1 Day Cairns Great Barrier Reef Tour
Departs: 8.00AM - Daily Returns: 4.30PM Departures from Marlin Marina "A" Finger Cairns
Tusa Dive Tour Cairns
Snorkelling the Great Barrier Reef best sites in and around Cairns. In the 2,000km expanse that is the Great Barrier Reef, The Super-slick T5 is the latest vessel in a distinguished line of Tusa Dive's custom built crafts.
Daily Tusa takes divers and snorkellers to the most spectacular sites for the maximum number of hours on the outer great barrier reef. In a day you will visit two magnificent sites chosen as the days best from Tusa Dive's range of 15 moorings.
Dive and snorkel the Great Barrier Reef amongst abundant coral gardens on the edge of the continental shelf.
Getting away from the crowds is what this 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 day's conditions, selected from a choice of 16 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 2 or 3 dives in their day, exploring a range of seascapes including coral gardens, caverns, walls and isolated pinnacles.
TUSA Dive has been operating day tours to the Great Barrier Reef for 30 years. Their superior knowledge, personalised friendly service, and quality vessels, will ensure your day on the reef is safe, enjoyable and the experience of a lifetime.
TUSA Dive is an Advanced Ecotourism Operator, committed to sustainable practises and protecting our Great Barrier Reef.
Open Water Courses
Diving Prerequisite : minimum 12 years off age & successfully completed self-assessed medical declaration
2 Outer Reef sites
Fresh Buffet style lunch
Morning & Afternoon tea
Tea, coffee, and milo
(with soup in the winter)
5mm shortie wetsuits
Free Prescription mask hire
Free Guided snorkel tour
Reef Talk and Presentation
Hot Fresh Water Showers
What To Bring
Hat, towel, swimsuit
Cert-Card & Logbook
Nitrox Fills (32%)
Digital Camera Hire
A range of photo-pro package options
Why choose Tusa Dive
Tusa Dive is proudly locally owned and operated and has been running Great Barrier Reef trips for more than 30 years.
Great Customer Service with a modern, spacious vessel that has an average 1:5 crew to passenger ratio.
Lots of Inclusions, Equipment, snorkel tours and educational marine presentation all inclusive.
Our catamaran is licensed to carry 100 people. We limit day tour numbers to just 60 for comfort and convenience.
Will choose the best outer reef sites each day, to maximise experience pending weather and conditions.
Voted Best Regional Dive Operator by readers of Australasia Dive Log.
Advanced Ecotourism and Climate Action Innovator Certification.
Tusa Dive Great Barrier Reef Itinerary
7:40am - Boarding Tusa 6, at A Finger, Marlin Wharf, Cairns
8:00am - Daily departure 90 minute trip to outer reefs,
4 to 5 hours on the reef at two unique locations
Snorkelers - Instruction, Guided snorkel tours and independent options.
Certified divers – Choice of 2 or 3 dives.
Introductory Divers – Choice of 1 or 2 dives
4.00 – 4.30pm Return to Cairns
*Subject to Weather and Tides