TUSA Snorkel & Dive


Departure Times

Departs: 8:00am - Daily
Returns: 4:00pm - Daily

Join Tusa for an amazing and unforgettable day of snorkelling and diving on the beautiful Great Barrier Reef.

  • Snorkel or dive on the Great Barrier Reef! 
  • Ideal day trip for both intro and certified divers
  • Comfortable, stable boat for an enjoyable ride to the reef
  • Visit reefs full of diverse corals and marine life unlike anywhere else in the world for the experience of a lifetime!

Please Note: This tour is not currently operating. Please enquire for alternate tours and activities.

Snorkel or dive in the Great Barrier Reef at some of the best dives sites in and around Cairns with Tusa. In the 2,000km expanse that is the Great Barrier Reef, the T6 is the latest vessel in a distinguished line of Tusa Dive's custom-built crafts. With 16 dive sites to choose from, we'll carefully select the best two to visit during your day tour, ensuring you have the best time possible while on the reef.


  • Fresh, healthy, and tasty buffet style lunch
  • Intro dives are 1-4 ratio with the instructor for optimal learning and safety 
  • Four years running as Best Regional Australian Dive Boat 
  • Spacious vessel 
  • Morning and afternoon tea
  • Quality snorkelling equipment
  • Quality scuba equipment and dive computers
  • Wetsuit and/ or lycra skins
  • Prescription masks if required
  • Free guided snorkel tour
  • Reef talk Presentation
  • Air-conditioned interior
  • Lounge style seating
  • 25 years experience 
  • Professional photographer on board
  • Hot freshwater showers on board
  • Nitrox fills available

Sample Itinerary

Tusa takes divers and snorkellers out onto some of the world's most beautiful reefs, just 90 minutes outside of Cairns for an unforgettable one day, fun-filled tour. You'll take advantage of the maximum number of hours on the Outer Great Barrier Reef, snorkelling or diving on the most spectacular sites around. The Tusa Dive team will choose the best sites for your day from 16 different locations to ensure you make the most out of your day. You'll get to see beautiful coral gardens, dramatic drop-offs and isolated pinnacles with diverse and amazing marine life and corals. T6 is a specially designed, dedicated dive boat with state of the art navigation and communication equipment, onboard compressors, spacious back deck areas and transoms that open onto water level platforms for easy entries and exits. While it's surveyed to fit 120 people, you'll be comfortable with only 60 other people on board, with room to roam and enjoy the ride.

The Great Barrier Reef is a snorkellers paradise, with thousands of kilometres of reefs to explore. Tusa has the latest in snorkelling equipment, with quality masks, fins and lycra suits for your comfort. With flotation devices available, you will be able to relax as you drift or swim around, checking out all the amazing beauty that lies below. Our guides will get in the water with you and show you around, pointing out the different species of coral and marine life around you. We can even take a life ring with us so that we can tow you along as you relax and enjoy the ride. 

Introductory scuba diving
Tusa's T6 is a specially designed dive boat, ideal for both introductory and certified divers. You will have the chance to try introductory diving 1 or 2 times during your day trip, diving up to 12m in depth. Tusa's special design allows you to dive directly off the back of the boat, with your instructors right by your side! They will teach you all the ins and outs before getting in the water and guide you along the way during your dive. Dives last between 20 and 35 minutes each, giving you an eye-opening experience into the underwater world.

Certified scuba diving
Certified divers can look forward to up to 3 dives during their day with Tusa! The Outer Great Barrier Reef offers a vast variety of marine life and landscapes to explore underwater for the scuba adventure of a lifetime! The Tusa dive team is happy to show you the ropes and show you the secrets of the reef as you cruise around below the surface. 

Reef sites
Tusa has a roving permit that allows it to visit 16 different sites around the reef. We will choose the best 2 sites for the conditions of the day, ensuring you get the most out of your trip! Every site is unique and beautiful in its own way, with each offering something new and different to every visitor. From intricate coral formations to abundant marine life, you can look forward to an amazing experience, no matter which reef you visit. Your crew will choose from sites on Hastings Reef, Milln Reef, Saxon Reef, Norman Reef, Michaelmas Reef, Flynn Reef and more!

Important Information

  • Please ask us about dive course options. Please note divers are subject to a medical questionnaire before diving. Please click here for more diving information and to read the medical questionnaire.
  • Please note certified divers are required to provide their Certification Cards upon boarding.
  • No experience necessary with one of our experienced instructors by your side and all tuition is undertaken on board. You do however need to be at least 12 years old to try introductory diving.
  • This tour is not currently operating. Please enquire for alternate tours and activities.


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What To Bring

  • Swimmers
  • Towel
  • Camera
  • Money additional purchases
  • Hat
  • Sunscreen

What's Included

  • Guided snorkel tour fresh and healthy buffet style lunch
  • Morning tea & self serve tea and coffee
  • Quality snorkel equipment Wetsuits and lycra skins
  • Prescription masks if required Reef Interpretation presentation

What's Extra

  • Optional return transfers Cairns City $18.00 and Northern Beaches $25.00
  • Please click here for more diving information and to read the medical questionnaire.

Terms and Conditions

Your Responsibilities:

Please advise us before booking if any passengers are under 18 years old to ensure this is the appropriate trip. 

You must reconfirm all booked tours prior to travel as specified on your voucher. If applicable, notes such as dietary requirements, pick-up locations and additional fees should also be confirmed at this time. Reconfirmations cannot be actioned through Fraser Tours / Mr Travel, and must be done so directly through the Service Operator as specified on each ticket.

It is your responsibility to notify us of ticket discrepancies. Please read through the details on your voucher thoroughly to ensure all details such as passenger names, ages and dates of travel on vouchers are correct.

It is the responsibility of all passengers travelling to advise both your travel agent at the time of booking and vessel check-in agent before boarding of any medical conditions including food allergies you may suffer from.

You need to allow adequate time to check-in prior to the specified departure time. 

Prices/Extra Costs:

All prices are stated in Australian dollars and include GST. Surcharges over peak holiday seasons may apply. 

The Service Operator reserves the right to alter prices and extra costs. Extra costs may include EMC fees, Stingersuit/Wetsuit Hire, Luggage Storage, Insurance, Linen Hire, National Park Fees, Fuel Levies, Dietary Fees, etc. Bonds may also apply.

We will also endeavour to communicate these extra costs with you at the time of booking, and on your ticket. However, it is your responsibility to confirm which (if any) additional costs apply with each Service Operator upon reconfirming your trip.

Travel Risk/Insurance:

It should be noted that adventure travel involves risk. Whilst we make every effort to safeguard clients, we cannot be responsible for personal injury or loss due to the actions of our clients which are beyond our control. All departures and itineraries are subject to weather. Tours may be changed or cancelled for any reason at the discretion of the Tour Operator. We highly recommend that all clients have travel insurance covering illness, injury, loss or damage to personal belongings and not being able to travel on the confirmed date of departure. You should also ensure your travel insurance will cover special circumstances including weather events preventing guests from travelling to their tour departure destination and cancelled flights due to unforeseen circumstances. 

Merchant Fees:

Please be aware operators pass on credit card merchant fees so there is a non-refundable 1% surcharge for VISA and MASTERCARD card purchases.


Terms and Conditions (including the Cancellation Policy) are subject to change. The most recent versions can be found online on the relevant product pages. 

All ticket/voucher reissues attract a $20 administration fee.


Client Cancellations:

All cancellations forfeit 25% of the recommended retail price (RRP) - not the discounted/sale price. No shows or client cancellations made within 30 days of departure forfeit 100% of the total ticket price. 

Transfers between tours can be made at the suppliers discretion, however, it should be noted that supplier fees may apply. Tour transfers also incur a $20 administration fee. 

It is compulsory that all cancellation requests are in writing and sent via email to admin@mr-travel.com. Cancellations attempted via online chat or phone will not be actioned.

Supplier Cancellations:

The Service Operator reserves the right to alter prices, alter itineraries, apply a fuel surcharge, cancel departures, arrange alternative transport and vary itineraries and services if necessary.

All departures and itineraries are subject to weather. Tours may be changed or cancelled for any reason at the discretion of the Service Operator. If the Service Operator has to cancel the trip or activity (prior to departure) and we cannot offer a suitable alternative, then a refund will be given minus a 20% administration fee and any associated card fees. We strongly recommend that you have travel insurance, especially during the wet season.

In the unlikely event of your trip being cancelled or stood down, all guest communication is required to go through our Online Store via telephone or email. While there is a Sailing Whitsundays retail outlet located Airlie Beach, please be aware that they operate as a separate entity and are unable to access reservations made by the Mr Travel online department.


All refunds are in Australian Dollars and must be made to the card of payment. Sailing Whitsundays/Mr Travel is not liable for exchange rate fluctuations or fees, or any other merchant/bank fees associated with domestic and/or international transactions.

Where a full refund is applicable, there is the option to transfer the whole cost of the tour to another tour or “Credit” to avoid the administration fee. A transfer fee of $20 will apply.

You will be emailed confirmation once the refund has been processed. Once the refund has been processed, it may still take time for the banks to clear the amount. Please allow 7-10 business days for the funds to clear into Australian accounts and up to 21 business days for international accounts.


All Service Operators have the right to provide client feedback and to cancel bookings based off of feedback from other Service Operators. 

Please enjoy your travel experience in a kind and responsible manner.

Sailing Whitsundays/Mr Travel will treat this as any normal client cancellation and therefore the cancellation fees stated in the Client Cancellation Policy will apply.

Thank you for booking with our East-Coast travel experts here at Mr Travel / Fraser-Tours.com . If you would like any further advice, assistance in arranging accommodation, transfers or additional tours please get in touch.

"A great and relaxing day tour to the outer reef. As experienced divers and snorkelers we had high expectations coming aboard TUSA, which were happily exceeded! The reef was beautiful, and the marine life was plentiful. A huge pat on the back for the crew who ran a smooth operation and were extremely helpful for the duration of the cruise. A special mention to the delicious and healthy lunch which we enjoyed (maybe a bit too much!). Would highly recommend Tusa for both divers and snorkelers of all experience levels. Thank you Tusa team we had a great trip"
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