The Sardine Run offers activity from the boat as well as in the water. We enter the water as many times as possible during the day, sometimes just on snorkel and other times on scuba, depending on how fast the action is moving and how comfortable the animals are as sometimes the bubbles from scuba diving chases the action away.
Each morning we receive updates about the Sardine Run movements before deciding about or Sardine Run Diving for the day. We launch from the Umzimvubu River in Port St. Johns and operate north and south depending on where the action is.
The Sardine Run is amazing, you are often surrounded by hundreds of dolphin, sharks, diving birds, whales, game fish, seals and millions of sardines. During the Sardine Run, the annual Humpback Whale migration passes Port St Johns, offering some amazing up-close sightings of the Humpback Whales in the water, close to the boats and when the whales are breaching!
The birds, dolphin, sharks, whales all take part in the awesome event, all enjoying a huge feast. The noise of the diving gannets, the speed of the dolphin, the sharks and the whales coming in to join the feast is amazing.
We are holders of MPA dive permits which allows us access to SCUBA DIVE during the Sardine Run!
During the Sardine Run in South Africa we are based at Cremorne Estate in Port St Johns, South Africa.