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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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Best. Day. Ever.

Didnt plan on the dive but soooo glad we did! Amazing experience, with the experienced and lovely crew -made us feel super comfortable and relaxed. Got to snorkell and dive at 2... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW via mobile

Didnt plan on the dive but soooo glad we did! Amazing experience, with the experienced and lovely crew -made us feel super comfortable and relaxed. Got to snorkell and dive at 2 different locations, both absolutely gorgeous areas. Ocean was a bit rough causing a little sea sickness - but we were expecting it, and they provided travel sickness tablets,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

I had a great day on the reef checking another item off my bucket list with Down Under Cruise & Dive! I booked originally because they were not as expensive as other companies but still had a good reputation on this site and I have no regrets! Unfortunately today the weather was not good and the seas were choppy. So... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

My trip to Great Barrier Reef, for which i extended the trip to Cairns is worth. My dilemma to select which tour i have to choose ended with this operator giving reasonable price tour. Lovely crew with great food& entertainment. Since i am not good in swimming, instructors helped me to see the awesomeness of Nature's wonder The Great barrier... More 

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Cairns, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Awesome day out without breaking the bank. Both reef sites had lots of coral and marine life to see. Tasty buffet barbecue lunch provided by the friendly crew on the boat. The only boat offering a helicopter flight so well worth upgrading! Highly recommend.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

One of the most amazing things I have ever done and I couldn't of done it with a better company! We learnt to dive in 4 days and with the first 2 in the practice pool I had built so much confidence from being a nervous wreck to being excited to jump in the GBR! Our instructor Frankie was the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

I'm not the type that goes out on large tours but when you're going to the GBR, you sort of have to play the game. There were 95 people on board this boat and this was one of the smaller ones from what I understand. The crew was fun though and they had everything down pat. You are a number... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Had a few too many drinks the night before so I wasn't able to enjoy the full experience of this trip. However it was a great time anyways! My hungover self was sick most of the boat ride to the reef (okay... all of the boat ride...) but once I was in the water it was fantastic. The ride there's... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

I booked their service through Travel OZ website. It was my first trip to Great Barrier Reef (and of course Cairns) and I am glad that I choose them. Their service was excellent. The crew were friendly and very attentive. They always have a lifeguard on duty to watch over us. I was once saved by them as I had... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

I did the 1 day trip to the great barrier reef the trip was prepaid in a full east coast trip and when I arrived at the desk the guys were really friendly and efficient, we were booked in and on the boat in minutes, we were out on the water in about 30-40 minutes but this is understandable as... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Had an amazing day out in the reef including a introductionary dive. The instructor was very patient with us and was always concious about his being.

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