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Why we Love Tusa Dive

A company with more than 30 years experience in providing day tour diving for certified divers in Cairns. Tusa offer the opportunity to visit the best two sites, for the conditions of the day from 16 dive sites within a 50km radius of Cairns.

Tusa also offer you the freedom to dive with your buddy or join a guided dive with one of their experienced divemasters at no extra cost! Top quality scuba equipment, including dive computers, and dive quality masks, booties and fins. Wetsuits are available in all sizes, and include 3mm full length and 5mm shorties, as well as lycra suits if preferred.

Tusa even offer Nitrox fills. They are available at 32% for Nitrox certified divers at an additional cost.

Your cruise will include the following highlights;

  • Spend over 4 hours on the Outer Great Barrier Reef
  • Visit 2 Unique Reef sites
  • Unlimited Adventure Snorkelling
  • Guided Snorkel Tours
  • Introductory Scuba Diving
  • upto 3 Guided Certified Dives

  • Departs Cairns Marina @ 8:00am
  • Returns approx. 4:30pm
  • Accommodation Pick-ups available at additional cost
What is included:
  • 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 or wetsuits
  • Prescription mask hire
  • Guided snorkel tour
  • Guided Dives
  • Reef Talk and Presentation
  • Professional Photographer onboard (photos extra cost)
  • Hot Fresh Water showers

What you need:
  • Swim wear and beach towel
  • Hat and Sunglasses
  • Please consider a Re-useable/Sustainable Water Bottle
  • Please use Reef/Coral Safe Sunscreen
  • Camera/Phone
  • Scuba Divers: Certification Card
Cruise itinerary:
(This is an example itinerary of a typical day)

Getting away from the crowds is what our tour is all about, and you will be one of only sixty guests on board a modern 24- metre catamaran. Each day you will visit the best two sites for the days’ conditions, selected from our large range of unique outer reef locations.

Certified divers and snorkelers alike are catered to, and if you are not licensed to dive, you can also choose to take an ‘Intro’ dive in an underwater wonderland, with an experienced Instructor by your side. For snorkelers, a dedicated snorkel guide will teach you the best techniques for gliding over the reef, and show you how to use the snorkelling gear. Divers can choose 1, 2 or 3 dives in their day, exploring a range of seascapes including coral gardens, caverns, walls and isolated pinnacles.

  • 7.40am: Vessel boarding commences with complimentary morning tea served.
  • 8.00am: Depart the marina heading to the Outer Great Barrier Reef.
  • 9.30am: Arrive at the Outer Reef
    • 4 to 5 hours on the reef at two unique locations
    • Snorkelers – Instruction, Guided snorkel tours and independent options
    • Certified divers – Choice of 1, 2 or 3 dives
    • Introductory Divers – Choice of 1 or 2 dives
  • 3.00pm: Return journey to Cairns arriving at the Cairns marina approximately 4:00 to 4.30pm.
Additional Options:
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Nitrox at 32% Refills (advanced bookings only)
  • Soft drinks and alcoholic beverages
  • Range of quality merchandise
  • Professional photos of the day

Important Information:
  • Marine Park Fees and Port Authority Levies Included
  • Most additional Dietary Requirements can be catered for – Please ask upon booking
  • Itineraries may be subject to change dependant on weather and other circumstances
  • Prices are in Australian Dollars (AU$)
  • Certified dives include experienced guide and all equipment

Scuba Divers Medical Info:

You will be required to sign a Waiver Release & Indemnity Deed onboard the vessel.

Some medical conditions may prevent you diving. You will be required to complete a waiver and medical statement prior to diving. If you would answer ‘Yes’ to any of the questions below you will need to consult a doctor and acquire a medical certificate stating that you’re ‘fit to dive’ prior to your dive trip.

  • Since completing your last dive medical assessment have you suffered any illness or injury that may affect your ability to dive safely?
  • Are you currently suffering any illness or injury?
  • Are you currently taking any prescription medication other than the contraceptive pill?
  • Is there any other condition, fact or circumstance that may affect your fitness or ability to dive safely?

Flying after diving? We recommend that you do not fly until at least midday the day after your dive trip returns. This will give you 24 hours of surface interval after diving.

Cancellation/Refund Policy:
  • If you cancel at least 3 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
  • If you cancel within 48 hours of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 % cancellation fee.
  • Pre-booked scuba divers that fail the onboard medical questionnaire are NOT entitled to a refund.
  • Unless otherwise stated all refunds will incur a 10% administration fee

Eco-Certification Awards

The following Eco-Accreditation from Eco Tourism Australia had been achieved.

  • Eco Certified Advanced Ecotourism

Australia’s leading and most innovative ecotourism products, providing an opportunity to learn about the environment with an operator who is committed to achieving best practice when using resources wisely, contributing to the conservation of the environment and helping local communities.

  • Climate Action Business

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  • Every dollar earns an eco-reward
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Your Bookings Save Rainforest

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We partner with the World Land Trust to make this happen and you, our customers, will receive a personalised certificate in recognition of the land you have helped to save.

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