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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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Had such an incredible experience with the Calypso tour. Staff were friendly, accommodating and were happy to share their wealth of knowledge regarding the sharks and local... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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Dublin, Ireland
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18 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Unfortunately my experience wasnt great as due to extremely rough seas I was very sea sick and fainted on the boat on the way to the shark diving and couldnt dive. People must be prepared for very rough seas honestly felt like something from deadlist catch! My boyfriend did the diving and saw sharks which was brilliant he enjoyed the... More 

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Brisbane, QLD
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Had such an incredible experience with the Calypso tour. Staff were friendly, accommodating and were happy to share their wealth of knowledge regarding the sharks and local environment. It was a rough trip out and a lot of people did get sea sick but the staff kept spirits up as much as they could. It took a few hours for... More 

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

Hello, Thank you very much for taking the time to write us this great review, we are pleased to know you enjoyed your time on board with us. As we are dealing with a nomadic creature in its natural environment the sharks can come and go as they please. Our crew do try their best to make sure all divers... More 

Blenheim, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Brilliant time, very well put together and organised. the crew were great, very friendly and informative. i would certainly do it again, ten out of ten

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

Hello, Thank you for your 10 out of 10! We are pleased to read that you had a brilliant time with us and we hope to see you on board again one day :) More 

Bungendore, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very enjoyable day out ticking off one of my bucket list activities! Really knowledgeable staff and friendly sharks made for a great day!

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

Hello Mick, Congratulations for ticking diving with Great White Sharks off your bucket list! Thank you for taking the time to write us this review and we are glad that our crew and sharks made for a great day! More 

Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Incredible experience made even better by a kind, knowledgable, accommodating, friendly crew. So good I went out again the following day, and still can't wait to do it again.

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

Hello, Thanks so much for writing this great review. We are so pleased to hear you had an unforgettable time with us and even joined us the next day! We look forward to seeing you again. Thanks for choosing to join our Advanced Eco Certified tour! More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Calypso Star Charters offers shark cage diving off the Port Lincoln coast. It was my second attempt at an up-close-and-personal experience with a great white shark - the first being a failed attempt with a different company that used sound waves rather than chum to attract the much-feared predators. The charter set off at 6:30 a.m. and whisked us across... 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 detailed review. We are pleased that after not seeing a Great White Shark on board another vessel you saw one with us. It was great reading how much you enjoyed being in the water and your fear was replaced by exhilaration. Sharks are magnificent animals and we love how... More 

Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Myself and my gf went and unfortunately she could not dive. I usually have seasickness and the sea was extremely rough but it actually took her down. I got too see a great white and the crew were excellent, food was decent too.

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

Hello Derek, Sorry to read that your girlfriend was too sick to dive. We do strongly recommend all our guests to take sea sickness medication before joining us on board. Our suggestion is to take a tablet the night before the charter and another as you board in the morning, this is what we have found works the best. Our... More 

Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Departed Port Lincoln very early in the morning. Good introduction done by crew. Breakfast was seved too onboard. It took us 3 hours just to get to Neptune's Island. I suggest you take motion sickness tablets because of the passengers were sea-sick. Tablets were available for purchase onboard too. Safety instructions were demonstrated very clearly. If we didn't understand, friendly... More 

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

Hello, Thank you very much for writing us a great review! Thank you for your kind words regarding your crew, we will pass it on. We are so glad that they were able to assist you in the breathing and you were able to see a Great White Shark from inside the cage. Dealing with a nomadic creature in its... More 

Saint Louis, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I tried to dive with sharks in New Zealand twice with no luck but finally saw them with Calypso! I love their social media and they see SO many sharks and have some amazing stories! Loved it and would highly recommend them!

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

Hello Grantsachs, Thanks for taking the time to write us this review we are glad you enjoyed your day on board with us and finally met a Great White Shark after a couple of attempts in NZ. We are pleased you enjoy our social media, we are very passionate about showcasing our tours and also providing our guests with an... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Friendly staff with a great sense of humour help make this a day to remember! Sharks are awesome and all different & it gives you a new perspective on them Would definitely recommend this to everyone young and old for an experience to remember.

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

Hi Chris, We are glad you enjoyed your day with us and found our crew to be friendly and funny! Sharks are awesome animals and we are pleased to read you have a new perspective about them as that is what we set out to achieve! They are often misunderstood animals and to see them in their natural environment is... More 

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