Cairns Great Barrier Reef

Travel Update

Due to current travel restrictions, all Tusa trips have been temporarily suspended until further notice.

If you have an upcoming booking, our reservations team will be in touch to discuss your options.

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About Tusa Dive

Tusa Dive has been taking divers and snorkellers to the reef since 1986. We pride ourselves on the professional service offered by our friendly team, our new custom designed dive vessels, and our large selection of stunning reef sites available for our guests to experience. As locals, we value our beautiful Great Barrier Reef and are committed to preserving it for our future generations.

Tusa Dive have access to 16 unique sites on the outer Great Barrier Reef. On your day trip to the reef, you will cruise to two selected outer reef locations and have the opportunity to participate in snorkelling, ‘introductory’ diving, and certified diving. Tusa Dive also offers a free guided snorkel tour and marine interpretation presentation.

Your day will be on board the modern catamaran T6, custom-built for ultimate comfort and easy access to the water. Passenger numbers are limited to just 60 to ensure plenty of space, and the Tusa crew will make sure your day is fun, safe, and memorable. You can even take those memories home, as our on-board photographer is there to snap you through-out the day.

A day on the reef on board the Tusa 6 is also the perfect outing for your special occasion, conference or special interest group, and whole boat charters for up to 85 people are available. With lounge style seating, air-conditioned interiors, and plenty of alfresco deck areas, the T6 is also the perfect venue for evening charters on the calm waters of Trinity Inlet.

In 2002, Tusa Dive made use of their local diving knowledge and years of experience looking after certified divers, and launched their liveaboard vessel, the Spirit of Freedom. Spirit of Freedom offer 3 to 7 day itineraries to the remote northern Great Barrier Reef region of the Ribbons Reefs, and to Osprey reef in the Coral Sea.

In 2015, Tusa Dive expanded their fleet with a luxury Dinner Cruise sailing catamaran, the Spirit of Cairns. Special packages are available for Tusa Dive guests who wish to join the dinner cruise for a night of calm water cruising, fabulous dining, and live entertainment, while taking in the sunset and city lights.

Tusa Dive and Spirit of Freedom are both Advanced Ecotourism operators, committed to providing a service that reflects our responsibility to protect our environment, preserving the Great Barrier Reef for years to come.

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

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