Down Under Cruise and Dive

Multiple Locations

Down Under Cruise and Dive operate a large, modern, sleek vessel, cruising at high speed, providing a superior and comfortable ride in nearly all weather conditions. Professional, friendly and attentive staff ensure a safe and enjoyable, fun-filled experience. The reef locations have been carefully selected for the clarity of the water and the abundance and diversity of marine life. Every moment spent exploring the magnificent array of colourful coral formations and swimming with the brilliant coloured fish is one of discovery, often exciting, sometimes breathtaking, with unforgettable memories that will stay with you for a lifetime. Visiting two spectacular outer reef sites in one day you will spend maximum time in the water and minimum time travelling. Great for all ages!

Barbecue lunch, snorkelling equipment and tuition and onboard entertainment included in standard reef tour. Extra diving, semi-submersible tour and helicopter scenic flights and many other activities are available onboard.

Facilities

  • Car park

Activities

  • Sailing
  • Scuba-Diving
  • Snorkelling
  • Swimming

Other Information

Accessibility:

Accessible facilities available. Please contact operator for specific details.

Family Friendly:

Family friendly – please refer to operator's website for services and facilities.

Our Tours

Evolution Reef Cruise (Snorkellers)

Evolution is a state of the art very high speed 35 metre (120 foot) vessel, with a cruising speed of 30 knots, providing comfort and safety for a maximum of 140 passengers. Less travel time, more time at the reef. Evolution departs Cairns daily offering a fast, comfortable and affordable cruise, with five hours spent visiting two spectacular Outer Great Barrier Reef Destinations. Professional, friendly and attentive staff ensure a safe and enjoyable fun filled experience. A free snorkel tour is also available on the day for those less confident in the open water and for those who want to learn about the reef.

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$169 $169
Evolution Reef Cruise (Certified Divers-Two Dives)

Evolution is a state of the art very high speed 35 metre (120 foot) vessel, with a cruising speed of 30 knots, providing comfort and safety for a maximum of 140 passengers. Less travel time, more time at the reef. Evolution departs Cairns daily offering a fast, comfortable and affordable cruise, with five hours spent visiting two spectacular Outer Great Barrier Reef Destinations. A large modern sleek vessel provides superior ride in all weather conditions, no big crowds with exclusive protected locations. Professional, friendly and attentive staff ensure a safe and enjoyable fun filled experience. All dive equipment is included with wetsuit and lycra suits also available. This tour option includes two dives.

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$254 $254
Evolution Reef Cruise (Certified Divers-Three Dives)

Evolution is a state of the art very high speed 35 metre (120 foot) vessel, with a cruising speed of 30 knots, providing comfort and safety for a maximum of 140 passengers. Less travel time, more time at the reef. Evolution departs Cairns daily offering a fast, comfortable and affordable cruise, with five hours spent visiting two spectacular Outer Great Barrier Reef Destinations. A large modern sleek vessel provides superior ride in all weather conditions, no big crowds with exclusive protected locations. Professional, friendly and attentive staff ensure a safe and enjoyable fun filled experience. All dive equipment is included with wetsuit and lycra suits also available. Tour option includes three dives.

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$274 $274
4 Day PADI Learn to Dive Course

Courses commence Monday, Wednesday and Friday in one of the world's largest and finest five star Diver Training Facilities, located five minutes from the centre of Cairns. The Down Under Dive Training Pool is four times larger than the nearest Cairns competitor. You will be provided with the latest dive equipment and expert instruction by experienced and professional dive instructors.

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$520 $520
Full Day Reef Cruise - Evolution Get High with Dive Package

Five hours spent visiting two spectacular Outer Great Barrier Reef Destinations. Professional, friendly and attentive staff ensure a safe and enjoyable fun filled experience. Capture the vast scope of the Outer Barrier Reef with an awesome birdseye view. Scenic flights depart from their exclusive heli-pontoon on the Outer Barrier Reef. This your option includes one Introductory/certified dive, snorkelling and a 10 minute scenic helicopter flight.

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$299 $299
Evolution Reef Cruise (One Dive Included - Introductory or Certified)

Evolution is a state of the art very high speed 35 metre (120 foot) vessel, with a cruising speed of 30 knots, providing comfort and safety for a maximum of 140 passengers. Less travel time, more time at the reef. Evolution departs Cairns daily offering a fast, comfortable and affordable cruise, with five hours spent visiting two spectacular Outer Great Barrier Reef destinations. Professional, friendly and attentive staff ensure a safe and enjoyable fun filled experience. A free snorkel tour is also available on the day for those less confident in the open water and for those who want to learn about the reef. One dive included in this tour option.

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$209 $209

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