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Courtyard Hotel Port Elizabeth (Sardine Run 2020)

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Courtyard Hotel Port Elizabeth (Sardine Run 2020)

4 star hotel
1 Lodge Road Cnr Beach Roads, Summerstrand, Port Elizabeth, 6013, South Africa
91 rooms
FREE Internet

Pro Dive South Africa - Sardine Run

PADI 5 star dive center
Offsite (Free pickup)
Max 10 divers per guide

Package highlights

  • Courtyard Hotel Port Elizabeth is a 4* hotel on the boardwalk in Port Elizabeth, offering self-catering units and a sparkling pool overlooking the wild ocean
  • This exhilarating package will take you to the heart of a sardine-induced feeding frenzy, complete with pre-arranged filming permits and high-energy reef dives
  • This is a once-in-a-lifetime trip to the annual Sardine Run, a mesmerising phenomena of millions of sardines, hundreds of dolphins, sharks, diving birds, whales, game fish and seals in the African wilderness!
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Booking process

1. BOOKING

Once we receive your booking, we double check availability with the dive operator and reserve your spot

2. CONFIRMATION

We usually get back to you within 24 hours to confirm that your booking is final

3. 48H FREE CANCELLATION PERIOD

You then have 48 hours to take care of other travel arrangements. Your credit card will only be charged after that period

Payment & cancellation

Payment terms

  • Now: 0%
  • 48 hours after booking confirmation: 30%
  • 90 days before trip start: 100%

Cancellation fee

Free cancellation for 48h after confirmation

STANDARD CANCELLATION POLICY: If you cancel more than 67 days in advance, you will lose 35% and 100% for fewer than 67 days in advance.

SPECIAL CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) CANCELLATION POLICY: New Bookings:Cancellation in the event that you are unable to travel due to the Coronavirus: More than 21 Days A full refund or a 100% credit that can be used towards moving the booking to an alternative date in 2021.

Less than 21 Days In the event that the tour is cancelled less than 21 days prior to arrival a cancellation fee of 15% of the tour price will be charged .  The balance of the tour price (85% of your payment) will be refunded or credited towards any future trips in 2021.

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Highlights

  • This is a once-in-a-lifetime trip to the annual Sardine Run, a mesmerising phenomena of millions of sardines, hundreds of dolphins, sharks, diving birds, whales, game fish and seals in the African wilderness!
  • Due to the nature of the Sardine Run, you'll be snorkeling as this is the best way to see the underwater spectacle, but there may be opportunities to dive
  • Get closer than ever before: aircraft will fly overhead to point out the best spots to see sharks, sardine bait balls, diving gannets and an incredible host of aquatic activity
  • These unmissable marine safaris are available in Port Elizabeth from 21st March through 19th April - book your spot now to witness one of the diving world's most incredible natural sights!

Description

Pro Dive South Africa is an experienced PADI 5* dive center offering safe yet exhilarating Sardine Run experiences in Port St Johns and Port Elizabeth. 

Spend your days immersed in huge shoals of sardines, as large pelagics and sharks create pockets of clear ocean in a feeding frenzy. This is surely one for the shark-lovers and adrenaline-seekers out there! 

The search for the best action is aided by aircraft, scanning the horizon multiple times a day and reporting down to you on sturdy yet fast RIBs. At some stage, you'll stop for a picnic lunch. Besides the sharks and sardine bait balls, you'll witness diving gannets and an incredible host of other marine and bird activity. 

Due to the nature of the Sardine Run, you'll be mostly snorkeling, and will only put your scuba gear on in the event of finding a stationary bait ball. 

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DIVING SERVICES

PADI membership level

  • Padi 5 Star Idc

Dive boat facilities

  • Lunch Provided On Full Diving Days
  • Drinking Water
  • Ladder

Languages spoken

  • English

For your safety

  • Emergency Oxygen Kit
  • Automatic External Defibrillator (Aed)
  • First Aid Kits
  • Vhf Radio

Diving gear

  • Rental Equipment ($)
  • Filling Station

Resort Amenities

Payments

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Cash (Local Currency)

Sports & Watersports

  • Snorkeling

Facilities

  • Bar / Lounge
  • Swimming Pool(S)
  • Garden

Amenities & services

  • Wi-Fi (Free)
  • Air-Conditioning

Wellness & Relaxation

  • Fitness Center/Gym

Resort Description

Courtyard Hotel Port Elizabeth is a 4* hotel on the boardwalk in Port Elizabeth, offering fully-equipped studio, one and two bed units overlooking the ocean. 

Diving around Port Elizabeth is often described as energetic and rewarding. Port Elizabeth affords the chance to explore beautiful and vibrant reefs of the Eastern Cape, a great location for encountering ragged tooth sharks and experiencing the annual Sardine Run (March - April). 

Back at the hotel, take a dip in the sparkling pool overlooking the wild ocean, or head to the Boardwalk Casino if you're feeling lucky - it's located just next door. Each unit comes with a kitchenette inclusive of a fridge, microwave and coffee machine.

How to get there

Arrival

  • The best airport to fly into is Port Elizabeth, which is under 10 minutes drive from the hotel. 
  • The dive team will arrange round-trip transfers for you upon request (advance notice required, no additional cost). 
  • Check in time is 2 pm. 

Departure

  • Check out time is 11 am. 
  • On the final day of your stay, the dive team will drop you back at the airport (advance notice required, no additional cost). 

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