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Down Under Cruise & Dive

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Address: 287 Draper St, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
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Down Under Cruise & Dive based in Cairns, QLD is one of Australia's...

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 luxurious reef vessel you will travel in style and comfort for a very affordable price.

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US$ 117.65*
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Great Barrier Reef Diving and Snorkeling Cruise from Cairns
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Learn to Scuba Dive on the Great Barrier Reef: 4-Day PADI Open Water Dive Course

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Spending 5 days in cairns, Down under Cruise to the Great Barrier reef was by far, the best experience of the trip! All the staff were friendly and charming, especially the... read more

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Sydney, Australia
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12 reviews
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Spending 5 days in cairns, Down under Cruise to the Great Barrier reef was by far, the best experience of the trip! All the staff were friendly and charming, especially the staff entertainment for the ride back to cairns!! The food included was pretty darn delicious and the boat itself was modern and spacious providing plenty of space for all... More 

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Madikeri, India
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went with our adult children sea was rough on our way out so i was a little queasy but was told the prawns were v good the salads and cheese and biscuits i can vouch for, the crew on the whole were extremely helpful tho my husband and i cant swim they really helped nice boat and a calm return... More 

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7 reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It was an unforgettable day. We enjoyed the diving and the snorkeling a lot. The boat is huge and wasn't too crowded. The weather was perfect. The crew was friendly and helpful. Prices are reasonable compared to other companies

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Down Under Cruise & Dive team is excellent. Very reasonably priced compared to the other alternatives and their crew and service is out of this world. The food on the boat was great, savory and it was a lot fun to listen to the crew sign on our return trip. The snorkeling team was very helpful getting us around... More 

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Thank Marcelo S
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My partner and I chose to visit the Great Barrier Reef with Down Under Cruise and Dive based on a recommendation from family members. I am so glad we chose this company! After doing some research, this company seems to provide the best value for money. The booking process was simple. The day that we went out on the Reef... More 

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Nicosia District, Cyprus
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

90% of passengers were sea sick including my wife and I. If he had reduced his speed by a couple of knots I don't think anyone would have been sick.They told us it might be rough and SOLD us anti sickness pills. When we finally reached the reef we had to pay EXTRA for protective clothing against possible jelly fish.We... More 

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Not a thing for backpackers! Overpaid, had to pay several extra fees. Did not go to a good place. Where we went the reef was all grey, not what I expected. Way to many people on a big boat. Went snorkling, people went in my way all the time! Total 150 people!

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Hi Pia O, Thank you for taking the time to review our tour on TripAdvisor. It is extremely unfortunate that the tour did not meet your expectations. However, I would like to clarify a couple of things that you have based your review on. Our ticket price is considerably competitive when compared to other reef tours available in Cairns. Our... More 

Reading, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent. Kept us entertained on the way to the reef with various staff introductions and kit collection etc. Choppy trip, even the crew were feeling it. Three decks with a plenty, unlike previous trips we have been on to GBR. Both sites had excellent snorkelling with two hours each at both. We chose to use life jackets so that we... More 

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went on this trip on 28/4/17 and this was the best reef trip I have been on! The staff are just wow! We had a great arrival experience on board, felt like we were being checked into a hotel. It was just lovely and so luxurious. We weren't all packed in like sardines as I have experiences on other reef... More 

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The boat is clean, new, and comfortable. They don't over fill the vessel with people which is great. There are plenty off staff to help you and it doesn't feel too crowded like some other boats. There is plenty of time to snorkel and viewing was excellent. The reef did look like National Geographic. The weather was perfect, so we... More 

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