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Tour ID: 10001850

You will join the Tusa Dive Day Trip for two days in order to complete your four required 4 open water training dives and acquire a PADI International Dive Certification.

Tusa 5 departs daily from Cairns Marlin Marina to two outer reef destinations. A 90 minute journey to the outer reef will see you arriving at the first of the day’s two sites, selected from a range of 15. Sites are chosen as the optimum locations for the weather conditions, and change daily, so each day will bring you a whole new underwater adventure. Once at the reef, 2 open water training dives wil be completed each day with one of Tusa's experienced PADI Instructors. 5 hours at the reef will also allow you plenty of time to enjoy some snorkelling and topside activities.

TUSA Dive have been operating day dive tours in the region for more than 20 years, and their intimate knowledge of the Great Barrier Reef, friendly professionalism and personalised service, will ensure your PADI referral course is enjoyable, relaxed and full of amazing experiences.


What better way to complete your dive training than in the clear, warm waters of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef! If you have already completed the pool & theory component of your PADI dive course, Tusa Dive can complete your dive training with our two day PADI or SSI Open Water Referral Courses.

The course requires you to join the Tusa Dive day trip for two day tours in order to complete your four required open water training dives and acquire your PADI or SSI Open Water Certification. Each day you will visit two unique outer reef destinations, selected as the days best for the weather conditions. You may be required to do a little further training on the way to the reef, and upon arrival you will take your training dives with one of Tusa's experienced PADI or SSI Instructors. Each dive (weather permitting) will be at a new location. Nearly 5 hours at the reef will also allow you plenty of time to enjoy some snorkelling, relax on board and enjoy the Reef Interpretation presentation.

2 x day trips with Tusa Dive with 4 PADI Open water training dives
PADI certification costs
Lunch, morning and afternoon tea each day
All scuba equipment

E.M.C. (Marine park Levy), Port & Administration fee at $10 p/person p/day
2 x passport photos
Cairns & Northern Beaches hotel transfers available additional costs

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Tour Details

  • Included in price:

    2 x day trips with Tusa Dive, 4 open water training dives, PADI certification costs, lunch, morning and afternoon tea each day, All scuba equipment.

  • Available for purchase/hire:

    Digital camera hire, professional photgraher services.

  • Duration:

    8.5 hours x 2 days.

  • Departure:

    8:00 AM Mon, Thu, Sat

  • Departure points:

    Cairns, Palm Cove, Cairns Beaches, Trinity Beach, Clifton Beach, Kewarra Beach and Machans Beach

  • Pickup/departure instructions:

    Boarding is at 07:40am at A Finger, Cairns Marlin Marina for an 08.00am departure. Complimentary transfers are available from Cairns $12 per person and Northern Beaches hotels (not Port Douglas, sorry) at $17 per person payable onboard

  • What to bring:

    PADI referral paperwork from your original instructor, medical, 2 passport photos, swim-suit, hat, towel, sunscreen, change or credit card for on board purchases, ... and of course a sense of adventure!

  • Fitness level required:

    Not specified

  • Child policies:

    A minimum 12 years and written parental consent is required for children to participate in the referral course. Full adult rate applies.

  • Additional Information:

    YOU WILL NEED: Your ‘Referral’ paperwork, as issued by the Dive Instructor who completed your pool and theory. Amedical. See notes following. Two passport photos Swimmers, hat, towel, sunscreen, change for soft drinks.
    Marine Park Levy and Port & Administration fees of $10 per person per day payable on board.


    **Medical Information**
    You may require a Medical Clearance from a doctor prior to starting your referral course. If you:
    *have or have had any of the medical conditions mentioned in the Medical Declaration
    are over 45
    have a Body Mass Index (BMI) of 30 AND a male waist measuring 102cm or female waist measuring 88cm
    You will need to provide a written statement by a Medical Practitioner (preferably with experience in diving medicine) which states that you are 'Fit To Scuba Dive' if you have any of the above or answer a YES question on the Student Diver Medical Declaration.
    We recommend you complete our Student Diver Medical Declaration prior to your course. You can download this from our website or we can send to you as attachment.

  • Destinations:

    Great Barrier Reef

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