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Address: 287 Draper St, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
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+61 7 4052 8300
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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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USD 114.46*
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Great Barrier Reef Diving and Snorkeling Cruise from Cairns
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Cairns Super Saver: Great Barrier Reef Cruise plus Kuranda Scenic Railway plus...
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Learn to Scuba Dive on the Great Barrier Reef: 4-Day PADI Open Water Dive Course

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Awesome boat for certified divers

I had a really good time out on Evolution. Corina guided us around two sites which both had a lot to see - sharks, giant turtles and christmas tree coral to name a few. A big and... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Mhairi S
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I had a really good time out on Evolution. Corina guided us around two sites which both had a lot to see - sharks, giant turtles and christmas tree coral to name a few. A big and busy boat with crew who are more than happy to help. Cheers Corina and the Down under team!

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Thank Mhairi S
Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great staff, fantastic food. New boat and most importantly top snorkel gear . Really enjoyed our day out to 2 outer reefs and relaxing in beanbags after lunch on the top deck. Evolution was a wonderful boat with not too many people and my family enjoyed the introductory dive session.

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Thank Kezza2006
Melbourne
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Evolution is clearly a newish cruise ship...Snorkels and stinger suits are new and clean. I appreciated that the equipment was new and clean...Makes a difference when you have to put your body into it and the snorkel into your mouth! Staff are friendly and helpful. Lots of optional extras on board! We were very happy with lunch....Lots of variety and... More 

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Thank MelbourneClaire
Perth
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Everything exceeded my expectation. Nice big and new boat, modern and clean cabin. Crew were all polite, friendly, helpful and funny. Plenty of food to serve 130 people. No need to rush for food. Quality was good too although I didn't expect much. Nice performance on the way back as well. Overall fantastic experience. No regret at all.

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Thank onlyfinchy
Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

First rate operator. The great barrier reef is definitley a cool thing to do. The reef has a ton of dead areas- I would argue over over 1/2 however its not getting any better so I think you do should while its still around. The fish were pretty good and the corals were the sporadic however some of the best... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

There were both advantages and disadvantages to this day trip. On the plus side, the boat is very new and large enough that few people got seasick, even though we were traveling through a storm on the way home. Such a nice, clean ship. The crew were dedicated to their jobs and knowledgeable. The hot buffet lunch we were offered... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We had 190 on board but once the safety announcement was made it really didn't feel like that there was many people on board - we had our own booth for 3 people for the day so was able to get a nap in (after the tiring activities). Diving was amazing, snorkelling equipment was new and clean. Diverse cultures, well... More 

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Thank Steven S
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

AVOID THEM IF YOU ARE A DIVER Worst diving experience I've had. The moment you step onto the boat all they try and do is sell you stuff! They pair you with inexperienced divers who you spend your dives looking after. They give very little info about the dive sites and don't even send a staff member with you to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The reef was impressive and the fish were amazing. The food was really good and the entertainment was hilarious! The only downside was there were so many people I was kicked in the head a few times with flippers.

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Thank Robyn G
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I chose this dive course because it was the most economical one that my hostel (Dreamtime) advertised. I have to say, my expectations were surpassed. Frankie (Francesco), our dive instructor, was funny, kind, knowledgeable and patient in teaching us how to dive properly. This is especially so, given the chaos of the holiday season and full boat. I loved the... More 

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