Tusa Dive

  • 40 - Pax
  • 4.5 - Hours
  • 3 - Dives

Tusa Dive is running from Wednesday to Sunday.

Note: Tusa will be unavailable until the end of June 2024.

Tusa Dive operates Wednesday to Sunday

Tusa Dive is one of the premium day dive trips to the Great Barrier Reef. One price for either snorkeller or diver onboard! 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, a huge dive deck, and internal and external lounge-style seating throughout. Also has 2 x Fresh Water Showers and 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 day’s first location is approx 90 minutes. New sites are visited daily for divers joining Tusa for two or more days. In addition, special packages are available for divers travelling for a minimum of three days.

Passenger numbers are limited to just 40 to ensure space, comfort and a feeling of exclusivity. Crew-to-passenger ratios average 1:4. 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 snorkelling.

Indulge in Exquisite Chef-Prepared Meals with local produce, including breakfast, morning tea, lunch, and afternoon tea.

Enjoy a Wide Range of Beverages, including alcoholic Drinks on the Return Journey.

A buffet-style lunch is provided on board and there is plenty of time to relax and watch the video of the day diving.

The price includes all water activities of snorkelling, up to 3 certified dives, or 2 introductory dives.


Open dive deck allowing for longer or multiple dives which are all included in the price.

As a Certified Diver, you can take up to 3 x 40-minute dives or 2 one-hour dives in the day. The price shown includes 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. Group size is limited to 6.

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

A minimum of 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.


Limited numbers and great outer reef sites, make the Tusa Dive a fabulous choice for snorkelling. Adventurous snorkelers are free to explore on their 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. Labelled 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.


  • 08:00 am 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 pm- 4:30 pm return to Cairns

Tusa Dive - Rates + Bookings

Snorkeller - adult $420.00
Introductory Diving - 1 Dive $0.00
Introductory Diving - 2 Dives $0.00
Certified Diver (with full gear hire) - 1 dive $0.00
Certified Diver (with full gear hire) - 2 dives $0.00
Date of Travel

Prices valid until 31st March 2024

(After April 1st 2024 price is $460)

One price for either snorkeller or diver onboard



  • All-inclusive price one price for either snorkeler or diver onboard
  • Cairns City transfers (Self-check-in at 07:40 at Tusa T6 situated on A finger at the Marlin Marina, if self-check is preferred)
  • Tropical buffet lunch & morning tea
  • Self-Service tea, coffee, and water fountain access at all times
  • Quality snorkel/dive 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
  • Waterproof, Bone Conducting Headsets for Underwater Commentary
  • Reef taxes and dive guides


  • Professional photo services
  • Nitrox fills