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Calypso Star Charters - Shark Cage Diving

#1 of 11 Tours in Port Lincoln Features Animals
3/10 South Quay Boulevard, Port Lincoln, South Australia 5606, Australia
+61 8 8682 3939
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Great crew excellent vessel 44 people was a little crowded. Saw 2 sharks but not when we were in... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
John G
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Sydney, Australia
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amazing time

Had an amazing time with Calypso. Boat was large with a lot of room to move around or sit... read more

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Reviewed 3 days ago
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Calypso Star Charters provides the ultimate one day adventure activity, cage diving with the Great White Sharks! Our business has been operating for over 20 years and boasts a highly successful history. We are the only Advanced Eco Certified business providing the one day charter that also holds a license to berley, giving us a greater chance of attracting the Great Whites to our vessel and keeping them in close proximity! In October 2011 we launched our new vessel, MV Calypso Star 2. The vessel is state of the art and provides all guests with the best in comfort, safety and all the creatures comfort of home, including hot showers! Dont miss your opportunity to be mesmerised by these remarkable creatures as you see them face to face in their natural environment from the safety of our cage, in the clear waters surrounding the Neptune IslandsWith the success of the addition of the new vessel, we saw the opportunity to expand our business operation and offer our customers more than just the one experience. This saw the introduction of our Swim with the Sealions tours in 2011. All aboard the MV Calypso Star for a journey to the playground of the seas very cute and very playful 'puppy dogs', the Australian Sea Lions at Hopkins Island. From the moment we arrive the Sea Lions bound out to the vessel excitedly inviting the guests to join them. The tour provides the opportunity to jump in and swim, viewing the mesmerised skills and abilities of these gorgeous animals, or sit back and enjoy the action from the comfort of the vessel. The tour is interaction guaranteed, environmentally conscious, educational and a whole lot of fun for the whole family!
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3/10 South Quay Boulevard, Port Lincoln, South Australia 5606, Australia
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Great crew excellent vessel 44 people was a little crowded. Saw 2 sharks but not when we were in the cage. Food and snacks kept coming all day. Safety conscious not cowboys! Long day but my son and I are already planning a return bringing...More

Thank John G
Reviewed 3 days ago

Had an amazing time with Calypso. Boat was large with a lot of room to move around or sit - whichever worked for you. 8 people went into a cage at a time, and we were in 4th group. Time flew by as we watched...More

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CalypsoManagement, Manager at Calypso Star Charters - Shark Cage Diving, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hello, Thank you for taking the time to write us this great review we really appreciate it! We love reading how our guests perception of Great White Sharks change after being on our charter. Unfortunately others do portray them as being aggressive when they are...More

Reviewed 3 days ago

Amazing! This is the best crew I have ever had the opportunity to do any dive with. They take care of you from start to finish, feed you all day and are very knowledgeable. Took us to a great spot and getting to see these...More

Thank theowens3
CalypsoManagement, Manager at Calypso Star Charters - Shark Cage Diving, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hello, Thank you so much for saying we were the best crew you have ever dived with we really appreciate it :) The sharks are amazing and we are glad you had a great day and thank you for recommending us to others!

Reviewed 5 days ago

Calypso star charters shark cage diving and swimming with sea lion's. One of the best days ever! Amazing, awe-inspiring, stunningly spectacular great white sharks. We had such a fantastic time we went back 2 months later and swam with sea lions one day then diving...More

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CalypsoManagement, Manager at Calypso Star Charters - Shark Cage Diving, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hello, Wow what a great review thank you so much. We love hearing when our guests enjoyed themselves so much the first time that they came back to do it again! Swimming with the Sealions is a very interactive wildlife tour and we are glad...More

Reviewed 5 days ago

Shark diving capped off a 17-day Australian vacation with 2 other boat rides before this one. Our last trip on the journey was Port Lincoln where we departed to dive for sharks. Let me start with the best things. 1) The crew was fantastic. 2)...More

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CalypsoManagement, Manager at Calypso Star Charters - Shark Cage Diving, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi John, Hope you enjoyed your Australian vacation, thank you for adding Port Lincoln and shark cage diving with us into your itinerary. We are glad you had a great adventure with us. Neptune Island Marine Park is a 3 hour boat journey from Port...More

Reviewed 5 days ago

Definitely one of the best things I've ever done! Crew were great, food was excellent, I felt safe, and the sharks turned up!

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CalypsoManagement, Manager at Calypso Star Charters - Shark Cage Diving, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hello, Thank you for writing us a review we are happy you had an amazing experience and enjoyed your time on board with us and the sharks! Hope to see you again one day :)

Reviewed 5 days ago

This experience weas everything I hoped it would be and more! We got picked up from right outside our hostel and taken to the marnia to board the boat. We departed for the 2-3 hour journey out to to the islands. On the way, the...More

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CalypsoManagement, Manager at Calypso Star Charters - Shark Cage Diving, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hello Kate, Wow what a great and detailed review, thank you we really appreciate it. Glad you had an amazing experience with us and the 6 sharks during the day. Sharks are not the only wildlife you will see on the day and our crew...More

Reviewed 5 days ago

This was the most incredible experience from start to finish. Such a wonderful boat crew, very personable and present for guests. Great food, facilities, safety instructions and overall the best and more memorable experience of my life!More

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CalypsoManagement, Manager at Calypso Star Charters - Shark Cage Diving, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hello, It makes our day when we hear how our guests saying they have had the most memorable experience of their life, wow, thank you! We pride ourselves on striving to give the best service to our guests but also providing our guests with information...More

Reviewed 5 days ago

Even though we had some rough seas, the crew was very nice and knew what they were doing. They baited that shark right up to the bars of the cage. Magnificent!More

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CalypsoManagement, Manager at Calypso Star Charters - Shark Cage Diving, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hello Petter, Thank you for your review we are glad you had a magnificent day on board with us and the sharks. We are privileged to be the only one day operator permitted to use natural fish berley to attract the sharks to our vessel....More

Reviewed 5 days ago

Great day, highly recommend, especially to anyone that loves or has anything to do with the ocean. The boat ride to and from the Neptune islands was a trip in itself, with the crew helpful and happy to answer any questions, in between making coffee,...More

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CalypsoManagement, Manager at Calypso Star Charters - Shark Cage Diving, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hello, Thank you highly recommending us to others, we are glad you had a great day! As we do operate in a Marine Park Sanctuary Zone there are many fish to look at and the Yellowtail Kingfish we do see are huge! Safe travels and...More

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Ptrinh9651
Will be doing a shark dive with you guys in late February, and we are from the states. What should we wear besides bathing suit for the trip out? Would a light hoodie be needed if the waters are cold? or dress light?
3 February 2017|
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Response from CalypsoManagement | Property representative |
Hello, we recommend you to have warm clothes to wear as it can get cold out on the open sea. We do have hot showers on board for when you get out of the cage too but you may still want to wear warm clothes too. Please also... More
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Isabella L
Hi, do you need to have done scuba diving certificate to do the cage diving?
13 January 2017|
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Response from CalypsoManagement | Property representative |
Hello, thanks to everyone else who answered for us! No dive experience required, most guests are first time divers. You can practice with the regulator before getting in the cage and it is easy to come up to breathe until... More
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Cockatoo_traveller
Hi Calyso Star, How long would each diver typically spend in the water with the sharks?
11 January 2017|
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Response from CalypsoManagement | Property representative |
Hello, it does depend on the shark activity on the day. On average it is around 45 minutes, sometimes it is multiple shorter dives. Our crew do their best ot make sure all divers receive similar amount of interaction which... More
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