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Cairns based, TUSA Dive are the day tour scuba diving and snorkelling specialists to the Great Barrier Reef. With more than 25 years experience in taking visitors to the reef, TUSA Dive strive to make your Cairns reef tour as memorable, educational...more
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Cnr Shield St & the Esplanade, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
+61 7 4047 9100
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All reviews the great barrier reef day trip fish these guys great boat outer reef great trip marine life giant clams weather conditions great diving crew members highly recommend this company open water food was great the reefs awesome experience
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Friendly,helpful and staff. smaller group so not crowded and boat was well-appointed with all that was needed. Visited two great dive spots, we only snorkeled but got to see plenty of marine life: turtles, a small reef shark, sting ray and so many varieties of...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank ShellNC
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Had an absolute ball with the TUSA crew! My partner and I were eager to tick diving the Great Barrier Reef off our bucket list. All instructors were extremely knowledgeable, helpful and kind. We were lucky enough to have Tamir who was very patient with...More

Thank 786danin
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I got to check off a bucket list item with Tusa Dive at the Great Barrier Reef. The team on board divided the introductory dive group into max groups of 4-5. This allowed for one on one instruction to ensure a safe and amazing experience...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank pnwjen
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

It was a pleasure to dive and snorkel with TUSA. It’s a smaller boat which makes it more manageable and comfortable. The staff were so amazing and helpful. They helped the beginners who were anxious and also great for experienced divers. The first dive was...More

Thank Familytrip55555
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had a lovely day at the reef with Tusa. The dive possibilities and small groups was very good. The lunch was delicious and especially the “Fika” in the end! Our dive instructor Luis did a very good job in making sure every was fine...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Elsa A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The staff were friendly, the reef was more colorful and sea life better than from Port Douglas snorkeling $ diving!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 828veronicak
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a great time diving with Tusa yesterday on the reef. Booked three dives and enjoyed each one. The vessel is great, the staff are fabulous, and the buffet lunch was also startlingly good quality. My only consideration? The dive area can get very busy...More

Thank AaronE523
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

These guys are really excellent. Our family had a mixture of certified Dobing and intro diving. We had wonderful time great crew good food and everyone came away enjoying it a lot. The coral was beautiful and we went to different places each day. Thanks...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Guy F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I spent a hugely enjoyable day trip to the barrier reef yesterday with Tusa. The crew were both great fun but also extremely professional with the whole trip organised very well. No criticisms whatsoever and a highly recommended operator to do this...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank fatosprey
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Everything was great about our two days scuba diving and snorkeling. The crew are extremely organised, and it was great not to have to worry about any of the gear except putting it on. They guessed my weights perfectly and even put your fins on...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Mike K
6 January 2018|
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Response from Tusa D | Property representative |
Hi Larry, We run 365 days a year, so we will definitely be heading out to the outer reef when you will be in Cairns. We provide all equipment onboard including dive computers. Hope to see you at the end of the month! Kind... More
15 August 2017|
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Response from Tusa D | Property representative |
Hi jjac2011, Thank you for your question! There's no definite answer to that question as we are in the tropics and can go diving year-round. We have a "wet season" from January to June and a "dry-season" from July to... More
10 December 2016|
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Response from Tusa D | Property representative |
Some dive operators requires a dive medical if over 65 year old and wanting to dive. You can get it done at certain doctors. In Cairns, the 24 Hour Medical and Mcleod Medical offer them.