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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
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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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I had a great day out with Calypso. After reading some of the negative reviews and the considering the risks of no sharks or mechanical failure I decided to book 2 consequentive... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed January 10, 2016
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2016

I had a great day out with Calypso. After reading some of the negative reviews and the considering the risks of no sharks or mechanical failure I decided to book 2 consequentive days diving, one Day trip and, at the suggestion of the helpful staff, a Twilight tour to minimise the chance of not seeing sharks after travelling from Melbourne... More 

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

Hello Matt, Thank you for taking the time to write us this detailed review. It was a pleasure having you on board for 2 trips. As you stated if we do cancel a charter due to mechanical breakdown or inclement weather we do offer a full refund of the charter price. We do also strongly suggest to also look into... More 

Sydney, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2016

I bought this as a gift for my husband, as he has been keen to do it forever. All I can say is this was the best gift I could have given him, the look on his face after his dive was priceless. Great day, Great Adventure Great Team at Calypso. Thank you all so much

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

Hello Angela, What a great gift to give your husband and it is the type of present that does provide memories that last a lifetime! So happy to hear you both enjoyed your time with us. Thank you for your wonderful review :-) More 

Adelaide, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 9, 2016

We have traveled a lot and this was one of the best trips we have had. The crew were friendly and helpful, catering was great, the systems for shark encounters was streamlined well and all crew worked very hard. Absolutely good value for money and would recommend this to everyone.

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

Hello, Thank you for recommending our charter to everyone! We appreciate your great review and are glad you enjoyed your day with us! We hope to see you again one day :-) More 

Geelong, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 9, 2016

Amazing trip. The sharks are so close and staff are so friendly. Great experience I'd do again in a heartbeat.

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

Hi, It is great to hear you enjoyed your experience with us, found our staff friendly and were able to experience seeing sharks so close. We look forward to hopefully seeing you again one day! More 

Sydney
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2016

Did the twilight dive and it did not disappoint, boat and crew where awsome aaaa Plus for the trip !!!

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

Hello Geoff, Thank you for joining one of our Twilight tours that operate over the summer months. They have been very successful for us and we have been receiving great feedback form them. We are happy to hear you enjoyed our facilities and the crew were helpful on the day. Thank you for choosing to join our charter and experience... More 

County Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2016

What more can I say. This was the most enjoyable, exciting and thrilling experience of my life. From the minute we cast off until we stepped off the boat back in port everything was planned with our comfort and enjoyment a priority. I was a little sad leaving the boat as the crew made us all feel so special. I... More 

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

Hello, Wow thank you for the great review and we are so happy to here it was the most enjoyable and exciting experience of your life! Thank you for the recommendation we really appreciate it along with all your kind words. We too enjoy meeting all of our guests from over the world. Great White Sharks are magnificent creatures and... More 

Rushden, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2016

This was an awesome day. Great crew, well organised. Two small things. Too many people on the boat, a smaller group would have been great. They need to limit what food people take at the front of the queue. Get in quick or nothing is left. It's a long day. Saying that, there are plenty of snacks during the day,... More 

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

Hello Steven, Thank you for taking the time to write us this review. The summer is certainly the busiest time for the year for us with many days having both the day charter and twilight charter fully booked. If you prefer a small group, we do have exclusive hire options available or alternatively take advantage of our no minimum passenger... More 

Callington, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2016

In November 2015 I turned 60 years young and decided to cage dive with The Great White Sharks. WOW what an awesome experience. Calypso Star staff were amazing and wonderful, they made my day so special and I would love to do it all again. From the moment you are greeted by staff until you depart nothing is too much... More 

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

Hello, Happy birthday! Thank you for celebrating your day with us! What a way to spend your 60th birthday! It is pleasing to hear you had a great day with us and our staff looked after you well. We also think it is an experience everyone should do as seeing a Great white Shark in their natural environment is is... More 

Macksville, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2016

AMAZING EXPERIENCE!!! Saw 6 sharks and heaps of action, at the end of the day they were jumping out of the water. Can't speak highly enough of the entire knowledgable crew (great entertainers) and the office team, boat and equipment was extremely well maintained and in perfect condition, the snacks and meals wonderful and plentiful. The 3hr boat ride to... More 

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

Hello, Thank you for your great review and joining both our shark cage diving and swimming with the sealions tours. 6 sharks is an amazing day! The Sealion swim is a different tour and we get a lot of feedback about how much people enjoy swimming with the cute 'puppies of the sea' We do take a lot of pride... More 

Gold Coast, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2016

My partner and I did the shark cage diving with Calypso Star Charters in November and we highly recommend this tour to anyone. The whole day was excellent! The crew were amazing, really friendly and helpful, we were well catered to throughout the day with plenty of food and drinks and info on the dive and location. There were great... More 

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

Hello Amy, Thank you for choosing Calypso Star Charters to experience Great White Sharks in their natural environment. 5 sharks is a great day and its good to hear you enjoyed watching them from the boat as well as from inside the cage. We do hire GoPro's on the boat and hope our guests leave with many photos and videos... More 

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