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Down Under Cruise and Dive Evolution Great Barrier Reef Day Trip


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

Departs: 8:20am daily from Cairns Marina (Check-in is at Reef Fleet Terminal 7.30am)

Returns: 4.45pm daily to Cairns Marina

Cairns city pick ups $15 return and northern beaches $22 return


  • Snorkel or introductory/certified dives
  • 2 outer reef sights - possible reef choices are Hastings, Norman and Saxon
  • BBQ lunch, cheese and biscuits and on board entertainment on the way home
  • Awesome crew
  • Instruction on snorkelling and diving

7.30am Check-In at Reef Fleet Terminal

8.20am Boat departs Cairns

10.00am Vessel arrives at Reef 1- Saxon Reef or Norman Reef (3 hours of snorkelling &/or diving)

11.30am-12.45pm Hot BBQ 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)

3.15pm Vessel departs reef and fruit platters, cheese/biscuits and wine with free onboard entertainment provided

4.45pm Vessel arrives back in Cairns

$20 Reef Levy payable at check in

Introductory Dives - 1st dive: $70 2nd dive: $45 3rd Dive: $20

Certified dives - 1st dive: $70 2nd dive: $20 3rd Dive: $20

Optional extras (pay on board) - Semi-Submersible tour (weather permitting): $10 - Marine Biology Lesson/tour: $25 - Scenic Helicopter Reef Flight (10 minutes): $145 - Stinger/wetsuit hire: $10 Digital Underwater Camera Hire: $45

Cairns city pick ups $15 return and northern beaches $22 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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