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Down Under Cruise from Cairns

Departing Cairns with a record 5 hours spent exploring 2 spectacular and exclusive outer Great Barrier Reef locations for an adventure-filled day! Evolution caters to both dive beginners and certified divers. Scuba diving packages include full dive & safety briefing & specialised top-rated dive gear. Introductory divers are guided by a fully qualified dive instructor with a ratio of 4 divers per instructor. Certified divers can book a guided dive as an optional extra. Join us on the Semi-Submersible Tour, learning about the reef with our marine biologist or adding a scenic helicopter flight over the reef and enjoy a BBQ buffet lunch onboard. Finally, you'll cruise back to Cairns while enjoying a complimentary glass of wine and a snack while you reflect on your day on the Great Barrier Reef.​

FROM $240
Departs daily 8.00am - 4.30pm
Join this amazing Cairns reef tour, and travel onboard the spacious super-yacht, Evolution, to the Outer Great Barrier Reef for your snorkelling and/or diving experience. The 35-metre 'Evolution', departs Cairns exploring 2 spectacular and exclusive outer Great Barrier Reef locations for an adventure-filled day! Optional extras available.

 

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Join this amazing Cairns reef tour, and travel onboard the spacious super-yacht, Evolution, to the Outer Great Barrier Reef for your snorkelling and/or diving experience. The 35-metre 'Evolution', departs Cairns with a record 5 hours spent exploring 2 spectacular and exclusive outer Great Barrier Reef locations for an adventure-filled day! Evolution caters to both dive beginners and certified divers. Scuba diving packages include full dive & safety briefing & specialised top-rated dive gear. Introductory divers are guided by a fully qualified dive instructor with a ratio of 4 divers per instructor. Certified divers can book a guided dive as an optional extra. In the afternoon, you have the option to add additional reef activities. Join us on the Semi-Submersible Tour, learning about the reef with our marine biologist or adding a scenic helicopter flight over the reef. Finally, you'll cruise back to Cairns while enjoying a complimentary glass of wine and a snack while you reflect on your day on the Great Barrier Reef.​


Snorkel at 2 unique outer reef locations
Snorkelling equipment & floatation devices
Free use of lycra/sun-suit
Hot BBQ lunch
Tea & coffee provided
Glass of wine and a light snack on return
20-Minute Semi-Subermisble Tour at the second reef location, Hastings Reef with Marine Biologist live commentarySemi-Submersible Tour
$20 Adults, $10 Child - payable on board

Pre-booked Certified dives are not guided - you can pay on board to add a Guide - Guided Certified dives: 1st dive $20/2nd dive $10

Marine Biology lesson/Snorkel tour $35

Scenic 10-minute Reef Helicopter flight $199 - (pre-book on the Get High Package' to save $99
Swimmers
Towel
Hat
Sunglasses
Reefsmart sunscreen
Water bottle (you are able to refill on board)
Change of clothes
Extra cash or credit card for onboard purchases

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