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Underwater Photo Location: Port St. Johns

Underwater Photo Location: Port St. Johns

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Sardine Run, Bait Ball
Facts about Port St. Johns
  • It is in South Africa
  • Port St. Johns is in the Indian Ocean.
  • The typical depth is 0-30 Metres 0-100 Feet.
  • The typical visibility is 10-30 Metres 30-100 Feet.
Dive types
dayboatdrift

Marine Life
bigsmallsharkswhalesdolphinsturtlesshoalsstinging

Diving facilities
airinstructionguided

Photo facilities
wideangleinstruction

by Sergiy Glushchenko
Bait Ball

by Allen Walker
On the Wild Coast on the Sardine Run and loving it!

by Mathieu Foulquié
Gannets and dolphins

by Jerome Renaud Goud
humpback whale diving on her back

by Gang Song
Sardine in the mouth

by Gang Song
perfect shape

by Gang Song
Dolphins under the boat

by Gang Song
South Africa Gannet

by Gang Song
Wingman

by Gang Song
Trinity

by Geo Cloete
~ Frenzy ~ Probably the predators which lights up a bait ball with the most energy, both visually and audibly are these Cape Gannets. Their skills see them hunting down to at least the 12-15m range.Truly an awesome spectacle to witness.

by Geo Cloete
~ Vortex ~

by Geo Cloete
~ Play Time ~

by Geo Cloete
~ Fast Food ~

by Geo Cloete
~ Break on Through to the Other Side ~

by Geo Cloete
~ Little One ~

by Geo Cloete
~ Be Quick ~ One of the fastest moving predators at the Sardine Run are the Cape Gannets. Watching their aerial assault from a boat is amazing. Witnessing it from within the water is simply breathtaking!

by Geo Cloete
~ Shark Ball ~ There are bait balls and then there are Shark Balls, just another one of those things which makes the Sardine Run one of The natural spectacles on the planet today.

by Geo Cloete
~ Blue Vortex ~ In 2013, it was documented for the first time that a bait ball was kept trapped by the shear number of sharks present. Although a few dolphins were spotted early on, they soon left and the ball was literally wrapped by sharks.

by Geo Cloete
~ Surrounded ~

by Allen Walker
Breaching whale taken during the annual Sardine Run ;)

by Geo Cloete
~ Which is Which ~ When the "shark ball" becomes bigger than the bait ball.

by Allen Walker
"Chomp" The privilege i had to witness this bait ball action right up and until the end was absolutely insane and will never be erased from the minds eye.
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