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Experience the Great Barrier Reef on a whole new level when you scuba dive on the outer Great Barrier Reef from Cairns with Down Under Cruise and Dive.

Catering for both beginners and experienced certified divers, our full-day reef trip is one of the top things to do in Cairns!

Departing: Tuesdays, Fridays, Sundays weekly and Saturdays during School Holidays (19 Sept, 26 Sept, 3 Oct, 10 Oct)
Check-in: 7.15am - 8.00am Reef Fleet Terminal, 1 Spence Street, Cairns
Evolution departs: 8.15am sharp
Evolution returns: 4.30pm approximately

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Scuba Diving the Great Barrier Reef from Cairns:

Scuba diving the outer Great Barrier Reef is one of the top things to do in Cairns. Discover the marine wonderland of the outer reef, with colourful coral, fish, turtles and more! In addition to snorkelling, scuba diving is available on every full day reef tour.

Pre-book up to three dives online today for a discount or purchase them on the day onboard. We highly recommend pre-booking during busy seasons to avoid any disapointment.

Dive for the first time or join a certified group:

Catering to both dive beginners and certified divers, our scuba diving package includes our full day reef cruise, snorkelling, up to 3 introductory or certified scuba dives, full dive & safety briefing, specialised top-rated dive gear, and a fully qualified dive instructor.

For First Time Divers; after an in-depth briefing from our expert dive staff, we gear you up and jump in the water for the thrill of a lifetime as we guide you through this amazing wonderland.

For Certified Divers; either buddy up with a friend for the event or upgrade to include a PADI dive guide as we plunge into the abundance of marine life and check out the amazing ecology of the reef.


What's included?

  • 5 hours reef time at 2 outer reef sites
  • Introductory or Certified Scuba Dive includes 1 dive (add up to 3 dives in total)
  • Start-of-the-art dive and snorkel equipment
  • Floatation devices and safety briefings
  • Hot BBQ Lunch (Hot meats, fish, prawns & a variety of  fresh salads, vegetarian option available)
  • Glass of wine and a light snack on return
  • Experienced, professional dive instructors
  • Large air-conditioned modern lounges to relax in comfort
  • Free lycra/sun-suit hire. Wet suits are available to hire on board for an extra $10 per person.
  • Includes $20pp Reef Levy

Add optional extras:

  • Add an extra 2 Introductory or Certified Scuba Dives
  • Scenic Helicopter Flight over the reef
  • Semi-Submarine Coral Viewing Tour
  • Snorkelling tour with our Marine Biologist
  • Return transfers

*NOTE: Due to COVID-19 restrictions, we have made some temporary changes. Please see our FAQs page for all changes.

What to bring

  • Sunscreen & Hat
  • Travel Voucher
  • Spare Clothes
  • Swimmers and a towel
  • Cash or Credit Card for bar and souvenir purchases
  • Australian Standard Dive medical (if required)

Important information:

All divers must complete a Queensland Medical Questionnaire onboard. Download it here: Divers waiver.pdf Please be aware that certain medical conditions (eg asthma, heart disease, diabetes) and/or prescription medication may prevent some people from diving. Divers over 65 years old and anyone who answers YES to any of the questions on the medical questionnaire will require a recreational dive medical prior to diving. You will not be allowed to dive until you are declared medically fit to dive. For advice please contact our office directly.

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Ride onboard EVOLUTION Cairns fastest and most luxurious vessel enjoying the best value Outer Great Barrier Reef tour for snorkelling, sunbathing, and your choice of either an Introductory dive or Certified dive.  

  • 1 x Full Day Reef Cruise
  • Free Snorkelling Hire
  • Free hot and cold lunch



Ride on EVOLUTION to the Outer Great Barrier Reef for snorkelling, sun bathing and your choice of either an Introductory dive or Certified dive. Then Get high with a 10 minutes scenic helicopter ride from our exclusive helicopter pontoon. 

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  • 1 x 10 min Scenic Flight
  • Free hot and cold buffet lunch