Tusa Dive

  • 60 - Pax
  • 4.5 - Hours
  • 3 - Dives

Contact us  to check for any discounts or standby rates prior to booking.

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!

You will visit two spectacular dive sites 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).

As a Certified Diver you can take 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 your own or join the guided snorkel tour at lunchtime.

Introductory Diving is also available for snorkellers, with option for 1,or 2 dives. Please check the Introductory Discover Scuba Diving medical declaration before you go to make sure there are no medical conditions that may prevent you from diving.


  • 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

Tusa Dive - Rates + Bookings

Snorkeller - adult $210.00
Snorkeller - child $145.00
Introductory Diving - 1 Dive $280.00
Introductory Diving - 2 Dives $335.00
Certified Diver (with full gear hire) - 1 dive $265.00
Certified Diver (with full gear hire) - 2 dives $290.00
Certified Diver (with full gear hire) - 3 dives $310.00
Certified Diver (tank and weights only) - 1 dive $240.00
Certified Diver (tank and weights only) - 2 dives $260.00
Certified Diver (tank and weights only) - 3 dives $280.00
Date of Travel

Prices valid until 31st March 2020

Guides and taxes included in price

Note: child rates for diving – deduct $75 from adult prices as a guide only. See note above for applicable ages.



  • 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
  • Reef taxes and dive guides
  • Child Ages: 0-3 years travel free. Child snorkel rate applies to ages 4-16 inclusive. Children must remain under the supervision of a parent or guardian at all times. A minimum 12 years is required for Introductory Diving and 10 years for Certified Diving. Written parental consent is required. Certified divers aged under 18 must dive with a parent or guardian who is a certified diver.


  • Transfers to and from City hotels – $18 per person charge applies.Northern Beaches $25.
  • (Self check in at 07:40 at Tusa T6 situated on A finger at the Marlin Marina, if self check in preferred).