Great Barrier Reef Day Trip

A day trip to the Great Barrier Reef is a must-do for all visitors and locals to Cairns.  TUSA Dive are Cairns’ premium reef operator, providing snorkel and dive day tours to the Outer Great Barrier Reef. With only 60 people on board their 24 metre catamaran, and a selection of 16 unique sites on the very outer reef, getting away from the crowds is what this tour is all about! You’ll be provided with top quality masks, snorkels, fins, wetsuits and/or lycra suits, and if you need a little extra buoyancy in the water, ‘noodles’ or snorkel vests are available to keep you safely above the coral. A dedicated snorkel guide will show you how to use the equipment and teach you the best techniques, and soon you’ll be snorkelling over the reef tops, mesmerised by the tropical fish and vividly colourful corals.

If you would like to experience the thrill of scuba diving, you can opt for a Discover Scuba introductory dive and be guided by a highly experienced instructor who will be with you every step of the way. No previous diving experience is required although you will need to be a confident swimmer and be able to satisfy a medical questionnaire.


Morning and afternoon tea, a fresh and healthy buffet lunch, guided snorkel tour and reef interpretation presentation, stops at two reef sites per day. TUSA Dive departs Cairns’ Marlin Marina at 8am daily. For more information on TUSA Dive & Snorkel visit Visit

Interested in learning to Scuba Dive?

PADI Open Water Certificate

A PADI Open Water certificate is the first step in a world of underwater adventure and the most recognisied scuba qualification worldwide. If you are interested in learning to scuba dive this is the place to start! Divers Den are number one choice for scuba diving courses in Cairns and their team of diving professionals can take you from beginner all the way through to instructor. In their 30+ years they have taught over 150,000 divers right here on the Great Barrier Reef.

PADI Open Water Courses can be completed in 3 days and learning and can include a mixture of online courses and classroom study at the Divers Den school here in Cairns . You will hone your diving skills in their dedicated training pool before taking the plunge at one of their many great dive locations on the outer reef. Options to complete your study aboard the floating dive boat ‘Ocean Quest’ are also available and can also night dives with additional training.

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