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Down Under Cruise & Dive

287 Draper St, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
07 4052 8300
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Ranked #34 of 119 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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Cairns, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

The weather was perfect, great start to the day to spend some down time on the Great Barrier Reef for three local gals (2 sisters & friend). The crew were really laid back, funny and friendly, whilst maintaining professional care. Went to two different reefs, Saxon, which is deep were I went diving and saw turtles and a Maroi Wrasse,... More

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Cairns, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW via mobile

These guys are The best. From the moment we got on board, the crew were trying to learn names and get to know you. A big group; over 100 people, but the crew were consistently friendly and helpful. My partner and I did one dive each, and whether ears wouldn't equalise properly, the dive instructors were keen to let her... More

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Cairns, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Go on... treat yourself. The reef trip in itself is a great day out. 'Osprey V' is a fast boat and boast 5 hours worth of time on the reef. Sites are Saxon and Hastings which are awesome. At Hastings they have a brand new semi-submarine which they are currently doing trips on for free. They run two 20 minute... More

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

It's great if you go with partner or friends. It's a bit bigger boat so many people but the stop on two amazing coral spots and offer introduction diving for a few extra dollar (30$) also get a coupon voucher from your hostel for your wetsuit otherwise they want 10$ wetsuit charge.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

This company is amazing. Everyone was so helpful and friendly! I'm not a very good swimmer and I'm pretty much terrified of the sea but I had I see the Great Barrier Reef! They have a submarine boat out at one of the islands. But the staff were so professional I actually went for a snorkel, a life saver took... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

The crew on board the boat are what makes the day so much fun. The day was well organised considering the amount of different things going on, snorkellers, qualified divers and intro dives. I hadnt dived for a few years but the team were great at giving me a recap and making sure all the kit was correctly set up.... More

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Bradford-on-Avon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

You are inundated with choices when it comes to boats out to the reef from Cairns and having been out only once before (an excellent trip 20 years ago with Seastar) we wanted the same experience for our children. We certainly found it! An initial attraction was that our 15 year old was included in the family ticket - the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 via mobile

It was a great experience! The staff were all friendly and helpful. With nearly 100 people on board it was very well organised. We snorkelled and dived and both were a good experience. Lunch was BBQ style and there was plenty to go around. The optional mini submarine ride was a good touch for those with kids or as an... More

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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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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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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