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Address: 287 Draper St, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
Phone Number: 07 4052 8300
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Down Under Cruise & Dive, formerly ‘Down Under Dive’, is Cairns' oldest...

Down Under Cruise & Dive, formerly ‘Down Under Dive’, is Cairns' oldest and most respected Great Barrier Reef operator and PADI Diver Training Facility.Our white-boat style high speed vessel ‘Osprey 5’ runs snorkel, dive & helicopter tours to the Outer Great Barrier Reef daily. While at our world-class 5-star training facilities we offer Beginner ‘PADI Learn to Dive’ courses through to professional level diver training.

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Wonderful experience

Very organised snorkelling tour to two reefs. I got to see some amazing coral. Snorkelling guides we're very helpful and friendly. Lovely buffet lunch.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Somia S
Woking, United Kingdom

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Woking, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Very organised snorkelling tour to two reefs. I got to see some amazing coral. Snorkelling guides we're very helpful and friendly. Lovely buffet lunch.

Thank Somia S
Townsville, Australia
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10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The highlight of our trip up north. I’m a certified diver, so was able to go on 3 great dives with leader Aaron, who was excellent and very competent. The two reefs visited on the day (South Hastings and North Hastings) were fantastic – quite different in terms of coral composition but beautiful. All dives are 45 minutes and the... More 

Thank aussiestardust
Brisbane, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

I can not say enough about the amazing day I had at the reef!! We went snorkelling in two different locations and I have never seen such beautiful under water creatures. The staff were all extremely helpful and diligent and were always there to lend a hand. I would recommend this to anyone!

Thank Marnie1012
Cairns, Australia
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

So I have dived several times with Down Under Cruise and Dive, on there original boat Osprey 5 and now on Evolution! I cant say enough praise for the boat, a wonderful design and a sweet ride, but having come from the old to the new its sad to see the once awesome crew have lost there "MOJO"! You get... More 

Thank David H
Daventry, England
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47 reviews
18 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a great day we had with down under cruise and dive on there brand new state of the art boat Evolution. When we booked this trip the lady at trek north said is was the best boat trip in Cairns on the best boat and she was not wrong. We went to Norman reef first for about 1 1/2... More 

Thank mickeymow1965
Cairns, Australia
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13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My friends and I went on to down under cruise dive boat yesterday. They just launched a brand new boat called 'Evolution'. 3 levels, indoor a/c and outdoor with roof on. The 3rd floor is my favorite spot because they have super comfortable bean bag there!!!!!!! Also, Kelvin, Asian dive instructor speaks fluent English. My friends and I enjoyed our... More 

Thank Vicwingki
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

While the reef is really amazing, a few things could have been tweeted to make the trip to the tropical waters of the Great Barrier Reef more memorable. The new boat evolution was shiny and new, but because of this, we had to stinger suit up each time we got out to snorkel at the 2 reef destinations. Yes, after... More 

Thank kali_divine
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great diving trip. We went out with the new boat. The boat, or rather the yacht, is quite impressive, nothing like a typical dive boat in Malaysia, Philippines and Indonesia. Lots of space, air-con, great food served. Booking a trip with Down Under will mean a good trip with great service. Only negative is that the packages don't seem to... More 

Thank Niklas E
Brisbane, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went with two friends and had an absolutely wonderful time. The boat ride to and from the reef was super comfortable and smooth and the ride home had live entertainment which was really nice when I was tired from snorkeling. The staff were very engaging and friendly and always willing to help. At lunch there was plenty of food... More 

Thank Meg H
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Evolution was very impressive! The whole day was very well organised and the crew were fantastic. We did 3 scuba dives and saw lots of different marine life and coral. A quick 10 min helicopter ride and we spotted a reef shark and turtle! All round great day.

Thank Sammy A

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