Spirit of Freedom Reviews
I went on the week long cruise to Ribbon Reefs and out to Osprey with the SOF crew and had an incredible experience! First off safety is their number 1 priority and they choose dive sites and... more »
As far as the crew, the boat, the dive sites, the food and accommodations, this was a great trip. The thing that bothered me was that there were particular diver experience and criteria that was... more »
Where to start.. for many of us doing a liveabord on the GBR is a life dream and the crew of spirit of freedom made the trip of a lifetime! And I am saying this having been seasick most of the first day ;) Professionalism 10+! Everything is very well organized with check lists for everything (and your foto taken to put up a wall next to your name when you get on). Equipment was excellent and literally everything was catered for. I had very little experience of 15 dives before this trip so I opted for the advanced open water course. Michelle (@cairnsdivediva) was the most hyper and yet thorough dive instructor I’ve met. She made me and my buddy feel comfortable to roam about the reef by ourselves (and get back safely #navigationskills) while always having a joke ready and a smile on her lips. The rest of the crew was comparably amazing. Everything seemed to be flowing just nicely, but they do work a pretty tough job (from 6am at least to 9pm Minimum nonstop). We were also lucky to have 2 great underwater photographers on board (@lorenzo_underwater and Taku). The divesites: unbelievably beautiful! Ok, with my 15 dives I am likely to be easily impressed. But the rest of the divers were equally stoked :) Daily activities mainly consisted of first breakfast diving second breakfast diving lunch diving afternoon tea diving dinner night-dive. That is a lot to take in and I am not only talking about the dives. The food on board is exceptional. Reuben also catered for 1 vegan, 1gf and a few veggies (don’t know how he does it but they loved their food too)! All in all, thank you for making this trip so special!!
Fantastic crew.. unbelievable dive sites.. booking a rtn trip. For my next adventure
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