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Down Under Cruise & Dive based in Cairns, QLD is one of Australia's leading tour operators providing guests of all ages and nationalities with world-class experiences on the Great Barrier Reef. Travelling on-board EVOLUTION, Australia's most...more
All reviews helicopter ride the great barrier reef free glass of wine fish steak salad saxon reef the reefs these guys prawns fruit open water course underwater camera stinger suits reef tour cheese and crackers lunch buffet
From the moment I checked in last Friday morning the crew on board made my day absolutely amazing, nothing was a drama, & they were so super friendly. At the last minute I wanted to add on a dive and they had me ready to...More
I really enjoyed this. Lovely vessel, lovely staff, lovely food, efficient booking, no problems at all. Well, except the choppy sea. I took a sea sickness tablet, many did not! The staff handled the situation well! The snorkelling itself was top drawer. Loved it.
I have just completed my second trip on the Evolution during a business visit to Cairns - an amazing vessel, and a crew that is second to none.
In my opinion, each and every one of the crew worked extremely hard to make my memories...More
We were a family of 6 Travelling to Cairns with 2 kids under 5 and 2 adults over 60 years old. The down under day cruise was by far the best part of our trip. We did Snorkelling, introductory diving and semi sub. The staff...More
Highly recommend this tour company if you want to explore the Great Barrier Reef! The crew are extremely organised, friendly and knowledgable. The check-in and safety process was carried out quickly and efficiently. There is something for all ability levels on the boat from snorkelling,...More
My partner and I went on this adventure with Down Under Cruise & Dive. The whole experience was great, the staff is on top of things and attentive to your every need. They give you a short snorkeling training plus they are at hand on...More
We had an great time snorkeling with the guidance of the marine biologist. My dad and I are not strong swimmers, but she took us around the reef and showed us the fascinating coral life.
We also saw a shark circle and grab its pray...More
I do not like organized excursions, but in this case it's almost inevitable (unless you have money to pay a boat for you alone).
The company fulfills everything promised. The boat is very good, the food is good too, the material is good and the...More
From the moment we boarded this boat they wherever friendly and organised.Nothing was too much for them -they even supplied sunscreen.Great food for lunch and entertainment on our return journey to cairns.
From the time we stepped on board we were having a fantastic day. The crew on Evolution are full of fun & energy, and the boat is lovely & spacious. We were lucky enough to have a calm day after some previous high winds. The...More
Hi Robert December is during the wet season in Cairns so you are probably better off emailing these guys directly to see when it is best to book. I usually work on the principle the earlier the better when booking stuff... More
Hi Robert December is during the wet season in Cairns so you are probably better off emailing these guys directly to see when it is best to book. I usually work on the principle the earlier the better when booking stuff. Enjoy Cairns it’s a beautiful spot
Response from Gregory B | Reviewed this property |
They have an introduction to diving and teach you what you need to know to dive safely. All the equipment and training is provided as part of the package. The package pays for one dive. I think the second dive is $45 more... More
They have an introduction to diving and teach you what you need to know to dive safely. All the equipment and training is provided as part of the package. The package pays for one dive. I think the second dive is $45 more but worth it.
The first dive has up to 4 divers linking arms with the dive master and each other. The second dive you are not holding on to anyone. We can make the decision on the second dive after the first, you don't have to pay in advance.
Be sure to download the medical form to make sure you are medically permitted to dive. No refunds.
I hope this helps. I loved my dives.
Not sure about the extent of the bleaching. The coral on our trip was beautiful. Also they have a semi-submersible boat so even people that don't dive or snorkel can view the splendor. Best dive boat I have ever... More
Not sure about the extent of the bleaching. The coral on our trip was beautiful. Also they have a semi-submersible boat so even people that don't dive or snorkel can view the splendor. Best dive boat I have ever been on. Do you plan on diving? If you are over 45 I would suggest you get a physical in accordance with the Australian standards. If not you may not be able to dive. Good luck,