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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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Day Private Charters
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 Monday’s and Thursday’s
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Shark Diving
3 nights, 3 days with up to 9 dives at Holmes Reef, including a night dive and sharks guaranteed
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Special Charters
Private charter and extended expeditions can be catered for all special diving tours and intimate groups
Operational Update 2023/24
With Tourism not expected to be back to pre-COVID levels by mid 2024...

2D/1N GBR Live-aboard tours - Book direct online with confidence.

Due to a new GBRMPA Eye on the Reef survey contract till 2024, departures for our famous 2D/1N GBR liveaboard to Thetford Reef are all now guaranteed for departure pending fine weather forecast, and no minimum passenger numbers required!

2D/1N tours are scheduled on most Mondays and Thursdays, selected Saturdays, and other selected weekdays where we are able to fit extra tours in. Fine weather forecast means no winds above 25kts. (Why would you want to go out there in strong winds for? Not even the Locals will; Some operators will; We Don't)

So, if we can't depart as scheduled, we ask to please accept some flexibility and a lot of understanding as you look to book on to this tour. Any bookings made directly 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.

Book online (Book Now) to guarantee the best rate or call to ask Captain Richard about the best sailing conditions and departure dates. Look out for our DIVE SPECIALS - direct bookings secure free dive gear hire and $40 reef and fuel levy included!

Rum Runner is a 20m Fiberglass Yacht with shaded deck and all the creature comforts such as amenities, seating and dive platform/showers/Floating Dock and private tender to help make your trip a memorable experience.

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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