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Great Barrier Reef Eco Snorkel and Dive Cruise from Cairns - Including Lunch

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You will cruise to the outer reef on board one of Cairns' newest reef craft, the TUSA 6, custom-built for ultimate comfort and easy access to the water. Passengers numbers are limited to just 60 to ensure plenty of space, and the friendly crew will ensure your day is fun, safe, and memorable. Two new sites are selected each day as the best for the day's conditions providing 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.
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Cairns Marlin Marina
1 Spence St, Cairns City QLD 4870, AustraliaDaily departure from Cairns Marlin Marina A Finger at 8:00am. Make your way directly to the boat located on Finger A at Marlin Marina. Returns to the original departure point at approximately 4:00pm - 4:30pm.
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    TUSA Dive
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    Start the day boarding at approximately 7:40am at A Finger, Marlin Wharf Cairns for an 8am departure. You will travel for approximately 90-minutes towards the outer reef where you will have approximately 4-5 hours free time out on the reef at two separate unique locations. While out on the reef you will have the choice of snorkeling, taking a certified dive (choice of 2 or 3 dives) or if you're a beginner, you can also choose to take an introductory dive (1 or 2 dives) with your expert guide. At the completion of your day, you will be returned to Cairns at approximately 4-4:30pm. Your day includes: • 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 on-board • Hot fresh water showers on-boardTUSA is Eco-friendly and committed to providing a service that reflects their responsibility to contribute to the protection of the environment.
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Highlights
  • Spectacular views and marine life sightings along the Great Barrier Reef
  • Visit three different dive sites in the Outer Reefs
  • Choice of snorkeling or scuba diving for certified or beginner divers 
  • Includes a delicious buffet lunch served on board
What to Expect
Make your way to the marina in Cairns to meet your guide and board the high-speed custom-built boat. Admire the views from deck and enjoy morning tea as you sail across the Coral Sea to explore the more remote Outer Reefs. During the tour, visit three different dive sites, where you can swim and snorkel amid the vibrant coral gardens, try an introductory scuba dive accompanied by an expert instructor, or explore some of the deeper dive spots (certified divers only), depending on the tour option selected. Along the way, look out for tropical fish, marine life, and colorful coral formations, and learn more about the Great Barrier Reef, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and its unique ecosystems from the crew. In between, relax on deck and take in the scenery as you tuck into a delicious buffet lunch. Afternoon tea is also served on board as you sail back to Cairns.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Cairns Marlin Marina, 1 Spence St, Cairns City QLD 4870, Australia
Departure Time
Boarding commences at 7:40am directly at the boat on Finger A
Departure at 8am
Duration
8h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Lunch
  • Afternoon tea
  • Use of Snorkelling equipment
  • Snorkel & diving guides
  • Reef Tax
Exclusions
  • Soft drinks, juice, additional snacks (available to purchase)
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Evidence of dive certification is required from all divers wishing to participate in a certified dive
  • Diving within 48 hours of flying is not recommended. All participants will be required to complete a health questionnaire prior to diving. Some pre-existing medical conditions (eg asthma, heart conditions, etc) may prevent you from diving, please consult your doctor
  • Please arrive at the vessel at 7.40am for boarding
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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We were on the 7th Jan 2020 trip with these guys and they played a big part in one of the best days of my life - thank you team TUSA! The team that were on the boat were so helpful, polite, very competent, and they worked together like a well oiled machine. They took safety
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Response from FrazerWinterburn, Sales Executive at Great Barrier Reef Eco Snorkel and Dive Cruise from Cairns - Including Lunch
Responded 1 week ago
Hi N0t_h0me_al0ne, Thank you for your 5-Star review... We really appreciate this feedback and are so happy to hear that you had such a fantastic day out at the Great Barrier Reef on TUSA. We would love to host you again in the future!
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Wonderful, scenic, attentive. An unparalleled Great Barrier Reef experience. It’s nice to go on a tour where the organizers know what they’re doing. Wonderful.
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Response from FrazerWinterburn, Sales Executive at Great Barrier Reef Eco Snorkel and Dive Cruise from Cairns - Including Lunch
Responded 1 week ago
Hi miguelaglz, Thank you for grading TUSA with 5-Stars! So happy that you had a great day at the Great Barrier Reef!
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We went on a introductionary dive and snorkel day. It was as brilliant. All the crew took the time to speak to us and be really helpful. The dive with Tamir was amazing. I was really nervous and he was calm, knowledgeable, encouraging and supportive. Such a great experience with
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Response from FrazerWinterburn, Sales Executive at Great Barrier Reef Eco Snorkel and Dive Cruise from Cairns - Including Lunch
Responded 1 week ago
Hi sarahst123, Thank you for your 5-Star review! We are so glad to hear you enjoyed your Inroductory Dives with us! Our crew understand that first time divers can get a little nervous. Our Crew go above and beyond in making sure that our customers feel safe and comfortable when in the water doing the dives! Maybe you can now look at becoming a Certified Diver and enjoy all the beautiful diving our world has to offer! You can then say "it all started on the Great Barrier Reef aboard TUSA" Please join us again sometime!
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We went on the scuba experience as first time scube divers, we were both nervous but the entire crew were fantastic and set our minds at ease and our instructor tamir was fantastic. Thoroughly enjoyed the scuba dive and felt in very safe hands also. Snorkeling was amazing and
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The annual XMAS Dive Trip of the Cairns based Nautilus Scuba Dive Club has become quite an event over the years. With 50+ divers on Tusa 6 that is a big challenge for the crew to get all the divers organised and safe in the water. The day went without a hitch. We were divided in
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About the operator
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andres r
Santiago, Chile
165
Grate diving
Excelente boat, attended by very nice and profesional people. We visited two beautifull diving places at the coral
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589jaredw
10
Jared Wykes
Awesome team to dive with... Great food and company! Very polite and highly recommend them! Cheers for the dive 😊
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ncomreaux
Dallas, Texas
50
Amazing experience and friendly staff - highly recommended
My husband and I had the best time diving and snorkeling with Tusa. The staff was incredibly friendly and the
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Natryan5656
20
Amazing experience and couldn't recommend highly enough.
An amazing day and one of the best tours we have experienced worldwide. Informed, engaged and attentive staff that
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gregorw320
Scotland, United Kingdom
111
Good value for money🤑
Me and my partner decided to go with TUSA dive as we were begining to run low on money and wanted to get the best
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N0t_h0me_al0ne
Torquay, United Kingdom
71
Awesome experience - highly recommended
We were on the 7th Jan 2020 trip with these guys and they played a big part in one of the best days of my life -
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miguelaglz
New York City, New York
60
Incredible experience
Wonderful, scenic, attentive. An unparalleled Great Barrier Reef experience. It’s nice to go on a tour where the
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sarahst123
53
Amazing Great Barrier Reef
We went on a introductionary dive and snorkel day. It was as brilliant. All the crew took the time to speak to us
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mattneilox
11
First time scuba divers
We went on the scuba experience as first time scube divers, we were both nervous but the entire crew were
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JannemiekeH
Cairns, Australia
77
Outstanding organisation of Nautilus Dive Club XMAS Dive with 50+ divers!
The annual XMAS Dive Trip of the Cairns based Nautilus Scuba Dive Club has become quite an event over the years.
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Ant_00Ol
11
Amazing
It was an amazing escape and a wonderful experience following our 5th anniversary. The boat, the crew, the service
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smm_on_roam
Sydney, Australia
257
Excellent Dive Crew
I can easily recommend this company, I was so impressed that I would consider booking on their live aboard “the
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rady2016
Rockdale, Australia
40
Great day on the reef
Just returned from 3 dives on Tusa 6 . This is a very professional company with very attentive friendly
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Deliamorgo
20
Best customer service
Best customer service I have ever experience in my life. I went there with my parents, none of them speak English,
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lopsidedloafer
172
Outstanding Dive Tour
Fantastic job buy the Tusa Dive crew, if you’re going to the Great Barrier Reef, I highly recommend you go with
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