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Down Under Cruise and Dive

Cairns: Cruise and Dive Package

What You Get

Choose from Four Options

  • $130.50 for an introductory dive and cruise package for one child 12 -16 years old (up to $145 value)
  • $202.50 for an introductory dive and cruise package for one adult (up to $225 value)

  • $130.50 for a certified dive and cruise package for one child 12 -16 years old (up to $145 value)
  • $202.50 for a certified dive and cruise package for one adult (up to $225 value)

Included in all options:

  • Mask, snorkel, fins, lycra/sunsuits (wetsuit hire available for $10 per person)
  • Aussie BBQ lunch including hot meats, fresh local fish and prawns, and a selection of fresh salads (vegetarian option available)
  • Five hours or reef time in two locations, 80 minutes travel time
  • One introductory or certified dive with all equipment and safety briefings provided
  • Snorkelling equipment and floatation devices provided
  • Glass of wine and snack on the return journey
  • Experienced, professional dive instructors
  • Large air-conditioned modern lounges to relax in comfort

The Experience

Leave the city behind and hop on the Evolution vessel to speed through the waves for an adventure-packed day. This full-day tour heads for the Outer Great Barrier Reef, one of the world’s most renowned natural wonders. 

Once there, participants can enjoy their certified or introductory dive session to snorkel up the marine game under the watching eye of the experienced instructors. Five hours of free time provides the fun lovers with plenty of time to explore the area on their own, while the gourmet buffet lunch and a free glass of wine allow recharging the batteries.

The Itinerary

  • 7.15am – 7.45am: Check-in at the Reef Fleet Terminal - 1 Spence St, Cairns
  • 8.00am: Evolution departs Cairns to its first location
  • 11.30am: Enjoy a BBQ buffet lunch onboard
  • 1.00pm: Evolution arrives at its second location
  • 3.00pm: Evolution departs for Cairns
  • 4.30pm: Evolution arrives back in Cairns
Optional activities:
  • Helicopter flights to and from our exclusive Heli-Pontoon on the Outer Reef
  • Up to three certified or introductory dives available per day
What to bring
  • Sunscreen and hat
  • Travel voucher
  • Spare clothes
  • Swimmers and a towel
  • Cash or credit card for bar and souvenir purchases
  • Australian standard dive medical (if required)
  • Medical conditions and age restrictions apply for all passengers participating in scuba diving
  • All divers must complete a Medical Questionnaire; please be aware that certain medical conditions (eg asthma, heart disease, diabetes) and/or prescription medication may preclude some people from diving
  • Minimum age for diving is 12 years

The Area: Cairns, QLD

Cairns is a vibrant, cosmopolitan city nestled between the sea life of the Great Barrier Reef and the rolling downs of the Atherton Tablelands. As the gateway to the wet tropics, the city buzzes with a lively mix of travelers, from backpackers to luxury-seekers keen to soak up the sun. As night falls, the wide streets come alive with bars, galleries and seafood restaurants enticing diners by the waterside.

Snorkel, dive or simply recline on a glass-bottomed boat to admire the breathtaking wonders of the Great Barrier Reef. Take a luxurious day trip to Port Douglas, an hour’s drive north, to dine on succulent seafood and shop in fashion boutiques. Walk among the towering ancient trees and lush greenery of the World Heritage Daintree rainforest, keeping an eye out for brilliantly coloured butterflies and rare tropical birds; or marvel at enormous prehistoric reptiles in one of the region’s crocodile parks.

Closer to home, take a stroll down the Esplanade to find countless dining options and interesting shops. By night the same stretch comes alive with the Night Markets, where clothes, trinkets and Australian keepsakes are all up for grabs. Spend days simply soaking up the tropical sun on the beach, splashing about in the water when the heat gets too much.


  • Cairns Reef Fleet Terminal; Marlin Marina
  • Check-in: from 7.15am – 7.45am

Fine Print

Surcharges: $20 levy per person payable prior to travel direct to tour operator. Levies are per person and included administration fee and fuel levy

Blackout dates:

School holiday periods, public holidays and Easter and Christmas holidays

25 Dec 2021

1 Jan 2022

• Adult ticket is for customers aged 17 years and above

• Child ticket valid for ages 4-16 (please note that the minimum age for diving is 12)

• Check-in: passengers are required to check-in at the Dive Under Cruise and Dive reception desk inside the Reef Fleet Terminal from 7.15 am – 7.45 am for the 8.00 am departure. Special passenger requirements should be requested at the time of reservation.

• Must make bookings 7 days prior to chosen cruise date

* Reef Fleet Terminal bus transfers available:

Cairns City Transfers - $18 per person

Northern Beaches Transfers - $25 per person

Port Douglas Transfers - $82 per person (minimum 2 people)

Transfer fees are payable on the day of travel

• What to bring: sunscreen, hat, spare clothes, cash or credit card for bar and souvenir purchases

• Weather statement: The operator reserves the right to cancel the tour, change vessel type or arrange an alternative carrier in the event of bad weather or mechanical problems. No refunds for voluntary uncompleted dives.

• Deal is subject to availability

Travel insurance not included; customers are advised to purchase appropriate cover after booking

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How to Redeem

Can travel from: 01 Jul 2021

Can travel to: 30 June 2022

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• Phone to book: (07) 4052 8300

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