Monday, 7 June 2010

Catch the Sardine Run with Blue Vision Dive Centre

You can catch the Sardine Run with Blue Vision Dive Centre. Small pockets of sardines have already been spotted at Port St Johns, so we are looking forward to the beginning of the Sardine Run.

If you have not heard of the sardine run and are wondering what it is and why it creates such excitement read on. It is not called "The Greatest Shoal on Earth" by mistake. This mammoth natural event is the underwater equivalent of the annual Wildebeest migration across the Serengeti. Millions of people catch sardine fever. While they wage heated battles to secure the best vantage points from which to enjoy this fabulous spectacle, predators of the ocean congregate by the hordes for a humungous feast.

The last day in May has seen the arrival of the humpback whales migrating passed Aliwal Shoal and the Ragged Tooth Sharks have arrived in numbers!

We look forward to the gigantic shoals of sardines as they chase the warmer waters they love best while unwittingly luring ocean and air hunters to the coast of KwaZulu-Natal. The shoals of sardines can extend to a length of 6km, a width of 1,6km and up to 30m deep. That is a big draw card for hungry sea creatures!

All this in anticipation of the ocean extravaganza that is due to arrive soon. Be sure to book early and catch the sardine run with Blue Vision Dive Centre.

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