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Great Barrier Reef Diving and Snorkeling Cruise from Cairns provided by Down Under Cruise & Dive

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Great Barrier Reef Diving and Snorkeling Cruise from Cairns

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Overview
Optional upgrades for a semi-submersible vessel, a helicopter ride, or novice to advanced scuba diving provide a customizable experience on this  Great Barrier Reef excursion. Stick with the original tour for world-class snorkeling at a UNESCO-listed reef and an Australian BBQ lunch. Plus, traveling by super-fast boat gives you more time to spend on the reef. Regardless of your snorkeling ability, guides are on hand to provide encouragement.
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You'll start at
Reef Fleet Terminal
LOT 996 Pier Point Rd, Cairns City QLD 4870, AustraliaPickup is available from Cairns or Northern Beaches. Return transfer costs are payable direct on the day of travel: Depart from Cairns hotels between 7am to 7:15am - AU$17 per person Depart from Northern Beaches hotels between 6:50am to 7:05am - AU$24 per person Pricing subject to change If hotel pickup is required, you must call to Down Under Dive to advise your hotel name and address as soon as possible.
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    Cairns Marlin Marina
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
    7:15am Check in at the Down Under Cruise and Dive Desk.
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You'll end at
Reef Fleet Terminal
LOT 996 Pier Point Rd, Cairns City QLD 4870, AustraliaPickup is available from Cairns or Northern Beaches. Return transfer costs are payable direct on the day of travel: Depart from Cairns hotels between 7am to 7:15am - AU$17 per person Depart from Northern Beaches hotels between 6:50am to 7:05am - AU$24 per person Pricing subject to change If hotel pickup is required, you must call to Down Under Dive to advise your hotel name and address as soon as possible.
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Highlights
  • Snorkeling tour to Great Barrier Reef with optional upgrades
  • Includes two diving spots suitable for novice snorkelers to certified divers
  • Upgrades: intro or certified dive, helicopter ride, semi-submersible vessel
  • Barbecue lunch on board included
What to Expect
Make your way to the Reef Fleet Terminal and climb on board your boat with a maximum capacity of 100 people, including guides. Reach the Great Barrier Reef in just over an hour on one of the fastest boats in the area, letting you spend more time in the water. Visit two prime snorkeling locations on the reef to see its famously diverse marine life. Guides provide instruction and encouragement for nervous snorkelers and help scuba divers with their gear, ensuring that everyone has a positive experience. Those wanting to stay dry can upgrade to the guided semi-submersible tour (payable upon arrival). Spend several hours exploring the reef, including time for a buffet lunch including Australian barbecue, salads, pastas, and seafood. Return to the original departure point at the end of the tour.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Reef Fleet Terminal, LOT 996 Pier Point Rd, Cairns City QLD 4870, Australia
Duration
8h 30m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Use of Snorkelling equipment
  • Buffet lunch including prawns, fish, steak, sausages, salads and pastas; vegetarian options are also available
  • Snacks including biscuits, cheese and fruit platter
  • Live entertainer and on-board Marine Biologist
  • Complimentary scuba diving lesson (if required)
  • Lycra Sun Suite
  • 5 hours reef time at 2 stunning reef sites
  • Entry/Admission - Cairns Marlin Marina
Exclusions
  • Wetsuit Hire(AU$10 per person)
  • Reef tax and fuel levy payable direct (AU$20 per person)
  • Introductory or Certified Scuba Dive (AU$50 per person)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Semi-submersible tour ($10 on the day)
  • 10 Minute Heli-Scenic Flight over the Great Barrier Reef (from AUD $194 per person)
  • Guide Snorkel Tour with a Marine Biologist (AUD $25 per person)
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Must check-in at the Reef Fleet Terminal by 7:15am
  • All intending divers over the age of 65 years must provide a current Diving Medical certificate
  • Children aged 12 years and under 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 extra 50% of an additional seat. Passengers are allowed a weight variance of up to 10% over original recorded weight. Should this variance be found to be more than 10%, your local operator reserves the right to charge an additional fee.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • 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 180 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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JDinLA wrote a review Oct 2017
Los Angeles, California317 contributions51 helpful votes
This rating was difficult for me because right off the bat, Down Under Cruise and Dive were asking for money everywhere drinks, wetsuits, which you don't need, cameras, etc.. It really bugged us. We selected the all day cruise out and helicopter back w/Nautilus, the latter of
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Date of experience: October 2017
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peonyrose wrote a review Oct 2017
Fenton, Illinois687 contributions192 helpful votes
If in Cairns, you must snorkel the Great Barrier Reef and it was an awesome experience. The Down Under crew was top notch. The ship is fancy and clean and nice. Good seating inside or go to the back and enjoy the scenery and water. We also got a good lunch while out there for
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Date of experience: September 2017
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BobSeattle1 wrote a review Oct 2017
Seattle, Washington6 contributions4 helpful votes
Very modern boat with a good crew. Be aware that there are 150 passengers, who will all try to enter the water at the same time. We had to push out around a large crowd of inexperienced snorkelers to avoid being kicked and run over. Come prepared for motion sickness. We had
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Date of experience: October 2017
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cgrick
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Unsafe and Unsanitary
The EVOLUTION is a new, modern catamaran. We did a day trip from Cairns and it was the worst excursion we have eve
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WanderbugAussie
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Excellent staff & great day out
10 out of 10 to the amazing staff who do such a great job. It is you guys who make the reef trip such a good experi
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Kat2113
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Two out of three ain't bad
Far North Queensland is beautiful. And the three day pass was good value. The trip to the reef was amazing and th
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Melroy P
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They make a good experience better
The Evolution is a swanky catamaran, and fairly new. The crew well trained and a cheerful lot. The guy who gave the
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3LauranK
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The Best Reef Experience!
My partner and I signed up to do the 4 day PADI open water course and after our days on the reef immediately signed
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Pmac1973
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Amazing trip
Had a magnificent time on the great barrier reef tour. Sally and Eddie were amazing and very helpful while the phot
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Sarah W
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Great staff! Great dives.
First, boat is very clean (including bathrooms). Staff is friendly and attentive. Dive masters are great. Even if
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zimkim
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Amazing 3 Days
We flew to Cairns from Sydney to enjoy the 3 day trip outlined by Viator as a SuperSaver. Aside from the extreme he
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jrpetts
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Reef was amazing but...
I’d give the second at a miss if I were to do it again. Going out to the Great Barrier Reef was amazing, not just t
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DiQLD
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gGreat 2 day tour
Great 2 day tour. good value for money. Crew very nice on the boat, good snorkling. Great spread for lunch.
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Steve K
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Exceptional, as described below
The entire experience of this day-long snorkeling trip was outstanding. The staff love what they do, and have a won
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108bradenb
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Advance scuba ticket
I did my Advanced Scuba ticket through Down Under Cruise and Dive. The instructor Dan was great and kept things nic
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DianaPotoku
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Incredibly Beautiful and Amazing!! MUST BOOK!
I've spent the most amazing time in those 4 days with downunderdiveandcruise on my Open Water Diving Course. My Div
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bikkies73
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Amazing
What a day. From the minute we stepped on the boat to the minute we left we can not fault them. My husband had open
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Lyonsaj
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Highly recommend
I booked this with my wife for our honeymoon and I would highly recommend. We booked the captain's gold club lounge
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  • Languages Offered: English, Chinese
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