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TUSA Dive

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Cnr Shield St & the Esplanade, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
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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 and exciting, as it is possible to be.The Great Barrier Reef is the largest coral reef system in the world, composed of over 2,900 individual reefs and 900 islands stretching for 2,600 km (1,600 mi) along the coast of Queensland, in Australia's Coral Sea. Labeled as one of the 7 natural wonders of the world, and a World Heritage listed region, visitors come from the all over the planet to visit this incredible icon... Our Great Barrier Reef.Experienced scuba divers and snorkellers alike can travel to the outer reefs in ultimate comfort on board Cairns' newest and best reef day boat, the TUSA 6. Launched in August 2011, the 24m TUSA 6 was custom designed for Great Barrier Reef cruising, cairns diving and snorkelling, and each day visits two unique reef locations from Tusa's choice of 16 spectacular dive and snorkel sites.Tusa Dive's professional and friendly dive crew are on hand throughout the day to assist you in ever way, and can provide education for snorkeling, first time "introductory scuba diving" (PADI Discover Scuba course), PADI & SSI Referral Courses, and PADI Open Water courses.For divers looking for more than a day trip, multi-day scuba packages are available for day touring and Tusa 6's big sister, the Spirit of Freedom provides 3 to 7 day liveaboard diving expeditions to the iconic dive destinations of the Cod Hole and Osprey Reef in the Coral Sea.TUSA Dive are proud to be accredited as an Advanced Ecotourism Operator, committed to providing a service that reflects our responsibility to contribute to the conservation of our Great Barrier Reef Marine Park and pass on this rich heritage to future generations.
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Cnr Shield St & the Esplanade, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
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"the great barrier reef"
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"day trip"
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"fish"
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"cold buffet"
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"these guys"
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"great boat"
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

my fiancé and I just finished a day with TUSA, this was the first time either of us had been diving and It was a fantastic experience! Big thanks to our instructor Tamir who made me feel calm when I was very nervous and who...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

TUSA is an excellent diving boat. I give a three star rating because not all instructor is the same. Nori is one of the best diving instructor. I do not recommend the one of the beginner instructor who was very unfriendly to Asian. The snorkeling...More

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Tusa Team C, Guest Relations Manager at TUSA Dive, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hi jyc1368, Thank you for taking the time to review us. Nori has been a great asset to our team for almost a decade now. We're glad that you enjoyed your time with him. We do apologise that you didn't feel the same way with...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went out to the Outer Barrier Reef with our two kids 4 and 6 years old and we had a great experience. The crew is friendly and very skilled. The snorkling was great! The boat was comfortable and the food was delicious! We highly...More

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First off let me say, I’m sure that once on the boat it would have been great. But seriously need to do something about customer service in your cairns office. We went in with our 3 year old who was obviously excited by the site...More

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Tusa Team C, Guest Relations Manager at TUSA Dive, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hi raw31, Thank you for your feedback. We apologise for your experience with our shop staff member. We're very dissapointed to receive a 1 star review because of this. We followed up with that specific staff member and she has assured us that it was...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I’ve done two dives during this day, every one was lovely and very professional. The food was amazing, I recommend tusa dive :)

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Mike K
7 January 2018|
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Response from Tusa Team C | 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
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John C
15 August 2017|
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Response from Tusa Team C | 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
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thadtaylor2
10 December 2016|
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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.
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