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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
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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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Port Pirie, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

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

Karratha, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

We did the shark cage dive 27th Dec 2012. Given that we were flying from Port Hedland, and had to book flights, accommodation and the dive, it was a pretty expensive trip, and we were definitely concerned about going all that way/paying all that money and not seeing any sharks, or not getting enough time down in the cage etc.... More

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

Hi HK19 Thank you for taking the time to come back to our page and write a review of your trip out with us. We really appreciate that you took the time to travel from Port Hedland to join us for a dive and also for sharing your experience with others. It is very humbling to read such a glowing... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

I had wanted to shark cage dive for years and I finally got to do it, I couldn't have been any happier with my experience! My friend was awfully sea sick but she still had a good time! Saw a total of 5 sharks and had the best weather conditions. Crew were delightful and friendly. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. Thank you for... More

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

Hi Fabulous93 Thank you for allowing us the pleasure of providing you with one of the best days of your life! It was great to have you onboard and finally help you to tick this one off your bucket list. Very glad to hear that although your friend was quite sick she still had a good time. Thanks for joining... More

Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

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

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