Tusa Dive T6 Cairns Dive Trip Reviews, Photos & Special Rates

  

Destination: Australia

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Tusa Dive T6 Quick Pitch 

Tusa Dive has been locally owned and operated for over 25 years, and its energetic and highly experienced staff ensures memorable and exciting Great Barrier Reef experiences. Launched in August 2011, the Tusa 6 is one of Cairns’ newest reef vessels. 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. TUSA 6 is a non-smoking vessel. 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

 

Pricing 

Varies, depending on the type of package. Contact us for more information. 

 

Location 

Situated within Cairns; trips depart from Cairns Marlin Wharf. Local hotel transfers provided.

 

Dive Overview 

A range of exciting dive options are available featuring more than 16 unique dive sites on the outer Barrier Reef. Tusa Dive specializes in day trips and full charters, along with liveaboard excursions aboard the Spirit of Freedom.

 

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Dive Information

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About the Reef 

The Great Barrier Reef is the largest coral reef system in the world, composed of over 2,900 individual reefs and 900 islands stretching for 2,600 km (1,600 mi) along the coast of Queensland, in Australia’s Coral Sea. Labeled as one of the 7 natural wonders of the world, and a World Heritage listed region, visitors come from all over the planet to visit this incredible icon… Our Great Barrier Reef.

In the day trip, Tusa Dive visit selected reefs within a 50 km (35 mile radius) from Cairns. Tusa’s 16 sites are scattered on the reefs lying close to the edge of the continental shelf, where the best visibility and most spectacular corals can be found. Each day the Skipper will choose two sites to maximize diving and snorkeling for the day’s conditions.  If you join Tusa for more than one day, you will visit new sites each day (conditions permitting).

Tusa Dive’s professional and friendly dive crew are on hand throughout the day to assist you in every way and can provide education about the reef, as well as instruction for snorkeling, first time “introductory scuba diving” (PADI Discover Scuba course), PADI Courses, and PADI Open Water courses.

For divers looking for more than a day trip, multi-day scuba packages are available for day touring and Tusa 6’s big sister, the Spirit of Freedom provides 3 to 7-day liveaboard diving expeditions to the iconic dive destinations of the Cod Hole and Osprey Reef in the Coral Sea.

 

Tusa Dive Day Reef Trips 

Dive and snorkel the Great Barrier Reef with Cairns’ expert reef operators. Tusa Dive are Cairns local day dive operators with more than 30 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 one of Cairns’ newest reef crafts, the Tusa 6, which was 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. Two new sites are selected each day, as being the best for the day’s conditions. This provides guests with 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.

 

Day Trip Itinerary 

  • 8:00 am daily departure from A Finger, Marlin Wharf, Cairns
  • Certified divers – Choice of 2 or 3 dives
  • 4:00 – 4:30 pm return to Cairns
  • 90 minute trip to outer reefs
  • 4 to 5 hours at the reef at two unique locations
  • Introductory Divers – Choice of 1 or 2 dives

 

Day Trip Inclusions 

  • 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)
  • Free Prescription mask hire
  • Free Guided snorkel tour
  • Reef Talk and Presentation
  • Professional Photographer onboard
  • Hot Fresh Water showers onboard

 

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Packages & Rates

Tusa Dive Packages, Details and Rates 

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Tusa Dive Rates

Pricing is in AUD inclusive of GST, valid 1 July 2018 – 31 March 2019. All prices include a per person Environmental Management Charge that contributes to management and protection of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. With the fluctuation of world fuel prices it may be necessary to apply a fuel surcharge, which would be a pay onboard levy.

 

Outer Barrier Reef Day Trip 

Option

Note

Adult

Child

Snorkelling

-

$215

$140

Introductory Diving

1 Dive

$285

$210

Introductory Diving

2 Dives

$340

$265

Certified Diving with Full Equipment Hire & Guided Dive

1 Dive

$265

$190

Certified Diving with Full Equipment Hire & Guided Dives

2 Dives

$295

$220

Certified Diving with Full Equipment Hire & Guided Dives

3 Dives

$315

$240

Certified Diving with Tanks & Weights only & Guided Dive

1 Dive

$245

$170

Certified Diving with Tanks & Weights only & Guided Dives

2 Dives

$265

$190

Certified Diving with Tanks & Weights only & Guided Dives

3 Dives

$285

$210

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3 x Day Trip Package

Option

Note

Adult

Child

Certified Diving with Full Equipment Hire

6 Dives

$795

$595

Certified Diving with Full Equipment Hire

9 Dives

$850

$650

Certified Diving with Tanks & Weights only

6 Dives

$715

$515

Certified Diving with Tanks & Weights only

9 Dives

$770

$565

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Courses (Day trips)

Course

Note

Adult

Child

2 Day PADI referral

4 Dives

$720

-

4 Day PADI Learn to Dive

4 Dives

$800

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Rates & Availability 

For more information on rates, availability and to book, drop us an email at info@bluewaterdivetravel.com or call us today at 310-915-6677. We will gladly help you plan your dream vacation!

 

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Practical Information

  • Local Currency: AUD (Australian Dollar)
  • International Airport: Cairns Airport
  • Language: English
  • Time Zone: UTC+10

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Call us today at 310-915-6677 or email us info@bluewaterdivetravel.com

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