Rum Runner Liveaboard, Australia


The S.V Rum Runner Australia is a fantastic budget friendly way to dive the Great Barrier Reef. There are 2 tours available, a 2-day/1-night itinerary away from the crowds at the Outer Great Barrier Reef, or a longer 3-night expedition to dive with sharks at the even more remote Holmes Reef. The classic 1-night tour is perfect for divers, snorkellers or even people who would like to try diving in this amazing area. 6 dives are available, including a night dive, meaning that you will get the most out of your 2 days on the Great Barrier Reef. For the more adventurous diver the 3-night Coral Sea shark-diving trip is a must. Holmes Reef lies 90 miles outside of the Great Barrier Reef, so due to its isolation is home to abundant sharks, large pelagic fish life and incredible visibility - up to 50m.

Topside the S/V Rum Runner can accommodate up to 16 guests in twin and 4-share single bunk-syle berths. Cabins are not very spacious or private - more like a multi-share hostel but on on water, but ideal for resting after a day of diving or snorkeling. Common areas include an open salon and galley, as well as covered and open deck areas. There are also charging areas for cameras and phones, and separate male and female shared bathrooms with hot water shower. All meals are included but the boat operates a Bring Your Own Alcohol policy - no glass allowed.

Operating dive tours in the Grate Barrier Reef since 2005, the Rum Runner liveaboard is perfect for the adventurous diver wanting to explore Australia's Barrier Reef and beyond. Call us or book online today to reserve your space.

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Included: VAT, Accommodation, Tanks, Weights, Belts, Dive master services, All meals, Possible fuel surcharge, Snorkel Gear, Wetsuit

Excluded: Bar Purchases - (bottled water, Coke, etc), Full Gear Hire $140 (included in the 2D dive package), PADI Advanced OW Diver Course - $220, Single Certified Dive - $45, First Introductory Scuba Dive - $120, Single Consecutive Intro Dive - $45, Three Consecutive Intro Dive Package - $90, PADI 3 Day Open Water Diver Course - $220, GoPro hire. Please Note: The Rum Runner operates a BYO (Bring Your Own) alcohol policy - no glass.

Book now, pay later: You can easily place your booking online. We will then hold the spaces for you and you can confirm with a payment later.

* Extra fees are shown per person and are subject to change.

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Boat features

  • Sun Deck
  • Warm Water Showers
  • Outdoor Dining
  • Separate rinse for u/w camera
  • Charging stations

Food & Drinks

  • Western Food
  • Vegetarian Options
  • Buffet style
  • Beer available

If you have any specific dietary requirements whilst on-board your cruise, you can add this to your special requests on step 2 of the booking form. We advise limiting these requests to religious beliefs or food allergies.


  • DIN Adaptors
  • Dive deck
  • Tenders for diving

The crew speaks English.

Drawings & Vessel Layouts

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Boat Specifications

  • Year built 1984
  • Length 66ft
  • Max guests 16

Boat Navigation and Safety

  • Radar
  • Depth Sounder
  • GPS
  • Radio VHF/DSC/SSB
  • E.P.I.R.B. Distress System
  • Emergency Rafts
  • Life Vests
  • Fire Alarm & Fire Extinguishers
  • Oxygen
  • First Aid Kits
  • Fishfinder
  • Satellite & mobile phones
  • Bilge pump alarm
  • Search light

Rum Runner Reviews

  • 9.1 Superb
  • 4 Verified Reviews
  1. Vessel
  2. Crew
  3. Food
  4. Diving
  5. Value
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Eric D
  • United States United States
Felt as though we had a real diving experience without unnecessary comforts and distractions.

Improved diving skills, beautiful reefs, interesting conversations with people from around the world.

Recommended for
Professional dives, good company, escape from the internet.
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Julie L
  • Switzerland Switzerland
Good dives and good times

Really nice dives with some through "coral tunnel", a night dive and a really good time just chilling on the boat. Great experience!

Recommended for
Nice dives, good atmosphere, friendly crew
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Sheridan V
  • Australia Australia
Great Diving at Thetford Reef

Mystery - towering coral columns and swim throughs made this site something special

Recommended for
Diving, diving and more diving. No frills or other time wasters on this trip.
  • 9.2 Superb
  • robert G
  • United States United States
Small group experience w family run business

Getting to know Captain Jase, authentic,skilled,and generous. From one green man to annother

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