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Calypso Star Charters - Shark Cage Diving

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Address: 3/10 South Quay Boulevard, Port Lincoln, South Australia 5606, Australia
Phone Number: +61 8 8682 3939
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Calypso Star Charters provides the ultimate one day adventure activity,...

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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Had a great time with Calypso Star. We saw 4 or 5 different sharks up to around 4 metres in length. Amazing being underwater with them and also watching them from the top level of... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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Glencoe, Australia
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Glencoe, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Had a great time with Calypso Star. We saw 4 or 5 different sharks up to around 4 metres in length. Amazing being underwater with them and also watching them from the top level of the boat. We had to take the smaller boat which meant a little less room and comfort but also less people which meant five people... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We decided to do the sealions and shark diving. We are so pleased we did. It was totally amazing. Being so up close and personal with such gentle animals like the sea lions was heart warming. They were so playful and inquisitive. We got some great footage of them. On to the flip side, being within arms reach of an... More 

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CalypsoManagement, Manager at Calypso Star Charters - Shark Cage Diving, responded to this review

Hello Mark, Thanks for coming on board both our Swim with the Sealions and Shark Cage Diving tours. We are pleased to know you enjoyed your time with us. The Sealions are so playful and fun, we never get tired of swimming with them too! Thank you for your feedback regarding the crew and the food on the day. Hope... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Obviously these trips are dependent on the shark being there & what a great experience is in-store for you if they are so highly recommended. The only negative I have about this & it's an after thought when come back from the trip with the general chitchat. They do not offer a refund if sharks are not found? Now i... More 

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CalypsoManagement, Manager at Calypso Star Charters - Shark Cage Diving, responded to this review

Hello Philip, Thanks for travelling from England to join our charter, we are pleased to know you had a great experience with us and saw sharks. As we are dealing with a nomadic creature in its natural environment we can not ever guarantee sightings. But what we are proud of is being the only operator who publicises the number of... More 

Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Cage diving with Great White sharks - Ticked off my Bucket List! It was an amazing, awe inspiring experience. It was a birthday present from my wife and kids. Best birthday ever! We were lucky enough to have perfect conditions on the day. Up at dawn, we watched the sunrise over the marina in Port Lincoln. The trip to the... More 

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CalypsoManagement, Manager at Calypso Star Charters - Shark Cage Diving, responded to this review

Hello Joshua, Thanks very much for taking the time to write us this great review. We are very pleased to know you enjoyed your time on board with us and of course the sharks! Their is no age limit or experience to dive with us and we do get many families join us on board. We look forward to seeing... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Top tour! It was a surprise for my partner, he absolutely loved it. Had 5 sightings of great whites , loads of trevally and kingfish. We had a 30° day and blue sky through the dive which made everything much clearer. GoPro is a must. The crew were great! If you have a weak stomach and don't cope well with... More 

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CalypsoManagement, Manager at Calypso Star Charters - Shark Cage Diving, responded to this review

Hi Olivia, Thank you for taking the time to write us this great review. Sounds like you had a great day with the weather and the sharks! Our crew are there to help you on the day as you do not need any dive experience to jump in the cage. There is a practise regulator on board also that we... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed at Port Lincoln Hotel where a charter bus was organised to get to the Marina. There were around 30-35 people onboard the smaller boat as the larger boat was being repaired and it was a little bit uncomfortable but it was all part of the experience. The crew were incredibly friendly and informative! We were given breakfast, morning... More 

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CalypsoManagement, Manager at Calypso Star Charters - Shark Cage Diving, responded to this review

Hello Emily, So happy to read you had an amazing experience on board with us. Unfortunately we are currently repairing a mechanical issue on our larger vessel. MV Calypso Star you jumped on board can take up a capacity of 26 guests and is still a large 60 foot boat. It is also the fastest boat to Neptune Islands which... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was probably the most incredible experience I've ever experienced! It was just completely amazing! Couldn't recommend it enough!

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CalypsoManagement, Manager at Calypso Star Charters - Shark Cage Diving, responded to this review

Hello, Wow what a great review! We love reading how much our guests have enjoyed their time on board with us and the sharks! Thank you for recommending us to others we really appreciate it!! More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This tour seems well put together with a great crew! Unfortunately when I went it was a rough day on the seas. Despite all that,as no fault of anyone, it was a great experience! We all got water/pop for free because of the day. I didn't manage to actually get in the cage because of the crazy sea sickness, but... More 

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CalypsoManagement, Manager at Calypso Star Charters - Shark Cage Diving, responded to this review

Hello, Sorry to hear you fell sea sick but it is great to hear you still enjoyed your day with us. Sadly we can not control the weather, but we do strongly suggest all our guests to take sea sickness precautions before coming on board. We recommend a tablet before going to sleep the night before and one in the... More 

Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was my second attempt at organising a group of mates to travel to Lincoln to swim with the sharks. We thought we had jagged it with a perfect weather forecast and all look good for an item on the "Bucket List" to be ticked. After an hour or so of travel time on the water our luck was not... More 

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CalypsoManagement, Manager at Calypso Star Charters - Shark Cage Diving, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you very much for this great review considering you did not get to experience the full charter with us. On your day we did experience a mechanical problem which caused the Skipper to make the decision to return to port. This was the first mechanical issue we have faced in 3 years. Safety is our biggest priority and... More 

Canberra, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

shark cage and sea lions great activities. Sea lions allows some engagement close viewing with playful sea lions not challenging and rewarding activity for variety of ages.

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