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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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Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
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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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A day I will never forget

The team at Calypso made this day so much fun and had all bases covered. It was a near full boat and they made sure everyone was having a great day and did their absolute best to... read more

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5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The team at Calypso made this day so much fun and had all bases covered. It was a near full boat and they made sure everyone was having a great day and did their absolute best to give everyone the best shark cage dive experience. There were a few people that had seen a shark and they stayed back longer... More 

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Cairns Region, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Friendly staff and great trip. Would recommend to anyone thinking of diving with great whites to go with calypso

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

Hello, Thank you for taking the time to write us a review, it is great knowing you enjoyed your day with us and would recommend us to others. Hope to see you again one day! More 

Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

What an amazing trip. My partner didn't really want to do the cage but because I wanted to do it so badly he relented and agreed to do it. We got to Port Lincoln and tried to get a booking. the only day we could get on in the time we were in town was on my mans 59th birthday.... More 

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

Hello Shazz, Thanks for choosing to join our Advanced Eco Certified tour to dive with Great White Sharks. It is great to read your partner enjoyed his day on board too! Many of our guests say how they would love to do it again as seeing Great White Sharks in their natural environment is a mesmerising experience and we hope... More 

Shellharbour, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

What a great day Meeting a great white face to face And the guys from calypso do an amazing job looking after you from start to finish Highly recommended

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

Hi Lee, We are glad to read you enjoyed your day with us and would highly recommend us to others! We hope to see you again one day, thank you for your review :) More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Calypso Star Charters takes care of their customers! I have now been out with them for two tours. The first tour things didn't all go as planned; the weather and sharks weren't as cooperative as we all had hoped for. But that's part of dealing with nature. After receiving a voucher to come back at a discounted price, I was... More 

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

Hello Jamie, Thank you for taking the time to write us this great review. We are so please to read that you took the effort to come back again after not being successful on your first trip with us. Dealing with nature both the weather and the sharks are beyond our control! It is great that on your second trip... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The family and I joined some friends on the shark dive.. We did not see any sharks but the scenery was pretty good....

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

Hi Karl, Thanks for your review, we are glad you enjoyed your day with us despite not seeing any sharks. Unfortunately we can never guarantee sightings but we do operate at a success rate of 85% over a year. We are proud to be the only operator who publicises all our sightings for every trip both on our website and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Had an absolutely amazing day with this mob! Got dropped off at the marina by our hotel nice and early. It was raining but who cares?! The crew are lovely. Really friendly and more than happy to help or answer any questions. The journey out the Neptune Islands is about three hours and it was rough on this day. So... More 

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

Hello Diane, Thanks you for taking the time to write us this great review, we really appreciate it! It is great knowing you had an amazing day on board with us. Recommending sea sickness medication is a great suggestion. We strongly advise all our guest to do the same. Taking the precaution is way better than falling sea sick. The... More 

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

I went on this trip on the 18th June for my 21st birthday We had a great day and saw three sharks! Everyone got equal time in the cage and if you felt a bit uneasy the crew were great at calming the nerves, when on the boat waiting there was plenty of food to keep you full and lots... More 

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

Hello Laura, What a way to celebrate your 21st, Happy Birthday! As no dive experience is required to join our tour many guests are first time divers. As well as seeing a Great White Shark for the first time, many have never used a regulator to breathe underwater. Our crew are there as support and coaches to make the experience... More 

Adelaide, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My experience with Calypso was not bad but not as great as I expected. It was my dream to do shark cage diving which was ultimately realized but not with a 100% satisfaction. I went with Calypso twice. First time in January which turned out a No sharks day. Second time in June, when there was one shy shark and... More 

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

Hello, Thank you for taking the time to write us this review, we appreciate all forms of feedback. We are sorry to read that you were not 100% satisfied with the experience you had with us. You were very unlucky to come on board twice and only briefly see a shark, we operate at a high success rate (85%) over... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I've booked online the tour, really easy to do and efficient! They picked me up directly from the hostel in port Lincoln and get to the boat! After more or less 3 hours of navigation you'll arrive at the Neptune islands and there the fun begin! In About 45 minutes in the cage we have saw 10 different sharks between... More 

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

Hello Devid, Thanks for saying we offered the 'Best Tour Ever!' we are glad you enjoyed your time on board with us. We have recently launched our Brand New Website which offers plenty of information and an easy booking system, its great to know you found this efficient! 10 sharks is an amazing day, they are wonderful animals to see... More 

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