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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 14 attractions in Port Lincoln
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

The trip couldn't have been any better, great experience, great crew and a great adventure all round. Make sure you stay at the YHA Debi and Robert were fantastic.

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

Hi Hocks You have experienced two fabulous tours and the great service and facilities the YHA has to offer, what a complete package you had during your time here in Port Lincoln. We agree, these tours are things that everyone should definately come and do. Thanks for your review and comments about everything, we appreciate it! More

Lemon Tree Passage, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014 via mobile

As part of our bucket list a shark dive was a must. We are both scuba divers and love the underwater world. Nothing compares with seeing these amazing creatures doing their thing. We had 45 minutes in the cage and it seemed like 10. We have been lucky enough to dive with sharks in Fiji, but the Great Whites are... More

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

Hi Lynn Thank you for your review of your recent trip out with us. It is always great to hear from experienced divers that this dive is one of their favourite of all times! We do agree of course that this is a bucket list must and that there is nothing that compares with being at one with a Great... More

Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

All of us loved the shark dive experience. The staff kept us well fed throughout the day and helpful. When it was time to get in the cage I was nervous but the staff help calm your nerves! Once down in the cage and you see the great white sharks in action your nerves disappeared. Amazing experience and a must... More

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

Hi Gordon Thanks for your review of your trip out with us. The nerves certainly do disappear and turn to feelings of sheer amazement as you watch these magnificent creatures cruise by the shark cage just centremetres away from you. Great to hear you had a wonderful experience and that our crew were most helpful :) More

Hirschhorn (Neckar), Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

My dive was in May(18.5.14) and it eas absolutely fantastic! Great Service, friendly and competent staff, heaps of food, free soft drinks and as far as I know alcohol was fairly priced. We had 8-9 great whites around this day, we had enough time in the water, even if it felt to short because it was such a blast! Would... More

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

Hi Schrottelfe The time certainly does seem to go quick when you are in the cage, like they say time flies when you are having fun! What an awesome day you experience you had with so many sharks showing up to say hello.. Thanks for joining us and for writing a review of your trip with us, we greatly appreciate... More

Isle of Man, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

I did this back in 2012 and thought it definitely deserved a review! Of all the days to do it we chose Friday the 13th, much to my nervous other half's horror! :) But all went well! Although we were very seasick, as were most of the boat. The sea was very choppy! I am a good sailor and have... More

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

Hi Laura, Thanks for taking the time to write us a fantastic review. Don't worry about Friday 13th, last year we even hosted a wedding on board on the same day!! Its a shame that you were seasick on the day, we have since taken steps to improve the comfort on board by installing a gyroscopic stabiliser in November last... More

Saskatoon, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I had always wanted to get into a cage with a Great White shark, and the excursion last November fulfilled every hope of what it would be like. 4 sharks showed up that day, and the crew did an excellent job of keeping them in the area so that everyone who wanted to go into the cage was able to... More

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

Hi 2112Rush2013 (or Mikey) Thanks for your review of your trip out with us last year. We are certainly looking forward to having you come back and visit us for another trip later this year. We are happy to hear that we were able to assist you to tick this one off your bucket list, on a day where we... More

Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Experience lived up to the hype. The cage set up is very secure, the activity safe and well briefed. Oh, & plenty of sharks.

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

Hi Lorsch Stoked to hear that your experience was what you expected it to be and that you enjoyed the day out with us. Safety is paramount for us so everything has been constructed and organised with this in mind. Thanks for joining us and for sharing your thoughts! More

Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

What an awesome and enjoyable experience. My husband and I and my two children 9 and 11 ended up getting in the shark cage even though the children and I had no intention of doing this but we are all so glad we did. You must do this!!! The staff were truly amazing. They went over and above to make... More

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

Hi Annemarie We were so pleased that you and the children changed your minds and decided on taking part in the dive, the look on your faces afterwards said it all, this was an amazing experience for everyone! And what a wonderful and unique family experience for you to have, bet the children had great bragging rights with all their... More

Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Amazing hosts, amazing experience, and most importantly the most amazing sharks. You must do this!! There were over 9 sharks from 2m to 6m jumping biting eating amazing.

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

Hi Mark What an awesome day you joined us on, 9 very active and inquisitive sharks coming to visit you all and show you just how magnificent they really are. Thank you for your great compliments of our crew and the experience and for writing a review of your trip. Hope you captured some fabulous shots to continue to relive... More

Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

This was one of the most amazing things I've ever done! The crew at Calypso were so lovely and friendly. The boat is very, very nice and they provide plenty of food and drinks on board. I was apprehensive about getting in the water with sharks but as soon as I got under the water I loved it! The sharks... More

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

HI Kate It's great your apprehension went away as soon as you got in the water, seeing these amazing creatures gracefully moving through the water certainly takes away and fear or apprehension that you may be feeling. The sharks are quite large, particularly at this time of year as we see the larger female sharks moving through. Thank you for... More

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