Tusa Dive Day Trips

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TUSA Dive are Cairns local day dive operators with 25 years experience, and access to more than 16 unique sites on the outer Great Barrier Reef. You will cruise to the outer reef on board Cairns' newest reef craft, the TUSA 6, custom-built for ultimate comfort and easy access to the water. Passengers numbers are limited to just 60 to ensure plenty of space, and Tusa's friendly crew will ensure your day is fun, safe, and memorable

Tusa Dive Day Trips
From$265 aud

Group booking discount

Tour Highlights

  • Great Barrier Reef
  • E Finger
  • Marlin Marina
  • Cairns

Tour Info

  • Diving
Duration 1 Day
Price From $265


Vehicle Cruise Ship
Suitability Open Age
Start Cairns @ 08.00 am
Finish Cairns @ 04.30 pm

Two new sites are selected each day as the best for the day's conditions, and provide a whole new underwater adventure daily. Activities include marine interpretation presentations, guided snorkel tours, 'introductory' diving, and certified diving with up to 3 dives in the day available.

TUSA Dive is an Advanced Ecotourism Operator, committed to providing a service that reflects our responsibility to contribute to the protection of our environment.

8:00am daily departure from A Finger, Marlin Wharf, Cairns

90 minute trip to outer reefs

4 to 5 hours at the reef at two unique locations

Certified divers - Choice of 2 or 3 dives

Introductory Divers - Choice of 1 or 2 dives

4.00 - 4.30pm return to Cairns


Tusa Dive have a selection of 16 unique dive and snorkel locations for you to explore. While the divers explore the walls and depths, you'll be gliding over the reef tops, mesmerised by the vivid colours of the fish as they dart in and out of the corals and anemones.

You'll be provided with top 'diver' quality masks and snorkels, booties and fins. Wetsuits, and/or lycra suits are provide for all, depending on the season, and for those who like a little extra buoyancy in the water, our 'noodles' will help to keep you safely above the coral.

The snorkelling is straight off the back of the Tusa 6, with the reef never more than a short swim away. The crew will give you a thorough brief before you enter the water, and a little instruction about snorkelling for first-timers. A dedicated crew member will be in the water for any that like a little extra assistance, and a Free Guided Snorkel tour with one of our professional divemasters will be offered in the day.


Make your reef trip the ultimate experience, and take an 'Intro dive'. An 'Intro Dive' or Introductory Dive, is by it's true name, a PADI Discover Scuba Course. You do not need to have any experience to participate in the Discover Scuba Course, and all tuition is undertaken on board TUSA 6. You do however need to be at least 12 years old, and be able to pass a medical questionnaire when you board the boat in the morning.

After your briefing and once at the reef, you will be diving right off the back of the boat, at the same sites as the certified divers to maximum of 10 metres depth. You will have the most experienced instructors by your side, and a maximum of three other 'intro' divers. You can expect your dive to last between 20 and 35 minutes, and give you a whole new perspective of the world of fish!

You have the opportunity of a second dive at the day's second reef location, as well as a couple of hours between your dives for snorkelling.


Tusa Dive have more than 20 years experience in providing day tour diving for certified divers. Our history gives us access to some of the best diving locations in the Marine Park, accessible in a day trip from Cairns. We have 16 dive sites within a 50 km radius of Cairns, allowing us to choose the best two sites, for the conditions of the day. And if you are interested in joining us for more than a day we can (weather permitting!), take you to two new sites each day.

At each site you have the option of 2 or 3 dives. Each site you dive will be unique, allowing you to explore vast coral gardens, caverns, walls and isolated pinnacles, while amazing you with sheer the diversity and colour of marine life.

Tusa Dive offer you the freedom to dive with your buddy or join the guided dives with one of our divemasters at a small additional cost of $10 per dive. Top quality scuba equipment, includes Scubapro regulators and BCDs, Uwatec Aladin Pro dive computers, TUSA Liberators masks and Tusa Imprex fins and booties. 5mm long arm short leg wetsuits are available in a large range of sizes. Lycra suits are also available in the summer.

Nitrox fills at 32% are available for Nitrox certified divers, when booked in advance

Tusa Dive offer a tanks & weight rate for divers supplying their own scuba equipment, and also special discounted packages for divers joining us for 3 days or more.


  • 2 outer reef sites, chosen from our selection of 16 sites
  • Fresh, healthy, and tasty buffet style lunch
  • Morning and afternoon tea
  • Tea, coffee, and milo (with soup in the winter)
  • Quality masks, fins and booties
  • Top quality scuba equipment and dive computers
  • Lycra suits for all in the warmer months (no charge)
  • 5mm shortie wetsuits all year round (no charge)
  • 3mm full length wetsuit in the cooler months (no charge)
  • Free Prescription mask hire
  • Free Guided snorkel tour
  • Reef Talk and Presentation
  • Professional Photographer onboard
  • Hot Fresh Water showers onboard                              


  • Cairns hotel transfers at $12 per person
  • Northern Beaches hotel transfers at $17 per person
  • Guided dives at $10 per dive
  • Nitrox Fills (32%) at $15 per fill
  • Digital Camera Hire
  • A range of photo-pro package options

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