Sardine Run – Coffee Bay, South Africa, July 2014
We have received some fabulous feedback about this promotional video for the Sardine Run. At the end of the day, word of mouth prevailed and our group of shark savvy divers has an international line up from from Portugal (via Angola), Fiji, Austria and Australia, including Townsville (via Vietnam and China).
Our hosts, owners of African Dive Adventures, are Roland and Buelah Mauz based at Shelly Beach, Margate/Protea Banks near Durban, South Africa.
Our first dives will be on their home patch to see grey nurse sharks that they call ‘raggies’, oceanic black tips, bull sharks, dusky whaler sharks and an outside chance of tigers and hammerhead sharks.
We will then head further south to Coffee Bay, near Waterfall Bluff where David Attenborough filmed the most extraordinary sequences for his BBC Special on the Sardine Run.
Our spotter plan will be relying on hundreds and thousands of Cape gannets and massive groups of dolphins to point our dive boat into the centre of all the action.
I received news this week that the sardines are currently 80 km off shore. If we are to believe the predications, our arrival for the 14th July will coincide with the time that the greatest shoal on earth will be concentrated against the South African coast at our location – fingers crossed!