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Welcome aboard S.V. Rum Runner, the little big motor sailor that can do it all
Australia’s premier budget dive expedition and Cairns’ most affordable outer reef liveaboard dive and snorkel tour operator
Cairns PADI Course

If you are wanting to go diving in Cairns and have no experience then we can help you with one of our fully certified Cairns PADI course solutions. Our Cairns PADI course is designed to get you knowledgeable and comfortable with scuba diving. More importantly, and being a nationally recognised course, Our Cairns PADI course is designed to make it so that your first experience diving is safe.

If you are visiting Cairns and the Great Barrier Reef and want to get out and see it up close and personal below the surface then it is essential that you undergo a Cairns PADI course before you go. This is where we can help you because we can tailor make a tour that begins with all of the necessary and crusial training you will require to get out on the reef and under the water safely.

A Cairns PADI course from Rum Runner Cairns means that you will receive all of the vital training and advice from a qualified instructor before heading out on our yacht which carries up to 16 passengers for a memorable first time diving experience.

The best part is that the course we undergo with our guests is nationally recognised and accredited which will open up doors for you to discover other diving opportunities in your life that are all unlocked with a professional Cairns PADi course from Rum Runner Cairns.

It's important that you have fun when diving on the Great Barrier Reef and it is also important that you are safe which is why our Cairns PADi course and diving packages are an essential part of your holiday itinerary.

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Full Day Reef Tour
Dive and snorkel the Great Barrier Reef with the experts who have more than 20 years’ experience
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2 Day Snorkel & Dive
This is our specialty tour that departs all year round on selected Wednesday’s and Saturday’s
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Shark Diving
3 nights, 3 days with up to 9-10 dives at Holmes Reef, including 1-night dive and 1 twilight dive
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Special Charters
Private charter and extended expeditions can be catered for all special diving tours and intimate groups
Operational Update 2021
Live-aboard trips re-started since June 2020

Great news as we are now operating our all our tours within any of the new COVID limitations. Now up to 2 Sq meters per person.

We have been working continuously and we are ready to operate trips to the Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea and have our COVID safe plans and signs on board. Departures are scheduled on selected dates, and we will need a minimum number of passengers to make it viable. So, we ask to please accept some flexibility and a lot of understanding as you start to book on to our tours.

New COVID restrictions means guest numbers of 16 persons only plus the crew, everyone gets their own equipment for the entire trip: no sharing. All day help yourself snacks, and all meals prepared individually on board. We are also ready to operate our Full DAY 2 dive Outer reef trips (6am to 6pm ) in the summer months, and we return to the Shark Diving / Coral Sea / Holmes Reef between October through to April.

Call to book to guarantee the best rate and ask Captain Richard about the best sailing conditions and departure dates. Look out for select scheduled departures on our booking page, and COVID SPECIALS direct bookings secure free dive gear hire and reef tax included!

At this stage we are still bound by many restrictions such as ‘ social distancing 1.5m ’ so to make that possible we like to schedule departures on ‘fair weather and sunny dates’. By selecting days where we can assure the best cruising conditions possible, we can manage numbers accordingly ensuring social distancing measure onboard the S.V. Rum Runner.

If you would like to be added to our ‘potential guest register’ with further updates, please e-mail us with your interest at info@rumrunnercairns.com.au. Any bookings made direct with Rum Runner Cairns, which we are unable to honor or which you need to cancel, or are unable to reschedule, will receive 100% full refunds.

Rum Runner Cairns have been providing Cairns Reef Trips since 2005 and in that time we have gained valuable experience of the area we tour and where the best spots to go are. We take regular groups of up to 16 people for Cairns snorkeling expeditions where guests get to see some of the most beautiful parts of the Great Barrier Reef. Our services are value added with Cairns scuba diving expeditions to some very unique parts of the Great Barrier Reef marine park and we ensure all of our services are operated in the most professional way. If you have never been scuba diving before don't worry! We have trained and certified Cairns PADI course instructors who can help you get the skills necessary before you come out with us for a reef diving trip. And if you ever wanted to go shark diving Cairns this is our specialty with trips to the Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea expeditions to take divers to places where spotting all types of sharks is possible.

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