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Cnr Shield St & the Esplanade, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
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Cairns based, TUSA Dive are the day tour scuba diving and snorkelling specialists to the Great Barrier Reef. With more than 25 years experience in taking visitors to the reef, TUSA Dive strive to make your Cairns reef tour as memorable, educational and exciting, as it is possible to be.The Great Barrier Reef is the largest coral reef system in the world, composed of over 2,900 individual reefs and 900 islands stretching for 2,600 km (1,600 mi) along the coast of Queensland, in Australia's Coral Sea. Labeled as one of the 7 natural wonders of the world, and a World Heritage listed region, visitors come from the all over the planet to visit this incredible icon... Our Great Barrier Reef.Experienced scuba divers and snorkellers alike can travel to the outer reefs in ultimate comfort on board Cairns' newest and best reef day boat, the TUSA 6. Launched in August 2011, the 24m TUSA 6 was custom designed for Great Barrier Reef cruising, cairns diving and snorkelling, and each day visits two unique reef locations from Tusa's choice of 16 spectacular dive and snorkel sites.Tusa Dive's professional and friendly dive crew are on hand throughout the day to assist you in ever way, and can provide education for snorkeling, first time "introductory scuba diving" (PADI Discover Scuba course), PADI & SSI Referral Courses, and PADI Open Water courses.For divers looking for more than a day trip, multi-day scuba packages are available for day touring and Tusa 6's big sister, the Spirit of Freedom provides 3 to 7 day liveaboard diving expeditions to the iconic dive destinations of the Cod Hole and Osprey Reef in the Coral Sea.TUSA Dive are proud to be accredited as an Advanced Ecotourism Operator, committed to providing a service that reflects our responsibility to contribute to the conservation of our Great Barrier Reef Marine Park and pass on this rich heritage to future generations.
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Cnr Shield St & the Esplanade, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
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"the great barrier reef"
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"day trip"
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"fish"
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"these guys"
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"great boat"
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"great trip"
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"outer reef"
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"giant clams"
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"marine life"
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"great diving"
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"weather conditions"
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"crew members"
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"highly recommend this company"
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"great lunch"
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"open water"
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"the reefs"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The staff where very friendly and helpful. We did two dives with them. My younger one was nervous but the staff did a great job helping her enjoy the experience. It was a great intro dive for a novice like me. I would strongly recommend...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We really enjoyed our day with Tusa. The staff were all lovely and very enthusiastic. We were in touch first by email and they were very helpful with explanations. We did two intro dives and our instructor was very patient. We went to saxone and...More

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Brilliant day. Easy to book over phone. Clear and concise safety briefings, and the whole day evolved around safety which is great. Boat super comfy and not overbooked/ overcrowded. Good equipment for snorkeling (wetsuit, fins, mask etc). Very friendly, attentive and engaging staff. Went for...More

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Tusa Team C, Guest Relations Manager at TUSA Dive, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Ghidusha, Thank you so much for your lovely review. We're glad to hear you had a fun & safe day with our friendly crew. Winter does bring choppier sea conditions, so your recommendation is very accurate! We hope to see you next time you're...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great day out on Tusa. The staff were such a great team. All friendly, enthusiastic and supportive of the novice divers. Chelsea was specifically great, knowledgeable and I felt safe the whole time diving with her.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When deciding which company to go with in Cairns, I was overwhelmed by the offer and found it difficult to decide. Prices are generally similar as well as itinerary. I went on a day tour with Tusa Dive a few days ago, and I can...More

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I was one of the pessimistic reef-goers; having read tons of review about people complaining of A) overpopulated boat tours, B) overpriced tours, C) rude staff that treat guests as numbers; we were very cautious in our approach to finding a barrier reef boat to...More

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Mike K
6 January 2018|
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Response from Tusa Team C | Property representative |
Hi Larry, We run 365 days a year, so we will definitely be heading out to the outer reef when you will be in Cairns. We provide all equipment onboard including dive computers. Hope to see you at the end of the month! Kind... More
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John C
15 August 2017|
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Response from Tusa Team C | Property representative |
Hi jjac2011, Thank you for your question! There's no definite answer to that question as we are in the tropics and can go diving year-round. We have a "wet season" from January to June and a "dry-season" from July to... More
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thadtaylor2
10 December 2016|
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Some dive operators requires a dive medical if over 65 year old and wanting to dive. You can get it done at certain doctors. In Cairns, the 24 Hour Medical and Mcleod Medical offer them.
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