Tusa Dive – Voted Best Dive Boat day trip

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TUSA Dive is Cairns Dive School’s favorite dive operator, with over 25 years experience, and access to more than 16 unique sites on the outer Great Barrier Reef. TUSA Dive is the quintessential Great Barrier Reef Day trip!

You will cruise to the outer reef on board Cairns’ newest reef craft, the TUSA 6, custom-built for ultimate comfort and easy access to the water. Passenger’s numbers are limited to just 60 to ensure plenty of space, and Tusa’s friendly crew will ensure your day is fun, safe, and memorable. Two new sites are selected each day as the best for the day’s conditions, and provide a whole new underwater adventure daily. Activities include marine interpretation presentations, guided snorkel tours, ‘introductory’ diving, and certified diving with up to 3 dives in the day available.

TUSA Dive is an Advanced Ecotourism Operator, committed to providing a service that reflects our responsibility to contribute to the protection of our environment.


  • 7:30am boarding photos and check in onboard T6
  • 8:00am daily departure from A Finger, Marlin Wharf, Cairns
  • 90 minute trip to outer reefs
  • 4 to 5 hours at the reef at two unique locations
  • Certified divers – Choice of 2 or 3 dives
  • Certified divers – Choose Guided or Explore with your Buddy
  • Introductory Divers – Choice of 1 or 2 dives
  • 4.00 – 4.30pm return to Cairns


  • 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)
  • 3mm full length wetsuit in the cooler months (no charge)
  • Free Prescription mask hire
  • Free Guided snorkel tour
  • Reef Talk and Presentation
  • Professional Photographer onboard (Photos are an additional cost and services are provided by Calypso Productions and not directly affiliated with Tusa Dive)
  • Hot Fresh Water showers onboard


  • Cairns hotel transfers at $15 per person
  • Northern Beaches hotel transfers at $20 per person
  • Guided dives at $10 per dive or $20 for all 3 Dives
  • Nitrox Fills (32%) at $15 per fill
  • Digital Camera Hire
  • A range of photo-pro package options at additional cost


Valid 01 July 2018 to 31 March 2019

Outer Barrier Reef Day Trip

Activity Total
Snorkeling Adult $215
Child $140
Day trip with Introductory Diving 1 Dive $275
2 Dives $325
Certified Diving w/ Full Equipment Hire includes Guide 1 Dives $255 $10 $265
 2 Dives $285 $10 $295
3 Dives $305 $10 $315
Certified Diving with Tanks & Weights only 2 Dives $235 $10 $245
3 Dives $265 $10 $275
Guided dives $10 per dive $0 $20 for 3 dives
Additional Nitrox for certified divers Nitrox $15 per tank $0 $15 per tank


 3 x Day Trip Package

Certified Diving Guide plus Full Equipment Hire 6 Dives $795
9 Dives $850
Certified Diving Guide with Tanks & Weights only 6 Dives $715
9 Dives $770


*Reef Levy. A per person charge comprised of a $6.00 Environmental Management Charge to all passengers entering the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park, plus port and administrative fees, and GST.

Fuel Levy. With the fluctuation of world fuel prices it may be necessary to apply a fuel surcharge, which would be a pay onboard levy. This website will advise if any charge is applicable with a minimum 7 days notice.

Cancellations. There is no charge for cancellations with 24 hours notice. 100% cancellation fee applies with less than 24 hours notice.

Conditions. 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. 100% cancellation fee applies with less than 24 hours notice. Pricing is in AUD inclusive of GST, valid 01 April 2018 – 31 March 2019.

Smokers please note: TUSA 6 is a non-smoking vessel.

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