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Address: 287 Draper St, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
Phone Number: 07 4052 8300
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Down Under Cruise & Dive, formerly ‘Down Under Dive’, is Cairns...

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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Good reef tour great experience !!

Me and my friend booked a snorkeling and introductory diving package which was awesome!, Was told we could only do one dive since we were flying out the next day which was fine... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Albuquerque, New Mexico

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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15 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Me and my friend booked a snorkeling and introductory diving package which was awesome!, Was told we could only do one dive since we were flying out the next day which was fine and understandable, Snorkeling was awesome the reef was beautiful, The crew was great up beat fun, helpful, the food was decent, boat was pretty full of people,... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a must-do activity in Cairns. We had a great experience with down under. The staff is courteous, very helpful and make you feel comfortable. It was my first snorkelling experience and they were extremely professional to handhold and explain the basics as well as take extreme care once you are in the water. Special thanks to Alice and... More 

1 Thank Samir2211
Townsville, Australia
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6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The boat was great, the staff were great, the vis was great, the reef was great. But the Chinese snorkelers were everywhere. The didn't listen (or didn't understand) the briefings, they pushed into the queue at lunchtime meaning many more polite people went without, they got in the way and generally were pests. I think dive operators in cairns need... More 

2 Thank Andrew K
El Paso, Txs
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20 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had our Open Water course with them, a total of 7 dives and we spend 3 beautiful days in the Osprey. The staff members are friendly, helpful and super nice. The food is great, the cheese and wine after the activities was a great Extra. I would come back to Cairns, and definitely I would Dive with them too.... More 

Thank angelpeque
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46 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We booked the 3 day Great Barrier reef, Kuranda and Cape Trib tour with this company and thoroughly enjoyed them all, All of the staff very professional and knowledgeable The coach pick ups were on time. Food that was included was good. Would recommend..

Thank LizTLiverpool
Portland, Oregon
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19 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Perfect day trip out to the reef. Boat is cozy, staff is fantastic, decent food and fun spots to snorkel and dive. The intro diving experience is perfect for newbies and there's no pressure to continue with an actual dive if you don't like the intro lesson. I ended up enjoying it so much I paid for another dive on... More 

Thank HeliNinja47
Hervey Bay, Australia
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24 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Absolutely fantastic !!!!!! The staff were funny, sharp, happy, & clearly enjoy what they do. I was helped on & off the boat, fed great food, Wally the fish was awesome friendly & fun & the singer (Tom) was great too. We had the best day & it beat the Mossman Gorge tour hands down !!!!! Can't wait to come... More 

Thank Terrie-Anne W
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

歧視亞洲人沒錯 The coach didn't give you a careful order. And too much people on the boat, so when you diving, they always push you hurry, even you are not ready and then you will give up to try. Because too much people, so you will waiting for a long time to diving and if you are unlucky, when you just... More 

3 Thank Wang S
Austin, Texas
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I can not highly recommend this boat enough! It is such an amazing experience at a great price! The staff is so welcoming and accommodating and you get to spend around 5 hours at two different locations in the outer reef. Not all the boats go to the same reef out of Cairns and Down Under goes to the best... More 

Thank Sydney J
Townsville, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Down Under Cruise & Dive provided me an unforgettable, once in a lifetime experience on the Great Barrier Reef. Coming from Canada it has always been a dream to get to Australia and explore the reef, and staff exceeded my expectations entirely. From the second we got on the boat until the second we got off the boat we were... More 

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