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Great Barrier Reef Snorkeling and Diving Cruise from Cairns

Cruise from Cairns onboard the fastest, most luxurious reef vessel, EVOLUTION, for the best value tours to the Outer Great Barrier Reef for an adventure-filled experience.

The 35-metre superyacht, Evolution, departs Cairns daily, with a record 5 hours spent exploring 2 spectacular and exclusive outer Great Barrier Reef locations for an adventure-filled day!

Experience the adventure of snorkelling, diving, a semi-submarine tour or see the reef from above with a 10-minute scenic helicopter flight.

Enjoy a personalised day on the Great Barrier Reef with our friendly and professional crew. As a locally owned operator company for over 30 years, Down Under Cruise and Dive provides an unforgettable experience with the perfect mix of professionalism, service, and fun!

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8 hours 30 minutes


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  • What's included :
    • BBQ lunch prepared onboard with fresh fish, prawns, steak, variety of salads (veg options available)
    • Cruise onboard the fastest, most luxurious superyacht
    • 5 hours reef time at 2 spectacular outer reef locations
    • Use of SCUBA equipment
    • Use of Snorkelling equipment
    • Up to 3 Introductory or Certified Scuba Dives (if selected)
    • Free lycra/stinger suit hire
    • Glass of wine, cheese and biscuits on return journey
    • 10-minute Scenic Flight (if selected)
    • Relax in comfort in spacious air-conditioned modern lounges and stylish upper deck
    • Entry/Admission - Great Barrier Reef
    What's excluded :
    • $20 per person reef levy (to be paid direct prior to travel)
    • Private transportation
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Great Barrier Reef, Cairns, Queensland Australia

    Upon arrival at your first reef location, either Saxon or Norman Reef, it’s time to snorkel and dive! Hop in the water with your provided equipment and discover the underwater world full of multicolored fish, coral, and other marine life. Your guides help you to get outfitted with snorkel and scuba diving equipment, and provide instruction and encouragement to newcomers and experienced people alike. Your friendly and knowledgeable crew is always available to help nervous snorkelers or divers enjoy their time in the water.

    During your time on the reef, you will enjoy a BBQ lunch prepared onboard with fresh fish, steak, a variety of salads, and prawns.

    Duration: 3 hours

    Stop At: Great Barrier Reef, Cairns, Queensland Australia

    At the second reef location, North Hastings Reef, you can snorkel or dive again. If you prefer to stay dry, you can still check out this World Heritage-listed underwater world on semi-submersible tour with live commentary by our marine biologist (additional cost) or from above with a 10-minute scenic helicopter ride (additional cost).

    Duration: 2 hours

  • Departure Point :
    1 Spence St, Cairns City QLD 4870, Australia
    Departure Time :
    7:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    Returns to original departure point
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 4 hours of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability
    • Check-in is from 7.15am to 8.00am at Reef Fleet Terminal, 1 Spence Street, Cairns. Please make your way to the Down Under Cruise and Dive counter to check-in. Boat departs 8.15am sharp.
    • All intending divers over the age of 65 years must provide a current Diving Medical certificate.
    • Children aged and under 12 years (introductory) and 10 years (certified divers) are not permitted to participate in onboard diving activities as per Queensland Australian Law.
    • Children under the age of 18 must be in the immediate company of a parent or legal guardian.
    • Evidence of dive certification is required from all divers wishing to participate in a certified dive.
    • Diving within 24 hours before your flight is not permitted. All participants will be required to complete a health/medication questionnaire prior to diving. Some pre-existing medical conditions (eg asthma, heart & lung conditions etc) and prescribed medications may prevent you from diving, please consult your doctor before booking.
    • Due to comfort, weight and balance of the aircraft, passengers weighing over (240 pounds) 110kg will be required to pay an additional fee. Please contact the operator to check first.
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Reef levy must be paid prior to travel
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 130 travelers
    • Face masks provided for travelers
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Regular temperature checks for staff
    • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


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Activity ID: V-3253OSPREY

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