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Rum Runner 3 Day 3 Night: Coral Sea Shark Diving Expeditions

FROM: $795

Departure Times

Departs: 2:00pm - Friday
Returns: 8:00am - Monday

Pricing Options

$795 AUD / Person - General (Between: 01 Apr 2021 and 31 Mar 2023)

Join the trip of a lifetime to Holmes Reef and dive on the beautiful Great Barrier Reef!

  • See stunning wildlife up close, including an impressive array of sharks
  • Dive in one of Australia's most remote reef - Holmes Reef!
  • BYO diving gear tour - great for those who want to save some money by bringing their own gear
  • Option to hire your own gear and snorkellers also welcome!
  • Up to 10 dives possible!

Dive at a world-class dive site during an exclusive 3-day tour on board Rum Runner. The Coral Sea Holmes Reef Shark Diving Expedition will bring you to the remote reefs beyond the Great Barrier Reef where you will get to dive amongst sharks and other stunning marine life that is found on the diverse coral reefs. 

It's a small group setting with all the action you could want, giving you the chance to dive up to 9 times on Holmes Reef and once on the Great Barrier Reef! You will also get to witness sharks in their natural environment as they feed for a truly thrilling experience. This trip is designed for adventurous divers where you can look forward to great visibility, vibrant marine life and the trip of a lifetime.

Highlights & Features:

  • Up to 10 scuba dives
  • Tanks, weights and air fills
  • All meals included
  • Refreshments including coffee, tea, hot chocolate
  • All Bedding Linen
  • 3 nights accommodation on board Rum Runner
  • Visit Holmes Reef
  • BYO alcohol 

Sample Itinerary

You will board Rum Runner, your home for the next few days, and set sail for Holmes Reef beyond the edge of the Great Barrier Reef! Your first evening and night will be spent making your way to this remote location where you will get to do your first dives of the trip! 

Wake up bright and early on your second day and start your diving adventure! You will get to do four or five dives during the day, visiting sites such as Amazing Caves, Nonki Bommie, Cathedral and Turtle's Graveyard where you can enjoy underwater caves, tall bommies, pinnacles, coral walls and the added bonus of a night dive!

On your third day, you will again get to do four dives, including a shark feed dive! Sites on day three include Twins, Abyss and Predator's Playground, where you will get to enjoy the shark feed. This is done in a safe environment where you will get to see sharks in their natural environment. You'll sail overnight to make your way closer to shore and enjoy more diving in the Great Barrier Reef. 

During your final day, you will wake up early and do your last dive on the trip in the colourful and diverse reefs of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. You will arrive back to Cairns between 11 and 11:30 after a full 3 days of adventure and exploring.

Important Information

  • Please note only certified divers can do night dives. Conditions apply.
  • This is a sample itinerary and is subject to change
  • Equipment hire is extra


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What To Bring

  • Dive equipment
  • Diver card
  • Small overnight bag
  • Hat and sunscreen
  • BYO alcohol

What's Included

  • 9 to 10 dives dependent on travel times
  • Tanks, weights and air fills
  • All meals
  • Bedding and linens
  • Light refreshments provided after dives coffee, tea, hot chocolate
  • 3 nights accommodation

Rum Runner price is inclusive of all taxes and fuel levies - no more to pay. Minimum of 8 divers required before departure can be confirmed. Reef Tax is not required in the Coral Sea.

What's Extra

  • Bar Purchases - Bottled water, Coke, etc. 
  • BYO Alcohol (no glass please)
  • Snorkeler / Free Diver $90
    • Extra inclusions: 3 Introductory dives including the shark feed dive, all snorkelling gear and wetsuits
  • Full Gear Hire $180
    • Extra inclusions: BCD, Regulator with computer, wetsuit, plus any other snorkel gear as required 
  • Certified Open Water Diver Gear Package $320
    • Extra Inclusions: Full Gear hire including computer, PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Course with 5 guided dives.

Terms and Conditions

Your Responsibilities:

Please advise us before booking if any passengers are under 18 years old to ensure this is the appropriate trip. 

You must reconfirm all booked tours prior to travel as specified on your voucher. If applicable, notes such as dietary requirements, pick-up locations and additional fees should also be confirmed at this time. Reconfirmations cannot be actioned through Sailing Whitsundays/Mr Travel, and must be done so directly through the Service Operator as specified on each ticket.

It is your responsibility to notify us of ticket discrepancies. Please read through the details on your voucher thoroughly to ensure all details such as passenger names, ages and dates of travel on vouchers are correct.

It is the responsibility of all passengers travelling to advise both your travel agent at the time of booking and vessel check-in agent before boarding of any medical conditions including food allergies you may suffer from.

You need to allow adequate time to check-in prior to the specified departure time. 

Prices/Extra Costs:

All prices are stated in Australian dollars and include GST. Surcharges over peak holiday seasons may apply. 

The Service Operator reserves the right to alter prices and extra costs. Extra costs may include EMC fees, Stingersuit/Wetsuit Hire, Luggage Storage, Insurance, Linen Hire, National Park Fees, Fuel Levies, Dietary Fees, etc. Bonds may also apply.

We will also endeavour to communicate these extra costs with you at the time of booking, and on your ticket. However, it is your responsibility to confirm which (if any) additional costs apply with each Service Operator upon reconfirming your trip.

Scuba Diving: 

Your safety in the water is our primary concern. To ensure your comfort and safety introductory divers must be 18 years or over, or 12 years and over with parental permission. Divers with certain medical conditions or over the age of 45 may require a Divers Medical Certificate. Certified divers must be 10 and over.

Travel Risk/Insurance:

It should be noted that adventure travel involves risk. Whilst we make every effort to safeguard clients, we cannot be responsible for personal injury or loss due to the actions of our clients which are beyond our control. We highly recommend that all clients have travel insurance covering illness, injury, loss or damage to personal belongings and not being able to travel on the confirmed date of departure. You should also ensure your travel insurance will cover special circumstances including weather events preventing guests from travelling to their tour departure destination and cancelled flights due to unforeseen circumstances. 


The Service Operator reserves the right to limit courtesy transfers to select local accommodations. Private residences or Airbnb properties may be asked to meet at the closest confirmed location. Failure to meet at the specified pick-up location may be treated as “No Show”, for which the Client Cancellation Policy applies.

Merchant Fees:

Please be aware operators pass on credit card merchant fees so there is a non-refundable 1% surcharge for VISA and MASTERCARD card purchases.


Terms and Conditions (including the Cancellation Policy) are subject to change. The most recent versions can be found online on the relevant product pages. 

All ticket/voucher reissues attract a $20 administration fee.

Open Date Vouchers / Gift Certificate:

Shipping Costs are in addition to the ticket price and will be added at check-out. Shipping costs are non-refundable and do not makeup part of the ticket value. 

E-Vouchers incur no shipping fees.

You have 5 years to use the value of the voucher. Seasonal Price Rises will apply if travelling out the current seasons pricing. Vouchers can be exchanged for free up to the full value of the voucher excluding credit card fees and charges.


Client Cancellations:

All client cancellations forfeit 25% of total ticket price. Client cancellations made less than 21 days prior to departure will result in complete forfeiture of the full price of the trip

Sailing Whitsundays are required to notify the operator of any cancellations within the specified cancellation period (48 hours). It is your responsibility to make sure you submit your cancellation request with adequate time, and during standard business hours (9am-5pm), to allow us to contact the tour provider.

Transfers between tours can be made at the suppliers discretion, however, it should be noted that supplier fees may apply. Tour transfers also incur a $20 administration fee. 

It is compulsory that all cancellation requests are in writing and sent via email to admin@mr-travel.com. Cancellations attempted via online chat or phone will not be actioned.

Supplier Cancellations:

The Service Operator reserves the right to alter prices, alter itineraries, apply a fuel surcharge, cancel departures, arrange alternative transport and vary itineraries and services if necessary.

All departures and itineraries are subject to weather. Tours may be changed or cancelled for any reason at the discretion of the Service Operator. If the Service Operator has to cancel the trip or activity (prior to departure) and we cannot offer a suitable alternative, then a refund will be given minus a 20% administration fee and any associated card fees. We strongly recommend that you have travel insurance, especially during the wet season.

In the unlikely event of your trip being cancelled or stood down, all guest communication is required to go through our Online Store via telephone or email. While there is a Sailing Whitsundays retail outlet located Airlie Beach, please be aware that they operate as a separate entity and are unable to access reservations made by the Mr Travel online department.


All refunds are in Australian Dollars and must be made to the card of payment. Sailing Whitsundays/Mr Travel is not liable for exchange rate fluctuations or fees, or any other merchant/bank fees associated with domestic and/or international transactions.

Where a full refund is applicable, there is the option to transfer the whole cost of the tour to another tour or “Credit” to avoid the administration fee. A transfer fee of $20 will apply.

You will be emailed confirmation once the refund has been processed. Once the refund has been processed, it may still take time for the banks to clear the amount. Please allow 7-10 business days for the funds to clear into Australian accounts and up to 21 business days for international accounts.


All Service Operators have the right to provide client feedback and to cancel bookings based off of feedback from other Service Operators. 

Please enjoy your travel experience in a kind and responsible manner.

Sailing Whitsundays/Mr Travel will treat this as any normal client cancellation and therefore the cancellation fees stated in the Client Cancellation Policy will apply.

Thank you for booking with our East-Coast travel experts here at Mr Travel/Sailing Whitsundays. If you would like any further advice, assistance in arranging accommodation, transfers or additional tours please get in touch.

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