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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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Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Description: 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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Just AMAZING

I would have done it again the next day! It was worth the money and I would love to go back again! The whole day was great and the crew were fab, PERFECT!

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5 of 5 starsReviewed April 10, 2015
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Bideford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

I would have done it again the next day! It was worth the money and I would love to go back again! The whole day was great and the crew were fab, PERFECT!

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

Hi Freespirit Thank you for reviewing your trip out with us. It is that amazing and addictive that you could just jump back onboard and do it again and again. Looks like you will just have to plan another trip to Australia so you can come and join us again. Thanks for the compliments of our crew, we do have... More 

Whitsunday Islands, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

I did the cage diving with my boyfriend in August and was probably one of the best things I've experienced! this was risky as it was low season, but we still managed to see a couple of great whites! the creatures were magnificent and not at all frightening, and it was so fascinating to see them swimming around so gracefully... More 

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

Hi Loralorent We are so pleased to hear that you and your partner had a fantastic day out when you joined us in August. Although it is a little cooler during these months and it can deter some people, you braved it and were rewarded for doing so! They are truly remarkable, watching them just gracefully moving along through the... More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

We were aware that the orcas had scared the GW's off as they had warned us prior to our visit. Some people did see another type of shark though! The whole team were great, especially the guy on the deck who came and brought me a sick bag when I was chucking my guts out! The lady who worked there... More 

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

Hi Jaymer Thank you for your kind words of our staff, our services and our facilities, even though you were unfortunate to not sight the Sharks whilst onboard with us. We do try to work hard all day in the hope that they will return. We know they will one day, but just don't know when! We look forward to... More 

winnsboro, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

This was on my "bucket list" for two years and will say it was worth the wait! Even though the water was cold and somewhat rough, I would recommend taking the trip & experience with Calypso Star Charters. The skipper and crew were a delight to be around, very friendly and are great host's. It is a trip worth taking... More 

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

Hi Woody Great to see that you were able to tick this one off the bucket list and a pleasure for us to be able to provide you with the opportunity to do this! The water can sometimes be a little cool for people so we provide wetsuits, hood, boots and gloves to assist with this and have also this... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

We missed the sharks due to Orca ruining the party. It happens but only rarely, we were unlucky and they warned us. The people and the gear was top notch and they really looked after us when it looked like no sharks were around, even taking us for an impromptu fish for tuna!

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

Hi Tvanduyl Sorry to hear that you were on one of our charters that did not sight sharks during this period that we are currently in. As you stated we do notify everyone and give them the chance to change their date should they prefer to do so, but if we don't continue to charter we will not know if... More 

Nordlingen, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

It was Wednesday, 28.01. We had high wave while crossing the ocean to neptun island. we have seen 7 different great whithe Sharks. Took many photos from the sharks. It was awesome. The Calypso Star Charters - Team was very professional. They have made a DVD and photos -> very good. Thank you very much. if i should do shark... More 

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

Hi Rita Thank you for taking the time to write us a review of your experience with us. We can sometimes experience some unfavourable sea conditions on the journey but once we arrive at the Islands we are fine. What a great day for you to join us with the seven different Great Whites joining the boat. We do hope... More 

Bunbury, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

We knew the chances of seeing a shark were slim as the orcas appeared to have scared the GW's away a couple of weeks earlier, but we were so excited we couldn't postpone a trip that we booked months in advance. From the time we got on the boat till the moment we stepped off, we were looked after and... More 

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

Hi Nat I would sincerely like to thank you for such an honest and informative review of your day out and for the support you are putting behind our company encouraging people to still travel out with us. We are just as disappointed as our guests when we do not sight sharks, but as you said our crew will continue... More 

Bendigo, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

great experience highly recommended it. greats crew, plenty of food and seen plenty of sharks a great day out for all

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

Hi Brad Doesn't sound like the day could have got much better for you! Thanks for your compliments of our staff and services and for your review of your day out with us, we really appreciate you taking the time to do this. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

great day from morning until night the crew is the best part of the tour , all of you the food was great i would like that the food were throw closer or in the cage, so to have closer contact with sharks

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

Hi Domenico Although we know how much everyone loves to see the sharks up very close to the cage, the baits are thrown in this manner so as to avoid any contact between the sharks and the cage whilst still giving everyone a close view and great photographic opportunities. We are pleased that you enjoyed the day and that our... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Had a ball more than enough food great staff cheap beers we saw 6 great whites on the day i would advise sea sick tablets!

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

Hi Gregory Thanks for your review of your trip out with us. You hit all the important points and made it easy for people to understand that this is something they should have a go at! More 

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