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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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I was hesitant at first as I had to fly from sydney, and knowing that this is nature and nothing is guaranteed...but I am so glad I did it! The minute we arrived to the Neptune... read more

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5 of 5 starsReviewed June 2, 2015
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Melbourne
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015 NEW

Overall a very good trip. great shark sightings with great moments captured on the go pro that we could hire. Took a long time to get to neptune island and back but worth it.

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Perth
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015 NEW

I had a great time on the ship the crew were very friendly and having the shuttle straight from the hotel was great. Only downside would of been there wasn't enough food to go around but besides that was a fabulous experience that I recommend to everyone young and old :)

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Metro Manila, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015 NEW

I was hesitant at first as I had to fly from sydney, and knowing that this is nature and nothing is guaranteed...but I am so glad I did it! The minute we arrived to the Neptune Islands we already saw a great white (maybe waiting for us? :) The staff is incredible, they really work hard for everyone to have... More 

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Sydney
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015 NEW

Loved my trip with these guys. Nice boat, friendly staff and 4 sharks spotted. We had about an hour in the cage which was perfect. I highly recommend this trip for anyone looking to tick off this experience on their bucket list.

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015 NEW

Had an amazing time with Calypso, I would highly recommend it to anyone who is looking for a bit of a thrill seeking experience. The only thing I would say is that it is a long day and there wasn't really a lot to do while other groups were doing their dive. Being in the seventh and last group of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015 NEW via mobile

Wow, just wow. Early start to the day, boat was fairly busy but it was big enough that it wasn't an issue. Breakfast provided which was toasted rolls and fresh fruit and coffee/tea throughout the day. We literally wanted for nothing food wise, so we'll catered for I have to say. The journey to the neptunes was good at first,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

The entire day was fantastic from start to finish. An early start from Port Lincoln and the staff gave a briefing. Then it was food time (as it was all day). The ride out to the Neptune islands is pretty long and some people were sick as tge waves were HUGE. I'm glad I took my seasickness tablets. I was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

If this has been on your bucket list, we would highly recommend doing it. It was a long day. The trip out and back was 3.5 hours each way, but we were given breakfast, morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea. The crew were extremely friendly and helpful and on the day we went there were 6 sharks.

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

Hi Tracey It is a long day out and we try to ensure we cater for everyone's needs all day to help the time pass quicker. The tour is fully inclusive so as you said we provide all the food to keep your full throughout the day. Thanks for joining us and allowing us to help you tick this one... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

Came over to tick the great white cage dive off the ol' bucket list!! The crew were all great, heaps of local knowledge and stories about the local seafood industry whilst cruising out to the dive site. Once there we anchored and set out the burley. Probably about 20 minutes until the first dorsal fin popped up in the distance.... More 

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

Hi Stuey Glad we could help you to tick this one off the bucket list! Our crew do love sharing their knowledge of the local area and the aquaculture industries that we are synonymous in Port Lincoln for. It is a beautiful area and everyone should have the chance to know more about it. The sharks are truly magnificent when... More 

Edmonton, Alberta
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

My experience with Calypso was nearly 5 stars. The crew were all very welcoming and helpful, and i think they did extraordinarily well handling the amount of people that were on the boat (given that it was a confined space in the middle of the ocean :-) ). They were courteous and professional and easy to approach if you needed... More 

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

Hi Shannon Sorry to hear you were so sick and we weren't able to make this experience 5 stars overall for you on the day. Unfortunately the seas can sometimes be a little less favourable, but our crew are always on hand to help out and swap over sick bags when needed :). Thanks for your compliments of our staff... More 

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