The annual Sardine Run is one of natures greatest events, and a must for nature lovers and adrenalin enthusiasts. Every year large shoals of sardines migrate north along the ‘Transkei Wild Coast’ of South Africa attracting dolphins, whales, sharks and divers.
This year you can join Sea Candy Media & Aliwal Shoal for an amazing fun filled trip on the Sardine Run. The Aliwal Shoal dive staff has over 13 years’ experience on the Sardine Run, so they really know their stuff!
Multiple Dive Trips June 17th and July 17th 2016.
Between June and July cold currents move inshore allowing the sardines extend their range northwards and move along the African coastline. Apart from the sardine bait balls that one can see, there is also the annual migration of the Humpback whales that are heading north to give birth.
There are super pods of Common dolphin, thousands of Cape gannets, Bottle nose dolphin and sharks galore. Check out this video from Sea Candy Media to put yourself right in the action.
We will be based in the scenic town of Port St Johns , where the boats launch out of the Umzimvubu river. The knowledgeable dive team have been leading sardine run trip on for over 10 years, giving the skippers and dive guides an extensive knowledge and experience of where to find the best action.
Why large shoals of sardines swim to the KwaZulu-Natal coast during the winter months remains a mystery. And yet each year it’s the same: starting in May, millions of small, shiny fish make the one-way journey from the cold waters of the Cape to the warmer tides of KwaZulu-Natal, colouring the shoreline silver as they convene close to the coast.
By the end of July they’re gone – disappeared just as suddenly as they arrived, vanishing into the great blue beyond.
If you are interested to book you exhilarating Sardin Run trip follow the link to the Sea Candy Media page or Email Sea Candy Media for more detail.