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Down Under Cruise & Dive

Address: 287 Draper St, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
Phone Number: 07 4052 8300
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$112*
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Owner description: Down Under Cruise & Dive, formerly ‘Down Under Dive’, is Cairns...
Useful Information: Stairs / elevator, Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children, Activities for young children
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
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.
Useful Information: Stairs / elevator, Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children, Activities for young children
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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33 reviews 33 reviews
10 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

AWESOME experience! You need a special "breed" of people who can work on a boat and deal with loads of people. These guys and gals are just that! Every minute we spent on the boat and in the water was amazing. The gear they provide is great and so is all the information. Elvis is an absolute clown! Loved the... More 

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Had an amazing day out on the reef however I feel like this could just be because the reef is amazing not the company... The staff were generally lovely and helpful, Liam in particular was really patient and understanding of the fact I was nervous for my intro dive. The problem I found was the boat and water wasn't ideal... More 

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United States
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98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

They deliver what they promise, transportation out to the reef, all snorkeling gear, lunch and return trip back to Cairns. Obviously, they do this seven days per week, so don't expect any genuine appreciation that you've selected their company over the ten other companies sharing the same depature center as this group. Literally, you can throw a dart, and whichever... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

I Firstly did this tour last year whilst on my east coast trip and booked the same tour for when my mum was visiting from the Uk. It was as good as i remembered and better! i mainly booked it again due to Elvis (the cook, entertainer and musician). he was hilourious and really made the day even better. The... More 

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Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

I recently went out on Down Under Dive and had a sensational Snorkeling on Hastings and Saxons Reef. It was a fast ride out on there single hull boat, taking about an hour and a half to arrive at Hastings Reef. The crew where really friendly, approachable and professional. We spent about 3 hours at the first site. The quality... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

This was a fantastic experience for my husband and me. We chose to do the introductory dive, which was about 15 minutes under the water, and had such a great experience that we chose to do a second dive at the second spot on the reef. There are many companies doing reef dives in this area in Cairns. When we... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

If you are 65 or older, they will not let you Scuba Dive unless you have some special form from your doctor. We booked our cruise over 6 months ago and minutes before our dive we were told they would not let us because we were over 65 (actually 65 & 66) unless we had a from our doctor. It... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

My friend and i both had a great time on our first time to the reef. It first started out with us not being able to do our first intro dive because we had a flight out within 12hrs(so if you do book a dive with this company you cant fly for 12hrs after)not sure of other companies. But no... More 

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Vancouver British Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

This is a faster boat so the trip to Hastings Reef was a reasonable time. There were tables and bench seating inside and deck areas to be outside. On the way to the reef we received our wetsuits, fins and masks. The coral and fish at Hastings Reef were superb. I took lots of underwater pictures. There were giant clams... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015 via mobile

This is an extremely overpriced trip. The day of snorkelling + 1 certified dive started off as 169 dollars. We paid for 2 dives so it went up to 189- which we thought was pretty good. however !! We then had to pay 20 dollars reef tax on the day PLUS they wanted to charge us 10 dollars each for... More 

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