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Down Under Cruise & Dive

287 Draper St, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
07 4052 8300
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Ranked #36 of 119 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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55 reviews 55 reviews
11 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014 NEW

This is the third reef trip hubby and I have taken with Down Under Cruise and Dive, and again we were not disappointed. First time in Sept 2009 by ourselves, second time we booked with another couple in August 2010 and now we introduced the Great Barrier Reef to two other couples. After shopping around on the internet before each... More

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Cairns
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 NEW via mobile

I really enjoyed this trip, I have been on a few reef trips from Cairns but this was my favourite. We went to Saxon and Hastings Reef and they were both amazing. The staff are fun but also professional which made you feel safe.

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Papamoa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

A day out to the Barrier Reef with these guys is the pinnacle of your trip to Cairns . I could honestly not recommend these guys anymore for the most fun professional and amazing day in Cairns . The way the whole day was planned and executed by the the crew was fantastic .They were fun ,caring amazingly patient and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

Staff were amazing, they really make you feel welcome. It was great getting a chance to dive at 2 different sites (we were about as far out as possible on the reef). The lunch was amazing, the entertainment was great! Would definitely recommend to anyone wanting to do a reef tour in Cairns.

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Belo Horizonte, MG
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

We are very badly impressed with our trip. The boat and the crew are small for 100 people, which was the number of travellers. The boat had only four unisex toilets and two changing rooms. In the trip to the reef, around 30% of the travellers were sick. There was no advice related to this when we bought the trip.... More

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Chandler, AZ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Very nice people on the boat! Very entertaining...Beautiful snorkeling and glass sided boat pictures of the reef...We booked through Travstar (who set 3 tours up beautifully and affordably), but these were the guys that took us out to the reef...A truly wonderful birthday!

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

The weather was perfect, great start to the day to spend some down time on the Great Barrier Reef for three local gals (2 sisters & friend). The crew were really laid back, funny and friendly, whilst maintaining professional care. Went to two different reefs, Saxon, which is deep were I went diving and saw turtles and a Maroi Wrasse,... More

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Cairns, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 via mobile

These guys are The best. From the moment we got on board, the crew were trying to learn names and get to know you. A big group; over 100 people, but the crew were consistently friendly and helpful. My partner and I did one dive each, and whether ears wouldn't equalise properly, the dive instructors were keen to let her... More

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Cairns, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Go on... treat yourself. The reef trip in itself is a great day out. 'Osprey V' is a fast boat and boast 5 hours worth of time on the reef. Sites are Saxon and Hastings which are awesome. At Hastings they have a brand new semi-submarine which they are currently doing trips on for free. They run two 20 minute... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

It's great if you go with partner or friends. It's a bit bigger boat so many people but the stop on two amazing coral spots and offer introduction diving for a few extra dollar (30$) also get a coupon voucher from your hostel for your wetsuit otherwise they want 10$ wetsuit charge.

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