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Rum Runner

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You get what you pay for - cheap "inner reef" diving on an old boat with competent but "unpaid" dive crew.

Rum Runner is a budget operation. We did their 2D1N overnight trip to Thetford Reef out of Cairns... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
davflaws
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Whangarei, New Zealand
Best Overnight Scuba/Snorkel Experience Intro!

The crew of Rum Runner were excellent! Been a little nervous on our first ever scuba intro we felt... read more

Reviewed 8 August 2018
Ben C
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Marlin Marina | E Finger Berth 3, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I feel like I have to write a review, because 4.8 of 5 is waaaay too much for this low budget trip. Start with this: the captain is a real A-#### and although he tries to be nice (ow no, he just hates people) to...More

Thank Reinout D
Reviewed 1 week ago

Rum Runner is a budget operation. We did their 2D1N overnight trip to Thetford Reef out of Cairns. It was very good value for the price. If you are a budget traveller who wants to dive the inner reef, Rum Runner is for you. Richard...More

Thank davflaws
Reviewed 8 August 2018 via mobile

The crew of Rum Runner were excellent! Been a little nervous on our first ever scuba intro we felt totally safe with the crew and their capabilities. Great knowledge of the reef system and epic site were dived. Check out there website to get all...More

Thank Ben C
Reviewed 8 August 2018 via mobile

Rum runner was an awesome experience for us and everyone on the boat! We had a choice of snorkelling or scuba diving which was BRILLIANT! They even did a night dive where all the predatory fish came out-much bigger. Certainly a lot of Owen Wilson...More

Thank Rachel G
Reviewed 31 July 2018

Had a memorable trip on the Rum Runner out to Holmes Reef and back. Captain and crew were great, diving was incredible.

1  Thank Cal B
Reviewed 17 July 2018 via mobile

Had a terrific time diving in the Coral sea. The boat is basic and is probably more set up for serious divers rather than comfortable cruising! The Captain and staff couldn’t be nicer. Lots of good food served.

4  Thank adam m
Reviewed 7 July 2018

There is no boat like Rum Runner! Did 2 trips with them, one a couple of years ago and another one a couple of weeks ago, and it's been amazing both time. Diving/snorkeling is great, food is really good (much better than in my hotel..)...More

2  Thank Marie-Charlotte P
Reviewed 5 July 2018 via mobile

Honestly this trip was sick! Amazing diving, enjoyed the reef and all the little and BIG fish! It's an adventurous boat with young and vivid people. The night under the stars on the peaceful quiet ocean was undescribable. I highly recommend this liverboard if you...More

1  Thank Hannah P
Reviewed 4 July 2018 via mobile

Great diving Great food Great staff Had the best time! There’s no other boat like rum runner in cairns

1  Thank Nicole S
Reviewed 3 July 2018 via mobile

Food great, quality accomodation 2 star, disposition of capitain great 50 years ago modern day not sure the communication used for training is in effect, legal and flows down the line. Some fairly desperate international boat staff dive devotees, trying to get dives and masters...More

1  Thank jorjad393
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