Cairns Great Barrier Reef

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About T6

Launched in August 2011, the Tusa 6 is one of Cairns’ newest reef vessels. Custom designed for diving and snorkelling on the Great Barrier Reef, the Tusa 6 is the 4th build for local owners Chris Eade and Phillip Hobbs, who used their 30 years experience in providing day tours to the Great Barrier Reef to create the perfect reef craft.

Tusa 6 incorporates the latest technology and environmental best practices, including greater fuel efficiency through improved hull design, and a full 2 stage waste treatment plant on board.

Tusa continues the tradition of smaller passenger numbers and greater service on board the 24m Tusa 6. Tusa Dive limits passenger numbers to just 60 guests, while the vessel has seating to accommodate 120 passengers. And as with past vessels, Tusa operate with an average staff to passenger ratio of 1:5 in order to offer a premium service on board and in the water.

T6 Features

  • Lounge style seating over two decks
  • Air-conditioned interior over two decks
  • Large picture windows to allow uninterrupted views of the reef
  • Flat screen monitors throughout the interior
  • Open access to the wheelhouse and Skipper
  • Two outdoor fresh water showers available on the back deck
  • Two private hot water showers on the back deck
  • Four toilets
  • Large partially shaded sun deck
  • Sunken lounge in the bow provides additional outside seating
  • Huge dive deck with dive gear, snorkel gear, wetsuits and lycra suits
  • Hydraulically lowered stairs and platform that rests just below water level

Specifications

Construction materialAluminium
Length Overall24 metres
Beam7.66 metres
Draught1.75 metres
Displacement50 tonnes
Main EnginesMTU 496kW series 60
Maximum Speed25 knots
Cruising Speed21 knots

Dive Gear

  • 1 x K180 Bauer Compressors
  • 6 x 66L Air Banks
  • 34 x Aluminum 65 CFM Tanks
  • 4 x Aluminum 88 CFM Tanks
  • 48 sets of Scuba Pro BCDs & Regulators
  • 48 Uwatec Aladin Pro Dive Computers
  • 60 Tusa Liberator Masks
  • 60 pairs of Tusa Imprex fins
  • Assorted dive booties
  • Standard 1.5kg / 3.3lb lead weights and belts
  • 5mm shortie & 3 mm full length wetsuits
  • Full body lycra (stinger) suits with hoods and mittens
  • A small selection of negative prescription masks ( – 2.5 thru – 8)
  • Bouyancy ‘noodles’ for snorkellers

At Tusa diving the reef is our passion, sharing it is our obsession.

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