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Down Under Cruise & Dive

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287 Draper St, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
+61 7 4052 8300
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Down Under Cruise & Dive based in Cairns, QLD is one of Australia's leading tour operators providing guests of all ages and nationalities with world-class experiences on the Great Barrier Reef. Travelling on-board EVOLUTION, Australia's most luxurious reef vessel you will travel in style and comfort for a very affordable price.
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287 Draper St, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

From moment of check in at the Reef Terminal, to the moment we stepped back off the boat 9 hours later, we had tea and coffee all day, biscuits on arrival, BBQ lunch, fruit (melon and pineapple) cheese & biscuits along with glass of wine...More

Thank RandJReviews
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We did the half day helicopter Reef snorkel trip.... the helicopter ride was great and we flew out to Hastings Reef... where we boarded the boat MV EVO... supposedly for snorkelling and buffet lunch... we were supposed to have 2 hours of snorkelling but but...More

Thank lezzxx
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I took the 4 day open water diving certification class. Our first two days were at the dive center and the last two were at the beautiful reef. This course was the most affordable that I found in the city and I was very pleased...More

Thank egodlove
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

If you are thinking of doing your dive course, then look no further! I'm local to Cairns and have been meaning to do my dive certificate for a while and went with Down Under as they have the best price and the newest boat. I...More

Thank MickOfOz
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Wow. I can't even begin to describe The day that I had with this company. It was an absolutely incredible experience that I will never forget and I'm so thankful for the team for making it everything and more that day. From the scenic helicopter...More

Thank Ondreea
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

My boyfriend and I used this company for a day's trip to the Great Barrier Reef. The boat itself was impressive - it has 3 floors, lots of seating outside and a sun tanning deck! They provide a huge range of food for a buffet...More

Thank MandL_1996
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Being one of the bigger boats that visit the outer reef, I was concerned that the snorkelling experience would be overcrowded, but this was not the case. We were the only boat at each location, so there was plenty of room and lots of fish...More

Thank meganrombi
Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been on many trips to the Great Barrier Reef. Down Under Dive was a standout provider. From the exceptional facilities on the boat, we sat in the outdoor bean bags on the top deck. What made this day special was the crew. Great bunch...More

Thank Michelle T
Reviewed 1 week ago

I spent the day aboard Evolution and had the privilege of exploring the beauty of the Reef during two certified scuba dives. Having not been diving in several years, my guide, Steph, was super supportive and professional. Steph knew the reef like the back of...More

Thank Fesde
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There were lots of staff making sure everyone was comfortable and safe on the day, with all equipment supplied along with food and drinks, even a sing along guitarist on the way home. The experience was well worth the cost. Our snorkelling was well catered...More

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Janice R
25 April 2017|
Response from kjsigp | Reviewed this property |
HI Jan, Not sure about the extent of the bleaching. The coral on our trip was beautiful. Also they have a semi-submersible boat so even people that don't dive or snorkel can view the splendor. Best dive boat I have ever... More
Janice R
22 April 2017|
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Response from JulesMilll | Reviewed this property |
Hi Janice. Dive Down Under goes to Norman and Hastings reefs. From the information provided by the marine biologist on board there it's only around 15% bleaching, but they are very careful and give clear instructions at... More