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Tusa T6

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Cairns Diving

Locally owned and in operation since 1986, Tusa Dive are specialists in day dive trips to the Great Barrier Reef. Departing daily from Cairns, the MV Tusa T6 is the newest edition to the company and is an ultra modern, custom built 24.5 metre "state-of-the-art" dive vessel. Special features include hydraulically lowered water level platforms, huge dive deck, and internal and external lounge style seating throughout. Also has 2 x Fresh Water Showers 3 x Toilets!

Two spectacular dive sites will be visited, selected, as the days best from 21 moorings scattered across the 15 outer reef sites. Travel time to the outer reef and the days first location is approx 90 minutes. New sites daily can be enjoyed by divers joining Tusa for two or more days and special packages are available for divers travelling for a minimum three days.

Passenger numbers are limited to just 60 to ensure space, comfort and a feeling of exclusivity. Crew to passenger ratios average 1:6 to allow not only greater safety, but also a more personalized day with greater interaction.

Nearly 5 hours at the reef leaves plenty of time for both diving and snorkeling. A buffet style lunch is provided on board and there is plenty of time to relax and watch the video of the days diving.

There is a Photo Pro on board, and pro camera hire Digital photography presentation (free) as well as a Marine Interpretation presentation (free).

Certified divers are offered up to 3 dives in the day inclusive of all dive gear or tanks & weights only. Certified Divers can opt to join the guided dives to be shown the best of the Barrier Reef. Nitrox tanks and regulators are available for Nitrox certified divers.

The limited numbers and great outer reef sites make the Tusa Dive day tour a fabulous alternative for snorkeling. Adventurous snorkellers are free to explore on their own or join the guided snorkel tour at lunchtime. Introductory Diving is also available for snorkellers, with option for 1,or 2 dives.

Click here for a map of the dive sites

Please note Tusa T6 is not running from 5th to 23rd June 2017 due to refit.



08:00am daily dept from Cairns

90 minute trip to outer reefs

Approx 5 hours on the Outer Barrier Reef

2 unique outer reef sites in the day (3 dives)

4:00 - 4:30pm return to Cairns



Tropical buffet lunch & morning tea

Quality snorkel equipment & wetsuits (5mm shortie in summer and 3mm long wet suit in the cooler months. Lycra body suit during stinger season)

Dive computers on all sets of gear

Guided Snorkel Tour



Transfers to and from hotel. $15 per person charge applies. Self check in at 07:40 at Tusa T6 situated on A finger at the Marlin Marina, if self check in prefered.

$10 Reef tax per person.



*Take 3 Dives for the price of 2 dives, this applies for all bookings on day trips and 3 day dive packages. Valid for travel until 30th September 2017

1/4/17 - 31/3/18
Adult snorkelling $190
Child (3-11 yrs) $115


Introductory diving
1/4/17 - 31/3/18
Trip + 1 dive $260
Trip + 2 dives $315
Certified diving
1/4/17 - 31/3/18
Trip + 2 dives full gear hire $265
Trip + 3 dives full gear hire* $295
Trip + 2 dives tank & weights only $235
Trip + 3 dives tank & weights only* $265
guided dives $10 (per dive)
Nitrox available. Contact us for prices

The full discount will be given at the time of booking and is shown on our booking page.

A deposit is required at time of booking, with the balance paid on day of departure

Please check availability with us prior to booking.

Aquapro Dive Services, PO Box 4842, Cairns, QLD 4870, Australia