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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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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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we went on the shark dive as it was on our bucket list of things to do it was fantastic 6 great sharks the crew are just fantastic everything was planed and organized made... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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Tasmania, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

we went on the shark dive as it was on our bucket list of things to do it was fantastic 6 great sharks the crew are just fantastic everything was planed and organized made everyone fell like we were one happy family we would recommend this charter to everyone to do at least one in your life it was just... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

45 minutes in the cold South Australian Neptunus island ( off Port Lincoln) waters, after 2 hours of rather rough seatravel , just to encounter two or three big white sharks of 3 -4 meters (among dozens of other fishes!) protected by a cage with oxygen...AMAZING Experience to do once in a lifetime !!! Competent captain, crew and good food... More 

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Hello, Thank you for your review. We are pleased to hear you had an amazing experience with us. The water can be cold but with thick wetsuits, hood, boots and gloves plus a hot shower when you get out of the cage it kept you as warm as possible. Seeing sharks in their natural environment is an amazing once in... More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

I have rated this experience 5 out of 5 as we saw 7 sharks and it was truly the experience of a lifetime. However this is the third time we have been cage diving with calypso star charters and the first time we have seen sharks. Make sure you check how many sharks are being seen before booking. We went... More 

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

Hello Thank you for persisting and coming 3 times to finally see a Great White Shark. It's fantastic to hear you ended up seeing 7 too! With nature we can never guarantee sightings but we do have a success rate of 85-90% on our tours. We do keep all our sightings up to date on our website and across all... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

The whole day was greatly organized and staff were amazing and friendly. To see these apex predators up close in a marine protected area was a truly unforgettable experience. I booked in the winter months so the conditions were cold, the staff were extremely helpful in providing extra gear for warmth in the water and making sure you felt safe... More 

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Hello, Seeing a Great White Shark in its natural environment is an unforgettable experience and thank you for sharing this with us! We do provide 7mm wetsuits, hoods, gloves and boots to keep you as warm as possible for your time in the cage. Plus the 2 hot showers on board are also good for when you are finished! Thank... More 

Perth
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

had an absolute amazing time!!the staff were very friendly, boat was clean and roomy...no worry of going hungry!!the trip supplied lunch, snacks and many nibbles...the experience itself was amazing and would recommend anyone to do it :)...i also left some items of clothing on board and they were more then helpful in locating them and posting them to me :)

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

Hello Niamh, We are so happy to read you had an amazing time with us! Thank you for taking the time to write this great review. It's pleasing to hear you enjoy our facilities and food on board for the day. Safe travels and we hope to see you again one day! More 

Brisbane, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Great weather, great crew , perfect day out. We saw 8 sharks all up and always had at least one hanging around the boat. Highly recommend !!

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

Hi Ryan, It sounds like you had a great day! 8 sharks and great weather is fantastic! The time spent watching Great White Sharks from the boat is also large part of our charter, not all the activity is seen from inside the cage. We are glad to hear you enjoyed them both. Thank you for writing us a review... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Good food, comfy boat and experienced crew who were informative and successfully found us six sharks

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

Hello Andrew, Thank you for your review. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed our facilities, food and crew. It is great you saw 6 different Great White Sharks and enjoyed your time with us! Thanks again More 

Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Closed up view with the great white and enjoyed that experience. Water in my opinion was not as cold as I imagined due to the 7mm suites provided.

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

Hello, We are glad you enjoyed your day with us. We do provide thick 7mm wetsuits including hoods, gloves and boots which does help with the cold water. Also on board we do have 2 hot showers for after your dive. Thank you for joining our tour to see a Great White Shark up close! Safe travels. More 

Greater Brisbane, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Awesome experience!!! I was concerned for the weather as it wasn't the best but the boat and crew handled it with ease. Stoked they did not cancel as we had travelled from Brisbane. A big thumbs up!!!! Having experience with boats myself I was impressed with the expertise and attentiveness of the crew. As for the sharks...Monsters! They arrived on... More 

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

Hello, Thank you for your great review! We are glad you enjoyed your day with us. Both our vessels and crew are well equipped to handle inclement weather. Although Mother Nature can sometimes present us with conditions when we do have to cancel for safety reasons, we are glad this was not on your day of travel. Great White Sharks... More 

Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

We holidayed in Australia purely to be able to cage dive with great whites & calypso star charters didn't disappoint! We saw 8 sharks on the day (18th July) and sharks appeared around the boat within minutes of anchoring & stayed all day. The crew were professional & keen to share their knowledge will everyone. Very well organised with excellent... More 

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

Hello Claire, We are so glad to read you enjoyed your trip with us after coming all the way to Australia to join our tour, thank you! It's great you saw 8 different Great Whites and enjoyed the time watching them from the boat all day not just from inside the cage. We pride ourselves on being of service right... More 

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