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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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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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This is a must if your in Adelaide, the day itself is a blast. The crew on the Calypso where sensational, looked after us like it was a 5 star cruise. SHARKS,SHARKS AND MORE... read more

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5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Perth
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a must if your in Adelaide, the day itself is a blast. The crew on the Calypso where sensational, looked after us like it was a 5 star cruise. SHARKS,SHARKS AND MORE SHARKS AWESOME, mind blowing experience HIGHLY RECCOMEND. MASSIVE CRITTERS, and the fresh Tuna on the way back in beautiful don't get any fresher than that. Will... More 

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Scone, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

What a fantastic day. The crew were extremely professional. We were fed and watered very well. To top the day off we saw ten Great White Sharks. I would highly recommend Calypso Star Charters to anyone considering a Shark Cage Dive.

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

Hello, What a way to celebrate your 50th birthday and to top it all off you saw 10 different Great White Sharks! Wow what an amazing day! Thank you for highly recommending us. We are so happy knowing that you chose to celebrate it with us :) More 

Port Adelaide, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The food was fresh and lots of variety The crew were very professional and friendly The boat was very clean and comfortable with great facilities Even if you don't do the dive it's still a lot of fun and relaxing We had a great time and our kids loved the whole experience The dvd is a great idea We took... More 

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

Hello, Thanks you for taking the time to write us this great review. It is great to know you had a good time on board with us and you enjoyed our crew, food and facilities. We do pride ourselves on safety and our custom designed cage is the largest in Australia and we have operated since 1990 at with a... More 

Adelaide, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

What a wonderful adrenaline driven day, deck hands were very personable and knew their all about Great Whites. We were luck enough to see 6 different White pointers, they were massive! The on board nibbles were greatly appreciated and just kept coming. All in all it was a long day at sea but worth every cent

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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 on board with us. The number of sharks we see on the day varies and 6 is amazing day! It's not only the number of sharks our guests see but also the length of the shark interaction with our boat is why more people choose to dive with us. It is a... More 

Saint Louis, Missouri
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Boat, the crew and the sharks were amazing. I cant give enough credit to the crew for being so friendly and attentive the entire day. My family and I agree that this is the greatest activity we have ever done and will definitely be back to go out again.

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

Hello Eric, We feel very special that diving with us is the greatest activity that you and your family have ever done, thank you! We are glad you enjoyed your day with us and we look forward to seeing you back on on board again in the future! More 

Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is my all-time favorite adrenaline pumping day of action ever! The feeling you get from being in the cage with these behemoths swimming outside is uncomparable to any roller coaster, slingshot or man-made ride i have ever been on. You are gone from dawn 'till dusk on the large charter boat where you are well fed and taken care... More 

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

Hello Josh, Thanks for the great review. It is great to hear you have already been twice and want to plan your third trip! It is the type of activity that after doing it once you want to do it again and again! We feel very humbled that it is your all time favourite adrenaline pumping day and we look... More 

Brisbane, Australia
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38 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were originally supposed to go out with Adventure Bay but they called and cancelled as the weather conditions were not going to permit them going. Frantically I called Calypso as we weren't leaving without at least going a boat. Thankfully, our booking and what we had paid was able to be transferred over and they had spots available for... More 

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

Hi Sarah B, Thanks for taking the time to write a review and its fantastic to hear that you enjoyed the day despite not seeing a shark. Our magnificent vessel Calypso Star 2 has a gyroscopic stabiliser installed which reduces the roll of the vessel by an incredible 80%. This, coupled with its sheer size means that we cancel less... More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I told myself I'm not leaving Australia without seeing great white sharks and this experience was so worth all the travel and cost of getting to Port Lincoln and the long day on the boat. All the staff on the boat are knowledgeable about the sharks and other marine life in the area and they are understanding about any health... More 

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

Hi Chris, We are happy you got to meet 3 sharks on board with us before leaving Australia! They are amazing animals to observe in their natural environment. Thank you for your feedback about our crew, they are there to help and always happy to chat and share information about the area and the sharks we see. Dealing with nature... More 

Woking, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I took the Calypso shark diving tour with my son and brother. From the outset it was clear that this was a slick outfit run by professional, enthusiastic, friendly, and helpful people. The boat was very comfortable, allowing some rest after a very early start (following breakfast on board) during the 3 hour ride to the dive site. The dive... More 

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

Hello Jonathan, Wow what great review, thank you! It is great to read you enjoyed your day with us and were satisfied with our crew and facilities. It is also great to know you have been shark cage diving elsewhere before and you were happy with the service we provided. Thank you very much for recommending us we really appreciate... More 

Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Hands down one of the best things I have done in my life, not only for the fact that I came face to face with several Great whites, but because the staff and crew were some of the friendliest, nicest most amazing people. Too many time travelling Australia and booking in for a tour of some sort, the tour guides... More 

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

Thank you for your great review Paul! We are so happy you enjoyed your time on board with us. It is great to hear you found our crew friendly and they made you feel welcome, we will pass on your feedback. I am glad you were able to learn to breathe through the regulator, it is something you do need... More 

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