9 Day Marine
Price – US$ 4,295 per
applicable for 2017 season)
Supplement surcharge of US$ 500 for accommodations
9 days, 8 nights, 7 water days and general touring of the
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 marine activity.
note: This is a Marine Safari and due to the nature of
marine animals we cannot guarantee all sightings.
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
July are winter months on the Wild Coast and wet weather is possible
(though not always the case).
|Temperatures (Air) :
||59 - 75 F/ 15 - 24 C
|Temperatures (Water) :
|| 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
- Varies from 2 - 20m/ 6 ft - 60ft.
a safety precaution, we generally don't enter the water in less than
15ft of visibility.
- Advanced 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 only.
- Passport - Required for US citizens traveling to South
Africa and Botswana - no visa required though
- Clothing - Wind/ Rain proof active wear, smart casual wear
- Miscellaneous - Sun protection, headwear, eye protection,
- Wetsuit, mask, fins, snorkel
- BCD, regulator
We 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.
The 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.
In ideal Sardine Run
conditions, the water temperature will be in the range 59 - 65 F.
SEAL staff will be on
hand to carry equipment in transit, re-fill tanks etc.
Rinse facilities are
provided post diving.
The 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
Divers with pre-existing
medical conditions must stipulate when signing the expedition waiver
A full medical is
recommended for divers with pre-existing health conditions.