Tusa Dive

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

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

Due to Covid-19 Restrictions this trip is currently not running

Tusa Dive is one of the premium 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!

Tusa dive visits two spectacular dive sites from 21 moorings scattered across the 16 outer reef sites. Travel time to the outer reef and the days first location is approx 90 minutes. New sites visited daily for divers joining Tusa for two or more days. In addition 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. As a consequence this provides 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.

A professional photographer is on board, offering camera hire and free Digital photography presentation. In addition  there is a free Marine Interpretation presentation.


As a Certified Diver you can take up to 3 dives in the day. Prices shown either include 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.

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


Limited numbers and great outer reef sites, make the Tusa Dive a fabulous choice for snorkelling. Adventurous snorkelers are free to explore on your own or join the guided snorkel tour at lunchtime.

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 2,600km (1,600 mi) along the coast of Queensland, in Australia’s Coral Sea. Labeled as one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the world, and a World Heritage listed region, visitors come from all over the planet to visit this incredible icon… Our Great Barrier Reef. Tusa can show you the best of the Outer Reef day trip sites.


  • 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 $230.00
Snorkeller - child $155.00
Introductory Diving - 1 Dive $300.00
Introductory Diving - 2 Dives $355.00
Certified Diver (with full gear hire) - 1 dive $280.00
Certified Diver (with full gear hire) - 2 dives $310.00
Certified Diver (with full gear hire) - 3 dives $325.00
Certified Diver (tank and weights only) - 1 dive $260.00
Certified Diver (tank and weights only) - 2 dives $290.00
Certified Diver (tank and weights only) - 3 dives $300.00
Date of Travel

Prices valid until 31st March 2021

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).