Down Under Cruise & Dive are a locally owned & operated company taking locals & tourists to the Outer Great Barrier Reef for over 30 years!Gallery
35-metre luxury superyacht, Evolution, was awarded the 2016 Ausmarine Best Tourist & Dive Boat in Australia. Discover the reef onboard the best boat!Evolution
Tripadvisor Travelers' Choice Awards 2021 and in 2020 our Reef Cruise was voted #5 Day Cruise in the WORLD and #4 Top Travel Experiences in Australia.Tours
Our PADI Diver Training Courses ensure that your certification is accepted internationally so you can dive anywhere in the world!Courses
Saxon Reef is located in between Norman Reef and Hastings Reef and is a haven of marine life and thriving coral colonies. Relatively smaller in size than our other Great Barrier Reef destinations at just 1.9 square kilometers, Saxon Reef is a spectacular reef location not often frequented by many other tour operators and therefore is a pristine, untouched snorkelling and diving paradise. Saxon Reef offers an abundance of diverse areas to explore for both snorkelers and scuba divers.
Cairns is the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef so it would come as no surprise that the Great Barrier Reef is the #1 reason people travel to Cairns.
Down Under Cruise and Dive is one of the only Cairns reef tour operators that are still locally owned and operated. During our 30 years of operation, our outstanding customer service, commitment to eco-tourism and exceptional reef tour has helped us win many awards including our latest achievement of being voted #5 best day cruise in the WORLD and #4 Travel Experience in Australia by Tripadvisor 2020.
Departing Cairns, our 35-metre luxury superyacht Evolution provides an unforgettable day on the Great Barrier Reef. Our Cairns reef tour offers the most activities for even greater value. Experience two outer reef locations with up to 5 hours on the Great Barrier Reef snorkelling and scuba diving. Dial up the adventure with a scenic helicopter flight over the reef or join one of our Semi-Submarine Tours.
The world’s largest coral reef system and world-heritage listed site is ready and waiting for you to explore! Join Down Under Cruise and Dive for an unforgettable, personalised day on the Great Barrier Reef.
The best snorkelling at the best reefs. We have selected our outer reef locations for their variety to provide the best experience for both beginners, experienced snorkelers and children of all ages.
Try scuba diving without any previous experience! That’s right, if you have never dived before, and have always wished to experience firsthand the beauty of the underwater world you can arrange an Introductory dive with one of our friendly and professional Instructors.
City, Beaches and Palm Cove return transfers available
Hire onboard to stay warm and protected
"My husband and I have done numerous reef trips in our glorious back yard, but this was by far the best. Evolution is a perfectly designed vessel for this type of experience, manned by outstanding staff, who give all guests an unforgettable day. I could not fault any part of the trip, from the food, professionalism, diving, weather and the relaxing attitude of the staff. There's a reason why they are in the top 5 in the world - an absolutely fabulous day out. This company has perfected the reef experience - not to take away from other operators in Cairns and Port Douglas, but this was just a cut above the rest. We loved it!" - NancyFNQ via Tripadvisor