Tusa 6 Outer Great Barrier Reef Day Trip
Departs Daily at 8am with up to 3 Dives available
Snorkel Adventures and Discover Scuba Dives available on these Day Trips
|Departs||Daily||No. of People||60|
|Duration||8.5 hours||Catering||Full Buffet Lunch|
|No. Dives||Up to 3 Dives||Faciliites||Dive Deck & Underwater Dive Platform|
|Check in||8.00am Cairns||Nitrox||available if prebooked|
|Disembark||4.30pm Carins||Star Rating||4.5 Star|
|Min Cert||OpenWater Cert for Divers||Diving Experience||Diving is suitable for all level of divers|
About Tusa T6
T6 is a modern luxury vessel specially designed for diving and snorkel day trips on the Great Barrier Reef. Delivering air conditioned lounge style seating over two decks, a large partially shaded sun deck, as well as a huge, spacious dive deck and a dive platform lowered below water level for easy water entry, this vessel offers everything you could want for a fun, safe and relaxing day on the reef.
About the Trip
Each day Tusa's T6 takes divers and snorkellers to the most spectacular sites for the maximum number of hours on the Outer Great Barrier Reef. You'll leave the crowds behind you as you cruise at twenty knots and reach the Outer Great Barrier Reef, within 90 minutes from Cairns. You'll be only one of a handful of dive enthusiasts aboard one of Tusa's large comfortable dive vessels. Throughout the day you will visit two magnificent sites chosen as the days best from Tusa Dive's range of 16 unique sites on a series of 4 coral reefs. At any one site you may explore vast coral gardens, walls drop-offs, caverns and isolated pinnacles with an array of colourful marine life. On board T6 you will enjoy morning and afternoon tea, as well as a spectacular buffet lunch. The vessel offers state of the art facilities, designed purely with diving the Great Barrier Reef in mind. By 3pm the T6 cruises back to Cairns in time for a 4.30pm departure.
Snorkellers joining this itinerary are well looked after. Gear hire for snorkellers includes mask, fins and snorkel. Snorkellers are also offered a complimentary reef tour with one of our dive professionals. Discover Scuba Dives are also available on this trip. These Introductory Dive Course offers anyone the opportunity to try scuba diving. At the beginning of the first dive you will be shown and asked to practice basic skills - these are the first skills all divers do on the Open water Course. Time to check out the marine life - you will then continue the dive under the supervision of your dive instructor. Both Snorkellers and Divers have the opportunity to attend a free reef talk and presentation onboard, and learn about the weird and wonderful organisms you'll be seeing on the reef.
With thorough dive briefings, the option to have your dive guided by one of our dive professionals, as well as friendly and helpful crew on board, you're sure to have a fun, safe and memorable day on the reef.
Planning your travel arrangements
You will need to be in Cairns the night before departure.
Hotel Transfers & Nitrox fills
Email firstname.lastname@example.org up to 48hrs prior to departure to advise your Hotel Accomodation, we will then organise a transfer for you. There is an additional charge. Also let us know at this time if you require nitrox fills.
Fit to Dive
Please take time to review the Waiver Release and Fit to Dive requirements.
We recommend you complete a dive medical -if required -before you arrive in Cairns
Web address for Doctors registered to do Dive Medicals Australia Wide- www.spums.org.au
Web address for Cairns 24hr Medical Center - Can provide Dive Medicals until 8pm - www.thedoctors.com.au
Don’t forget to bring your Dive Certification which must be presented at check- in.
What to bring on board
You will need to bring your own towels. If you are not sure of your sea legs, we strongly recommend that you take motion sickness tablets on the trip. Kwells and Travel Calm are suitable to use when diving.
Flying After Diving
We recommend you give yourself a 24 hour surface interval after your last dive before flying.
Reef Taxes and Levies Product
100% Cancellation fee applies for cancellations within 24 hours of departure. Cancellations outside of this time will be fully refunded less merchant fees. This policy applies for all tours on the T6 Dive day trip options
No alcohol is served on this trip.
These fees are subject to change.
These fees are subject to change.
You will cruise to two selected outer reef locations on board Cairns' newest reef craft the T6, custom-built for ultimate comfort and easy access to the water. Passenger numbers are limited to just 60 to ensure plenty of space, and Tusa's friendly crew will make sure your day is fun, safe, and memorable. Activities include a marine presentation, guided snorkel tour, 'introductory' diving, and certified diving with up to 3 dives 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
8:00am Daily departure from A Finger, Marlin Marina, Cairns. 90 minute trip to outer reefs- Morning tea will be served during the trip.
9:30am The fun begins as you arrive at the first site of the day, picked to be the best on that day. Divers and Snorkellers will get their first up close experience on the Great Barrier Reef.
Lunchtime Enjoy a spectacular buffet lunch. Vegetarians are well catered for. Divers also get a chance to have a snorkel over lunch. The vessel then moves on to the 2nd site of the day.
Continue your incredible reef experience with some more diving and snorkelling adventures at the second unique site. Utilise the ample time do explore the beautiful reef site.
4.00 - 4.30pm Return to Cairns- Afternoon tea is served on your return trip to Cairns. You will also get the chance to look at all the photos of your day on the reef, taken by T6's professional photographer, and even get to purchase your favourite ones to keep!