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Down Under Cruise & Dive

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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
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287 Draper St, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
+61 7 4052 8300
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Reviewed today

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

Thank Olly M
Reviewed today

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.

Thank Kai2k
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

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

Thank Scott M
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

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

Thank sandeeahd
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

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

Thank Shalini18
Reviewed 6 days ago

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

1  Thank Francisco V
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank vairakangal
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

2  Thank Ramusa2017
Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

Thank ManlyParadise
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

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Robert V
6 October 2018|
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Response from Linda B | Reviewed this property |
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
Amira A
21 June 2018|
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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
Janice R
25 April 2017|
Response from kjsigp | Reviewed this property |
HI Jan, 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