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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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Ranked #1 of 16 Attractions in Port Lincoln
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

This trip was on my husband's bucket list, so for his 60th birthday we ventured with Calypso to visit the sharks. The trip was awesome, staff extremely professional, very friendly and most importantly very accommodating. On a personal level I had difficulty breathing underwater with the air unit and had to come up regularly - this didn't faze the crew,... More

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Los Altos, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

The crew at Calypso are true professionals. The trip was fantastic, much shark action was had. Boat trip was a bit rough on the way back, but a) they don't control the weather, and b) for something as special as this experience was, I don't mind at all some personal investment on my part :) 7 sharks and wonderful memories... More

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Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

This was the best birthday present ever. The staff were awesome and great to talk to. The food was great and the cage dive was the best thing i have ever done. there were cold beers for the trip home and i made a couple of new friends on the day. I will defenently go back again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

This was the most awesome experience I've had below water. From start to finish the staff were friendly yet highly professional. I was lucky with weather conditions and number of sharks with calm seas and 10 sharks! I'll be back!

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

Hi Carl Thanks not only for your review, but also for sharing the amazing photos that you captured on the day with us, and others that view this site! We are so stoked to hear that you had such a great day out with us, how can you not with 10 great whites, and that you will be back to... More

Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

What an absolutely amazing experience which was enhanced by perfect weather! The Crew were so professional and accommodating with nothing being too much trouble. Great food, great service and with 7 sharks for the day it would have been hard to top!

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

Hi Simon We have been very blessed with some splendid weather of late and lucky for you that you had one of these great days. And the day made even better with the 7 sharks that visited us on the day!! Our crew are there to please and will go out of their way to make sure that everyone is... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

They've made my first time experience of cage diving felt like a breeze, very well coordinated. Awesome food selection. Ensured safety as a priority. The crew has done a magnificent job taking care all of us. Cheers

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

That is fabulous that we have made the whole experience feel like such a breeze for you and that you had such a fantastic time out with us. Thanks for coming onboard and for writing a review of your trip. We hope you enjoy your memories for a long time to come :) More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

I cant speak highly enough about the team, the day and of course the cage dive! The boat is large and spacious and we had 32 people on the tour and it never felt crowded. The food was good and staff were high attentive. Now, down to the most important part, the cage dive. My friend and I were in... More

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

Hi JerOz27 Thank you for your glowing report of not only the cage dive, but the facilities, food provisions and our attentive crew members. We are honoured to have been able to provide you with this experience that you have long wanted to do and look forward to seeing you when you join us again! It truly is an amazing... More

Port Pirie, Australia
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Without a doubt this was an amazing experience, there were plenty of sharks, a total of 9 great whites for the day. The crew - Simon, Sophie, James and Tammy were simply incredible, their knowledge was unbelievable. They made everyone feel at ease, the food on the day was never ending, just a constant stream. The boat was fantastic, viewing... More

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

Hi Allen WOW what a fantastic review! Thank you for all of your wonderful comments about our crew and the whole experience. We are so pleased to hear that everything exceeded your needs and that our crew provided you with a knowledgeable and amazing day. We hope you may be able to join us again one day :) More

Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

We recently enjoyed a day of cage shark viewing with Calypso. The boat was very well appointed, with warm showers, good viewing and excellent and ample food all day. The staff were fantastic, knowledgeable and patient. They assisted people with no previous diving experience to familiarise themselves with equipment patiently and calmly. We saw 6-8 sharks over the day and... More

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

Hi Karen T. Thanks for your fantastic review and I am thrilled that you found our vessel to meet your needs. Yes, its a big day out on the water and we do all we can to ensure everyone gets as much out of they day as possible. With the cameras in the cage live streaming to the TV in... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

If you are a fascinated with sharks, this is a must do! Very surreal to see these magnificent Great White sharks in the wild. Just amazing!

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

Hi Victor Thanks for your review of your trip with us. These creatures are definately magnificent and we are honoured to be able to share this with everyone!! More

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