Evolution Cruise: Dive & Snorkel the Great Barrier Reef

EVOLUTION REEF CRUISE from $175

About the Tour

EVOLUTION departs Cairns daily offering a fast, comfortable and affordable cruise, with five hours spent visiting two spectacular Outer Great Barrier Reef destinations. This large modern vessel provides a superior ride in all weather conditions, no big crowds and exclusive protected Reef locations. Professional, friendly and attentive staff ensure a safe and enjoyable fun filled experience.

  • EVOLUTION: Cruise the Great Barrier Reef
  • EVOLUTION: Cruise the Great Barrier Reef
  • EVOLUTION: Cruise the Great Barrier Reef
  • EVOLUTION: Cruise the Great Barrier Reef
  • EVOLUTION: Cruise the Great Barrier Reef
  • EVOLUTION: Cruise the Great Barrier Reef
  • EVOLUTION: Cruise the Great Barrier Reef
  • EVOLUTION: Cruise the Great Barrier Reef

Which reefs do we go to?
We have 12 exclusive moorings at six reef locations.

Locations are chosen each day based on weather conditions and water clarity so as to ensure the best experience for all activities.

Generally we travel to one of our two outer reef locations in the morning (Norman Reef or Saxon Reef) then make our way to North Hastings Reef in the afternoon to conduct Helicopter Flights and our Semi-Submersible tour.

EVOLUTION: Official Adventure Video

Snorkelling

  • EVOLUTION: Snorkel the Great Barrier Reef
  • EVOLUTION: Snorkel the Great Barrier Reef
  • EVOLUTION: Snorkel the Great Barrier Reef
  • EVOLUTION: Snorkel the Great Barrier Reef
  • EVOLUTION: Snorkel the Great Barrier Reef
  • EVOLUTION: Snorkel the Great Barrier Reef
  • EVOLUTION: Snorkel the Great Barrier Reef
  • EVOLUTION: Snorkel the Great Barrier Reef
  • EVOLUTION: Snorkel the Great Barrier Reef

The best snorkelling at the best reefs
We have selected our outer reef locations for their variety and bottom contours, so to provide the best experience for both beginners, experienced snorkelers and children of all ages.

Our staff keep a constant watch over the snorkelling sites making sure all passengers can enjoy the amazing wildlife in perfect safety. Our snorkel supervisors are all experienced Divemasters and provide in-depth briefings on safety procedures and site orientation, so you know where to find all the 'cool stuff'.

For the beginners we offer one-on-one tuition on gear use and snorkelling techniques, a selection of buoyancy aids (foam noodles, life jackets and wetsuits) and FREE snorkel guides are available all day long to guide you through the natural maze of beautiful coral and fishes.

Introductory Diving

  • EVOLUTION: Introductury Diving at the Great Barrier Reef
  • EVOLUTION: Introductury Diving at the Great Barrier Reef
  • EVOLUTION: Introductury Diving at the Great Barrier Reef
  • EVOLUTION: Introductury Diving at the Great Barrier Reef

No experience necessary!
Try scuba diving without any previous training or experience!
That’s right, if you have never dived before, and have always wished to experience firsthand the beauty of the underwater world you can arrange an Introductory dive with one of our friendly and professional Instructors.

Through the PADI Discover Scuba Diving program you will be taught all the basic skills required to dive down up to 12 metres while accompanied by one of our experienced Instructors. Even people with no swimming ability can enjoy the thrill of diving the Great Barrier Reef in perfect safety.

Requirements

  • Participants must be at least 12 years of age
  • All participants must complete a medical assessment on board to assess their fitness for diving

Try our FREE Scuba lesson (available on-board)…it’s fun and it’s easy!

Certified Diving

  • EVOLUTION: Certified Diving at the Great Barrier Reef
  • EVOLUTION: Certified Diving at the Great Barrier Reef
  • EVOLUTION: Certified Diving at the Great Barrier Reef
  • EVOLUTION: Certified Diving at the Great Barrier Reef
  • EVOLUTION: Certified Diving at the Great Barrier Reef

EVOLUTION travels to 2 of our 12 exclusive outer reef dive locations every day. With over 5 hours at the reef, there's plenty of time between dives for snorkelling and relaxation. Our certified divers can enjoy up to 3 dives per day, either guided with one of our professional Divemasters or with your own dive buddy or one we can provide for you.

Our experienced, environmentally conscious Divemasters know all the best areas at our sites, and know how to find and interact with all the amazing marine life.

Semi-Submersible Tour

  • EVOLUTION: Semi-Submersible Adventure at the Great Barrier Reef
  • EVOLUTION: Semi-Submersible Adventure at the Great Barrier Reef
  • EVOLUTION: Semi-Submersible Adventure at the Great Barrier Reef

Semi-Submersible Tour
Enjoy the spectacular coral formations without getting wet on our semi-submersible tour with commentary provided (Weather Permitting)

Scenic Helicopter Flight

  • EVOLUTION: Helicopter Flighter above the Great Barrier Reef
  • EVOLUTION: Helicopter Flighter above the Great Barrier Reef
  • EVOLUTION: Helicopter Flighter above the Great Barrier Reef
  • EVOLUTION: Helicopter Flighter above the Great Barrier Reef
  • EVOLUTION: Helicopter Flighter above the Great Barrier Reef

Scenic Helicopter Flights and Transfers (optional)
Take to the air from our exclusive helicopter pontoon at Hastings Reef.
Experience a spectacular scenic flight flying over our stunning reef locations or fly home in style while taking in the amazing aqua blue colours and expanse of the World Heritage listed Great Barrier Reef.

Inclusions / Exclusions

  • EVOLUTION: Adventure the Great Barrier Reef
  • EVOLUTION: Adventure the Great Barrier Reef
  • EVOLUTION: Adventure the Great Barrier Reef

Included:

  • Five hours of snorkelling or diving at two outer Great Barrier Reef locations.
  • FREE guided snorkelling tours.
  • FREE scuba diving lesson so you can try it first.
  • State of the art snorkel and dive equipment and flotation devices.
  • Live musical entertainment.
  • Delicious Aussie BBQ lunch including prawns, fish, steak, sausages, vegetarian, tropical salads and pastas.
  • Exclusive, protected, sheltered reef locations.

What to bring:

  • Sunscreen, hat, change of clothes.
  • Swimmers and a towel.
  • Cash or Credit Card for additional purchases (Soft Drinks, Chocolates, Underwater Cameras, T-shirts etc.).

Transportation

Make your own way to the Reef Fleet Terminal at 7.30am or Transfers are available to and from your Cairns City Accommodation. Select your accommodation on checkout.

PRICING

Prices [ Australian Dollars ] Tour Levy* Total  
Adult
Snorkel
$155 $20 $175 Book Now
Child (4 - 16 years)
Snorkel + Semi Submersible Boat
$80 $20 $100 Book Now
Adult Dive Package
Includes 1 Intro/Cert Dive
$195 $20 $215 Book Now
Family
2 Adults + 2 Children
$380 $80 $460 ENQUIRE

* Levies are per person and include EMC (Environmental Management Charge) of $5.50 per day, Port charges of $1.25, administration fee of $3.75 and Fuel Levy of $10 inclusive of GST.

PLEASE NOTE: Discounted price only applies to pre-booked tours (online, direct or through selected agents). These prices may not be available for last minute bookings on the day of travel.

All students must complete a medical questionnaire before commencement of the course. If a medical issue is identified then a medical certificate may be required and will be arranged on the first day at a reduced cost of $

Options Price
City Transfers
$15.50
Beaches / Outer City Transfers
$23
Guided Dive
Cost per dive
$10
Stinger Suit / Wetsuit Hire
$10
Digital Underwater Camera Hire
$45
Introductory Dive
1st Dive
$70
Introductory Dive
2nd Dive
$45
Introductory Dive
3rd Dive
$20
Certified Dive
1st Dive
$70
Certified Dive
2nd Dive
$20
Certified Dive
3rd Dive
$20
Scenic Helicopter Reef Flight
Duration: 10 mins
$145
Medical Certificate
If a medical issue is identified then a medical certificate may be required and will be arranged on the first day
$100

Enquiries

Phone: International +61 7 4052 8300 - Phone: Australia: 1300 CAIRNS / 1300 224 767
Email: reservations@downunderdive.com.au
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