6 Days St Helena Whale Shark diving safari
From January to March each year, St Helena is home to the only known seasonal aggregation of adult male and female whale sharks in the world, with several dozen visible at once when frequent certain dive sites. Grab this chance to see the massive animal in their habitat and create a memory of a lifetime!
- Diving to search for adult female and male sharks
- hiking and city tours
The 05 days Saint Helena diving safari will give you an opportunity to dive 2 times in the Azzur waters of the Atlantic Ocean in search of the adult male and female whale sharks.
Day 1: Arrival at Saint Helena Airport
Saint Helena Airport is an international airport on Saint Helena, a remote island in the South Atlantic Ocean, Travellers are advised to fly to South Africa and connect from there to Saint Helena, upon arrival you will be picked up by the lodge and transfer to your hotel for relaxation.
Day 2: Jameson city tour and mild hiking
After lazily breakfast you will meet the local guide and tour some of the best hiking trails and explore the historical sites of the South Atlantic Island Full day tour focussing on the island’s most famous residents, Napoleon and Jonathan the tortoise, the oldest on the planet and later meet with divers to discuss the pans for the next day’s dive.
Day 3: Diving
St Helena is a very special diving destination, with something to offer all types of divers and lots to do in-between dives. Most diving is on the sheltered side of the island, with long shallow (10-20m deep) rocky reefs, very little tide or current (water temperature ranges 18-25 degrees C), masses of different fish, lots of interesting macro life, some great wrecks and the potential to see some of the world’s most amazing large marine animals both above and underwater. St Helena is also a wonderful place to learn to dive and/or develop your dive skills further.
Day 4: Day at leisure
You will enjoy the day relaxing at your hotel and if you like to wander to Saint Helena city of Jameson you can do that as you have the day at leisure
Day 5: Second Diving
You will meet your team again and head out for your second diving experience in the undisturbed waters of Saint Helena Island and with massive luck, you can swim with the Whale sharks.
Day 6: Morning free, after bid farewell to the lodge and transfer to the airport at midday for your flight to Johannesburg.
End of tour
Additional accommodation can be arranged for an extra cost.
What’s included in the safari
- Diving fees
- Hiking activities indicated on the final itinerary
- Local guide fees for hikes
What’s excluded in the safari
- International flights
- Flight from South Africa to Saint Helena
- Travel and Medical insurance
- Optional activities
When to book the safari package?
Travelers can book this tour within three months of the time of travel to allow proper preparation for the diving experience.
Best Time to Travel
The driest season is January to March, and the wettest, July to October, the better diving season is considered to be October through to March. Notes on temperatures: Air: average coastal day time temperatures for the period for the region.
NOTE: Small tour details like Accommodation and activities are provided by Wilderness Explorers on the final itinerary after confirmation as lodge choices change a lot based on the traveler.