1. Diving the Sardine Run with Discovering Africa Safaris
  2. Diving the Sardine Run with Discovering Africa Safaris
  3. Diving the Sardine Run with Discovering Africa Safaris

Diving the Sardine Run with Discovering Africa Safaris

Every shark divers dream - diving with millions of sardines, 25,000 dolphins, hundreds of sharks and whales. You have to do it once in your life. The Safari comprises:- 5 days 5 nights based at Port St Johns, Wild Coast (Bed & Breakfast) viewing and diving Sardine and Predator activity . 3 nights based in Umkomaas, south of Durban (Bed & Breakfast) with 2 days of Shark dives with Ragged Tooth (Sand Tiger) sharks. Optional- One Baited shark dive with one Ragged Tooth shark dive per day + 95 € per day. (optional) 3 days extension in the Cape with Great White jumping clear of the water attacking seals, dives with the 7 Gill Cow sharks and smaller Shysharks and Pygama sharks, dive with Cape Fur seals. Cylinder and weightbelt Collection at Durban airport and all internal land transport until your departure from Durban exept your taxi from King Shaka International Airport to your nearby hotel. The following is not included - Flights and airport tax Meals apart from Breakfast and packed lunch on the boat at Port St Johns. All drinks Any additional activities Prices are:- Divers € 2 490.00 3 650 € with the Cape Extention option (Great Whites, Cowsharks etc) Non divers 1 267.00 €( 2 150 € with the Cape Extension). Note - Non divers do not participate in any marine activity. Non divers wishing to go out on the boat are priced as divers. Single supplement € 95.00 when available ( € 150.00 with Cape Extension). Hire of complete set of dive gear € 225.00 ( € 300.00 with Cape extension)-needs to be prebooked. Your reservation will be confirmed on receipt of a 30% non refundable deposit with the remainder to be received 30 days before commencement of the Safari. Should weather conditions ever prevent us diving, other activities are normally offered. South Africa has top class medical facilities but they are run on a commercial basis. Guests are advised to ensure that they have adequate appropriate Travel Insurance. Dates for Sardine Run Safaris 2019 Group A Arrive Durban Sunday 16 June. Transfer to the village of Umkomaas. Monday 17 June Two reef dives with Ragged Tooth (Sand Tiger) sharks then transfer to Port St Johns. Tuesday June 18 June to Saturday 22 June -------5 days at sea with sardines, sharks, dolphins and whales. On Saturday 22 June after diving we transfer to Umkomaas. Sunday 23 June Two reef dives with Ragged Tooth sharks (or optional one baited shark dive + one Ragged Tooth reef dive which has a surcharge of Euro 95). Monday 24 June Your flight either home or to Cape Town for the Cape extention. Group B Arrive Durban Monday 24 June. Transfer to the village of Umkomaas. Tuesday 25 June Two reef dives with Ragged Tooth (Sand Tiger) sharks then transfer to Port St Johns. Wednesday June 26 June to Sunday 30 June -------5 days at sea with sardines, sharks, dolphins and whales. On 30 June after diving we transfer to Umkomaas. Monday 1 July Two reef dives with Ragged Tooth sharks (or optional one baited shark dive + one Ragged Tooth reef dive which has a surcharge of Euro 95). Tuesday 2 July Your flight either home or to Cape Town for the Cape extention. Group C Arrive Durban Tuesday 2 July Transfer to the village of Umkomaas. . Wednesday 3 July Two reef dives with Ragged Tooth (Sand Tiger) sharks then transfer to Port St Johns. . Thursday 4 July to Monday 8 July-------5 days at sea with sardines, sharks, dolphins and whales. On 8 July after diving we transfer to Umkomaas. Tuesday 9 July Two reef dives with Ragged Tooth sharks (or optional one baited shark dive + one Ragged Tooth reef dive which has a surcharge of Euro 95). Wednesday 10 July Your flight either home or to Cape Town for the Cape extention. Group D Arrive Durban Wednesday 10 July.Transfer to the village of Umkomaas. Thursday 11 July Two reef dives with Ragged Tooth (Sand Tiger) sharks then transfer to Port St Johns. Friday 12 July to Tuesday 16 July-------5 days at sea with sardines, sharks, dolphins and whales.On 16 July after diving we transfer to Umkomaas. On Wednesday 17 July Two reef dives with Ragged Tooth sharks (or optional one baited shark dive + one Ragged Tooth reef dive which has a surcharge of Euro 95). Thursday 18 July Your flight either home or to Cape Town for the Cape extention. During the extension during Sardine Run in Cape province you will experience the Great Whites breaching - jumping clear of the water as they attack seals - plus 7 Gill Cowsharks and Cape Fur seals. Click here for details

Captain is included.
A captain is provided by the listing owner to host and operate the trip.
Capacity
10 guests
Tours, Lessons, and Diving
Diving
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Owner:Brian

Brian Griffiths, MD of Discovering Africa Safaris, was born in the shadow of Caernarfon Castle, North Wales but from an early age, his parents arranged for him to spend most of his school holidays living with and as part of a French family in St Michel sur Orge, south of Paris. This ensured that Brian grew up totally bilingual in French and English and with a passion for different lands and cultures, essential skills for one who was to spend his life living and working throughout Africa and the Far East. Brian spent 10 years in the export division of David Brown Tractors of Huddersfield responsible for Africa and the Middle East. His first mission was a six month stint in Kinshasa, Zaire in 1967 to establish an assembly line for agricultural tractors and implements and to assist in the establishment of research farms. This was in the aftermath of the infamous 'Simba Revolt' during which the wholesale murder of missionaries and Belgian expatriates led to Europeans fleeing Zaire and the subsequent collapse of large scale food production. Having the misfortune to be on a mission to Ibadan, Nigeria in 1975 when President Murtala Muhammed was assassinated and the local press suspected British involvement, Brian had the misfortune to be held hostage and spent several days under threat of execution. As he says philosophically, 'I have had the unique opportunity of experiencing the decolonisation of this continent and it's peoples' subsequent struggle for self sufficiency and to establish their 'African identity'. It has been a fascinating period but I really do understand why to the Chinese 'May you live in interesting times' is considered as foretelling ill rather than good luck!!' Emigrating to South Africa in 1977, Brian continued exporting throughout Africa. In 1989, he joined Bell Equipment of Richards Bay, Zululand manufacturers of Heavy Construction and Agricultural machinery. One of his responsibilities was the technical support of Bell's range of sugarcane equipment in Africa, the Carribean, the Indian Ocean Islands and South East Asia. Understandably, he took full advantage of the opportunity to indulge in his passion for scuba diving in all these tropical locations. After uncounted hundreds of dives in 18 countries, Brian remarks that 'It was a hard life, but someone had to do it !!'

Approximate Location

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Cancellation Policy

70% refund up to 30 days prior.

Additional Terms & Information

The deposit is used to prepay our hotel to ensure we have good rooms. Port St Johns is a tiny Xhosa town with very few International standard hotel rooms. The deposit is therefore not refundable.

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