Rum Runner – Dive the Cod Hole and Ribbon Reef

from $199 AUD

The Diving

Join S.V Rum Runner, a 66 foot Mono Hull Sailboat onboard this adventous 4 Day / 3 Night Diving trip to the amazing Holmes Reef in the Coral Sea. With 9-10 dives possible at Holmes Reef which includes 1 night dive and a shark feed dive, plus 1 sunrise dive back on the journey home to Cairns on the fabulous Great Barrier Reef on Monday morning.

The Coral Sea is known for visibility that exceeds 20 + metres, large pelagic marine life to macro marine life, amazing wall dives and reef sharks in numbers. The perfect trip and dive site for underwater photographers.

Overall, Rum Runner is a comfortable and solid sailboat, well suited for adventurous divers with only single share beds. It’s all about the diving with no other liveaboard trip visiting this section of the Coral Sea. There are USB and 240V AC outlets for charging cameras, and Hot water in both separate Male and Female Toilet – Shower cubicles.


What's Included

  • All meals
  • Light refreshments
  • 9 - 10 dives
  • Tanks, weights
  • All bedding linen
  • Coffee, tea
  • BYO alcohol
  • Tap drinking water
  • Sleeping gear

Add on Purchases

  • Bar Purchases Bottled water, Coke
  • Snorkeler
  • Full Gear $140
  • Free Diver $90
  • BCD, Regulator
  • Wetsuit
  • Snorkel Gear

Departures & Pickups

  • No transfers are available - Customers must make there own way to the Marlin Marina
  • Boarding is from Marlin Marina, E finger, Cairns at 4:00 pm Friday, return time 11:00 - 11.30am Monday.
  • Scheduled departures vary from month to month. Contact us for departure dates.

Pricing

Option Price
test 1 $123
test 2 $1999

Full Itinerary

Day 1: Cairns to Holmes Reef. Passengers meet at the company office (Rum Runner – Marlin Marina, E finger) by 4:00pm for an approximate 5:00pm departure. Passengers are briefed as to the itinerary and safety aspects of the trip and boat, and the dive equipment is organized, making it ready for your morning arrival at Holmes Reef. Dinner is served as you sail through Great Barrier Reef and watch the sun setting over the mountains behind Cairns. Guests can relax, have a few social drinks and get to know each other as the boat makes an overnight passage to the Coral Sea. Passengers are welcome to join in, grab a line and hoist a sail alongside the crew. In calm clear weather, the stars over the Coral Sea are an awesome sight.


FAQ

Depth: 5 - >100m Visibility: 30 - 50m (Rum Runner has had 100m during the cooler months of July/August) Currents: Normally gentle, can be strong Surface conditions: Can be choppy, but good
Depth: 5 - >100m Visibility: 30 - 50m (Rum Runner has had 100m during the cooler months of July/August) Currents: Normally gentle, can be strong Surface conditions: Can be choppy, but good
Depth: 5 - >100m Visibility: 30 - 50m (Rum Runner has had 100m during the cooler months of July/August) Currents: Normally gentle, can be strong Surface conditions: Can be choppy, but good

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