Special Club Dive – Coral Sea Expedition Jan 2021 – Rum Runner

Hello all members.

WOW, Rum Runner has done it again!  First off the blocks in 2021, they are offering Nautilus Club Members only another VERY special deal – a 3 night  / 3 day Coral Sea Expedition to SE Bogainville Reef on a Live-aboard adventure.

Get away for a weekend aboard S.V. Rum Runner, a 66-foot Mono Hull Sailboat with a maximum of 14 divers plus crew.

Considered one of the premium Outer Great Barrier Reef diving locations, Bougainville Reef is a small reef in the Northern Coral Sea surrounded by some amazing dive sites. Its only four kilometres in diameter and lays between other reefs in this remote area.

Wall diving is said to be the name of the game at Bougainville Reef, with walls plunging up to one kilometre that offers exciting diving. Decorating these walls are spectacular corals – giant soft corals, red whip corals, wide gorgonian fans and black coral trees.

Cruising these walls are often large pelagic fish like barracuda, trevally, tuna and mackerel, and often following them are grey reef sharks, white-tip reef sharks and silver-tip sharks. Many caves, gutters and ledges are also found at Bougainville Reef, so take a torch to explore these darker recesses.

Don’t miss the opportunity to see this part of the Great Barrier
Reef in an ‘all you can eat’. ‘Open Deck’ dive getaway.

This is a strictly limited offer with only 14 seats available but all seats must be sold for the expedition to run!

Rum Runner allows unguided dives for Nautilus Club members.


Dates Sailing:
Friday 8th to Monday 11th January, 2021

Departure/Return Information:
Departs from Marlin Marina, E finger, Cairns at 13:30 Friday afternoon and returns 06:00 Monday morning
Departure is Fine Weather dependent and Rum Runner will confirm with all bookings as early as possible.

Dates Sailing:
Friday 8th to Monday 11th January, 2021

  • Unlimited dives – This means one dive site per day with open deck policy.  You let crew know when you would like to dive and a ETA of when you will be back, working around the vessels meal times,
  • one NIGHT DIVE in the fabulous Coral Sea,
  • tanks & weights,
  • air fills;
  • all bedding linen,
  • all meals,
  • light refreshments provided after dives inc. coffee, tea, hot chocolate,
  • tap drinking water.
   BYO TORCH and other personal dive equipment.

Note:  When the winds are SE, there is a small protected section of deep drop off wall available to Anchor. ( if northerly wind we will need to go to the the unknown protected sections for diving )
Add-on (optional, additional cost) Extras:
  • Bar purchases – bottled water, Coca-Cola, etc at bar prices,
  • Full gear hire (Price on Booking) inclusions: BCD, regulator with computer, wetsuit, plus any other snorkel gear as required.

Super special deal for financial NAUTILUS CLUB MEMBERS ONLY – see your email for prices and any other cost information.

Book direct with Rum Runner on Phone  0429 638744  during their office hours ONLY. 

You MUST be a current financial member and quote your membership card number when booking to obtain the Special members only rates or you will be charged full retail rate. Membership Card must also be shown when checking in on the day ON THE BOAT. Your place is secured with full payment.

All other details will be given at booking confirmation and you may ask Rum Runner reservations any other questions you may have.

General information about Rum Runner can be found here >>

REMEMBER to CALL Rum Runner DURING THEIR OFFICE HOURS (NOT AFTER-HOURS) on 0429 638744 to book and get the club discount rate else you may be charged RRP.

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