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Diving the Sardine Run

Experiences

Come witness one of the world’s most amazing underwater spectacles, South Africa’s famous Sardine Run, in this non-stop 13-day 12-night ocean adventure. Become a veritable sardine roadie, following the action from Port St. Johns up the KwaZulu-Natal coast to Aliwal Shoal. Immerse yourself in this epic underwater event and witness one of the grandest conglomerations of marine-life in the world.

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13 days/ 12 nights (Groups 5 – 9 people)

ITINERARY

  • Day 1. ARRIVAL TO KWAZULU-­‐ NATAL (SOUTH AFRICA)

Arrival at Durban International Airport or Mthatha Airport in KwaZulu-­‐ Natal and road transfer to accommodation in Port St Johns. Check in at dive center. Dinner at restaurant (not included).

  • Day 2 to day 6. SARDINE RUN

Early breakfast at accommodation. 5 full days of Sardine Run (up to 6 – 8 hours at sea). Dinner at hotel or restaurant (not included).

  • Day 7. ARRIVAL TO MARGATE

Breakfast prior to departure from Port St Johns. Road transfer to Margate. Lunch on the road (not included). Check in at dive center and accommodation. Dinner at hotel or restaurant (not included).

  • Day 8 and 9. DIVING PROTEA BANKS (SHARKS)

Daily breakfast at accommodation. Daily transfers to dive center. 2 daily dives with sharks (1 baited dive). Afternoon off for optional activities. Lunch and dinner at restaurant (not included).

  • Day 10. ARRIVAL TO UMKOMAAS

Breakfast at accommodation prior to departure. Road transfer to Umkomaas (1 hour approximately). Lunch on the road (not included). Check in at dive center and accommodation. Dinner at restaurant (not included).

  • Day 11 and 12. DIVING ALIWAL SHOAL (SHARKS)

Daily breakfast at accommodation. 2 daily dives with sharks (1 baited dive). Afternoon off for optional activities. Lunch and dinner at restaurant (not included).

  • Day 13. DEPARTURE

Transfer to Durban International Airport.

INCLUDES:

  • Assistance at the arrival airport • Transfers during the trip Port St Johns – Margate – Umkomaas – Durban • 6 nights of accommodation in lodge in Port St Johns (sharing double or twin room) including breakfast • 5 days of Sardine Run (including weights and cylinder) including snacks and refreshments on the boat • 3 nights of accommodation in guest house in Margate (sharing double or twin room) including breakfast • 3 scuba dives + 1 baited dive (including weights and cylinder) • 3 nights of accommodation in guest house in Umkomaas (sharing double or twin room) including breakfast • 3 scuba dives + 1 baited dive (including weights and cylinder) • Private guide during the trip •

EXCLUDES:

  • International and national flights • Meals where not specified • Optional activities during the trip • Diving equipment • Personal expenses • Personal Insurance (recommended) •

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

  • 50% deposit required to confirm the booking of the experience, and remaining 50% to be paid 60 days prior to arrival • All payments done by providing bank card details will carry an extra 5% (bank fees) • All payments done by bank transfers to be done using BANKING OUR INSTRUCTIONS (client pays ALL bank transfer charges) • By paying the deposit you are deemed to have accepted our terms & conditions • Cancellations before 60 days prior to arrival will incur a cancellation fee of 50% of total booking amount (during local public holidays will incur a cancellation fee of 100% of total booking amount) • Cancellations after 60 days prior to arrival will incur a cancellation fee of 100% of total booking amount • Dive trips being cancelled due to bad weather not refundable