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Great Barrier Reef Eco Snorkel and Dive Cruise from Cairns - Including Lunch provided by TUSA Dive

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Overview
The Great Barrier Reef is one of the best places on earth for snorkeling and scuba diving. This tour offers options for all ages and abilities, making it ideal for groups or families who don’t want to all do the same thing. Cruise out to the Outer Reefs, where you can choose to snorkel, take an introductory scuba dive, or enjoy up to three certified dives.
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Cairns Marlin Marina
1 Spence St, Cairns City QLD 4870, AustraliaDaily departure from Cairns Marlin Marina A Finger at 8:00am. Make your way directly to the boat located on Finger A at Marlin Marina. Returns to the original departure point at approximately 4:00pm - 4:30pm.
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    TUSA Dive
    Stop: 8 hours -
    Start the day boarding at approximately 7:40am at A Finger, Marlin Wharf Cairns for an 8am departure. You will travel for approximately 90-minutes towards the outer reef where you will have approximately 4-5 hours free time out on the reef at two separate unique locations. While out on the reef you will have the choice of snorkeling, taking a certified dive (choice of 2 or 3 dives) or if you're a beginner, you can also choose to take an introductory dive (1 or 2 dives) with your expert guide. At the completion of your day, you will be returned to Cairns at approximately 4-4:30pm. Your day includes: • 2 outer reef sites, chosen from our selection of 16 sites • Fresh, healthy, and tasty buffet style lunch • Morning and afternoon tea • Tea, coffee, and milo (with soup in the winter) • Quality masks, fins and booties • Top quality scuba equipment and dive computers • Lycra suits for all in the warmer months (no charge) • 5mm shortie wetsuits all year round (no charge) • Free prescription mask hire • Free guided snorkel tour • Reef talk and presentation • Professional photographer on-board • Hot fresh water showers on-boardTUSA is Eco-friendly and committed to providing a service that reflects their responsibility to contribute to the protection of the environment.
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Cairns Marlin Marina
1 Spence St, Cairns City QLD 4870, AustraliaDaily departure from Cairns Marlin Marina A Finger at 8:00am. Make your way directly to the boat located on Finger A at Marlin Marina. Returns to the original departure point at approximately 4:00pm - 4:30pm.
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Highlights
  • Spectacular views and marine life sightings along the Great Barrier Reef
  • Visit three different dive sites in the Outer Reefs
  • Choice of snorkeling or scuba diving for certified or beginner divers 
  • Includes a delicious buffet lunch served on board
What to Expect
Make your way to the marina in Cairns to meet your guide and board the high-speed custom-built boat. Admire the views from deck and enjoy morning tea as you sail across the Coral Sea to explore the more remote Outer Reefs. During the tour, visit three different dive sites, where you can swim and snorkel amid the vibrant coral gardens, try an introductory scuba dive accompanied by an expert instructor, or explore some of the deeper dive spots (certified divers only), depending on the tour option selected. Along the way, look out for tropical fish, marine life, and colorful coral formations, and learn more about the Great Barrier Reef, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and its unique ecosystems from the crew. In between, relax on deck and take in the scenery as you tuck into a delicious buffet lunch. Afternoon tea is also served on board as you sail back to Cairns.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Cairns Marlin Marina, 1 Spence St, Cairns City QLD 4870, Australia
Duration
8h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Lunch
  • Afternoon tea
  • Use of Snorkelling equipment
  • Snorkel & diving guides
  • Reef Tax
Exclusions
  • Soft drinks, juice, additional snacks (available to purchase)
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Evidence of dive certification is required from all divers wishing to participate in a certified dive
  • Diving within 48 hours of flying is not recommended. All participants will be required to complete a health questionnaire prior to diving. Some pre-existing medical conditions (eg asthma, heart conditions, etc) may prevent you from diving, please consult your doctor
  • Please arrive at the vessel at 7.40am for boarding
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 60 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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irmaaruiz wrote a review Jun. 2020
10 contributions1 helpful vote
Awesome experience, great tour to Great Barrier Reef, the staff is amazing and very passionate and respectful with the interaction of the corals. The boat is great and so the experience.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Anina M wrote a review Mar. 2020
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Booked this Tour for our stop in Cairns. Great tour, very well organized and super friendly and attentive stuff.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Ade Pape wrote a review Mar. 2020
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My boyfriend and me took the tour to the Great Barrier Reef with two introductory dives. He is a certified diving teacher but for me it was the first time. I can highly recommend Tusa. The instructor explained everything in great detail and made me feel very save, even though I
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Jan U wrote a review Mar. 2020
Stavanger, Norway30 contributions10 helpful votes
This was a wonderful experience. Very experienced dive crew which took good care of us. We only did snorkeling and in retrospect we should have done the guided diving. Diving at the Great Barrier Reef is definitively something which should be on everyones bucket list. Ill gladly
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Ann h wrote a review Mar. 2020
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My family and I wanted to snorkel in the Great Barrier Reef. On holiday in Cairns we weren’t sure which tour to choose from other than through reviews. We are beyond happy that Tusa 6 was chosen. From the moment we stepped on board until the moment we departed back in Cairns we
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Great Experience
Very attentive, hands on crew. Positive energy and they really cared that everyone had a safe, good time. Able to a
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Susan R
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First Time Snorkeling
I had the most amazing experience. I loved the fact the boat only catered for a maximum of 65. On the day of visit
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jrfloreals
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Great trip..poor communication and customer service
My friend and I booked two consecutive days to scuba dive the Great Barrier Reef, three dives each day. We were bro
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746harrisw
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Best diving on our trip
During our trip, we went on three different diving tours, and TUSA dives was by far the best. We were a bit appre
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Jill H
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Wonderful GBR trip
Great family trip on TUSA to the Great Barrier Reef, attentive caring staff, amazing snorkelling, great with the
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andrewperf
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Excellent snorkelling
We had a fantastic day, snorkelling at 2 different places on the Great Barrier Reef. Even though the weather was a
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Fly4Work
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5 Stars across the board!
I really can’t rave enough about this adventure! From ease of booking (at the hotel) to the entire crew lining up o
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Yembo
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More than just a dive shop!
Stopped into this place to waste some time in Cairns, lovely set up for the activities you can do while in the area
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cylaa
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Amazing snorkel guide Kaila
Kaila was very helpful as I categorised myself as a poor swimmer. Even whilst wearing life jackets, it wasn’t easy
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tore702
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Yes! This is IT!
After the biggest disappointment doing Green Island, we just needed to retry the Reef. Speaking to the locals, we w
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Claire P
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Average dive, unfortunately
I did 3 x dives with Tusa Dive in May and was unfortunately very disappointed with the dive sits (2 of which were i
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Missunknow
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Amazing Great Barrier Reef experience
I went out with Tusa T6 on June 27, 2019, and I could not be more enthusiastic about what a great outfit this is. T
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sldc16
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Amazing snorkelling on Great Barrier Reef!
Recently had the pleasure of a day's snorkelling on Tusa 6. Could not fault the absolute professionalism of all st
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adswein
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Amazing diving experience
We booked scuba diving through TUSA in Cairns. They picked us up from our hotel and dropped us off at the marina. T
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charlottei2015
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INTRO DIVE - brilliant experience
TUSA Dive (T6) - our day was quite rough (not their fault) but handled beautifully and still got an amazing experie
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  • Duration: 8h
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