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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Cape Melville National Park

Cooktown, Cook Area
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This beautiful yet rugged park features the rocky headlands of Cape Melville, massive tumbled granite boulders of the Melville Range, sandy beaches of Bathurst Bay, sandstone escarpments of Altanmoui Range and inland dunes.
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Formerly known as Mungkan Kandju National Park, this large park stretches from the McIlwraith Range foothills, between the Archer and Coen rivers, and features open eucalypt woodlands, melaleuca swamps and a variety of rainforest types.
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This remote coastal park in northern Cape York Peninsula features long sweeping beaches, rugged heath-clad ranges and the largest area of lowland tropical rainforest in Australia. The park protects a unique collection of wildlife, including mammals, frogs, lizards and snakes that are found nowhere else, and is a refuge for birds that are rare in Australia but also live in New Guinea.
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In this vast, remote wilderness near the tip of Cape York Peninsula, the sandstone landscape is dominated by the mighty Jardine River and its many streams and swamps, and is rich in Aboriginal and European cultural heritage.
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This iconic remote park has a rich and diverse landscape that features spectacular wetlands and river systems. In the north, grasslands and woodlands, wetlands, coastal estuaries, mangroves and mudflats, are prominent, while in the south, sandstone hills and escarpments dominate the landscape.

Flinders Group National Park

Cooktown, Cook Area
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Seven remote and ruggedly attractive islands, with a rich cultural landscape, form Flinders Group National Park. The islands contain important Aboriginal story and burial sites, along with nationally significant rock art showing early contact with Europeans.

Tijou Reef

Port Douglas, Douglas Area
Free Entry
Located off Port Douglas on the Great Barrier Reef is Tijou Reef, home to many different dive sites, particularly the coral gardens on the inner side and wonderful wall dives on its outer eastern side.

Great Detached Reef Dive Site

Cooktown, Cook Area
Free Entry
Situated north of Cooktown, close to the Queensland cape, Great Detached Reef is a large complex of several reefs sitting on an old fossil mountain range. With roughly 46 kilometres of edge, wall diving is spectacular here, with steep cliffs dropping down to over 400 metres and small caves scattered across the reef walls.
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Southern Small Detached Reef, 80 kilometres North of Lockhart River in Far North Queensland, is a remote but stunning reef. Sitting so far off the coast, the walls of the reef drop to over 100 metres, with the deep waters inviting lots of larger marine life such as turtles, reef sharks, eagle rays, pelagic fish and occasional manta rays.

Thursday Island

Thursday Island, Torres Area
Leave your watch behind when you go to Thursday Island as this colourful island paradise is where time really does seem to stand still. It is one of 274 islands which lie between the northern tip of Queensland and Papua New Guinea in the Torres Strait.
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