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Full Day Great Barrier Reef Cruise

Down Under Cruise & Dive
287 Draper Street, Parramatta Park Queensland 4870, Australia
5 Reviews

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Your Experience

Adventure awaits when you cruise from Cairns onboard the fastest, newest and award-winning luxury vessel “EVOLUTION” for the best value tour to the Outer Great Barrier Reef for an adventure filled day.

Snorkel, enjoy multiple Introductory or Certified scuba dives or join a Semi-Submarine Tour exploring two stunning reef sites. With five hours reef time, this tour offers you more time to explore the world’s most famous National Park. A gourmet buffet lunch, together with live music and free glass of wine with nibbles provide a level of service and comfort unmatched.

Tour Highlights
  • 2 Exclusive, protected and sheltered reef locations
  • Cairns' fastest, newest and most comfortable reef vessel
  • Scuba diving lessons
  • Glass-bottom boat Tour (weather dependent)
  • Guided snorkelling tours
  • Fully catered lunch
What's Included
  • 2 stunning outer reef sites
  • Less travel time (approx. 80 mins)
  • 5 Hours Reef Time
  • Snorkelling equipment & floatation devices provided
  • Hot BBQ Lunch (Hot meats, fish, prawns & a variety of salads, vegetarian option available)
  • Free stinger suit hire
  • Fruit platter, cheese and a glass of wine on return journey
  • Experienced, professional dive instructors
  • Large air-conditioned modern lounges to relax in comfort
  • Spacious sundecks for sunbathing
  • High crew to guest ratio

Travel on EVOLUTION to the Outer Great Barrier Reef for snorkelling with all gear and briefings included. Visit two exclusive reef sites, with plenty of time to enjoy relaxing and sun bathing on three deck levels. Dial up the adventure and choose from a variety of optional activities including an Introductory dive or Certified dive. From Hastings Reef you can take a 10-minute scenic helicopter flight from our exclusive helicopter pontoon or join our Semi-Submarine tour before cruising back to Cairns.

​For First Time Divers; after an in-depth briefing from our expert dive staff, we gear you up and jump in the water for the thrill of a lifetime as we guide you through this amazing wonderland.

For Certified Divers; either buddy up with a friend or join our guides as we plunge into the abundance of marine life and explore the amazing ecology of the reef.

​In the afternoon there's a choice of a ride on our Semi-Submersible tour (weather dependent), more snorkelling or diving, or just laze around on our massive sun-decks on three levels.

Finally cruise back to Cairns while joining our on-board entertainer for some live music together with a free glass of wine, cheese and biscuits on the lower deck.

Return transfers from Cairns CBD locations is $16.00 per person and from the Northern Beaches $23.00 per person.

Pickup Notes

AUD$20 per person return for pick ups in Cairns city and AUD$29 per person return for Northern Beaches pick ups payable on check in.

Special Notes

What to bring:

Sunscreen, Hat, Spare clothes, swimmers and a towel. Cash or Credit Card for bar and souvenir purchases.


​Prior to diving you will be required to fill in a Medical Questionnaire. Divers over 65yrs require a medical - if you answer YES to any question you will be referred to a qualified physician for a Dive Medical assessment that conforms to Australian Standard AS4005-1. You will not be allowed to dive until you are fit to dive.

Reef Levy (Environmental Management Charge) - $20pp pay at check-in

In order to manage the environmental impact of tourism on the Great Barrier Reef, all travellers to the reef attract a $20 surcharge. The levy is not included in your ticket price and will need to be paid on arrival at the check in desk at the reef fleet terminal before you board the vessel.

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5 Reviews
Maike Hx
Would give 10 stars if I could. We had an awesome experience with them. The gear was really good quality, the food was tasty and plenty and the boat is spacious and comfortable. Best thing about them is the crew tho! Absolute legends!!! Thanks for being amazing guys! Special thanks to Daniel who took the time to answer all my question:) you're awesome:)
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Olivia McKay
I went out with Down under cruise and dive little under a week ago, The crew was amazing, and the boat was so comfortable, all of the equipment was super up to date. With the options to add extra activities on it was absolutely awesome! I know its about seeing the reef but the food was absolutely awesome too!!!!
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This review is mainly about the certified diving, which I booked this trip for. Overall, the weather was pretty bad. The boat was rocking, lots of people felt sick. As far as the diving is concerned, everything felt a bit rushed. No complete buddy check, the place where you go in the water is crowded with other people, so many people are in the water that it is really confusing. Also, the dive itself seemed kind of uncoordinated. I have never before experienced that people just go up by themselves alone, which happened here, because if you we’re short on air (which is 70 bar) you were just supposed to go up. You also have to pay more if you want to go with a guide - which should be included in my opinion. No dive school before recommended to go diving just with a buddy before as inexperienced divers, here they would let you do that. The second dive had really bad visibility already and the third one was cancelled due to visibility (which we got refunded - but 20$ did not really make up for the overall experience). The weather was so bad that it was not even possible to move on to the second spot (which was supposed to be the better one). Of course, it’s not possible to predict the visibility, but I would have preferred to choose not to do the trip at all with this weather. But it’s just a big mass processing. All other diving schools I went to before cared more about their divers and the experience they have. For almost 300$ this trip is ridiculous. I hope this is not how all trips in the area are organized and would recommend to look for something else as a certified diver. Food was really good though, buffet lunch with different salads, fruits and crackers in the afternoon and the staff was friendly and trying their best.
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Lynne Lake
This was a fantastic day. Although the weather was rough and windy. It was so much fun sitting up the front. Snorkelling was still good even though it was hard to swim against the current we saw beautiful fish and turtles who were also struggling against the current. Eddie was so friendly and had a great sense of humour. Tommy T Bone great cook and entertainer. They were very safety conscious. Would highly recommend. We will do this again in our next trip thank you.
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Kelly O

I travelled with a teenager for this, he was entertained the entire time. The snorkeling tour with the marine biologist was amazing and I would definitely recommend doing it as on your own you won’t see anywhere near as much. Suggest to take towel and dry clothes. Food was awesome and the entertainer (Tommy T bone) was just the perfect way to travel back to shore. The team and staff were great, so friendly and always checking up on you.

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