Day Marine Experience
US$ 3,995 per person sharing
(Price applicable for 2012 season)
Supplement surcharge of US$ 500 for accommodations
9 days (7 days on the water, 2 days transfers and
For recreational scuba
divers, a 9 day Sardine Run expedition will offer the best possibility of success.
This time period will allow for bad weather scenarios and variable degrees of
note: This is a Marine Safari and due to the nature of marine animals
we cannot guarantee all sightings.
Clients wanting to bring their mobile phones along are advised to purchase a VODACOM sim card and not an MTN sim card as there is no MTN reception at Mbotyi.
July are winter months on the Wild Coast and wet weather is possible (though not
always the case).
- 75 F/ 15 - 24 C|
59 - 70 F/ 15 - 21 C|
will vary from glass-like seas to flying through giant rollers in pumping winds
- very exciting and sometimes strenuous. Safety is always the priority when on
the water and the SEAL skipper will navigate accordingly.
- Varies from 2 - 20m/ 6 ft - 60ft.
a safety precaution, we generally don't enter the water in less than 15ft of visibility.
Diver Certification only - divers will be required to present their dive cards
and/ or log-books to us upon arrival. This activity is for experienced scuba divers
Passport - Required for US citizens traveling to South Africa and Botswana - no
visa required though
- Wind/ Rain proof active wear, smart casual wear
- Sun protection, headwear, eye protection, binoculars, camera
mask, fins, snorkel
strongly recommend divers bring their own gear rather than hiring on location.
Having gear that you are familiar and comfortable with is important for this type
of adventure diving.
Indian Ocean is the warmer of the 2 oceans bordering South Africa. We're diving
in the winter season where water temperatures will vary between 59 - 70 F/ 15
- 21 C. A 5mm wetsuit will most often suffice with booties, hoody and gloves recommended.
A 7mm semi-dry will be appropriate for divers who get cold easily.
ideal Sardine Run conditions, the water temperature will be in the range 59 -
staff will be on hand to carry equipment in transit, re-fill tanks etc.
facilities are provided post diving.
Sardine Run can be physically challenging and a base fitness level is recommended
though not essential. The more fit the participant the more enjoyment of the experience.
with pre-existing medical conditions must stipulate when signing the expedition
full medical is recommended for divers with pre-existing health conditions.