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  • 5 hours reef time
  • Visit 2 stunning reef sites
  • Delicious hot BBQ Aussie lunch
  • FREE guided snorkelling tours
  • Cairns most luxurious vessel
  • FREE glass of wine & cheese platter on return journey

Down Under Cruise and Dive

Great Barrier Reef Dive and Snorkel Cruise

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Explore the best of the Great Barrier Reef both in & above the water with this great value full day cruise package from Cairns, visiting several great Outer Reef sites throughout the course of the day! Featuring a comprehensive tour itinerary, you'll get to see all the vivid, colourful, World Heritage beauty of the Great Barrier Reef, and have the chance to view it up close for yourself with included use of all the state-of-the-art snorkel and scuba equipment included in the price. Join your friendly crew aboard a comfortable, modern and spacious craft for an adventure that's as beautiful as it is educational - take in all the marine life, coral, fish and stunning colours at several exclusive mooring locations hand-picked for their beauty.

Relax on board the vessel in these amazing surroundings and enjoy a freshly prepared, Aussie-style barbecue lunch with fresh steak and seafood, snack on tasty cheese platters, enjoy a drink and much more. Featuring 5 hours' worth of snorkelling or diving, it's a full-fledged Great Barrier Reef extravaganza all for a single great price. If you're wanting to see the reef in a day, then book this Great Barrier Reef dive and snorkel package from Cairns online today!


  • Over 5 hours at two outer Great Barrier Reef locations
  • Guided snorkelling tours
  • Snorkel equipment and flotation devices
  • Delicious Aussie BBQ lunch including prawns, fish, steak, sausages, vegetarian and a variety of salads
  • Onboard entertainment on the return journey
  • Fruit platter, cheese and a glass of wine on the return journey


  • Hotel pick ups and drop offs
  • $20 per person Environmental Management Charge which is payable on the day of travel


  • Introductory and certified scuba diving
  • Semi-submersible tours
  • Guided snorkel tours with a Marine Biologist
  • Scenic helicopter flight
  • All extras are available for purchase on the day of the cruise


  • Visit 2 outer reef locations
  • Locations vary depending on the day, however, they generally travel to one of the two outer reef locations in the morning (Norman Reef or Saxon Reef) then make their way to North Hastings Reef in the afternoon
  • 5 hours of snorkelling
  • Semi submersible boat tour (optional extra)
  • FREE guided snorkelling tours
  • Hot BBQ lunch
  • State of the art high speed vessel
  • Spacious sundecks for sunbathing
  • Large modern lounges to relax on
  • Onboard entertainment on the return journey
  • Fully licensed bar onboard


  • Tours depart daily from the Cairns Reef Fleet Terminal at 8.15am and return at 4.45pm. Check-in commences from 7.15am and closes at 8am. Once your booking is confirmed, you will receive a confirmation tour voucher with complete tour operator details. You will be required to contact the tour operator a minimum of 48hrs prior to your day of travel to reconfirm your tour and the tour departure point

What To Bring

  • Sunscreen, hat, change of clothes
  • Swimmers and a towel
  • Cash or Credit Card for additional purchases (Soft Drinks, Chocolates, Underwater Cameras, T-shirts etc.)
  • $20 per person Environmental Management Charge

Additional Information

  • Certain medical conditions and medications may exclude some people from scuba diving. If you are concerned about any medical conditions, please consult your doctor
  • A person with heart trouble, a current cold or congestion, epilepsy, asthma, a severe medical problem, or who is under the influence of alcohol or drugs, should not dive
  • Divers 65yrs and over must provide a current AS4005-1 dive medical prior to travel
  • All divers will need to fill in a Medical Questionnaire prior to scuba diving

Booking Information

  • It is highly recommended to reconfirm your booking on arrival in Cairns and confirm your hotel pick up departure and pick up time if required. For your information, complete Tour Operator Information including contact details are included on your tour voucher
  • Confirmation in the form of a tour voucher will be received at time of booking
  • Upon completion of purchase, please print the voucher and present on the day of the tour. Vouchers presented on a mobile device are also accepted
  • Availability was accurate at the time of booking however, is subject to change due to circumstances out of our control. We strongly suggest reconfirming your booking with the tour operator within 24 hours of making your booking and prior to making other travel arrangements
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Ren Drewniak 9 months ago
We loved the whole experience! The crew were fantastic, the snorkelling was wonderful. The BBQ lunch was delicious. We hired an underwater camera from the crew & were able to capture some great moments! Thanks for a great day on the Great Barrier Reef.
We loved the whole experience
Ren Drewniak 9 months ago

We loved the whole experience! The crew were fantastic, the snorkelling was wonderful. The BBQ lunch was delicious. We hired an underwater camera from the crew & were able to capture some great moments! Thanks for a great day on the Great Barrier Reef.

It was the best I would say
Deepti Benitta 10 months ago

It was the best I would say. The team is really good at organising the visit to the Great Barrier Reef. They are well organised. They took us to two reef locations. It was out of the world experience. If you are non swimmer they take extra care to make sure you are fine.

The best day out
Jessica Galea 10 months ago

The best day out! Incredible vessel, extremely organised crew, beautiful locations and excellent safety protocols. We had the opportunity to swim with many kinds of reef fish and even a turtle! The team also took breathtaking photographs, which we have shared with family and friends. A must trip!

Boat and staff excellent
Denise Warner Rabsch 10 months ago

Boat and staff excellent. Very very disappointed with the snorkel and dive locations, nothing there. We snorkelled and went on semi submersible only saw broken coral and lots of sand. Not at all what we expected from The Great Barrier Reef. Lunch was well catered for.

The crew on the cruise were awesome
Wei Low 11 months ago

The crew on the cruise were awesome, helpful and very friendly. The cruise was clean and comfortable. Went to 2 different reefs and both were beautiful. The lunch provided was great and enjoyable. Cold dishes, beef, fish fillet, beef and prawns are great. Highly recommended this cruise. Excellent value for money.

It was a wonderful and delightful experience to witness the majestic and beautiful Great Barrier Reef
Devashish Tripathi 1 year ago

It was a wonderful and delightful experience to witness the majestic and beautiful Great Barrier Reef, at 2 locations with the Down Under Cruise and Dive. 2 beautiful Snorkelling sites and experienced PADI certified Divers made the experience a very comfortable and memorable. Had a great time with them.

I had a great time out at the reef
Jana Siemes 1 year ago

I had a great time out at the reef! Even though there were quite a lot of people on the boat, it didn‘t feel that way at all. Everything was very well organised, from getting your equipment to making sure everybody was back on board after both dives/snorkelling trips! The reefs we went to were stunning and there was a lot of beautiful wildlife and fish to be seen! Would definitely book this tour again!

It was a great experience
Camille Jaquinet 1 year ago

It was a great experience! It was my first time scuba diving, the crew made us feel in good and confident, explain everything and were really attentive to our needs and questions. It was amazing! The crew was super friendly and in a really happy mood which was nice. The food was ok, the salads were really nice. The boat is really big and we were only about half the people on board, which was really nice, if the boat was full it may be a bit too much people.

The snorkel and dive sites were great and the range of food on board was really good too
Beth Goldthorpe 1 year ago

The snorkel and dive sites were great and the range of food on board was really good too! We hired an underwater camera for the day which only cost around $60 and the photo quality was great, glad we didn’t use our own instead. Highly recommend, the staff were very friendly and helpful!

The crew of this ship was very nice and friendly
Lydia Fernandez 1 year ago

The crew of this ship was very nice and friendly, and the option to upgrade to an introductory scuba dive was great! Diving and snorkelling around the reef was so much fun and I got to see so much doing both. On our way back to the port they offered a free glass of wine and some fruit and cheese, it was a really nice and thoughtful ending to a great trip.

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Shikeera Down Under Cruise and Dive

Welcome aboard Evolution, Cairns most luxurious outer Great Barrier Reef cruise! Join us for snorkelling, scuba diving and so much more. Big enough to take you to the edge, small enough to make it personal!.

If you have never tried diving, take advantage of the discounted diving package options. You will be able to experience scuba diving for not much more than the standard tour price.
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