One-Day Great Barrier Reef Dive Trip
Rum Runner Dive and Sail
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This trip is aboard Rum Runner IX, a 40 foot Catamaran with a maximum of 44 divers and a Dive Staff of 4. It is for 1 day, and allows 2 dives.
Departure is from Cape Tribulation, North Beach, Cape Tribulation at 8:30 AM every day, return time 4:30 PM.
We have always like diving out of Cape Tribulation. The Great Barrier Reef is located closer to shore here than anywhere else, so itís just an hour to the dive sites located at Undine Reef. Thatís an important number, as it means that you will have 5 hours out on the reef, time to really do some exploring, but at a leisurely pace. The reefs here are in great shape, and are visited by only a few dozen divers and snorkelers each day. The area is well away from any large rivers, so the visibility is always good, usually between 50-80ft (15-25 metres).
There is also a sand cay amongst the dive sites that Rum Runner visits where sea turtles nest, and abundant sea grass beds nearby, so divers and snorkelers often sight sea turtles and on lucky days, dugongs.
Rum Runner IX is a motorized sailing catamaran, capable taking up to 44 passengers out out to the Great Barrier Reef in just over an hour.
The boat has both open and enclosed deck areas, enabling reef visitors to enjoy the sun, or stay out of the wind. Two water-level entry platforms make for easy entrances and exits for divers and snorkellers.
all dive gear (with Dive price only)
transfers to and from your Cape Trib accommodation
mask, Snorkel, Fins (with Snorkel price only)
wine and cheese on the way home
tea, coffee, snacks
dive guide (with Dive price only)
Env. Mangement Charge and fuel levy (pay on board)
tropical buffet lunch
fruit and cheese platters on the way back to port
About Rum Runner Dive and Sail
Rum Runner is owned and operated by Ocean Spirt Cruises, a Cairns-based company that has been operating sail/dive vessels in Cairns for years. Since purchasing this vessel they have brought the operations here up to the high standard of comfort and care that Ocean Spirit is known for.