Cairns Great Barrier Reef

Certified Diving on the Great Barrier Reef

Tusa Dive have more than 30 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. If you are interested in joining us for more than a day we can (weather permitting!), take you to two new sites each day.

During your Tusa Dive day tour you have the option of taking up to three dives at the two sites we’ll visit. Each site you dive will be unique, allowing you to explore vast coral gardens, caverns, walls and isolated pinnacles, while amazing you with the sheer diversity and colour of marine life.

Tusa Dive offer you the freedom to dive with your buddy or join a guided dive with one of our divemasters at no extra cost! Top quality scuba equipment, including dive computers, and dive quality masks, booties and fins. Wetsuits are available in all sizes, and include 3mm full length and 5mm shorties, as well as lycra suits if preferred.

Nitrox fills at 32% are available for Nitrox certified divers at a cost of $15 per fill, when booked in advance.

Tusa Dive offer a tanks & weight rate for divers supplying their own scuba equipment. We also offer special discounted packages for divers joining us for three days or more – see below for pricing and to book online.

PRICES: Valid 1 April 2020 – 31 March 2021

Outer Barrier Reef Day Trip
Certified Diving + Snorkelling (Full Equipment Hire & Guided Dive)
Info1 Dive
Certified Diving + Snorkelling (Full Equipment Hire & Guided Dives)
Info2 Dives
Certified Diving + Snorkelling (Full Equipment Hire & Guided Dives)
Info3 Dives

PRICES: Valid 1 April 2020 – 31 March 2021

  • Child Ages: 0-3 years travel free. Child snorkel rate applies to ages 4-16 inclusive. Children must remain under the supervision of a parent or guardian at all times. A minimum 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.
  • Reef Levy: All prices include a per person Environmental Management Charge that contributes to management and protection of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park.
  • Fuel Levy: With the fluctuation of world fuel prices it may be necessary to apply a fuel surcharge, which would be a pay onboard levy. This website will advise if any charge is applicable with a minimum 7 days notice.
  • Cancellations: There is no charge for cancellations with 24 hours notice. 100% cancellation fee applies with less than 24 hours notice.
  • Conditions: Trips are subject to weather conditions and may be cancelled at the discretion of Tusa Dive. Alternative days or refunds will be offered in the event of cancellations by Tusa Dive, however Tusa Dive reserve the right to use other vessels should Tusa 6 be unavailable for any reason. 100% cancellation fee applies with less than 24 hours notice. Pricing is in AUD inclusive of GST, valid 1 April 2020-31 March 2021.
  • Smokers please note: TUSA 6 is a non-smoking vessel.

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

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