Budget One-Day Great Barrier Reef Trip
Down Under Dive
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This trip is aboard Evolution, a 120 foot Mono Hull with a maximum of 80 divers. It is for 1 day, and allows 3 dives.
Departure is from Marlin Marina, A Finger, Cairns at 8:30 AM every day, return time 5:30 PM.
Down Under Dive offers this budget trip, focusing on serving the many snorkelers who want to visit a great location and enjoy the wonders of the reef. The day includes all the gear needed for snorkeling, some great food, tea and coffee. Everyone has the opportunity to try their first introductory scuba dive, an extra cost option.
Hastings Reef is on the outer, eastern edge of the Great Barrier Reef, and offers the great diversity and visibility such locations are known for.
The trip to Hastings Reef takes just 75 minutes, which allows enough reef time for divers to make two dives, and snorkelers to be in the water for 2 1/2 hours. Snorkelers can make one or two introductory scuba dives.
The trip home can be a very sociable time; the bar opens up, and people can enjoy a complimentary glass of wine, a snack, the late afternoon sun.
Launched in 2016, Evolution is one of the new, fast, stable and comfortable boats operating in the Cairns reef fleet.
This boat holds up to 130 guests, and has all the new stablity features that make for the fastest, smoothest trip to the reef possible.
We like the variety of spaces where you can hang out; there are large air-conditioned lounges, shaded decks and sun decks. The dive deck is well organized, and has a number of large water level platforms to make for fast easy and uncrowded exits and entrances to the water.
all dive gear (with Dive price only)
mask, Snorkel, Fins (with Snorkel price only)
guided snorkelling tour (with Snorkel price only)
scuba dive lesson (with Snorkel price only)
tropical buffet lunch
About Down Under Dive
Locally owned and operated, Down Under Dive has been training divers and transporting them to the reef since 1985. We have met many of the staff at Down Under Dive, and have been impressed by efforts to maintain and upgrade their fleet of boats,and to offer a full range of dive services and reef trips that satisfy virtually everyone’s needs.