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#11 of 68 Boat Tours & Water Sports in Cairns Features Animals
Cnr Shield St & the Esplanade, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
+61 7 4047 9100
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Great Barrier Reef Eco Snorkel and Dive Cruise from Cairns Including Lunch
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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
+61 7 4047 9100

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Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a very modern catamaran TUSA operates. Equipment is top notch. The crew are exceptionally friendly and make you feel safe and instill confidence that you are in good hands. I'm an experienced advanced diver, but as I've gotten older, I haven't dove as...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Our son was given this dive Wish from Make a Wish Foundation of Texas Gulf Coast and Louisiana and they picked the best company to send us with to dive the Great Barrier Reef! The staff was very courteous, caring, very organized and made us...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

I was looking for an easy day out on the reef which got me a little further out at a reasonable cost. TUSA delivered! Comfortable boat and a great crew who were friendly and very attentive. This trip took in 2 different reefs during the...More

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Tusa Team C, Guest Relations Manager at TUSA Dive, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi Dave C, Thank you for sharing your experience onboard Tusa Dive on Trip Advisor. We're delighted to hear you enjoyed the day out with our crew. You sum up pretty well what an average day on Tusa is all about: reasonable cost, comfortable boat,...More

Reviewed 2 days ago

A blustery but sunny day on the reef, the boat was clean and staff were friendly and helpful. Diving sites were interesting and full of marine life. it was cold when we existed the water and i was looking forward to some hot wholesome food...More

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Tusa Team C, Guest Relations Manager at TUSA Dive, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi Marie E, Thank you for the feedback. We're happy you enjoyed your day out on Tusa Dive. We usually get great feedback about our lunches as you can see in previous reviews, and understand that food is to everyone's personal taste. However it is...More

Reviewed 2 days ago

We had the opportunity to dive with Tusa Dive on July 4th and July 6th for a total of 6 dives on the reef. The staff on the boat were attentive, helpful, courteous and professional to all of the customers, snorkelers and divers. Our dive...More

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Tusa Team C, Guest Relations Manager at TUSA Dive, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi Jerry, Thank you very much for your review. We're glad you enjoyed both days out onboard Tusa Dive and that our staff took good care of you. In regards to pictures, we use a company called Calypso Productions for their services onboard. If you...More

Reviewed 2 days ago

Visiting traveling daughter in Australia. My first visit. Decided to get recertified after 30 years ( am 63). My wife snorkels and daughter certified dove. Start to finish was top notch. Best part was my instructor, Nick, from Holland, who was conscientious in putting me...More

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Tusa Team C, Guest Relations Manager at TUSA Dive, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi Mark, Thank you so much for the lovely review. We're very glad you chose to get re-certified with us. Sharing our passion for diving with everyone and especially by certifying new divers is our favorite thing to do. We're happy you enjoyed your experience...More

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Today we went with my husband to do three dives with Tusa. The boat, food, space were good. The crew was not bad but not great either. We have lived in other countries and traveled a lot. So we already dived in the Caribbean and...More

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Tusa Team C, Director of Sales at TUSA Dive, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi Monixscream, Thank-you for providing us with your feedback on your day trip to the Great Barrier Reef with us. We take pride in offering a quality reef tour, with a great diving service delivered in friendly and professional manner, and so take seriously the...More

Reviewed 4 days ago

These guys know what they are doing. Their service was excellent. I brought all my gear except for the set of regs. I wanted to attach my wireless transmitter to the first stage and they were very helpful as they removed it and fitted my...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

My partner and I did snorkelling on the Tusa yesterday and had an unforgettable experience. The team were so lovely - fun and helpful - they really did make the day as good as it could be. The buffet lunch was delicious. The two sites...More

Thank Francesca D
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This is a professional company with a strong team working on their boat. We were well looked after on our day trip by staff who were genuinely friendly rather than in your face happy! The boat is small and so there is a nice atmosphere...More

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10 December 2016|
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Response from Tusa Team C | Property representative |
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.
Agnes L
8 May 2016|
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Response from Tania R | Property representative |
Hi Agnes, Sorry for the late reply - yes, we do offer transfers. From the Blue Lagoon resort in Trinity Beach, transfers are $20 per person round-trip. As Snidbit mentioned, the skipper chooses in the morning according to... More
2 November 2015|
Response from cindytusa | Property representative |
Hi Zanly, Thanks for your message. We offer a 3 day/ 3 night trip on Spirit Of Freedom which is our liveaboard trip. Please email us on info @ spiritoffreedom. com. au and we can send you all the information you require... More