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Saint Helena Island is a remote and captivating destination located in the South Atlantic Ocean. 

Known for its stunning natural beauty and historical significance, with its dramatic cliffs, pristine beaches, and lush valleys, Saint Helena provides a picturesque setting for outdoor exploration and adventure. The island's location provides opportunities for unforgettable marine wildlife encounters.

The perfect Family Getaway!

This destination is not just for scuba divers but for snorkelers, freedivers and non-divers as well, with numerous activities to do in between dives.  

 

Time visiting: 

April / May / June 2024

Next group trip: 20 - 27 April 2024

Alternative Dates Available

 Price: From R 25 500 pp sharing 
Non-Diver: From R 19 300 pp sharing
(Excluding flights - Approx. R19,200.00 JNB – HLE Return)

 

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Wreck Diving

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The island's history is deeply intertwined with the famous exile of Napoleon Bonaparte, and visitors can still explore the sites associated with his time on the island. Saint Helena Island is also renowned for its warm and welcoming community, making it an inviting place to immerse oneself in the island's charm and hospitality. 

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, great wrecks and the potential to see some of the world’s most amazing large marine animals both above and underwater.

St Helena Napoleons House

 

  PACKAGE DETAILS

 

What’s Included:

 

What’s Excluded:

  • Immigration Landing Fee (£20.00)
  • Scheduled Transfers
  • 7 Nights’ Accommodation at The Blue Lantern Hotel
  • Breakfast
  • Sunday BBQ, Thursday Afternoon Fish Fry at the Dive Shed 
  • 8 Dives
  • Tanks & Weights
  • Island Tour (includes visiting Plantation House and Jonathan the tortoise)
  • Hike to Peak Dale/Blue Point
  • Visit to the Distillery
  • Flights (Approx. R19,200.00 JNB – HLE Return)
  • Travel and Diving Insurance (Approx. R1,085)
  • Any meals or drinks not specified
  • Additional Sightseeing and dives not specified
  • Gratuities
  • Hire of dive equipment other than tanks & weights
  • WIFI vouchers available at the hotel

 Optional Diving Extras:

 

  • Full gear rental - £10 per day
  • Additional dives - £65 double dive OR £45 single dive

 

ITINERARY

 

AM

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 SATURDAY Depart from Johannesburg on your Airlink flight to Jamestown, St Helena Island. Transfer from the airport. Check-in at The Blue Lantern
 SUNDAY   08:30 Double Dive BBQ at The Dive Club
 MONDAY  08:30 Double Dive  Afternoon at leisure - Jamestown
 TUESDAY   Island Tour with Blue Lantern (includes visiting Plantation House and Jonathan the tortoise) 
 WEDNESDAY  08:30 Double Dive Hike to Peak Dale/Blue Point
 THURSDAY  08:30 Double Dive Afternoon Fish Fry at the Dive Club 
 FRIDAY  Visit the Distillery Optional Go-Karting (£20.00pp) or Afternoon at leisure
 SATURDAY  Check out and transfer to the airport for your flight to Johannesburg South Africa.  

 

ACCOMMODATION

The Blue Lantern Hotel

The Hotel is just a 3-minute walk from the seaside and the Dive Shed. Below the Hotel, there's a Restaurant and a fully licensed bar. Fully fitted en suite rooms with a communal lounge and DSTV. 

Accommodation Details:

  • Fully fitted en suite rooms
  • Tea/coffee-making facilities, and in-room safe
  • Remote controlled fan
  • Communal lounge and DSTV
  • Vanity dresser with mirror
  • Guest laundry service
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DIVING HIGHLIGHTS

The island's location provides opportunities for unforgettable marine wildlife encounters and makes it a fascinating destination for nature enthusiasts and divers. Saint Helena offers a wide variety of diving for all levels of experience. This trip is not just for scuba divers but for snorkelers, freedivers and non-divers as well.

Explore many different wrecks in water so crystal clear that you can see them from the surface. The seas around St. Helena Island are teeming with diverse fish species, including groupers, parrotfish, jacks, snappers, and many more. An array of marine megafaunas such as manta rays, whale sharks, lots of dolphins, green turtles and more can be encountered here as well as lots of interesting macro life too. The island's waters contain vibrant hard and soft coral reefs.

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Highlights:

  • Yellowfin tuna, dorado, wahoo, snapper, grouper fish
  • Colourful nudibranchs
  • Various old and fascinating shipwrecks
  • Lemon sharks, blacktip sharks, reef sharks, and stingrays
  • Whale sharks and dolphins on surface intervals and underwater
  • St. Helena Island is an important breeding ground for seabirds such as boobies, terns, petrels, and the endemic St. Helena plover.

EXPLORE St HELENA
Optional Excursions

St Helena boasts unparalleled adventure, impeccable beauty and unrefined nature. With ancient wrecks, giant stairways, great forts, natural wonders and extraordinary walks, the world within this exclusive landscape is a world apart from anywhere else. Journey through 500 years of history. Experience the flavoursome culture and cuisine, rub shoulders with the oldest living land creature in the world or snorkel with the incredible seasonal whale sharks.

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Whale Shark Tours

Adult whale sharks make yearly trips to St Helena between January and April. In the last 3 years, they have recorded daily numbers ranging between 15 and 20 of our coastlines. This is a must-do trip for any visitor to St Helena. 

Dolphin Watching Tours

You can join dolphin trips all year round, it is likely that you could see dolphin pods with up to 400 – 600 dolphins. The most popular dolphin species found around St Helena are pan-tropical, bottlenose and rough-tooth species.

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Coastal Cruises

Why not take a leisure cruise along the spectacular coast of St Helena and watch the magnificent sunsets, view the amazing birds and if you are lucky you could see our seasonal humpback whales, if not you are almost guaranteed to see dolphins swimming off into the sunset. Offering refreshments on board which is available on request or feel free to supply your own for the trip of a lifetime.

Walking Tours

The walks are designed by the St Helena Nature Conservation Group (SHNCG) as an opportunity to access and enjoy the wide variety of landscapes, natural and man-made heritage of the Island. The distance of the 21 walks falls between 1.5 km – 12 km, and the time taken falls between 1hr 15 mins – 3 hrs 30 mins.

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History & Heritage Tours

The island’s remote location meant it was used as a place of exile for key prisoners, including some 6,000 Boers, King Dinuzulu, Bahraini princes and Napoleon, who died on St Helena. The island also played an important role during the abolition of slavery. St Helena’s heritage provides a significant legacy of fortifications, remains, historic buildings, and what has been described as “the quintessential Atlantic port” – Jamestown.  In the capital of Jamestown, several buildings are listed because of their historic importance while Main Street has been described as ‘one of the best examples of unspoiled Georgian architecture anywhere in the world.

The Peaks National Park

Visit the Peaks National Park which is home to the remnants of an ancient cloud forest. It holds approximately 250 species that are found nowhere else on Earth. It offers a unique wilderness experience in an area that has been voted one of St Helena’s ‘Seven Wonders’.

 

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Please Note The Following
  • Prices are subject to change in the event of price increases, airfares, exchange rate fluctuations & availability.
  • The exact price can only be confirmed at the time of final invoicing and the final payment due date. If you would like to secure your price to avoid any fluctuations, we will provide you with a final invoice (calculated at the exchange rate at the time) and payment will need to be made in FULL within 24 hours of receipt of the invoice.
  • The tour package has been quoted on a sharing basis and an additional single supplement fee will be charged for singles.
  • The above prices are based on EFT payments (no cash or credit cards are accepted).

 

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