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Cairns based, TUSA Dive are the day tour scuba diving and snorkelling specialists to the Great Barrier Reef. With more than 25 years experience in taking visitors to the reef, TUSA Dive strive to make your Cairns reef tour as memorable, educational...more
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Cnr Shield St & the Esplanade, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
+61 7 4047 9100
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Awesome diving experience for cert. Divers. Seeing one of the most beautiful reefs in the world expect very professional and luxury facilities on the boat; that is hot showers drinks and food, a 'finderella' service (putting your fins on from the steps so you dont...More

1  Thank Jonathan K
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Absolutely the best service and setup we booked via Expedia. Delivered everything it promised. Very organized staff . Very helpful and attentive . Well worth the money

1  Thank Vijay P
Reviewed 2 days ago

Great staff, good dive, lovely day out. It was an easy booking, great value, the guys on the boat were really good.

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Yes it’s one of the many dive boats going out to the Great Barrier Reef, so if you want diving without other people none of these companies are for you! However, this one is perfect for people wanting a taste of the barrier reef, especially...More

1  Thank George B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Crew is just doing the daily drill getting ~60 people to the reef for diving / snorkeling. Starting with the liability stuff by filling out the disclaimer paperwork. Boat felt really crowded. Gear maintained but not high end. Made 3 guided dives with 4 persons...More

Thank Tuurtje75
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our family of 4 spent the day with Tusa yesterday and loved every minute of the experience! They catered for all our different experience levels from open water diver to never having snorkelled in open water before. The staff were polite, helpful, entertaining and always...More

1  Thank Mellanie B
Reviewed 1 week ago

trip was cool. Crew was professional. Guides were pros and nice and cool. Helpful to beginners. a little mass produced regarding number of people served but i get that. Overall would recommend. I would have preferred a full wetsuit not a shortie.

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Tusa D, Guest Relations Manager at TUSA Dive, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for the 5 star review & the recommendation. We're delighted that you enjoyed your day with our crew. We will shortly get rid of our shortie wetsuits and introduce our lycra suits for the summer season. Thanks again and safe travel!

Reviewed 1 week ago

I hadn’t dived for ages but was put at ease straightaway. Carlotta was really helpful as a dive instructor and I had a great time!

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Thank Havannaman
Tusa D, Guest Relations Manager at TUSA Dive, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Havannaman, thank you very much for the review. Carlotta has joined our team about 4-5 months ago and is getting great reviews! We're glad you felt comfortable with her and we will pass along your kind words. Take care!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My partner received a 3 tank scuba dive for a gift on red balloon. I paid $215 for the full day snorkeling tour with lunch included. The dives were very good, equipment was good quality for both diving and snorkeling. Staff were very friendly and...More

Thank Shannon H
Tusa D, Guest Relations Manager at TUSA Dive, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Shannon, Thank you for your valuable feedback. We're glad you enjoyed your day snorkeling and your partner enjoyed his 3 scuba dives. We're happy to be able to provide a quality trip and up to 3 scuba dives for certified divers. Hope to see...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This review is based more so on the experience with the company rather than the reef itself - which is cool but not the colourful and wildlife packed ecosystem portrayed by all the marketing!¹ Throughout the trip I thought the crew were professional, friendly and...More

Thank Klj12373
Tusa D, Guest Relations Manager at TUSA Dive, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Klj12373, Thank you for taking the time to write this review. We're glad to hear you enjoyed your time with our crew. They really do make the trip what it is! In regards to dive time, for the first dive as there are skills...More

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Mike K
7 January 2018|
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Response from Tusa D | Property representative |
Hi Larry, We run 365 days a year, so we will definitely be heading out to the outer reef when you will be in Cairns. We provide all equipment onboard including dive computers. Hope to see you at the end of the month! Kind... More
John C
15 August 2017|
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Response from Tusa D | Property representative |
Hi jjac2011, Thank you for your question! There's no definite answer to that question as we are in the tropics and can go diving year-round. We have a "wet season" from January to June and a "dry-season" from July to... More
10 December 2016|
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Response from Tusa D | Property representative |
Some dive operators requires a dive medical if over 65 year old and wanting to dive. You can get it done at certain doctors. In Cairns, the 24 Hour Medical and Mcleod Medical offer them.