mackerel, horse mackerel trevally, horse-eye jack, six-banded trevally, six-band trevally, tille jack, turrum, yellow jack)

      Occurrence:

      1-10%

      Number:

      Medium groups

      Length: 60 - 120cmMax. weight: 18kgFound at depth: 1 - 146m

    • Dive depth: 10 - 30m  Visibility: 10 - 30m  Current: slightKnots  Water temperature: 22.6 - 29.1℃  Dive type: Big fish, Reef and Shark


      Yellow-banded sweetlips (Goldman‘s sweetlips, diagonal-banded sweetlips, lined blubber-lips, lined sweetlips, many-lined sweetlips, oblique-banded sweetlips, silver-banded sweetlips)

      Occurrence:

      1-10%

      Number:

      Small groups

      Max. length: 72cmFound at depth: 1 - 35m

    • Dive depth: 9 - 19m  Visibility: 10 - 30m  Current: slightKnots  Water temperature: 22.6 - 29.1℃  Dive type: Lagoon, Reef and Wall


      Grey reef shark (Black-tip reef shark, Fowler’s whaler shark, black-vee whaler, black-tail reef shark, bronze whaler, graceful shark, graceful whaler shark, grey shark, grey whaler shark, long-nose black-tail shark, school shark, short-nose black-tail shark, whaler shark)

      Occurrence:

      11-40%

      Number:

      4-9

      Length: 130 - 190cm, max. reported length: 260cmMax. weight: 34kgFound at depth: 0 - 1000m, usually 1 - 280m

    • Dive depth: 9 - 19m  Visibility: 10 - 30m  Current: slightKnots  Water temperature: 23.8 - 29.4℃  Dive type: Big fish, Drift and Reef


      Camouflage grouper (Blue-tailed cod, camouflage cod, camouflage rock-cod, flowery grouper, marble grouper, marbled cod, small-toothed cod, small-toothed rock-cod, small-tooth grouper, smooth-flowery rock-cod, snout-spot grouper, snout-spot rock-cod)

      Occurrence:

      41-80%

      Number:

      1-3

      Length: 80 - 90cmFound at depth: 1 - 46m

    • Dive depth: 20 - 30m  Visibility: 10 - 30m  Current: slightKnots  Water temperature: 22.6 - 29.1℃  Dive type: Big fish, Drift and Reef


      Yellow-banded sweetlips (Goldman‘s sweetlips, diagonal-banded sweetlips, lined blubber-lips, lined sweetlips, many-lined sweetlips, oblique-banded sweetlips, silver-banded sweetlips)

      Occurrence:

      1-10%

      Number:

      Small groups

      Max. length: 72cmFound at depth: 1 - 35m

    • Dive depth: 10 - 22m  Visibility: 10 - 30m  Current: slightKnots  Water temperature: 22.6 - 29.1℃  Dive type: Drift, Reef and Wall


      Spotted eagle ray (Bonnet skate, duckbill ray, leopard ray, mottled eagle ray, spotted bonnetray, spotted duckbill ray, spotted stingray, spotted whipray, white-spotted eagle ray)

      Occurrence:

      1-10%

      Number:

      4-9

      Length: 110 - 180cm, max. reported length: 330cmMax. weight: 230kgFound at depth: 1 - 80m

    • Dive depth: 9 - 19m  Visibility: 10 - 30m  Current: slightKnots  Water temperature: 23.8 - 29.4℃  Dive type: Drift, Reef and Wall


      Green sea turtle (Pacific green turtle, Green turtle, Black-Sea turtle)

      Occurrence:

      41-80%

      Number:

      1-3

      Max. length: 150cmWeight: 68 - 190kg, max. reported weight: 395kg

    • Dive depth: 9 - 19m  Visibility: 10 - 30m  Current: slightKnots  Water temperature: 23.8 - 29.4℃  Dive type: Drift, Reef and Wall


      Green sea turtle (Pacific green turtle, Green turtle, Black-Sea turtle)

      Occurrence:

      41-80%

      Number:

      1-3

      Max. length: 150cmWeight: 68 - 190kg, max. reported weight: 395kg

    • Dive depth: 15 - 40m  Visibility: 10 - 30m  Current: slightKnots  Water temperature: 23.8 - 29.4℃  Dive type: Exploratory, Reef and Wall


      Lacy scorpionfish (Merlet‘s scorpionfish, weedy scorpionfish)

      Occurrence:

      11-40%

      Number:

      1-3

      Max. length: 25cmFound at depth: 5 - 30m

    • Dive depth: 10 - 22m  Visibility: 10 - 30m  Current: slightKnots  Water temperature: 22.6 - 29.1℃  Dive type: Drift, Reef and Wall


      Whale shark

      Occurrence:

      1-10%

      Number:

      4-9

      Length: 9.7 - 12m, max. reported length: 12.65mWeight: 9800kg, max. reported weight: 21000kgFound at depth: 0 - 700m, usually 0 - 100m

    • Dive depth: 10 - 35m  Visibility: 10 - 30m  Current: slightKnots  Water temperature: 22.6 - 29.1℃  Dive type: Cave, Drift and Wall


      Great hammerhead

      Occurrence:

      1-10%

      Number:

      1-3

      Length: 3.3 - 3.5m, max. reported length: 6.1mWeight: 230kg, max. reported weight: 580kgFound at depth: 0 - 300m, usually 1 - 100m

    • Dive depth: 5 - 35m  Visibility: 10 - 30m  Current: none - slightKnots  Water temperature: 23.8 - 29.4℃  Dive type: Exploratory and Reef


      Zebra turkeyfish (Zebra lionfish, zebra butterfly-cod, many-spotted butterfly-cod, dwarf-lionfish)

      Occurrence:

      41-80%

      Number:

      1-3

      Max. length: 25cmFound at depth: 3 - 80m, usually 3 - 60m

    • Dive depth: 10 - 35m  Visibility: 10 - 30m  Current: slightKnots  Water temperature: 22.6 - 29.1℃  Dive type: Cave, Drift and Wall


      Giant manta (Manta ray, Atlantic manta, Australian devil-ray, blanketfish, devil fish, devil ray, giant Atlantic manta, giant devil ray, munguna, Pacific manta, prince Alfreds ray, sea devil)

      Occurrence:

      1-10%

      Number:

      1-3

      Length: 3.8 - 4.6m, max. reported length: 9.1mMax. weight: 3000kgFound at depth: 0 - 120m

    • Dive depth: 10 - 30m  Visibility: 10 - 30m  Current: slightKnots  Water temperature: 22.6 - 29.1℃  Dive type: Big fish, Reef and Shark


      Giant manta (Manta ray, Atlantic manta, Australian devil-ray, blanketfish, devil fish, devil ray, giant Atlantic manta, giant devil ray, munguna, Pacific manta, prince Alfreds ray, sea devil)

      Occurrence:

      1-10%

      Number:

      1-3

      Length: 3.8 - 4.6m, max. reported length: 9.1mMax. weight: 3000kgFound at depth: 0 - 120m

    • Dive depth: 10 - 30m  Visibility: 10 - 30m  Current: slightKnots  Water temperature: 22.6 - 29.1℃  Dive type: Big fish, Reef and Shark


      Giant manta (Manta ray, Atlantic manta, Australian devil-ray, blanketfish, devil fish, devil ray, giant Atlantic manta, giant devil ray, munguna, Pacific manta, prince Alfreds ray, sea devil)

      Occurrence:

      1-10%

      Number:

      1-3

      Length: 3.8 - 4.6m, max. reported length: 9.1mMax. weight: 3000kgFound at depth: 0 - 120m

    • Dive depth: 10 - 22m  Visibility: 10 - 30m  Current: slightKnots  Water temperature: 22.6 - 29.1℃  Dive type: Drift, Reef and Wall


      White-tip reef shark

      Occurrence:

      11-40%

      Number:

      1-3

      Length: 110 - 160cm, max. reported length: 213cmFound at depth: 1 - 330m, max. reported depth: 330m, usually 8 - 40m

    • Dive depth: 10 - 30m  Visibility: 10 - 30m  Current: slightKnots  Water temperature: 22.6 - 29.1℃  Dive type: Big fish, Reef and Shark


      White-tip reef shark

      Occurrence:

      11-40%

      Number:

      1-3

      Length: 110 - 160cm, max. reported length: 213cmFound at depth: 1 - 330m, max. reported depth: 330m, usually 8 - 40m

    • Dive depth: 20 - 30m  Visibility: 10 - 30m  Current: slightKnots  Water temperature: 22.6 - 29.1℃  Dive type: Big fish, Drift and Reef


      Giant manta (Manta ray, Atlantic manta, Australian devil-ray, blanketfish, devil fish, devil ray, giant Atlantic manta, giant devil ray, munguna, Pacific manta, prince Alfreds ray, sea devil)

      Occurrence:

      1-10%

      Number:

      1-3

      Length: 3.8 - 4.6m, max. reported length: 9.1mMax. weight: 3000kgFound at depth: 0 - 120m

    • Dive depth: 20 - 30m  Visibility: 10 - 30m  Current: slightKnots  Water temperature: 22.6 - 29.1℃  Dive type: Big fish, Drift and Reef


      Giant manta (Manta ray, Atlantic manta, Australian devil-ray, blanketfish, devil fish, devil ray, giant Atlantic manta, giant devil ray, munguna, Pacific manta, prince Alfreds ray, sea devil)

      Occurrence:

      1-10%

      Number:

      1-3

      Length: 3.8 - 4.6m, max. reported length: 9.1mMax. weight: 3000kgFound at depth: 0 - 120m

    • Dive depth: 10 - 30m  Visibility: 10 - 30m  Current: slightKnots  Water temperature: 23 - 29℃  Dive type: Big fish, Reef and Wall


      Clown anemonefish (Ocellaris clownfish, false percula clownfish, anemone demoiselle, anemone fish, clownfish, common clownfish, false clown anemonefish, false clownfish, puller, western clown anemonefish, western clownfish)

      Occurrence:

      11-40%

      Number:

      4-9

      Max. length: 11cmFound at depth: 1 - 15m, usually 3 - 15m

    • Dive depth: 10 - 22m  Visibility: 10 - 30m  Current: slightKnots  Water temperature: 22.6 - 29.1℃  Dive type: Drift, Reef and Wall


      Yellow-tail barracuda (Short-jawed sea-pike)

      Occurrence:

      1-10%

      Number:

      10+

      Length: 40 - 60cmFound at depth: 2 - 25m

    • Dive depth: 5 - 30m  Visibility: 10 - 30m  Current: slightKnots  Water temperature: 23.8 - 29.4℃  Dive type: Big fish, Night dive and Reef


      Red lionfish (Common lionfish, lionfish, butterfly-cod, ornate butterfly-cod, scorpion volitans, scorpion-cod, scorpionfish, zebrafish, turkeyfish)

      Occurrence:

      11-40%

      Number:

      1-3

      Max. length: 38cmFound at depth: 2 - 55m

    • Dive depth: 9 - 19m  Visibility: 10 - 30m  Current: slightKnots  Water temperature: 22.6 - 29.1℃  Dive type: Lagoon, Reef and Wall


    • Dive depth: 9 - 19m  Visibility: 10 - 30m  Current: slightKnots  Water temperature: 22.6 - 29.1℃  Dive type: Lagoon, Reef and Wall


    • Dive depth: 9 - 19m  Visibility: 10 - 30m  Current: slightKnots  Water temperature: 22.6 - 29.1℃  Dive type: Lagoon, Reef and Wall


    • Dive depth: 9 - 19m  Visibility: 10 - 30m  Current: slightKnots  Water temperature: 22.6 - 29.1℃  Dive type: Lagoon, Reef and Wall


    • Dive depth: 9 - 19m  Visibility: 10 - 30m  Current: slightKnots  Water temperature: 22.6 - 29.1℃  Dive type: Lagoon, Reef and Wall


    • Dive depth: 20 - 30m  Visibility: 10 - 30m  Current: slightKnots  Water temperature: 22.6 - 29.1℃  Dive type: Big fish, Drift and Reef


      Dash-and-dot goatfish (Dash-dot goatfish, spotted golden-goatfish)

      Occurrence:

      1-10%

      Number:

      Small groups

      Length: 30 - 60cmFound at depth: 1 - 100m

    • Dive depth: 3 - 30m  Visibility: 10 - 30m  Current: slightKnots  Water temperature: 23.8 - 29.4℃  Dive type: Exploratory, Reef and Wall


      Map puffer (Map blaasop, scribbled pufferfish, scribbled toadfish)

      Occurrence:

      41-80%

      Number:

      1-3

      Max. length: 65cmFound at depth: 1 - 30m, usually 4 - 30m

    • Dive depth: 10 - 30m  Visibility: 10 - 30m  Current: slightKnots  Water temperature: 22.6 - 29.1℃  Dive type: Cave, Reef and Wall


      Grey reef shark (Black-tip reef shark, Fowler’s whaler shark, black-vee whaler, black-tail reef shark, bronze whaler, graceful shark, graceful whaler shark, grey shark, grey whaler shark, long-nose black-tail shark, school shark, short-nose black-tail shark, whaler shark)

      Occurrence:

      1-10%

      Number:

      1-3

      Length: 130 - 190cm, max. reported length: 260cmMax. weight: 34kgFound at depth: 0 - 1000m, usually 1 - 280m

    • Dive depth: 10 - 30m  Visibility: 10 - 30m  Current: slightKnots  Water temperature: 23 - 29℃  Dive type: Big fish, Reef and Wall


      Clown triggerfish

      Occurrence:

      11-40%

      Number:

      1-3

      Max. length: 50cmFound at depth: 1 - 75m

    • Dive depth: 10 - 30m  Visibility: 10 - 30m  Current: slightKnots  Water temperature: 23 - 29℃  Dive type: Big fish, Reef and Wall


      Pygmy seahorse (Bargibant‘s seahorse, gorgonian seahorse)

      Occurrence:

      11-40%

      Number:

      1-3

      Length: 1 - 2cmFound at depth: 10 - 40m, usually 16 - 40m

    • Dive depth: 10 - 40m  Visibility: 10 - 30m  Current: slightKnots  Water temperature: 23.8 - 29.4℃  Dive type: Reef and Wall


      Humphead wrasse (Māori wrasse, Napoleon wrasse, Napoleon fish, giant maori wrasse, giant wrasse, mameng, merer, double-headed Maori wrasse, double-headed parrot-fish)

      Occurrence:

      1-10%

      Number:

      1-3

      Length: 0.6 - 2.29mMax. weight: 191kgFound at depth: 1 - 100m, usually 2 - 60m

    • Dive depth: 9 - 19m  Visibility: 10 - 30m  Current: slightKnots  Water temperature: 23.8 - 29.4℃  Dive type: Drift, Reef and Wall


      Blue-spotted stingray (Kuhl‘s stingray, spotted stingray)

      Occurrence:

      11-40%

      Number:

      1-3

      Length: 50 - 70cmFound at depth: 1 - 170m, usually 3 - 90m

    • Dive depth: 10 - 22m  Visibility: 10 - 30m  Current: slightKnots  Water temperature: 22.6 - 29.1℃  Dive type: Drift, Reef and Wall


      Green sea turtle (Pacific green turtle, Green turtle, Black-Sea turtle)

      Occurrence:

      11-40%

      Number:

      1-3

      Max. length: 150cmWeight: 68 - 190kg, max. reported weight: 395kg

    • Dive depth: 10 - 30m  Visibility: 10 - 30m  Current: slightKnots  Water temperature: 22.6 - 29.1℃  Dive type: Big fish, Reef and Shark


      Green sea turtle (Pacific green turtle, Green turtle, Black-Sea turtle)

      Occurrence:

      11-40%

      Number:

      1-3

      Max. length: 150cmWeight: 68 - 190kg, max. reported weight: 395kg

    • Dive depth: 9 - 19m  Visibility: 10 - 30m  Current: slightKnots  Water temperature: 22.6 - 29.1℃  Dive type: Lagoon, Reef and Wall


      Green sea turtle (Pacific green turtle, Green turtle, Black-Sea turtle)

      Occurrence:

      11-40%

      Number:

      1-3

      Max. length: 150cmWeight: 68 - 190kg, max. reported weight: 395kg

    • Dive depth: 10 - 30m  Visibility: 10 - 30m  Current: slightKnots  Water temperature: 22.6 - 29.1℃  Dive type: Big fish, Reef and Shark


      Black-cheek moray eel (Masked moray)

      Occurrence:

      11-40%

      Number:

      1-3

      Max. length: 100cmFound at depth: 4 - 40m, usually 8 - 20m

    • Dive depth: 10 - 30m  Visibility: 10 - 30m  Current: slightKnots  Water temperature: 22.6 - 29.1℃  Dive type: Big fish, Reef and Shark


      Ornate wobbegong (Banded wobbegong, banded carpet-shark, gulf wobbegong)

      Occurrence:

      1-10%

      Number:

      1-3

      Length: 90 - 120cmFound at depth: 0 - 100m

    • Dive depth: 15 - 40m  Visibility: 10 - 30m  Current: slightKnots  Water temperature: 23.8 - 29.4℃  Dive type: Exploratory, Reef and Wall


      Lacy scorpionfish (Merlet‘s scorpionfish, weedy scorpionfish)

      Occurrence:

      11-40%

      Number:

      1-3

      Max. length: 25cmFound at depth: 5 - 30m

    • Dive depth: 10 - 40m  Visibility: 10 - 30m  Current: slightKnots  Water temperature: 23.8 - 29.4℃  Dive type: Reef and Wall


      Lacy scorpionfish (Merlet‘s scorpionfish, weedy scorpionfish)

      Occurrence:

      11-40%

      Number:

      1-3

      Max. length: 25cmFound at depth: 5 - 30m

    • Dive depth: 10 - 40m  Visibility: 10 - 30m  Current: slightKnots  Water temperature: 23.8 - 29.4℃  Dive type: Reef and Wall


      Lacy scorpionfish (Merlet‘s scorpionfish, weedy scorpionfish)

      Occurrence:

      11-40%

      Number:

      1-3

      Max. length: 25cmFound at depth: 5 - 30m

    • Dive depth: 10 - 40m  Visibility: 10 - 30m  Current: slightKnots  Water temperature: 23.8 - 29.4℃  Dive type: Reef and Wall


      Barrier reef anemonefish (Clown fish, brown anemonefish, guarded anemone fish, two-banded anemonefish)

      Occurrence:

      11-40%

      Number:

      4-9

      Max. length: 9cmWeight: 0.027kgFound at depth: 25m

    • Dive depth: 9 - 19m  Visibility: 10 - 30m  Current: slightKnots  Water temperature: 23.8 - 29.4℃  Dive type: Drift, Reef and Wall


      Australian black-tip shark (Black-tip shark, black-tip whaler, Tilston’s whaler shark, Whitley’s black-tip shark)

      Occurrence:

      1-10%

      Number:

      1-3

      Length: 150 - 180cm, max. reported length: 200cmMax. weight: 52kgFound at depth: 3 - 150m, max. reported depth: 150m, usually 3 - 50m

    • Dive depth: 10 - 20m  Visibility: 10 - 30m  Current: slightKnots  Water temperature: 23.8 - 29.4℃  Dive type: Reef and Wall


      Pink skunk clownfish (Pink anemonefish, false skunk striped clown, false skunk-striped anemonefish, white-maned anemonefish, white-banded anemonefish)

      Occurrence:

      11-40%

      Number:

      1-3

      Length: 6 - 7cmFound at depth: 1 - 38m

    • Dive depth: 10 - 30m  Visibility: 10 - 30m  Current: slightKnots  Water temperature: 23 - 29℃  Dive type: Big fish, Reef and Wall


      Semicircle angelfish (Koran angelfish, blue angelfish, half-circled angelfish, zebra angelfish)

      Occurrence:

      1-10%

      Number:

      1-3

      Length: 35 - 40cmFound at depth: 1 - 40m

    • Dive depth: 5 - 35m  Visibility: 10 - 30m  Current: none - slightKnots  Water temperature: 23.8 - 29.4℃  Dive type: Exploratory and Reef


      Black-cheek moray eel (Masked moray)

      Occurrence:

      1-10%

      Number:

      1-3

      Max. length: 100cmFound at depth: 4 - 40m, usually 8 - 20m

    • Dive depth: 5 - 35m  Visibility: 10 - 30m  Current: none - slightKnots  Water temperature: 23.8 - 29.4℃  Dive type: Exploratory and Reef


      Valentinni‘s sharpnose puffer (Saddled puffer fish, black-saddled toby)

      Occurrence:

      1-10%

      Number:

      1-3

      Length: 4 - 5cmFound at depth: 1 - 55m

    • Dive depth: 10 - 30m  Visibility: 10 - 30m  Current: slightKnots  Water temperature: 22.6 - 29.1℃  Dive type: Cave, Reef and Wall


      Longnose butterflyfish (Big-longnose butterflyfish, long-beaked butterfly fish, long-snouted coralfish, pipe-snouted butterfly-fish, rare long-nose butterflyfish)

      Max. length: 22cmFound at depth: 3 - 200m, usually 60 - 180m

    • Dive depth: 25 - 40m  Visibility: 10 - 30m  Current: slightKnots  Water temperature: 22.6 - 29.1℃  Dive type: Big fish, Reef and Shark


      Grey reef shark (Black-tip reef shark, Fowler’s whaler shark, black-vee whaler, black-tail reef shark, bronze whaler, graceful shark, graceful whaler shark, grey shark, grey whaler shark, long-nose black-tail shark, school shark, short-nose black-tail shark, whaler shark)

      Length: 130 - 190cm, max. reported length: 260cmMax. weight: 34kgFound at depth: 0 - 1000m, usually 1 - 280m

    • Dive depth: 25 - 40m  Visibility: 10 - 30m  Current: slightKnots  Water temperature: 22.6 - 29.1℃  Dive type: Big fish, Reef and Shark


      Grey reef shark (Black-tip reef shark, Fowler’s whaler shark, black-vee whaler, black-tail reef shark, bronze whaler, graceful shark, graceful whaler shark, grey shark, grey whaler shark, long-nose black-tail shark, school shark, short-nose black-tail shark, whaler shark)

      Length: 130 - 190cm, max. reported length: 260cmMax. weight: 34kgFound at depth: 0 - 1000m, usually 1 - 280m

    • Dive depth: 25 - 40m  Visibility: 10 - 30m  Current: slightKnots  Water temperature: 22.6 - 29.1℃  Dive type: Big fish, Reef and Shark


      Grey reef shark (Black-tip reef shark, Fowler’s whaler shark, black-vee whaler, black-tail reef shark, bronze whaler, graceful shark, graceful whaler shark, grey shark, grey whaler shark, long-nose black-tail shark, school shark, short-nose black-tail shark, whaler shark)

      Length: 130 - 190cm, max. reported length: 260cmMax. weight: 34kgFound at depth: 0 - 1000m, usually 1 - 280m

    • Dive depth: 25 - 40m  Visibility: 10 - 30m  Current: slightKnots  Water temperature: 22.6 - 29.1℃  Dive type: Big fish, Reef and Shark


      Grey reef shark (Black-tip reef shark, Fowler’s whaler shark, black-vee whaler, black-tail reef shark, bronze whaler, graceful shark, graceful whaler shark, grey shark, grey whaler shark, long-nose black-tail shark, school shark, short-nose black-tail shark, whaler shark)

      Length: 130 - 190cm, max. reported length: 260cmMax. weight: 34kgFound at depth: 0 - 1000m, usually 1 - 280m

    • Dive depth: 25 - 40m  Visibility: 10 - 30m  Current: slightKnots  Water temperature: 22.6 - 29.1℃  Dive type: Big fish, Reef and Shark


      Grey reef shark (Black-tip reef shark, Fowler’s whaler shark, black-vee whaler, black-tail reef shark, bronze whaler, graceful shark, graceful whaler shark, grey shark, grey whaler shark, long-nose black-tail shark, school shark, short-nose black-tail shark, whaler shark)

      Length: 130 - 190cm, max. reported length: 260cmMax. weight: 34kgFound at depth: 0 - 1000m, usually 1 - 280m

    • Dive depth: 25 - 40m  Visibility: 10 - 30m  Current: slightKnots  Water temperature: 22.6 - 29.1℃  Dive type: Big fish, Reef and Shark


      Grey reef shark (Black-tip reef shark, Fowler’s whaler shark, black-vee whaler, black-tail reef shark, bronze whaler, graceful shark, graceful whaler shark, grey shark, grey whaler shark, long-nose black-tail shark, school shark, short-nose black-tail shark, whaler shark)

      Length: 130 - 190cm, max. reported length: 260cmMax. weight: 34kgFound at depth: 0 - 1000m, usually 1 - 280m

    • Dive depth: 5 - 30m  Visibility: 10 - 30m  Current: slightKnots  Water temperature: 23.8 - 29.4℃  Dive type: Big fish, Night dive and Reef


      Potato cod (Potato bass, potato grouper, black-spotted rock-cod)

      Length: 100 - 200cmMax. weight: 110kgFound at depth: 10 - 400m

    • Dive depth: 20 - 30m  Visibility: 10 - 30m  Current: slightKnots  Water temperature: 22.6 - 29.1℃  Dive type: Reef, Shark and Wall


      Whale shark

      Length: 9.7 - 12m, max. reported length: 12.65mWeight: 9800kg, max. reported weight: 21000kgFound at depth: 0 - 700m, usually 0 - 100m

    • Dive depth: 20 - 30m  Visibility: 10 - 30m  Current: slightKnots  Water temperature: 22.6 - 29.1℃  Dive type: Reef, Shark and Wall


      Humphead wrasse (Māori wrasse, Napoleon wrasse, Napoleon fish, giant maori wrasse, giant wrasse, mameng, merer, double-headed Maori wrasse, double-headed parrot-fish)

      Length: 0.6 - 2.29mMax. weight: 191kgFound at depth: 1 - 100m, usually 2 - 60m

    • Dive depth: 5 - 30m  Visibility: 10 - 30m  Current: slightKnots  Water temperature: 23.8 - 29.4℃  Dive type: Big fish, Night dive and Reef


      White-tip reef shark

      Length: 110 - 160cm, max. reported length: 213cmFound at depth: 1 - 330m, max. reported depth: 330m, usually 8 - 40m



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    Important: It is not safe to take flight back home within first 18-24 hours after diving! We also suggest to arrive one day earlier (in case of connected flight delays or baggage lost).