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Address: 287 Draper St, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
Phone Number: 07 4052 8300
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Description: 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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I cannot swim at all, I sink instead of swim! The staff were so helpful so that I would see the reef. I went with the guide who helped me get confidence wearing the life jacket... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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Ringwood, Australia

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Ringwood, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

I cannot swim at all, I sink instead of swim! The staff were so helpful so that I would see the reef. I went with the guide who helped me get confidence wearing the life jacket then I could go off by myself. I got to see a little shark which was so amazing. We went on the submersible submarine... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

This was the perfect day at the Reef. We stopped at two different snorkel sites, and each provided a fantastic opportunity to see some great sea life up close. The staff was knowledgable, helpful, and hilarious. We opted not to try the sample SCUBA dive, but it seemed like a supportive and exciting opportunity for those who did. The lunch... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

I had booked for my wife and I to go on the cruise. Unfortunately she hurt her shoulder and was not able to go. Had no problem at all getting a refund so things has started well. I went and did 3 dives. Each dive was different and amazing. The tunnels on the 2nd dive were brilliant. All the staff... More 

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Cairns, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

As a couple of travel agents who have done many trips sometimes it can be difficult to impress.. But this was hands down awesome.. We had an amazing experience with a flight out to the reef to meet up with dive and snorkel boat Osprey The scenic flight blew us away and the scenery was even better than the brochure... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Myself and three friends went on the Down Under dive cruise on Sunday 16th august. It was an absolutely fab day, well organised and saw some amazing areas of the Great Barrier Reef. We opted just for the snorkelling and felt that we still had the best experience and could see all of the coral and fish that we wanted... More 

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Kent, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Went snorkelling and on 1 intro dive! The boat is nice and comfy and surprisingly spacious. The best thing about the boat and company though is the staff! All very funny, friendly and helpful! Great banter! The snorkelling was fab, you have to pay an extra $10 on board for a wetsuit but as getting warmer not overally necessary! Staff... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

We had a wonderful day out. Team was very helpful. Food was reasonable and they catered for vegetarian. Crew was very helpful for learner snorkelers with guided tour. Seating arrangement in the vessel was little tight but overall really good value for money.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

We flow out with Nautilus Aviation, who are brilliant. Snorkeling on the reef, is just mind blowing, a real must do! Though I wouldn't recommend visiting the Osprey V, service was just terrible. We paid for food, which the crew, suggested that we didn't want, when we did get it, it was "dumped" on the table, still covered in tin... More 

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Brisbane Region, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Booked the Osprey V boat tour to two reef locations. I participated in the snorkeling, but did intend to do the Intro Scuba Dive. Unfortunately due to having sports induced asthma I needed to have a Doctors note, therefore I missed out. So if you do have some health issues and want to scuba dive, I recommend getting a doctors... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

We had a really good snorkel trip with Down Under Cruise and Dive on the Osprey V boat. We stopped at two spots near the Hastings Reef. The first is a nice easy spot, lots of coral, fish and stingrays. Then you pop back on for lunch as the boat heads to the second spot. At the second spot, they... More 

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