The Sardine Run in South Africa offers some of the most incredible marine sightings on the planet! Pods of dolphins numbering in their thousands, numerous species of sharks, and a huge variety of bird life, all come to feed on sardines and other fish, offering phenomenal photographic opportunities both above and below the water. The annual humpback whale migration offers loads of breaching too. We love the perfect location for this highly experienced operation, working in the area since 2008, and offering daily outings with their exclusive aerial support (spotting) aircraft and pilot. With a maximum of 8 guests per boat, sightings are optimized. Most of the time the action is fast-paced so you'll snorkel. If you encounter a more stationary ball, you'll have time to get your scuba diving gear on and dive with the action.
The owner of this operation is a Shark Research Institute international field agent, which mission is to use science to educate on sharks and protect them. The dive center is involved in several community projects: the Black Tip Swim School, as many locals, cannot swim, and the Amapondo Children’s Project, which promotes education, and offers mentorship for local people to develop their businesses.
For Advanced Open Water divers with good buoyancy, and snorkelers, with good level of fitness. The Sardine Run is a fast-action event, resulting in this trip being rated as “strenuous” and aimed at the adventure seeker. If you're interested in adding a safari, some land excursions, or some more diving at Protea Banks - ask us.
Daily outings last for approximately 6 to 8 hours depending on sea and weather conditions.
Early Morning Departure:
Searching for the Action:
Jumping in the Water: