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Length / Width

20 m / 5 m

Year built / renovated

1984  / 2015

Rental equip.







  • Rum Runner offers a superb-value way to sail, dive and snorkel Australia's Great Barrier Reef and the more remote Coral Sea
  • Try a shark expedition of simply enjoy the natural beauty of the reefs, encountering pelagic fish, turtles, eagle rays and reef sharks along the way
  • Coral Sea is a great experience for both new and experienced adventurous divers with a full range of PADI courses available on board and pristine dive sites to explore
  • Meet like-minded divers from across the globe on this sociable cruise, and share a drink and stories with them post-dive
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Enhanced Health Measures

Date of last update:May 5, 2022

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As Australian domestic and trans-Tasman travel restrictions are expected to ease, many of us are getting excited at the thought of diving the Great Barrier Reef. To ensure you can book and dive with confidence, Rum Runner is introducing a range of new measures, which will be available once normal domestic travel resumes. DIVE WELL The health and safety of our customers and employees is, and always has been our highest priority. Our new Dive Well program brings together a number of new and existing wellbeing measures to give you peace of mind as you prepare to travel. These include: Pre boarding Information sent to all customers before they board, so they know what to expect. Contactless check-in and payment (via online booking system) . Social distancing at boarding and disembarking to minimise crowding. Hand sanitising station at boarding gate before coming onboard. Increased physical distancing, hand sanitising stations, enhanced disinfection of surfaces and changes to food and drink service. Onboard the Vessel Enhanced cleaning of vessel, with a focus on high contact areas. Masks will be provided to all passengers – while these are not mandatory from a safety point of view, they are recommended to be worn for everyone’s peace-of-mind. Customers can also bring their own mask if they would prefer. Sanitising station on deck just before coming below deck. Simplified service and catering to minimise touchpoints for crew and passengers. Passengers asked to limit movement around cabin and deck. Our people are trained to follow strict personal hygiene protocols. Once onboard the vessel, the risk of transmission is extremely low especially on deck. Dive Deck. Increased physical distancing, hand sanitising stations, enhanced disinfection of all dive equipment and mouth pieces, and mask defogging spray provided (no spitting into mask while on deck).
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Once we receive your booking, we double check availability with the dive operator and reserve your spot


We usually get back to you within 24 hours to confirm that your booking is final


You then have 48 hours to take care of other travel arrangements. Your credit card will only be charged after that period

Payment & cancellation

Payment terms

  • Now: 0%
  • 48 hours after booking confirmation: 10%
  • 27 days before trip start: 100%

Cancellation fee

Free cancellation for 48h after confirmation

  • 5.0% of the total booking amount will be charged if you cancel more than 14 days prior to arrival
  • 100.0% will be charged if you cancel less than 14 days prior to arrival



Dive off the beaten path and travel to some of the best remote Great Barrier Reef sites with the incredible Rum Runner.

The Rum Runner is Cairns' most affordable dive and snorkel tour operator for budget-minded divers, backpackers and families looking for the ultimate overnight reef experience. The boat is fully set up to cater all level of diver, from first timers to the most experienced, as well as snorkelers and those wishing to stay dry while enjoying the magic of sailing the Great Barrier Reef. 

Hostel-on-water for adventurous divers

The comfortable vessel is one of the smaller boats in the fleet, accommodating a maximum of 16 guests in dorm-style cabins. The cabins have basic facilities and only partial privacy, so are best suited to those who don't mind sharing and who just want a small space to sleep and rest. There are separate male and female toilets and shower cabinets with hot water. 

Sociable atmosphere and great food

The common areas for social drinks and getting to know each other include an open saloon  and an ample outdoor deck area for relaxing and enjoying the sun. Onboard there are USB, 12V dc and 240V ac for charging cameras and phones. The vessel has its own dive compressor, which guarantees good quality air throughout the duration of the cruise. 

Fabulous meals are prepared fresh on board, and you'll be fed before and after every dive. Tea and coffee are also provided. Other refreshments can be purchased at the bar or you're welcome to bring your own drinks (no glass allowed). Special dietary needs can be accommodated with advance notice.

How to get there

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Deck Plan


PADI® Courses Available

  • Padi Aware Specialties
  • Intro Dives/Discover Scuba Diving
  • Scuba Refresher
  • Open Water Diver
  • Advanced Open Water Diver
  • Rescue Diver
  • Divemaster
  • Divemaster Internship
  • Instructor/Idc Course
  • Kids Courses
  • Nitrox Certification
  • Underwater Photography
  • Rebreather Course
  • Deep Diver Certification
  • Underwater Videographer
  • Night Diver
  • Wreck Diver
  • Cavern Diving
  • Drift Diving
  • Boat Diver
  • Drysuit
  • Peak Performance Buoyancy
  • Sidemount Diver
  • Technical Diving Courses

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish
  • Dutch
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Polish
  • Other Languages On Request

Diving gear

  • Tanks With Din Valves
  • Din/Int Adapters
  • 15L Tanks Available

For your safety

  • Emergency Oxygen Kit
  • First Aid Kits
  • Vhf Radio

Dive Center Facilities

  • Wi-Fi (Free)
  • Warm-Water Showers
  • Battery Charging Station
  • Fish Id And Diving Books

Boat Amenities

Amenities & services

  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Wi-Fi (Free)
  • Camera Station
  • Air-Conditioning

Sports & Watersports

  • Snorkeling
  • Kayaking


  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Cash (Usd)
  • Cash (Eur)
  • Cash (Gbp)
  • Cash (Aud)
  • Cash (Nzd)

Wellness & Relaxation

  • Massage Services
  • Yoga


  • Open-Back Fins Available
  • Heating
  • Equipment For Kids
  • Rebreather-Friendly


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