Sardine Run

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ScubaAddicts Diving Adventures

Sardine Run in South Africa

ScubaAddicts is owner managed by Craig & Shona and together with our very experienced team, we offer a year-round shark diving packages in South Africa & Mozambique and the annual Sardine Run in Port St Johns.

From the moment you arrive, we are your hosts, guides and dive guides for the duration of your stay with us in South Africa & Mozambique. Our packages include Airport Transfers, All transport & transfers, Accommodation, Diving, Cylinders, Air-fills, Weights, Weight Belts and Diver Permits as required for your package.

Arrive at Durban International Airport where we will meet you and we take care of the rest!

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Diving the Sardine Run

Scuba Addicts have been a Sardine Run Dive Operator for the past 14-years. Each year during June & July millions of Sardines move north up the east coast of South Africa and we move our dive operation south to Port St Johns in South Africa to ensure that we are in one of the best location for you to be able to dive and experience the annual Sardine Run in South Africa.

We are one of the largest and most experienced Sardine Run diving operators and because of this we have been able to have an EXCLUSIVE deal with Cremorne which is our base for the six weeks of Sardine Run in South Africa. Cremorne is rated as one of the best locations for the Sardine Run in South Africa and the Cremorne team along with our ScubaAddicts team ensure that your stay with us will be an amazing experience.

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Sardine Run Packages

Our Sardine Run Packages are designed for the ultimate experience!
The packages have been designed so that we take care of every aspect of your stay with us.

Transfers are included in Sardine Run Packages : Don't be caught out by packages that don't include TRANSFERS

Max-8 divers per boat! : We limit our boats to a max 8-divers to ensure it's quick to kit-up and get into the water.

Sardine Run Permits : We are holders of MPA permits which allows us access to SCUBA DIVE the Sardine Run!

NO Dive Courses : We don't offer any dive courses, so your dives won't be restricted by students on our boats.

We have an EXCLUSIVE deal with Cremorne, rated as one of the BEST locations for the Sardine Run.

Onsite Dive Centre in Port St Johns : No daily travelling to your launch site - just wake-up and go diving!

Join ScubaAddicts in Port St. Johns for the ultimate Sardine Run Adventure.
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Diving in South Africa

ScubaAddicts Dive Centre & Lodge is perfectly situated for diving the Aliwal Shoal in South Africa.

Every room at ScubaAddicts Dive Lodge has 100% ocean views over-looking the Indian Ocean, miles of sandy beaches and the Aliwal Shoal, rated as one of the top shark diving sites in the world! Our on-site dive centre means no daily transfers between your accommodation and dive centre! Just wake-up, roll out of bed and go shark diving - awesome!

While the main focus is to dive with the many shark species found on the Aliwal Shoal including Tiger Sharks, Oceanic Blacktip Sharks, Ragged Tooth Sharks, Dusky Sharks, Guitar Sharks, Bull Sharks, Hammerhead Sharks & more, the Aliwal Shoal is also home to a huge variety of other marine life including Whales, Dolphin, Turtles, Manta Rays, Devil Rays, Eagle Rays, Ribbontail Rays, Eels, Game Fish, Reef fish & more.

Aliwal Shoal is also home to the wrecks of the MV Produce [1974] & the Nebo [1884] which are great wreck dives.

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Diving in Mozambique

ScubaAddicts are the proud new owners of Planet Scuba in Ponta Do Ouro, Mozambique.

For many years we have stayed at Planet Scuba whilst diving in Mozambique so when Planet Scuba came up for sale, it was perfect for us to be able to offer more diving packages in Mozambique.

The Dive Lodge is centrally located in the small town of Ponta Do Ouro in Mozambique. The lodge has awesome views over-looking the ocean and is perfectly situated for diving on the reefs of Ponta Do Ouro, Ponta Molangane & Ponta Mamoli which offer some of the best shark diving with Bull Sharks, Hammerhead Sharks, Tiger Sharks and many other species of shark and are also home to a huge variety of other marine life including Whales, Dolphin, Turtles, Manta Rays, Devil Rays, Eagle Rays, Ribbontail Rays, Moray Eels, Game Fish, many species of reef fish & much more.

Every room at the dive lodge is air-conditioned and has ensuite facilities with showers!

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The Early Days

"ScubaAddicts was started with a single vision, to deliver top quality scuba diving adventures for Qualified divers!"

Having been told by many divers who had travelled to dive in South Africa that they hadn't seen sharks whilst diving in South Africa, Craig who grew up in South Africa decided to start a dive operation focussed on diving with sharks!

Dive operators were offering dive courses & daily diving which meant qualified divers coming on holiday would have student divers, novice divers & qualified divers on the same boat. This causes problems with selecting dive sites as well as the dive guide having to focus on divers instead of finding Sharks! We decided that we would only offer diving for qualified divers so our dives & dive sites are not restricted by having student or novice divers on our boats.

There was NO dive operator offering dive packages that included every aspect of that a diver would need when travelling to South Africa and Mozambique and so ScubaAddicts was born.

In 2002 we started offering guided dive packages, using local accommodation and chartering dive boats. As soon as we could we built ScubaAddicts Dive Centre & Lodge based at the Aliwal Shoal in South Africa, purchased our own dive boats and a vehicle for transfers and we haven't looked back.

In 2003 after many requests, we expanded our diving packages into Mozambique and added our extension packages which include Big-5 Game Safari in the Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Reserve and Great White Cage Diving at Dyer Island with ScubaAddicts taking care of all bookings and transfers making in easy for divers to see more of South Africa and Mozambique.

In 2005 ScubaAddicts started to offer Sardine Run packages and in 2007 we decided that during the Sardine Run we would move our dive operation to Cremore Estate in Port St Johns and every year we return there for one of the most amazing adventures on the diving calendar.

In 2009 SharkWEEK South Africa was born and over the next 6-years we have offered Guaranteed Shark Diving in South Africa at the Aliwal Shoal & Protea Banks which has offered divers some awesome shark diving experiences.

Since 2012 we have had HUGE requests for more Mozambique packages and together with Mike in Ponta Do Ouro, we have been offering guided dive packages on selected dates to dive with the Tiger Sharks, Bull Sharks, Hammerhead Sharks, Silvertip Sharks, Grey Reef Sharks, Dusky Sharks, Java Sharks and much more.

In 2016 took an AWESOME step forward, we purchased Planet Scuba Lodge in Ponta Do Ouro, Mozambique, partnered with Mike and Leanne, built an on site dive centre and ScubaAddicts Mozambique was born!

Having our own Dive Lodge in Ponta Do Ouro, Mozambique has made a HUGE change for us. We are getting much better shark diving and less cancelled diving days in Ponta Do Ouro, Mozambique than when we were diving Protea Banks in South Africa.

We have also decided to no longer offer Diving at Protea Banks. Over the years with the global weather changes and also the decline in shark diving at Protea Banks, we have decided that instead of having divers travel long distances and then face cancelled diving days at Protea Banks, we will offer packages that offer the same type of diving but that are much more reliable

Join us for some amazing shark diving adventures in South Africa & Mozambique!

 

ScubaAddicts Dive Centre & Lodge

Aliwal Shoal, Umkomaas, South Africa

ScubaAddicts Dive Centre & Lodge is perfectly situated for diving the Aliwal Shoal in South Africa.

Every room at ScubaAddicts Dive Lodge has 100% ocean views over-looking the Indian Ocean, miles of sandy beaches and the Aliwal Shoal, rated as one of the top shark diving sites in the world!

Our on-site dive centre means no daily transfers between your accommodation and dive centre!

Just wake-up, roll out of bed and go shark diving - awesome!

Facilities at the Lodge

Every Room has 100% ocean views

FREE Wi-Fi Internet Access

On-site Dive Centre

Transport is available at the lodge

Miles of sandy beaches

Swimming Pool

Beachfront Lodge

Satellite TV [DSTV]

Local Excursions

Laundry Service

 

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ScubaAddicts Dive Centre & Lodge

Ponta Do Ouro, Mozambique

ScubaAddicts are the proud new owners of Planet Scuba in Ponta Do Ouro, Mozambique.

For many years we have stayed at Planet Scuba whilst diving in Mozambique so when Planet Scuba came up for sale, it was perfect for us to be able to offer more diving packages in Mozambique.

The Dive Lodge is centrally located in the small town of Ponta Do Ouro in Mozambique. The lodge has awesome views over-looking the ocean and is perfectly situated for diving with sharks and on the reefs of Ponta Do Ouro, Ponta Molangane & Ponta Mamoli.

Our on-site Dive Centre means no local transfers between your accommodation and the dive centre, just wake-up, roll out of bed and enjoy diving on the reefs of Ponta Do Ouro, Ponta Molangane & Ponta Mamoli in Mozambique!

Every room at the dive lodge is air-conditioned and has ensuite facilities with showers!

The main deck overlooks the ocean, miles of sandy beaches and is perfect for an afternoon of relaxing by the pool.

 

Facilities at the Resort

Every Room is air-conditioned

Wi-Fi & Internet Access is available

Transport is available at the lodge

Miles of sandy beaches

2 x Swimming Pools

Beach Access from the Lodge

Satellite TV [DSTV]

Local Excursions

Laundry Service

 

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