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

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You will cruise to the outer reef on board one of Cairns' newest reef craft, the TUSA 6, custom-built for ultimate comfort and easy access to the water. Passengers numbers are limited to just 60 to ensure plenty of space, and the 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 providing 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.
  • 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
Departure Time
Boarding commences at 7:40am directly at the boat on Finger A
Departure at 8am
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Lunch
  • Afternoon tea
  • Use of Snorkelling equipment
  • Snorkel & diving guides
  • Reef Tax
  • 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, unless booked within 3 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • 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
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Let me start by saying that is with sadness that I’m writing this review! My girlfriend and I, chose Tusa for several reasons , one being the great feedback about the staff all over the internet, well let me tell you this much, either there...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Jforeis
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Tusa provides an excellent service for a full day tour to the reef. You can be escorted from hotel to boat to hotel for a small additional charge for hotel pick up and drop off. The boat is modern and in excellent and clean condition...More

Thank moetaza2017
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Persuaded by booking Agent to take the Tusa GBR snorkel as they were offering an Intro dive for the same price. Once on board filled in the required paper work and sat down for the Intro dive brief but called over half way through the...More

Thank griggsy2019
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My wife and I went out on the Tusa 6 for 3 days, 3 dives per day. We wanted to experience the best possible diving on the reef, and we most certainly did. The crew is easy to get along with and have great patients...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank TroyMarineFanatic
Reviewed 2 days ago

My family and I just had a terrible experience on what should have been a fabulous day on the Great Barrier Reef. This trip had been planned for months with us calling the TUSA Dive company well in advance to make sure my daughter who...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank kevinwZ8381UK
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12 August 2019|
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Response from Steve C | Reviewed this property |
As the rails are not child proof I would not be suitable for toddlers as you would have to restrain the child
3 March 2019|
Response from Msheppard123 | Reviewed this property |
If you have a PADI (or equivalent) open water qualification then they offer diving for certified divers
Noemi C
25 January 2019|
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Response from Robert L | Reviewed this property |
Tusa6 takes a maximum of 65 passengers on a day trip plus 10-12 crew.
Key Details
  • TUSA Dive
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Languages Offered: Japanese
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