Down Under Cruise and Dive

Multiple Locations

Down Under Cruise and Dive operate Australia's most luxurious reef vessel Evolution (a large, modern award-winning catamaran) 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 two outer 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 are included in the standard reef tour. Extra options include scuba diving, semi-submersible tour, helicopter scenic flights, marine biology lessons/tours and PADI dive courses.

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

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 (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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$175 $175
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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$215 $215
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

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Dirranbandi

Dirranbandi, Balonne Area
En route to Hebel, stop for a coffee, a shop and a look around Dirranbandi, the town that marks the end of the South West rail line. As you enter town you'll pass by the levee bank, which is famous for having saved the town from flooding on more than one occasion.

Wallam Creek, Bollon

Bollon, Balonne Area
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The soil gets redder as you approach this great little western town, and sitting on the banks of the peaceful Wallam Creek is the tranquil town of Bollon. At the free caravan and camping area there are plenty of shady spaces to park the van for a few days on the edge of the picturesque creak, and an easy 1.

Amby

Amby, Maranoa Area
Amby, originally called Amby Creek, became a township in 1883 and forms part of the eastern boundary of the Outback region. It can best be described as where the grain and the grazing belts meet. The Old Stage Changeover Shanty - known to the locals as Netting Hole - dates back to 1875 and is located on the northern side of town, along the Warrego Highway near Amby Downs waterhole.

Thallon

Thallon, Balonne Area
Thallon was gazetted in 1911 and was named after the Commissioner of Railways, Mr JF Thallon. The town is surrounded by prime grain growing country and draws grain in from Weengallon, Nindigully, Mungindi, Dirranbandi and Thallon.

Nindigully

Nindigully, Goondiwindi Area
Just 45 kilometres south east of St George, Nindigully or "The Gully" as it's locally known, is pretty much four houses and a pub on a riverbank. But what a pub, what a view and what characters you'll find!

Mungallala

Mungallala, Maranoa Area
Mungallala, said to mean 'food and water' is the site of a cypress sawmill, located about half way between Mitchell and Morven where the Warrego Highway crosses the Mungallala Creek. Mungallala originated as a railway town and is a wonderful place to stop for lunch and experience the workings of an outback town.

Bollon

Bollon, Balonne Area
The soil gets redder as you approach the great little western town of Bollon, sitting on the banks of the peaceful Wallam Creek. At the free caravan and camping area there are toilets and showers and plenty of shady spaces to park the van for a few days on the edge of the picturesque creek.

Mitchell

Mitchell, Maranoa Area
Soaking in the soothing mineral springs at Mitchell is just one of the surprises that awaits you in this quaint town on the edge of the outback. Just 87 kilometres west of Roma via the Warrego Highway, Mitchell sits peacefully on the banks of the Maranoa River.

Hebel

Hebel, Balonne Area
In the little town of Hebel it feels like time has stood still, leaving behind tales of the Ned Kelly gang, Cobb & Co and dance halls. Hebel Hotel is a gem of a country pub. Colourful artwork by John Murray adorns the front of the pub, with the interior decked out in recycled furniture made from reclaimed bush finds.

St George

St George, Balonne Area
From the moment you arrive to the time you leave, St George relaxes the senses in all the right ways. Perched on the banks of the mighty Balonne River, its just the place from which to explore the beautiful Balonne Shire.
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