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Down Under Cruise & Dive

287 Draper St, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
07 4052 8300
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Ranked #38 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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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
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50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

I really recommend doing the reef with this brilliant team. Before we had even got in the water we saw turtles which was amazing. We did two dives and saw so many different creatures but getting to swim with three different huge turtles was incredible. As amazing as the reef was, the team on this boat really stand out to... More

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Sydney, Australia
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3 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We've never been on any other outer reef tour so we have nothing to compare it too, but, we had a great day on the reef nonetheless. We had good weather with not much wind and clear skies, the ocean didn't seem very rough so there were very few with sea sickness. Snorkelling was pretty awesome with heaps of varieties... More

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Frederick, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

My adult kids and I spent the day with Down Under. There are a lot of companies but we really enjoyed this one! The crew was a blast and really made the most of the day for us. The locations were great and the lunch very good. No complaints at all!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

We went out with the down under crew for my mums 50th birthday. There were 5 in our party and everyone loved it (even the two that got sea sick!) They crew and other patrons sang mum happy birthday and made her day super special with a cupcake cake and lollipop candle! The weather was a bit touch and go... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

It was my second time being in Cairns and doing GBR day trip so I have something to compare with. My experience with Down Under dive is more than positive..And it started from online booking till forgotten hat and "lost & found" office:) But what is standing out is the CREW on the vessel - amazing! everyone was very helpful,... More

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Caen, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

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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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
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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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