Special Club Dive – Holmes Reef Expedition #2, May 2021 Rum Runner


Our valued sponsor Rum Runner has yet again presented the club with a special offer for members only.   In May they are offering Nautilus Club Members a special deal:
3 night/3 day Holmes Reef Expedition #2 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.

Holmes Reef sits almost due East from Cairns in the Coral Sea not far from the recently dived Flora Reef. If weather permits, this trip will include a ‘Shark Feeding Dive’ and a night dive.  Holmes offers offers Wall, Deep and overhead environments environments.

It is for 3 nights / 3 days, and allows for open deck / unlimited dive times at two or three of the best Holmes Reef sites including a night dive.  This means one or two dive site per day with open deck policy (ie. you let us know when you would like to dive and a ETA of when you will be back, working around the vessels meal times) – no minimum bottom time with us, just go with what your computer [and dive plan] is telling you.

Don’t miss the opportunity to see this part of the Coral Sea Marine Park 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!
Any singles will have to be willing to share with other members as the COVID risk is very low as we all come from  locally.

Rum Runner allows unguided dives for Nautilus Club members.


Dates Sailing:
Friday 7th to Monday 10th May, 2021 ONLY.

Departure/Return Information:
Departs from Marlin Marina, E finger, Cairns at 17:00 Friday late-afternoon and returns 11:00 Monday morning. 
Departure is Fine Weather dependent and Rum Runner will confirm with all bookings as early as possible.
Personal Dive Gear can be loaded onboard anytime from Friday morning.


Three (3) nights, Three (3) days


  • Unlimited dives – This means one or two dives 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,
  • possible NIGHT DIVE,
  • 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.

Add-on (optional, additional cost) Extras:

  • Bar purchases – bottled water, soft drinks, etc at bar prices,
  • Full gear hire (Price on Booking) inclusions: BCD, regulator with computer,
    wetsuit, plus any other snorkel gear as required.


FOR NAUTILUS CLUB MEMBERS ONLY: See your Financial Members Only Email for the deal !

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 will be charged RRP.

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