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Down Under Cruise and Dive Evolution Great Barrier Reef Day Trip

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Explore 2 awesome outer reef locations on the speedy Evolution!

The Evolution is a spacious modern air conditioned vessel and it’s super fast! You’ll get plenty of snorkelling and exploring time on 2 outer reef spots thanks to this super fast vessel!

Onboard you’ll enjoy a BBQ lunch as well as cheese biscuits and a fruit platter on the way back to Cairns as well as on board entertainment.

The awesome crew on board are able to help you to make sure you are comfortable wether you are diving or just snorkelling. This is a great way to see the Great Barrier Reef!


  • BBQ Lunch
  • Onboard entertainment
  • Introductory or certified dive if you choose
  • Snorkelling equipment
  • Modern, fast, comfortable Evolution boat
  • Experienced crew

If you require a pick up, please see pricing below otherwise you can make your own way to the marina.

Cairns city pick ups $15 return and Northern Beaches $22 return

Departs: 8:15am daily from Cairns Marina (Check-in is at Reef Fleet Terminal 7.30am)

Returns: 4.30pm daily to Cairns Marina


  • 5 hours of snorkelling, including snorkel equipment (introductory/certified dives at own expense)
  • 2 outer reef sights - possible reef choices are Hastings, Norman and Saxon Reef
  • Tea, coffee and water provided
  • BBQ lunch
  • Glass of wine, cheese, biscuits and fruit on return journey
  • Onboard entertainment on the way home
  • Awesome crew
  • Instruction on snorkelling and diving

7.15am Check-In at Reef Fleet Terminal

8.00am Boat departs Cairns

Vessel arrives at Reef 1- Saxon Reef or Norman Reef (3 hours of snorkelling &/or diving)

11.30am Hot BBQ Buffet lunch & salads

1.00pm Vessel arrives at Reef 2- Hastings Reef (2+ hours of snorkelling &/or diving, Scenic helicopter flight options commence and semi-submersible tours available)

3.00pm Vessel departs reef and fruit platters, cheese/biscuits and wine with free onboard entertainment provided

4.30pm Vessel arrives back in Cairns

$20 Reef Levy payable at check in

Introductory Dives - 1st dive: $70 pre-booked or $95 onboard / 2nd dive: $35 / 3rd Dive: $25

Certified dives - 1st dive: $70 pre-booked or$80 onboard / 2nd dive: $30  / 3rd Dive: $20

Optional extras (pay on board):

- Semi-Submersible tour (weather permitting)
- Marine Biology Lesson/tour
- Scenic Helicopter Reef Flight (10 minutes)
- Stinger/wetsuit hire
- Digital Underwater Camera Hire

Cairns city pick ups $18 return and northern beaches $27 return

Some conditions may prevent you from diving such as major heart and lung problems, asthma, epilepsy, diabetes, high blood pressure, fainting, seizures, blackouts or pregnancy.

What to bring:

  • Towel
  • Hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Swimming gear
  • Proof of certification if doing a certified dive
  • Money for drinks on the way home

*Minimum age for diving is 12 years old

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