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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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Fun, friendly and well organized crew made this the best day in our cairns trip

From the well organized check in to the safety briefings, this young, friendly and vibrant crew made the day easy, relaxed and fun! They were available when required, patient and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
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Melbourne, Australia
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59 reviews 59 reviews
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

From the well organized check in to the safety briefings, this young, friendly and vibrant crew made the day easy, relaxed and fun! They were available when required, patient and encouraging. Tried my first dive and with the ability to try before you sign up, there was no reason to not give diving a go. The instructors were amazing and... More 

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Cairns, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

This tour was the absolute most amazing reef tour I have visited . The staff are incredible !!! So funny and helpful , they have so much for you to do on this tour and visit and see so much while you are out there . While out on the reef you can explore it your self or you can... More 

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Memphis, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

I just did the Get High package with Down Under yesterday--it was amazing! We left the dock at around 8:30 am, were provided with free coffe/tea/Arnott's cookies and listened to the day's schedule and safety briefing (which was hilarious). We arrived to our first site at 10 am where snorkelers and divers were sectioned off for our specific safety briefings.... More 

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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 via mobile

A great day was had from the very start. All the crew members seemed to do their up most to make everyone feel welcome aboard, and were vey enjoyable for the whole time. The journay out to the reef was a little rough (Apparently it was calm!) and a lot of people were sea sick, so be prepared, if you... More 

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nyc ny
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11 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

We went out with the down under cruises on the boat Osprey. VERY ENJOYABLE. The briefing was entertaining but also on point informative. Elvis kept everyone light hearted throughout the journey. You check in at 730 and do not get back till 5pm. So this would not be any good for persons coming off cruise ships. We departed on the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

The staff is incredible and goes above and beyond to make sure their guests have a great time!!!!! We felt safe, comfortable, and had a great experience. Plus, as backpackers we appreciated all of the included food :)

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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34 reviews 34 reviews
10 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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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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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84 attraction reviews
102 helpful votes 102 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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