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Tusa 6 - Outer Barrier Reef Tour

Destination: 2 Reef Locations on the Outer Barrier Reef
Duration: Day Cruise

Departs: Cairns Daily 8.00am
Returns: Cairns 4:30pm

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Tusa 6 - Outer Barrier Reef Tour
  • Tusa 6 - Outer Barrier Reef Tour
  • Tusa 6 - Outer Barrier Reef Tour
  • Tusa 6 - Outer Barrier Reef Tour
  • Tusa 6 - Outer Barrier Reef Tour
  • Tusa 6 - Outer Barrier Reef Tour
  • Tusa 6 - Outer Barrier Reef Tour
The Cruise

The best way to experience the Great Barrier Reef is with local operators Tusa Dive on the evolutionary Tusa 6.

Tusa 6 delivers more comfort, more space, more efficient functionality, and offers the very latest in technology. Fully air-conditioned through out with two spacious deck areas this vessel is in survey to carry 120 passengers but will only carry 60 passengers at full capacity each day! The crew to passenger ration is 1:6 so you can expect quality service and attention to detail.

Tusa 6 departs daily from Cairns; a fast 90 minute journey to the outer reef will see you arriving at the first of the day’s two sites, selected from a range of 16 moorings. Sites are chosen as the optimum locations for the weather conditions, and change daily, so each day aboard will bring you a whole new underwater adventure.

Diving for Certified and Introductory Divers as well as snorkelling are all on offer at the reef, where 5 hours allows for plenty of time to enjoy water and topside activities.

Snorkellers will be provided with top ‘diver’ quality masks and snorkels, booties and fins. Wetsuits, and/or lycra suits are provided for all, depending on the season, and for those who like a little extra buoyancy in the water, there are flotation aids available. The snorkelling is straight off the back of the T6, with the reef never more than a short swim away. The crew will give you a thorough brief before you enter the water, and a little instruction about snorkelling for first-timers. A dedicated crew member will be in the water for any that like a little extra assistance, and a Free Guided Snorkel tour with one of the vessel’s professional divemasters will be offered during the day.

Divers will be able to dive over 3 sites, each site will be unique, allowing you to explore vast coral gardens, caverns, walls and isolated pinnacles, while amazing you with sheer the diversity and colour of marine life. Tusa Dive offer you the freedom to dive with your buddy or join the guided dives with one of our divemasters at a small additional cost . Top quality scuba equipment, includes Scubapro regulators and BCDs, Uwatec Aladin Pro dive computers, TUSA Liberators masks and Tusa Imprex fins and booties. Wetsuits are available in all sizes, and include 3mm full length and 5mm shorties, as well as lycra suits if preferred.

The day tour will include Marine Interpretation talks, guided snorkel tours and underwater photography briefs. Lunch is a divine buffet of fresh and healthy food as well as a selection of snacks, tea and coffee being served though out the day.

Tour Includes
  • 2  Outer Barrier Reef locations (chosen from a selection of 16 sites on a daily basis)
  • Fresh, healthy and tasty buffet style lunch
  • Morning & afternoon tea
  • Tea, coffee & milo (with hot soup served in winter months)
  • Quality masks, fins & booties
  • Top quality scuba equipment & 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 & presentation
    Professional photographer onboard
  • Hot fresh water showers onboard
 
Rates - Valid 01st of July 2018 to 31st of March 2019
Snorkelling Packages - Valid 01st July 2018 to 31st Mar 2019
  • Adult AU$215.00 - Rates include all Taxes & Levies 
  • Child (Child age 4-16 years) AU$140.00 - Rates include all Taxes & Levies 
Introductory Diving Packages - Valid 01st July 2018 to 31st Mar 2019Trip + 1 Introductory Dive
  • Adult (Cruise, Guide, Dive Equipment & Instruction) AU$285.00
  • Child (Cruise, Guide, Dive Equipment & Instruction) AU$210.00

Trip + 2 Introductory Dives
  • Adult (Cruise, Guide, Dive Equipment & Instruction) AU$340.00
  • Child (Cruise, Guide, Dive Equipment & Instruction) AU$265.00

Please note: Minimum age for introductory diving is 12 years old and minimum age for certified diving is 10 years old. 
Rates include all Taxes & Levies.
Certified Diving Packages - Full Gear Hire Included - Valid 01st July 2018 to 31st Mar 2019Trip + 1 Certified Dive
  • Adult (Cruise, Guide & Dive Equipment) AU$265.00
  • Child (Cruise, Guide & Dive Equipment) AU$190.00

Trip + 2 Certified Dives
  • Adult (Cruise, Guide &Dive Equipment) AU$295.00
  • Child (Cruise, Guide & Dive Equipment) AU$220.00

Trip + 3 Certified Dives
  • Adult (Cruise, Guide &Dive Equipment) AU$315.00
  • Child (Cruise, Guide & Dive Equipment) AU$240.00

Please note: Minimum age for introductory diving is 12 years old and minimum age for certified diving is 10 years old. 
Rates include all Taxes & Levies.
Certified Diving Packages - Own Gear incl Tanks & Weights Only - Valid 01st July 2018 to 31st Mar 2019
  • Trip + 1 Certified Dive (Cruise & Tanks & Weights Supplied) AU$245.00
  • Trip + 2 Certified Dives (Cruise & Tanks & Weights Supplied) AU$265.00
  • Trip + 3 Certified Dives (Cruise & Tanks & Weights Supplied) AU$285.00

Please note: Minimum age for introductory diving is 12 years old and minimum age for certified diving is 10 years old. 
Rates include all Taxes & Levies.
3 x Separate Day Tour Package for Cert Divers - incl Gear Hire - Valid 01st July 2018 to 31st Mar 20193 x Day Trip Package + 2 Certified Dives Each Day
  • Adult (Cruise, Guide & Dive Equipment) AU$795.00
  • Child (Cruise, Guide & Dive Equipment) AU$595.00

3 x Day Trip Package + 3 Certified Dives Each Day
  • Adult (Cruise, Guide & Dive Equipment) AU$850.00
  • Child (Cruise, Guide & Dive Equipment) AU$650.00

Please note: Minimum age for introductory diving is 12 years old and minimum age for certified diving is 10 years old. 
Rates include all Taxes & Levies.
Nitrox Diving - Valid 01st July 2018 to 31st Mar 2019
  • Nitrox Tank Fill AU$15.00 per tank fill (Bookings are essential for Nitrox Diving)
Coach Transfers From Cairns City or Cairns Northern Beaches Accommodation - Optional Extra
  • Return Coach Transfers from Cairns City Accommodation: AU$18.00 per person
  • Return Coach Transfers from Cairns Northern Beaches Accommodation: AU$25.00 per person

Optional Extras - Purchase Onboard - Valid 01st July 2018 to 31st Mar 2019

  • Underwater digital cameras for hire from $40.00
  • Bar facilities (soft drinks, juice, beer, wine, chocolates and ice creams can be purchased)
  • A range of quality souvenirs


Important Booking Notes  On making a reservation please include in Comments Box if any Optional Activities are required e.g. Introductory Diving, Certified Diving as well as indicating the number of required dives as well as indicating of optional return coach transfers are required from Cairns or Cairns Northern Beaches accommodation, dietary requirements etc so that we can ensure your reservation is processed effectively


Important Information for Diving Certain medications and medical conditions (eg. a history of asthma, diabetes, and pregnancy) may exclude you from Scuba Diving. Certified Divers should bring Dive Certification Card or Diver's Log Book as proof of certification. In the interest of safety we recommend you do not fly within a 24 hour period after diving

 
 
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