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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' 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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Great way to see the Reef. Crew was friendly and helpful - and really paid attention to safety!! My 12 year old took the dive session and it was definitely a highlight of his... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Barbara G
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great way to see the Reef. Crew was friendly and helpful - and really paid attention to safety!! My 12 year old took the dive session and it was definitely a highlight of his vacation. Definitely recommend this cruise.

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Thank Barbara G
Cairns, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This Outer Reef Tour is perfect for younger couples or people who just love to get out and explore. One of the best Reef tours. And for the LOW price i was amazed at how much you actually get. Truly value for money

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Thank ErikkaLouise94
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Great experience with fantastic instructors and the Great Reef as the best environment. Totally recommended.

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Thank José María R
Camas, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

I was torn between giving a 4 or a 5... They are good but not quite 5 good is ultimately what I came down to. I have been out of Cairns on a dive boat a few years ago so I have something to compare against. We went with Down Under this time because they have the newest, fastest biggest... More 

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Thank robisinwa
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you want to be treated like cattle then this is the tour for you! We booked this tour through viator and have previously had incredible experiences booking tours through their website - Down Under Cruise & Dive was the exception. The day started poorly with our included pick up driver being rude and plain grumpy. On arrival at the... More 

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Thank lexypie85
Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been out to the Reef 4 times now over the years, each time with a different operator and although all of them were good this trip was the best. The Reef itself is such an attraction that it's easy to view the tour operator as just a means of getting you out there, but the best operators can... More 

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Thank FarhorizonsOz
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really nice experience. Professional staffs, yummy and fresh lunch, new snorkelling facilities. AMAZING day. Totally worth the price!

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Thank Yi Q
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Biggest disappointment with this company was that there was not enough food on board for everyone. When you are cruising for a full day on a boat with 165 people, they need to make sure that there is enough food. People who came in at the end for lunch after snorkeling went without much food. They had one water melon... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The best staff ever. They were so friendly and the service was great. Food was fine. The spots where they are going are so good. You can see all beautiful fish and life under water.

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Broadbeach, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Obviously if you are in Cairns you are probably looking to go to the reef! This was a good option. The Boat was very new and spacious and clean. The equipment they provided for snorkeling was in excellent condition (important for masks) and all in all they ran a very efficient operation. Staff were cordial and pleasant (i don't know... More 

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