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Address: Cnr Shield St & the Esplanade, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
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+61 7 4047 9100
08:00 - 21:00
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Cairns based, TUSA Dive are the day tour scuba diving and snorkelling...

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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Great Barrier Reef Eco Snorkel and Dive Cruise from Cairns Including Lunch
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Had an awesome day on the Tusa 6 drive boat today. The friendly staff are very energetic and more than happy to help. The provided morning tea and lunch was delicious with a... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Had an awesome day on the Tusa 6 drive boat today. The friendly staff are very energetic and more than happy to help. The provided morning tea and lunch was delicious with a healthy range of self serve food that left you more than satisfied. They had a self serve set up for any additional food or beverages and used... More 

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Had a great time with this company visiting two dive sites on the great Barrier Reef. Service was excellent and safety paramount. Workers were friendly, knowledgeable and really seemed to work together as a team to get the job of making the day a great experience. The day was planned well with visits to two different dive sites The refreshments... More 

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Had a great time on this trip. I think the crew could have made more effort to edicate people about likelihood of being seasick. All crew very friendly except for one hostess who would complain about us tourists when she thought we couldnt hear/they werent listening. The snorkelling was incredible, they have an underwater photographer who was able to move... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went out on a whole day trip and the weather destroyed it. We took seasick tablet and that saved our family. 50 percent of the guest were throwing up on the way out to the reef. At the reef the visibility was poor. This meant that we lost contact with our group members during decent. Our dive master didn't... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I had an awesome single-day dive trip with TUSA last week. The crew was extremely professional and communicative but kept it light-hearted, funny, and personal. We did 3 dives altogether, with snorkelers and scuba groups going simultaneously. Our instructor (Jess or Jazz?) was super patient with me - I hadn't dived in a few years and she refreshed me on... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We did the 2 day PADi referral course with Tusa Dive. We had a very friendly, experienced and patient instructor (Niek). He taught us in a relaxed an pleasant way how to dive. He has also great knowledge of the reef! We got our certificate after the required 4 dives and fortunately there was also enough time for 2 pleasure... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My partner and I booked the 4 day Learn to Dive Open Water Course as we were not keen on the liveaboard option which is definitely the most popular way to go here. Someone even commented that our choice of doing our training dives through referral with Tusa was controversial. Given that this option seemed so unpopular, I was initially... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Super happy with Tusa, the whole team was awesome John, Gretta, Adam and all the other team members names that I didn't get especially all the awesome Japanese Instructors, special thanks to Tina! for the amazing photos especially the photo I got with 2 turtles! and John for the awesome dive briefs and Finderella service! All staff were friendly and... More 

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My husband and I are certified divers and have dived all over the world. The Great Barrier Reef has been on the top of our list so we were looking forward to some great dives. We were not disappointed, the grew on the Tusa was professional, BCs, stinger suits, booties and fins all in great condition. Our underwater guide was... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our TUSA experience was amazing to say the least! The entire boat crew was awesome and very helpful! The boat was not booked to capacity so there was plenty of room to sit where you pleased! The equipment was in perfect working order as well! Also, plenty of crew members available if you had any questions or needed assistance with... More 

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