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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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This was an excellent day tour. The crew were friendly, helpful and professional. We were taken to two separate locations to snorkel and scuba dive. As novices, we found the level... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

This was an excellent day tour. The crew were friendly, helpful and professional. We were taken to two separate locations to snorkel and scuba dive. As novices, we found the level of attention and assistance pitched perfectly, ensuring our first diving experiences were unforgettable. The food provided was good - and the live music on the return to Cairns made... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

We had the most unbelievable experience scuba diving three times on the reef! Seeing an amazing amount of sea life, white tip reef sharks, turtles and rays all spotted by our awesome guide Jackson! Jackson is a fun, knowledgable diver who made it an ultimate experience. Aaron guided us on our second dive through caves and tunnels that we would... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Took the PADI 4 Day Open Water Course as a family with teenage boys traveling from North Carolina. We had a fantastic experience and would highly recommend Down Under not only for our outstanding instructor Hadynn but also the boat crew who were all just so kind and made the whole experience a wonderful one.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

I booked my first scuba dive through a travel company, paying for a day trip and an introductory dive. When I came to check in for the buppoat I was just given a standard scuba diving form which I thought odd but went with it anyway, then as I went to the boat the man said so you're just scuba... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

As someone who has a big fear of the deep water due to a near drowning experience as a child, I was really hesitant about going to the Great Barrier Reef. I chose to try it out and was pleasantly surprised with my experience with Down Under Tours. I was able to go on two snorkel "tour" with two of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

We had the best experience of our lives doing the Get High package with Down Under Dive. There were plenty members of staff who were so friendly and helpful and made the trip so much more enjoyable! The staff went the extra mile to help everyone get their gear on properly and took first time divers out for training. There... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

We went in June and had a nice day at the reef with down under. The day start early in the morning which is good so you have plenty of time at the reef, once on the boat you will get complimentary coffee or tea and if you need complimentary seasick pills. The trip to the reef takes about 90... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015 via mobile

To be fair I'll start with the positive points. Boat and equipment were good. Fairly short trip to the reef and plenty of time to snorkel or dive. Food was excellent. Reefs visited were ok for the price, bit bashed around by thousands of tourists over the decades, some interesting sea life but don't expect to be blown away. 90%... More 

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DownUnderDive, Manager at Down Under Cruise & Dive, responded to this review

Hi Ketchup, Although we always appreciate constructive criticism, I feel it is important tripadvisor users receive the facts regarding any complaints. The fact is you opted not to participate in a guided dive and were briefed quite thoroughly on a dive plan which included descending to no more than 18m. Not only did you ignore these instructions by diving to... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015 via mobile

My wife organized this dive trip for us as a surprise while we were holidaying in Port Douglas, even though she doesn't dive.(I'm a certified diver). The day didn't start with promise after torrential rain overnight and windy conditions, clearly not the fault of the cruise operator. The trip out to the outer reef was rough with several of the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

We booked a snorkeling + 10 minute helicopter ride through Viator. The check in process was easy and the staff is nice and hilarious. Lunch was very good and while I didn't partake in the afternoon fruit it seemed liked the other passengers enjoyed it. The helicopter tour above the reef is awesome! The whole tour is a well oiled... More 

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Address: Address: 287 Draper St, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
Phone Number: 07 4052 8300
Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Cairns Region  >  Cairns
Open Hours:
Sunday 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 7:00 am - 10:00 pm

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