Join in the hunt for the Sardine Run action along South Africa’s Wild Coast. Some people look for a chance to just get a glimpse of the action and this is the ideal package for this. It is preferred and advised to join for a longer period of time to maximise the experience and chances of getting up close with a bait ball and predatory action but if you have a limited budget or time then this package may be ideal for you. This package gives you 5 full days diving on the Sardine Run plus a day’s diving in the Aliwal Shoal.
Diver Package – SharingR20,950per person sharing
Diver Package – SingleR22,975per person sharing
Non-Diver Partner – SharingR7,650per person sharing
The resort has lovely rooms all with On-suite bathrooms. Facilities include a swimming pool, BBQ Area, Restaurant, Bar, TV, Laundry Service and Limited Internet Access.
Day 1 : Arrive in Durban & Transfer to the Scuba Lodge
We will meet you at Durban International Airport or other pick-up points as requested.The transfer takes approximately 1 hour to the Scuba Lodge in Umkomass where you will meet the team and relax for the evening and enjoy dinner at the lodge
Day 2 : 2 x Dives in The Aliwal Shoal & transfer to Port St Johns
Day 2 dives will give you a chance to check your gear and get your weighting comfortable before your epic Sardine Run adventure. The dives will be on the Aliwal Shoal which us home to hundreds of Ragged Tooth Sharks as well as a number of other specias from Oceanic Blacktip Sharks, Dusky Sharks, Copper Sharks (Bronze Whalers) and on occasion Tiger Sharks.
After the dives we will return to the dive Lodge for lunch before transferring south to Port St. Johns. We will arrive in the late afternoon and check in to our accommodation before enjoying the evening at the resort with the guides discussing the action to follow over the coming days.
Day 3 to 7 : Full Day Sardine Run action
5 full days of action on the Sardine run. Early Starts each morning with breakfast and then we will hit the open sea for full day’s searching for bait balls and to enjoy the abundance of Marine activity! Each day we will finish on the water mid afternoon and then evenings will be enjoyed at the resort
Day 8 : Airport Transfers to Durban International Airport or extend your stay.
In the morning enjoy breakfast before being transferred to Durban Airport where we will bid you farewell until the next time. Please make sure that your flights are booked after 4PM to allow for time to travel from Port St Johns.
You will be staying at the scuba lodge on the first night before your dives at the Aliwal Shoal.
The lodge has 8 upmarket bedrooms, a swimming pool, Kitchen facilities, Tea & Coffee, TV, Laundry Service & Internet Access. All rooms have ocean view and the dive center is at the lodge. Rooms can be organised into King Sized beds or 2 single beds.
Accommodation at the Sardine Run Cremorne Estate, Port St. Johns
Cremorne Estate has fantastic views over the river. There is a swimming pool, onsite restaurant and all rooms have views and on-suite bathrooms with shower. There are great walking trails if you have the energy to explore more after your day on the sea.
The resort has a swimming pool, BBQ, Restaurant, Bar, TV, Laundry Service and limited Internet facilities.
Included / Excluded
- 7-nights Accommodation
- Daily Breakfast
- 1 Day Diving @ The Aliwal Shoal (2 Dives)
- 5-days Sardine Run Diving
- Cylinders & Air-fills
- Weight Belts & Weights
- Diver Permits
- Airport transfers (can be arranged)
- Flights & Taxes
- Passports & Visas
- Personal Insurance
- Dive Gear (can be hired)