Snorkel & Dive Tour Cairns
Snorkel & Dive Tour Cairns
Your snorkel and dive tour day will begin with boarding at 7.30 am and departure at 8:00am from E Finger at the Cairns Marlin Marina in Spence Street Cairns where you will board the luxury vessel and enjoy a welcome tea or coffee. The skipper will have by then decided what Reefs have the better conditions for the day and let everyone know in the skippers brief in the morning before the safety presentation. Our luxury dive boats carries small numbers of passengers of only 60 to ensure comfort and personalised attention from our crew. On this reef trip we will show you the best of the best reef sections on Australia's Great Barrier Reef and you can even try an introductory scuba dive if you are keen. Please note this is a non smoking vessel.
Snorkel & Dive Tour Cairns
T6 is a 24.5 metre custom built boat that can travel at up to 20 knots. This purpose-designed vessel offers guests comfort and style while travelling to the Outer Great Barrier Reef and she carries only 60 guests to ensure a day of total comfort and personalised attention.
The 90 minute boat ride to the day's two reef locations are made entertaining with flat screen TVs providing reef education and an informative briefing from the boats crew on your day's scuba diving and snorkeling schedule.
The boats spacious interior design allows you to roam freely and stretch your legs throughout the vessel and you can move around and get some nice photographs as you watch the green mountains fade into the distance and you enter the azure aqua waters of the beginning of the Cairns Great Barrier Reef Marine Park.
During the 90 minute fast boat ride to the Outer Great Barrier Reef kick back and enjoy the lovely views as you pass Green Island and learn a bit more about the world's largest living organism on the flat screen TVs fitted throughout the vessel.
Once you have arrived at the Outer Great Barrier Reef you will visit two pristine dive and snorkel locations (out of a selection of 16) and spend a total of five hours snorkeling or scuba diving some of the most amazing underwater scenery you have seen in your life. After some time you will be very hungry after spending time snorkeling and exploring in the salt water so a buffet lunch will be awaiting your arrival back to the boat.
The buffet lunch is full of all sorts of foods to satisfy even the fussiest of eaters and will fill you full of much needed energy for the rest of your day's adventures. Vegetarian options available by advising at the time of booking your Great Barrier Reef trip. During lunch a Marine biologist gives a presentation about all the different fish, coral and other marine life you might find whilst snorkeling in the water. At lunch you may also purchase alcoholic drinks, soft drinks, ice creams, chips and lollies.
Great Barrier Reef Snorkeling And Scuba Diving
T6 has two sun decks for relaxation on the top back deck or aft of the boat and on the forward deck of the boat. Both can be accessed at all times so you can have the feeling of the fresh winds of the Great Barrier Reef flowing through your hair.
If you have never scuba dived before then you have a chance of attempting two introductory dives (extra cost) allowing you to explore the depths of the ocean like a fish underneath coral bommies discovering more colour and species than you're able to just skimming the surface of the water. If you are more comfortable snorkeling then join a marine naturalist on a guided snorkel tour and learn a bit more about the sea creatures and coral that you are seeing.
Tusa also has certified guided dives for those who want to make the most of theri diving experience. Enjoy the amazing scenery and spot hidden wonders whilst not having to worry about navigation and finding your way back to the boat.
Child Policies & Scuba Diving
Minimum age for scuba diving is 12. Written parental consent is required. Under 18 year old certified divers must dive with a parent or guardian (certified diver) or purchase the guided dive option.
T6 Further Information
T6 offers features that give passengers extra choice and comfort. After your day is done, enjoy a fresh hot or cold water shower on board the boat. Prescription masks are available upon request and only the best quality snorkeling and scuba divning equipment is used on this boat. Wetsuits and Lycra suits are available if needed and come in a variety of sizes and thicknesses.
There are also underwater photographers on board the boat that are swimming around and taking pictures of you through out the day which you can purchase on the journey back to Cairns which always a bit of fun so its always handy to have your credit card or some cash.
The back board on the boat is a hydraulic lift that lowers down into the water making getting in and out of the water a breeze and the air-conditioning in the boats saloon is a nice relief from the hot weather outside. Although T6 was built with a capacity to hold 120 passengers, it only carries 60 per day to ensure personalised service and attention to its guests and also has a high level crew ratio to guests.
The owners of T6 Dive have over 25 years of experience doing reef tours to the Great Barrier Reef and were some of the few that pioneered the dive industry in the Cairns region in the eighties. Because they have so much knowledge and experience of the area they can ensure that both snorkelers' and scuba divers' expectations are met and exceeded while discovering the Cairns Great Barrier Reef on Australia's Queensland coast. Sun worshippers, snorkelers and scuba divers will be equally entertained while venturing to the Great Barrier Reef with T6 Dive from Cairns.
Just make sure you book early as this is a very popular Cairns Dive and Snorkel boat because of the small passenger numbers, its's a luxury boat and it has great equipement and a roving permit which allows it to chose the dive locations on the days of departure.
Smokers please note: T 6 is a non-smoking vessel.
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Included in Price
2 Outer Reef sites, chosen on the day from our selection of 16 sites
All snorkelling and diving equipment including wetsuits and lycra suits
Buffet style lunch
Morning & afternoon tea
Reef talk & presentation
Guided snorkel tour (snorkellers)
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1300 761 612
Return transfers ex Cairns accommodation
Return transfers ex Northern Beaches accommodation
Certified guided dives
Onboard drinks & snacks
9 hours (approx)
Days of Operation
Departs FromCairns Marlin Marina
Check-in is at 7:30am at the Reef Fleet Terminal.
Boarding is at 7:40am
- Cairns Beaches
- Palm Cove
What To Bring
Hat, suncream, swimmers, towel, money for onboard purchase such as drinks and snacks
Fitness Level RequiredLow to Medium
Child price applies to children 4 to 14.
Children must remain under the supervision of a parent or guardian at all times.
Children 12 years and older partaking in scuba diving, adult rate applies.
Minimum age for diving is 12.
Infants 3 and under travel free.
All cancellations must be in writing. Please note that all cancellations will incur an administration fee. Please see our terms and conditions for details prior to booking.
Operator’s Cancellation Policy:
There is no charge for cancellations with 24 hours notice. 100% cancellation fee applies with less than 24 hours notice. Conditions: Trips are subject to weather conditions and may be cancelled at the discretion of Tusa Dive. Alternative days or refunds will be offered in the event of cancellations by Tusa Dive, however Tusa Dive reserve the right to use other vessels should Tusa 6 be unavailable for any reason. 100% cancellation fee applies with less than 24 hours notice. Pricing is in AUD inclusive of GST, valid 01 August 2013 - 31 March 2014.
Tusa Dive recommends a minimum of 24 hours from the last dive before flying or ascending to an altitude of 300 metres or greater.
Cancellation Policy: no refund if cancellation is received within 24 hours of check-in.
All cancellations must be in writing. Please note that all cancellations will incur an administration fee. Please see our terms and conditions page here for details prior to booking.
This is a non smoking vessel.
Outer Barrier Reef
Book very early for this dive and snorkel tour as she is very popular due to the low number of passengers and being such a new luxury boat with new equipment she is in high demand
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2017 - 20181 Apr 17 - 31 Mar 18
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Optional Extras for 2017 - 2018
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Information for Disabled Travellers
Tusa Dive and Snorkel Great Barrier Reef Disability Summary
Location: Marlin Marina, Cairns
Wheelchair Access: Low
- Toilets on board have a low bulkhead to negotiate for access.
- 6 steps to negotiate from Cairns wharf onto back deck.
- Lower saloon area has a low bulkhead to negotiate for access.
- All activities are in water with 6 steps to negotiate from the back deck (same as boarding)
- Buoyancy vests available to assist.
- Guided snorkel tours included in price, use of life ring to assist with swimming. Carer’s help required in some cases.
- Scuba Diving available, some mobility required for entry and exit into water. Ability to swim required for safety purposes. Carer’s help required in some cases.
- A private diver/guide is available to assist guests for the day $225.00, must be pre booked at least a week ahead of travel.
- 3 steps to negotiate into coach, limited space for collapsible wheelchair.
- Wheelchair accessible taxis required.
Visually Impaired Information
- Travel with carer for safety purposes.
Hearing Impaired Information
- Limited visual information available.
Companion Card Information
- No further discounts available
Caters for Visually Impaired
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Caters for Hearing Impaired
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