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Calypso Star Charters - Shark Cage Diving

3/10 South Quay Boulevard, Port Lincoln, South Australia 5606, Australia
+61 (8) 8682 3939
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Type: Water sports
Owner description: Calypso Star Charters provides the ultimate one day adventure activity, cage diving with the Great White Sharks! Our business has been operating for... more » Owner description: 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! « less
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Brilliant day the crew are so friendly and helpful. Saw lots of wildlife dolphins, seals and obviously the star of the show the sharks. Well fed and good choice and supply of drinks. The sharks were a bit slow in coming to visit us so the crew set up fishing rods which I think was a really nice touch. I... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

Once in a life time experience. Crew worked extremely hard to attract the great whites, who initially weren't too eager to grab the bait (so much for being vicious killing machines). Took a long time before we got to see some action, but the crew made sure everyone on board got to go in the cage once the great whites... More

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Mumbai
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

What an experience!!!!! The shark dive was absolutely awesome......We sighted ONE solo great white......but I can tell you this...... It was worth a 100! Simon, James and Leih were fabulous as our crew on board the Calypso Star ll and ensured that our multi-cultural group of shark enthusiasts were well taken care off. Thank you again. The shark dive was... More

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

Hi MithunRaj Nothing is more pleasing than sighting even just one shark and knowing that our guests have all experienced what they came for. Although we did only have the one shark this day, like you said it was worth so much more, and put on a great show ensuring that everyone had the opportunity to view and photograph this... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014 NEW via mobile

I did this tour about a year ago and it was brilliant. We saw 6 huge sharks and even had one pop his nose in the cage... Not dangerous... But certainly added to the excitement. I am definitely booking again in the next few months.

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

I am guessing that the delay in you writing a review is because you have been on such a high since the trip you weren't able to do it until now :). What an amazing day having the six sharks on the day you were out with us, seeing one is a great day, but six is just fantastic! We... More

Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

We had a fantastic sunday, awesome experience. I have to recommend to everyone. Only thing I didn't like was that we suppose to be group 3 and suddenly they moved us to group 5. At the end of the day the sharks are I would say a bit bored or tired so we haven't seen that much action. On the... More

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

Hello, It was great to hear that you had a fantastic Sunday and an awesome experience with us here at Calypso Star Charters. With regarding to being moved from group 3 to 5 we are sorry if this may have confused you. To organise the dive groups for the day we get the passengers to form themselves into groups. From... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

Seriously, why are you still reading reviews? This is a fantastic experience. I had to book it three times before I saw Sharks, however the third day was given to me free, and it was totally worth the wait. The crew are amazing, and the excitement gets intense. I'd suggest you leave a few days free after your planned trip... More

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

Hi MattP88, thanks for your great review. We are so happy to read that you persisted and came out on our charter 3 times before you saw a shark and thought that it was totally worth the wait. As sharks are unpredictable, we can not guarantee shark sightings on every charter. Although in 2013 we did have a great year... More

Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

I have decided to tell my Calypso Shark Dive story! My company APN Outddor have been taking our key clients to the ultimate Outdoor adventure on the Calypso Star for 4 years! No they can't 100% gaurentee we see sharks,they can't control that but we have every time! They have even just replaced their boat to an even bigger one... More

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

Hello Russell, Thank you for telling your Calypso shark dive story. It is great that you have been out with 4 times previously and have booked again for the 5th time. For you to chose to bring your key clients across to Port Lincoln and come out on our charter we feel honoured. It's also fantastic to hear that you... More

Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

Such a FANTASTIC experience!! The crew were all great people and looked after us very well. I will definitely we doing it again soon!

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

Hello Annalise, thank you for taking the time to write your review. It is always fantastic to hear that our passengers had a great experience out with us. We too think our crew are great people and its good to hear that they looked after you well. Look forward to seeing you again one day soon! Thanks again :-) More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014 via mobile

Great crew, great boat, great service, great equipment and awesome sharks! Brilliant experience and would have paid double

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

Thanks CjOwens for writing this review. We are very glad to read that you had a great day out with us. We hope to see you on board again one day! More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

I would really recommend this day out, the crew were helpful and friendly and the food and drinks provided were fantastic. Looking back, there was some waiting around throughout the day but it didn't feel like you were waiting because of how the crew timed everything - which I imagine is a difficult job! They give everyone a fair amount... More

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

Thank you for saying you would recommend the day out with us and hearing you plan to return with your sister. Sorry to hear that she could not make it out on the same day as you. The time in the cage is proportionate to the shark activity on the day as they are wild animals. Our crew do their... More

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