Australia July 2017

Potato Cod Great Barrier Reef

Great Barrier Reef, Australia
June 30 - July 11, 2017

$5495 per person | $500 due at signup
Balance due March 30, 2017

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. 

Package includes: 
- 4-5 dives per person per diving day with the Opportunity for up to 26 dives
- All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) onboard 
- En-suite cabin with daily service
- Chef prepared gourmet meals - Australian style Australian wines and soft
       drinks with evening meals
- Roundtrip International Airfare to Cairns, Economy Seating
- Transfers to/from your Cairns city hotel, Hotel is Included
- Fuel & Tax Levies
- Desert Divers Professional Guide 
- Pre & Post Informational Trip Meetings & Photos at the Post-Trip Meeting

Package excludes:
Domestic US Airfare to LAX | Rental Equipment & Gratuity | Nitrox Fill: $180 per person | VISA ($15/Trip/Person) | Fuel & Tax Levies not Mentioned | Optional Tours

Australia Trip Options:

Option 1: 11 Days / 9 Nights – Cairns, Diving, Cairns – Included
The colourful, sophisticated capital of the tropical north, Cairns city is alive with life and charm. Here, warm northern hospitality and enthusiasm are the order of the day. There are so many unique attractions and activities to see when you visit to the reef or islands, take a safari to the outback, trek into the rainforest or see it from the rainforest cableway above its green canopy on your way to or from Kuranda. Listed by the World Heritage Society and acclaimed as amongst the world's most wonderful assets are the Great Barrier Reef and the Wet Tropics Rainforests. These year round natural attractions are truly memorable and inspiring. 

The Spirit of Freedom is located off of Australia's north eastern town of tropical Cairns. Cairns is Australia's gateway for two of the world's greatest diving icons, the Great Barrier Reef and the Coral Sea. The Great Barrier Reef is a broad chain of 2,900 individual reefs and is the Earth's largest structure built by living organisms, being clearly visible from space. It is an ecosystem of unsurpassed marine diversity and presents the diver with a vision of exquisite natural beauty. Beyond the continental shelf that harbours the Great Barrier Reef, lie the isolated reef systems and crystal clear waters of Australia's Coral Sea. This is home territory for huge schools of pelagic fish and sharks in an undersea world of mountains, pinnacles and sheer walls laced with gorgonian fans and rising from thousands of feet below. The live-aboard dive vessel 7 Day Trip departs Cairns 7:00am Monday and returns 8:00am the following Monday.

Option 2: 14 Days / 12 Nights – Cairns, Diving, Cairns, Sydney  - Add $300
Sydney is Australia's oldest city and the economic powerhouse of the nation and the country's capital in everything but name. Enjoy the sights of Sydney, a world class city blessed with sun-drenched natural attractions, dizzy skyscrapers, delicious and daring restaurants, superb shopping and friendly folk. You can choose to experience the beauty of the Harbour, the Opera House and marvel at the expansive Sydney Harbour Bridge. Take advantage of the many tour options or just relax and go at your own pace as you enjoy the excellent restaurants and entertainment that only Sydney can offer. 

Option 3: 16 Days / 14 Nights - Cairns, Diving, Cairns, Outback, Sydney  - Add $900
Uluru (Ayers Rock) is about 450 kilometers by road from Alice Springs; Uluru-Katatjuta National Park is home to the most recognized Australian landmark - Uluru (previously called Ayers Rock). World-Heritage listed, Uluru - Kata Tjuta National Park covers an area of approximately 1325 square kilometers of striking landscape. In addition to the Rock the park also includes Kata Tjuta (previously called the Olgas).

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