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#10 of 68 Boat Tours & Water Sports in Cairns Features Animals
Cnr Shield St & the Esplanade, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
+61 7 4047 9100
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Great Barrier Reef Eco Snorkel and Dive Cruise from Cairns Including Lunch
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Cairns based, TUSA Dive are the day tour scuba diving and snorkelling specialists to the Great Barrier Reef. With more than 25 years experience in taking visitors to the reef, TUSA Dive strive to make your Cairns reef tour as memorable, educational and exciting, as it is possible to be.The Great Barrier Reef is the largest coral reef system in the world, composed of over 2,900 individual reefs and 900 islands stretching for 2,600 km (1,600 mi) along the coast of Queensland, in Australia's Coral Sea. Labeled as one of the 7 natural wonders of the world, and a World Heritage listed region, visitors come from the all over the planet to visit this incredible icon... Our Great Barrier Reef.Experienced scuba divers and snorkellers alike can travel to the outer reefs in ultimate comfort on board Cairns' newest and best reef day boat, the TUSA 6. Launched in August 2011, the 24m TUSA 6 was custom designed for Great Barrier Reef cruising, cairns diving and snorkelling, and each day visits two unique reef locations from Tusa's choice of 16 spectacular dive and snorkel sites.Tusa Dive's professional and friendly dive crew are on hand throughout the day to assist you in ever way, and can provide education for snorkeling, first time "introductory scuba diving" (PADI Discover Scuba course), PADI & SSI Referral Courses, and PADI Open Water courses.For divers looking for more than a day trip, multi-day scuba packages are available for day touring and Tusa 6's big sister, the Spirit of Freedom provides 3 to 7 day liveaboard diving expeditions to the iconic dive destinations of the Cod Hole and Osprey Reef in the Coral Sea.TUSA Dive are proud to be accredited as an Advanced Ecotourism Operator, committed to providing a service that reflects our responsibility to contribute to the conservation of our Great Barrier Reef Marine Park and pass on this rich heritage to future generations.
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Cnr Shield St & the Esplanade, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
+61 7 4047 9100

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Reviewed 3 days ago

The instructors for the Tusa dive were knowledgeable and professional, the boat was prepared with everything we needed for a safe and comfortable experience, and the experience was incredibly enjoyable.

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Reviewed 5 days ago

This is my second trip to the reef, I typically avoid day-trips as you get better dives in am/night on stay-aboards (it's also more fun and more reefy). However, I had to do it to get my PADI. So if I had to do a...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Can't say enough good things about these guys. My wife and I were unable to go diving as we had originally planned as we both became quite sea sick. The crew were so helpful making sure we were comfortable and gave us a refund on...More

Thank cmore5005
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A snorkel or dive Tour on the reef is a must. Tusa is well organized, with good equipment. It takes 1.5 hour to go to the first spot where you can spend 2.5 hr in the water. After lunch to the second spot for another...More

Thank adfrajama
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great scuba/snorkel provider. It was obvious to me that their highest priority is safety. I am an experienced diver and the attention to detail regarding safety, particularly for less experienced divers was very noticeable. The reef has taken some serious damage but...More

Thank wheretonext512
Reviewed 1 week ago

Having never dived before I was a little apprehensive. Once on the boat, that immediately disappeared. The staff aboard discussed and went over everything. They made you feel comfortable and at ease. Jumping in the water for the first time was strange and a little...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have nothing but praise for the crew onboard the boat, it was very professional and friendly in the way it conducted the whole day. The crew were all very friendly and nothing was too much trouble. The diving is once in a lifetime experience...More

1  Thank j6pwj
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Bloody fantastic!!! I highly recommend TUSA Dive for your Great Barrier Reef diving and snorkelling experience. A truly Great crew of friendly, experienced individuals who I felt comfortable with at all times! Really nice people who run an excellent operation! Really nice lunch and the...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wonderful day out discovering the Reef! Tusa is totally recommendable: a great staff, you feel always safe even when it's your first time diving ( like me!), very well organized day, good equipment, healthy food. I will repeat 100% with them! I really enjoyed it!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My son is a keen diver and he said it excelled his expectations 😀😀seeing and diving at the Great Barrier Reef. As a non swimmer the opportunity was there for me to snorkel with staff help - just could not summon up the courage 😒to...More

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14 August 2017|
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Response from Tusa Team C | Property representative |
Hi jjac2011, Thank you for your question! There's no definite answer to that question as we are in the tropics and can go diving year-round. We have a "wet season" from January to June and a "dry-season" from July to... More
9 December 2016|
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Response from Tusa Team C | Property representative |
Some dive operators requires a dive medical if over 65 year old and wanting to dive. You can get it done at certain doctors. In Cairns, the 24 Hour Medical and Mcleod Medical offer them.
Agnes L
7 May 2016|
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Response from Tania R | Property representative |
Hi Agnes, Sorry for the late reply - yes, we do offer transfers. From the Blue Lagoon resort in Trinity Beach, transfers are $20 per person round-trip. As Snidbit mentioned, the skipper chooses in the morning according to... More