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Great Barrier Reef Eco Snorkel and Dive Cruise from Cairns - Including Lunch

Cairns City, Australia
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Enjoy snorkeling and scuba diving on the outer Great Barrier Reef during a full-day cruise that lets you explore the underwater world. Depart Cairns to cruise out to two sites that are ideal for the day's conditions. Travel on a custom-built boat with ample space for 60 passengers. Your expert guides lead guided snorkel tours with informative commentary and necessary gear provided, helping you to make the most of your time at this Australian natural treasure. Includes morning and afternoon tea, and buffet lunch.
  • Full-day snorkel and scuba diving tour of the Great Barrier Reef, from Cairns
  • Snorkel at two spectacular sites on the Great Barrier Reef
  • Go Scuba diving at one of the world's premier diving destinations
  • Learn the basics of scuba diving or take dives that are suitable for certified divers
  • Includes necessary snorkel and diving equipment, lunch, and morning and afternoon tea
Make your own way to Marlin Wharf Cairns for an early morning departure, then travel to the outer reef.

Have the option to go snorkeling or go scuba diving on two or three dives if you are already certified. If you would like to learn to scuba dive, your can take an introductory dive (one or two dives) with an expert instructor-guide.

Nibble on morning and afternoon tea, and a delicious buffet lunch to keep you fueled up throughout the day. Your tour includes the use of equipment such as wetsuits, snorkel and scuba gear, and the boat has hot showers on board. Photos and video of your day can be purchased from the professional photographer if you like.

At the end of an amazing day at the Great Barrier Reef, your tour ends with return to Cairns in the late afternoon.
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Start the day boarding at approximately 7:40am at A Finger, Marlin Wharf Cairns for an 8am departure. You will travel for approximately 90-minutes towards the outer reef where you will have approximately 4-5 hours free time out on the reef at two separate unique locations. While out on the reef you will have the choice of snorkeling, taking a certified dive (choice of 2 or 3 dives) or if you're a beginner, you can also choose to take an introductory dive (1 or 2 dives) with your expert guide. At the completion of your day, you will be returned to Cairns at approximately 4-4:30pm. Your day includes: • 2 outer reef sites, chosen from our selection of 16 sites • Fresh, healthy, and tasty buffet style lunch • Morning and afternoon tea • Tea, coffee, and milo (with soup in the winter) • Quality masks, fins and booties • Top quality scuba equipment and dive computers • Lycra suits for all in the warmer months (no charge) • 5mm shortie wetsuits all year round (no charge) • Free prescription mask hire • Free guided snorkel tour • Reef talk and presentation • Professional photographer on-board • Hot fresh water showers on-boardTUSA is Eco-friendly and committed to providing a service that reflects their responsibility to contribute to the protection of the environment.
Duration: 8 hours 
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What is the maximum group size during Great Barrier Reef Eco Snorkel and Dive Cruise from Cairns - Including Lunch?
This activity will have a maximum of 60 travelers.

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Awesome for both beginner and experienced!
, Jan 2020
The crew is great! Funny, energetic and extremely professional. Even the most nervous participants were able to achieve a calm when diving and have a great experience! I would definitely use them again! This was my first ever dive and my boyfriend is licensed and we both had a great experience catered to our levels.
Tusa Great Barrier Reef tour
, Dec 2019
Great experience with friendly and safety-conscious staff. Great food and an overall amazing experience
Exceeded expectations!
, Sep 2019
Staff super, warm and caring! We had the best experience. Safety issues and customer wellbeing were taken very seriously. Snorkeling was awesome, saw turtles, fish in all the colors of the rainbow and colorful corals. We first-time snorkelers got very personal service when snorkeling. We were very lucky since there were only about 10 guests (max. is 60). Surf was bad that day but otherwise a brilliant day! Modern boat, three light meals/snacks available. My only complaint is that facilities for changing were scarce. I can't think of enough appraising words to describe this day trip. We would definitely take any trip with Tusa Dive again!
excellent experience
, Aug 2019
good service and nice journey, excellent guide, not bad food, looking forward to next visiting and recommend to friends
I was underwhelmed by the two dives...
, Mar 2018
I was underwhelmed by the two dives which we did on Hastings Reef. Visibility was restricted and I was surprised at the lack of marine life compared to even the western Caribbean. Lunch was also less than what I expected with only cold foods available. Finally, our third dive was canceled but that was understandable since a crew member's health was in question and we headed back to port earlier than planned.
Oh my goodness! What an awesome...
, Jan 2018
Oh my goodness! What an awesome day. Great ride to the Reefs, good team on board, two good snorkel stops, nice lunch served, but the second stop was truly like swimming in an aquarium!!! This was everything we had hoped it would be!! Book your excursion with the Tulsa boats via Viator!!
Wonderful snorkel stop Great crew...
, Oct 2017
Wonderful snorkel stop Great crew who really looked after you Superb day
The staff was very knowledgeable and...
Amber C
, Sep 2016
The staff was very knowledgeable and friendly! They were willing to explain everything needed for beginning snorkel or scuba divers. The dive spots were fantastic! They went out of their way to find beautiful and secluded locations.
Saw a lot of Coral and Fish, was a...
, Aug 2016
Saw a lot of Coral and Fish, was a bit nervous of diving since I hadn't been scuba diving in years, but the guides were very patient.
We had an amazing day! The crew was...
, Jul 2016
We had an amazing day! The crew was knowledgeable and helpful! Best snorkeling experience ever.

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