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The Great Barrier Reef with Tusa Dive

Tusa Dive
50 Esplanade, Cairns City Queensland 4870, Australia
3 Reviews

All Day





Your Experience

Picture yourself snorkelling over magical reef gardens where the coral is pristine and the water is stunningly clear! Snorkeling Cairns Great Barrier Reef is a trip of a lifetime, so do it with the experts.

Tusa Dive have a selection of 16 unique dive and snorkel locations for you to explore. While the divers explore the walls and depths, you'll be gliding over the reef tops, mesmerised by the vivid colours of the fish as they dart in and out of the corals and anemones.

You'll be provided with top diver' quality masks and snorkels, booties and fins. Wetsuits, and/or lycra suits are provided for all, depending on the season, and for those who like a little extra buoyancy in the water, our noodles', or snorkel vests will help to keep you safely above the coral.

Our dedicated snorkel guide will teach you the best snorkeling techniques for viewing the spectacular coral gardens. Enjoy the freedom of snorkeling with your buddy or join our free guided snorkeling tour. The snorkeling is straight off the back of our boat, with the reef never more than a short swim away.

Tour Highlights

Choose any reef sites from our selection of 16 sites

Guided Snorkelling tour

See the colourful corals

Sight of different varieties of beautiful fishes

What's Included

Morning tea, afternoon tea, Lunch, tea, coffee, milo (soup in the winter)

Professional instructors

All equipment and gear

Reef talk and presentation

Hot fresh water showers onboard

Free guided snorkel tour

Professional photographer onboard

Necessary equipment (quality masks, fins, booties, wet-suits or Lycra skins, buoyancy noodles, snorkel vests)

Guided snorkel tour


08:00 Departure from A Finger, Marlin Wharf, Cairns. Enjoy a 90 minute trip to outer reefs and then spend 4 to 5 hours at the reef at 16 unique dive and snorkel locations. 16:00-16:30 Return to Cairns.

Pickup Notes

Please make your own way by 07:40 to Tusa Dive on A Finger, Esplanade & Shields St, Cairns City, QLD, 4870, Australia. Additional charge applies for pick-ups. Book pick-up in advance.

Special Notes

What to bring: Swimming costume, hat, towel, and credit card or a little cash for on board expenses.

Conditions: Child aged 4-14 years pays the child price. Children must remain under the supervision of a parent or guardian at all times. Full adult rate applies for children partaking in scuba diving. Written parental consent is required. Under 18 year old certified divers must dive with a parent or guardian (certified diver) or purchase the guided dive option.

Trips are subject to weather conditions and may be cancelled at the discretion of Tusa Dive. Alternative days or refunds will be offered in the event of cancellations by Tusa Dive, however Tusa Dive reserve the right to use other vessels should Tusa 6 be unavailable for any reason.

Tusa Dive will not charge you for any 'unused' dives. Should you not be able to dive, we will refund the diving portion (only).

Optional extras paid on arrival: With the fluctuation of world fuel prices it may be necessary to apply a fuel surcharge, which would be a pay onboard levy. Additional charge applies for pick-ups. Book pick-up in advance.

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3 Reviews
Caitlin Fenton
Wonderful and knowledgeable crew who was willing to chat and help out everyone- they were great at finding all sorts of wildlife. Small groups make sightseeing more enjoyable, and you can get in close to see all the sights. Lunch was delicious, cabin was comfortable.
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Weston Nash
Diving with Tusa was great. They have a large boat but don’t pack it to the gills like other companies. There was an enormous queue for the boat next to theirs in the harbor, but we all walked straight on and they got us geared up directly. Their dive sites were significantly better than where I went the first two days, with another company. And I can’t speak highly enough for their guide service. Jarrod, Jackson and Leah were great at finding the smallest most intriguing things on the Reef and excited to talk about what you found back on deck. Will dive with Tusa next time I’m back in Cairns.
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Lilian Sotolongo
Great value for your money. They are cheap, you do 3 dives (two in the same location), they serve good quality food and the crew is very nice. You dive in groups of 5 or 6 per instructor and you can go on your own also. They are very safe and cuatriple count after every dive to ensure nobody is left behind. The only downside for us was the size of the boat. They have 60+ people onboard, half are snorklers, about one forth intro divers (also called discover divers elsewhere) and one forth certified divers (our category). Because of the size of the group the attention is not very personalized, you meet your instructor almost as you jump on the water and they don’t spend a great deal of time fitting you with the best equipment for you. So you’ll see lots of people struggling with their masks. My firsts two dives where aweful simply because it was the wrong mask for me. Had to change masks with the instructor at a depth of 18m. That being said, I’ll restate that they are a great value. You get 3 dives for the cost of one anywhere else in the world and the coral and habitad here is just to die for. Unbelievable. Bring your own mask and equipment if you have it.
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