Down Under Dive: Evolution

Evolution Dive Boat Cairns

Beautiful Modern Boat, Great Value for Money Trip

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$165.00

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Down Under Dive: Evolution

Tour Type: Full Day | Operates: Daily | Departs: 8.30am | Returns: 5pm | Transfers: Yes, extra

HIGHLIGHTS:

Beautiful Modern Boat, Great Value for Money Trip

AVAILABLE:
Certified Diving: Yes Optional Extra All Snorkeling Gear: Yes, But Wetsuits Cost $10 to Hire
Lunch: Hot and Cold BBQ Lunch Glass Bottom Boat No
Helicopter Flights: Yes,Optional Extra See Price List Semi-Submarine: Optional Extra Costs $10
Helmet Diving: No Outer Reef: 2 Reef Locations, 5-Hours on the Reef

Down Under Dive provide daily Great Barrier Reef scuba diving and snorkelling tours (for more information on these activities, please see below tabs) from Cairns, aboard their brand new boat Evolution. Evolution commenced operations in December 2015 and was custom designed and built as a specialist reef day tour vessel. Equipped with the latest dive and snorkel equipment, she features three levels, with two air-conditioned interiors and three exterior sun decks.

Each day trip visits two separate reef locations, providing guests with up to five hours on the reef. Down Under Dive has 12 exclusive mooring locations and will choose the best sites on the day, to maximise your experience, pending weather and conditions. Reefs you may visit include Norman, Saxon and Hastings.

Access to the water aboard Evolution is either giant stride entry from the side of the boat (divers) or via a submerged platform at the rear of the vessel. All equipment is provided (fins, mask and snorkel) and introductory diving is available (no experience necessary) as is free guided snorkelling tours. Guests are provided with a cubby hole to place their personal possessions during the day.

Optional (extra) activities include semi-submersible tours and scenic helicopter flights. Down Under Dive has an excellent BBQ lunch, which is a point of difference from other operators. Choose from a delicious selection of BBQed steaks and sausages, grilled fish, cold prawns, range of salads and bread and butter, with all of the condiments. Beverages and snacks are available for sale from the onboard bar. Live musical entertainment is provided on the way back to Cairns, as is a complimentary glass of wine, plus cheese and fruit platter.

Prices:

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CHOOSE OPTIONINCLUDESDIVESPRICE+ TAXESTOTAL
Adult (Snorkel)Snorkeling-$165.00$20.00$185.00
Child (Snorkel)Snorkeling-$75.00$20.00$95.00
Family (Snorkel)Snorkeling-$405.00$80.00$485.00
Adult (1-Introductory Dive)Introductory Diving1$215.00$20.00$235.00
Adult (2-Introductory Dive)Introductory Diving2$250.00$20.00$270.00
Adult (3-Introductory Dive)Introductory Diving3$275.00$20.00$295.00
Adult (1-Certified Dives)Certified Diving1$215.00$20.00$235.00
Adult (2-Certified Dives)Certified Diving2$245.00$20.00$265.00
Adult (3-Certified Dives)Certified Diving3$265.00$20.00$285.00
Adult (Get High Package),
Snorkel, 1-Intro/Cert Dive,
10-Min Helicopter Flight
Introductory Diving1$338.00$20.00$358.00
Adult (Get High Package),
Snorkel, 10-Min Helicopter Flight
Snorkeling-$288.00$20.00$308.00

Itinerary:

Check in for the Down Under Dive Cairns Great Barrier Reef day tours starts from 7.30am, inside the Cairns Reef Fleet Terminal. At check-in, you are issued with a passenger safety number. From here, it’s a short stroll down the marina to Evolution, with boarding from 8am for an 8.30am departure. Tea and coffee is provided on arrival and introductory, safety, snorkelling and dive briefings are provided during the 90-minute trip to the Great Barrier Reef.

Down Under Dive has 12 exclusive moorings at six reef locations. Where you go on the day, depends on the weather conditions and visibility, ensuring you will enjoy the very best Great Barrier Reef snorkelling that is available, each and every trip. Your first stop (generally) will be at either Norman or Saxon Reefs, situated on the Outer Great Barrier Reef. The second location is generally North Hastings Reef, where you can choose some optional extras including a helicopter flight or semi-submersible boat tour. The reef destinations have been chosen specifically for their abundance of marine life, clarity of water and bottom contours, providing the very best Outer Great Barrier Reef experience for snorkelers, introductory divers and certified divers.

You will arrive at your first reef location at around 10am, lunch is served around 12pm (while Evolution moves to its second reef location) and you commence your return journey around 3.30pm for a 5pm arrival into Cairns.

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Diving:

Down Under Dive offers up to three (3) scuba dives per day. Diving is available to certified divers (guided or unguided) and also introductory dives (no experience necessary). All equipment is included in the dive price.

INTRODUCTORY DIVES: If you have never scuba dived before but want to give it a go, then the introductory diving is for you. No experience is necessary and all equipment and training is provided on the boat. These dives are always guided by professional dive crew and go no deeper than 10m. Introductory dives generally last around 30 minutes.

CERTIFIED DIVING:Certified divers have the chance to enjoy up to three (3) scuba dives on two Great Barrier Reef sites. Certified divers have the choice between guided (at extra cost) and unguided diving. Guided dives are $10 per person, per dive (in addition to the dive price). Unguided dives must be completed with a buddy (either your own, or if travelling solo, you will be paired up with someone else). Maximum dive time is 45-minutes with a recommended maximum depth of 16m. Using a standard day itinerary, your first dive will be at 10am, second dive at 11.30am (both at the first reef site) and final dive at 1.20pm. Divers are given the choice between lycra or wet suits and water entry is giant stride from the side of the boat. Divers share equipment and this trip is recommended for more experienced certified divers. You will be required to show your dive license and preferably your log book.

Snorkeling:

Down Under Dive visits two open water reef sites, which means they are in the ocean rather than being near an island, sand cay or pontoon. Conditions are easy for snorkelers, with the reefs being close to the boat and rising up to within a few metres of the surface. Equipment is included in the ticket price and training is provided for those who are new to the activity. Free snorkel guides are available throughout the day for tours and if you are not confident in the water, there are free buoyancy devices available, including life jackets, wet suits and ‘noodles’.

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Cairns Dive Adventures Trip Reviews

Down Under Dive – Evolution Trip Review

As a new boat, Evolution is equipped with brand new snorkel and dive equipment. The vessel has three (3) levels, including two (2) air-conditioned interiors, providing plenty of space for guests to spread out and relax. At Cairns Dive Adventures we take our task of providing accurate tour advice and information seriously, so we headed...

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Down Under Dive – Osprey 5 Trip Review

'OLD Boat - Osprey - no longer running - see review for new boat Evolution below'. Down Under Dive is definitely one of Cairns’ best value day tours to the Great Barrier Reef, including a certified or introductory dive in the package price. It attracts fun seekers from around the city and world, who definitely...

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Tour Notes:

Minimum Age to try Scuba Diving is 12 Years and Above.

Please Note: To try any form of Scuba Diving you must be medically fit with no asthma and not be taking any prescription medication. Also, PADI recommends you must allow 24 hours after diving before flying in an airplane.

Inclusions: Five hours snorkeling or diving at our two outer reef locations, FREE scuba diving lessons (5 mins) – try it first. It fun and easy, FREE Snorkeling instruction, State-of-the-art snorkel & dive equipment and flotation devices, Delicious Aussie BBQ lunch including steak & sausages (vegetarian options available) cold meats & tropical salads and pastas, Tea or coffee & biscuits, Complimentary glass of wine & cheese + fruit platter on return journey

Extras (Pay Later): $20 per person ($5.50 Environmental Management Charge + $1.25 Port Charges + $3.25 admin fee + $10.00 fuel levy inclusive of GST) payable on the day of travel.

Additional Extras: Return transfers from Cairns $16.00 per person & Northern Beaches $23.00 per person | Guided Dives (Certified) $10 per dive | Wetsuit / Lycra Suit Hire $10 | Semi-submersible Tour $10.00

Current Specials:

Current Special: Get High Helicopter Package

Nautalis-Aviation-Helicopter-Cairns

Fantastic Value for Money! What’s included? 2 stunning outer reef sites with 5 Hours Reef Time, 10-minute Scenic Flight in a 6-seater luxury helicopter with Nautilus Aviation, Snorkelling equipment & floatation devices provided, Hot BBQ Lunch (Hot meats, fish, prawns & a variety of fresh salads, vegetarian option available), One Introductory or Certified Scuba Dive (if selected), Free Lycra/sunsuit hire, Fruit platter, cheese and a glass of wine on return journey, Experienced, professional dive instructors, Large air-conditioned modern lounges to relax in comfort. See price list above!

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Spend over $550.00 AUD on your Great Barrier Reef tour with us and receive the latest Digital Underwater Camera Hire. Take amazing High-Resolution images and 1080 HD Video.

Not available for any tours to the Islands as fine white sand damages the seals on the cameras and makes them leak!

You need to come into our shop located on the Cairns Esplanade the day before departure to pick up the camera before 5:30 pm. You also need to supply your own SD Camera Card and drop the camera off back at our shop before 6:00pm.