Sardine Run South Africa

Scuba diving trip to South Africa special “Sardine Run” edition 2022. This diving trip is a unique encounter of the fauna. Following the annual migration of the sardine along the South African coast that begins in June of each year, as the schools of sardines move towards the North the size of the sardine banks tends to grow incredibly. This trip attracts a multitude of predators who follow this migration, exploiting this source of localized and abundant food. Here we can see feeding at the same time a great variety of dolphins, numerous species of birds, whales, sea lions and lots of sharks giving “hunt” for the sardines. A unique show in the world that you should not miss.

Dive packed

Day 1 arrival at Umtata airport and transfer to the town of Mpame (about two hours by road). Accommodation in a double room with full board.

Day 2 to 6 after light breakfast we spent the day at sea looking for sardines in action. Normally we will be in the sea from around 8 in the morning until 3 in the afternoon depending on the sea conditions and the activity seen. On board lunch and hot or cold drinks are served. At night, dinner in the accommodation.

Day 7 after breakfast transfer to Umtata airport and end of the dive trip.


  • 7 night’s accommodation
  • Dinner / Breakfast and packed Lunch
  •  6 days Sardine Run
  •  Cylinder, weights and Marine permit
  •  Experienced skippers and divemaster
  •  Return transfers from East London Airpor


  • Everything not specified.
  • Flights.
  • Diving equipment except 12L tank and weights.
  • Tips and drinks