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Down Under Cruise & Dive

287 Draper St, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
07 4052 8300
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Ranked #37 of 117 activities in Cairns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Tours
Owner description: Down Under Cruise & Dive, formerly ‘Down Under Dive’, is Cairns' oldest and most respected Great Barrier Reef operator and PADI Diver Training... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Caen, France
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25 reviews 25 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Great cruise with a super crew. Sam and Elvis kept us amused the whole time but the whole crew were attentive and friendly. Safety was clearly an important issue but in no way stopped us having a great time. My 10 yr old child swam supervised the whole time, I was able to watch from the warmth of the boat... More

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Ireland
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

We are a couple who love to dive! Went on this one as it worked out cheaper for two dives for us ( you can dive up to three dives but we were flying the next day). Sam was amazing , he had a big group but managed to organise them into manageable teams. We went solo with no problems.... More

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Cairns, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Really great snorkeling and diving area, especially the second reef spot they took we went to. Staff were very friendly and helpful. The little carpeted area at the front of the boat is a nice little area as well. Will definitely jump on the heli when we go again.

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Berkeley Vale, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

My husband , myself and our 2 teenage sons did the day trip our 16 yr old did his first dive and the younger son snorkelled all day. The crew are fantastic, the food great and plentiful. They even encouraged me to snorkel and I hate swimming, they showed fantastic patience with my fears. They were also the only reef... More

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

I was quite anxious about this trip with the fear of getting seasick as well as having our two and half year old son on a boat all day. With free sea sick tablets and a wonderfully entertaining crew I didn't need to worry. Even though it was choppy seas the day was a huge success. The operation was efficient... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

We had a great time visiting the great barrier reef! We had never been snorkeling anywhere before and the crew was fantastic at helping us with all of our questions and making us feel very confident. We had the the best time! Our 11year old was out there swimming like a fish! * Take Dramamine * Don't use the pool... More

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Canberra, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

We visited great barrier reef with down under travels with their Osprey V cruise. I was bit hesitant to travel with my boys especially with my one year old baby. But to my surprise my trip to the reef turned out excellent. The staff at Osprey V was fantastic ..well trained and looked after us pretty well. Special mention to... More

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Very professionally run trip, great crew with a sense of humour. Two reefs visited, lunch in between, kids happy with food choices also. All equipment supplied and fitted well, crew very safety conscious. Wetsuits hired on the day, well worth it if the water temp is a little on the cool side. Entertainment from "Elvis"on the way back added to... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

I have been on a few reef tours now and this was by far my favourite, not because the reef was any better than anywhere else they all seem very much the same to me (which is they're awesome) but the fun and helpful crew was what made the difference. A special mention has to go to Elvis who entertained... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Couldn't recommend these guys any higher. Sam one of the crew was very helpful in overcoming my girlfriends anxiety by taking the time to set us both aside and talk her through the experience. The included food was great, good variety in drivel locations, crew was fun and happy and overall was a great day

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