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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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Yes, a once in a lifetime experience!

Last week I was lucky enough to spend the day doing a shark dive with Calypso. It was a relatively cool day, I can't recommend enough taking really warm clothes, beanies etc... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
tanyajane75
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Adelaide, Australia
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Sydney, Australia
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356 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Great day but sadly not to many great whites. Each team of 7 had a bout 40 minutes in the cage. Way to many Burleigh to see more than 2 meters in front of you. Saw the shark more often from the boat. If you are going to get in the cage, try and be at the front of the... More 

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

Hello Steve, Thank you for taking the time to write us this review as we are glad you had a great day. We are the only one day operator in Australia permitted to use berley to attract the sharks to our vessel and this does give you the best chance to see a shark and interaction on the day. You... More 

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Overall a really good day, we saw 4 great white sharks. Food selection was fantastic with free tea and coffee. Staff were all friendly and approachable. However, don't be fooled into buying the highlights package they offer for $35. Half of it isn't even from your own dive (from other days) or its photos of other people on your boat,... More 

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

Hi Matt, Glad you had a great day and saw 4 sharks! Thank you for your kind words regarding our crew and the food served on the day. We are disappointed to read you felt like you were fooled into buying the Highlights Package we offer on each charter. There is no pressure at any time for our guests to... More 

Adelaide, Australia
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39 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Last week I was lucky enough to spend the day doing a shark dive with Calypso. It was a relatively cool day, I can't recommend enough taking really warm clothes, beanies etc, because most people stay outside in the fresh air to avoid being sick, and it does get pretty chilly. We had some swell that day, and I was... More 

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

Hello Tanya, Thank you for taking the time to write us this review. You have made many good suggestions for our future travellers! We are pleased to hear how much you enjoyed your day and how you felt that it represented good value. Thank you for choosing to come on board our Advanced Eco Certified tour and we hope to... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Let me start this off by saying this was one of the greatest experiences of my life! If you are looking to do a caged dive I would definitely recommend this one. The captain and crew were fun and extremely helpful throughout the entire trip. There is more than enough food throughout the entire trip, you will be constantly getting... More 

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

Hello Brett, We always love hearing how our charter is one of our guests greatest experiences of their life so thank you! We pride ourselves as being vey open and honest regarding the shark sightings and are the only operator in Australia (and maybe the world) that displays their current and historical sightings. We do this so our guests can... More 

Genoa, Italy
2 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We started in the early morning and the tour went on for 12 hours, the crew are amazing people, very friendly and professional. This was not the best period to sight shark as they also told us but i was lucky and saw 2 big white shark, it was amazing !! i been one hour in the cage at least... More 

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

Hello Max, So happy you saw 2 sharks and had an amazing time on board with us! The shark interaction on our charter is why many choose to travel with us. We are glad you enjoyed the food during the day and we look forward to seeing you again one day! More 

Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a great day as all my family wanted to do the dive and we got to do it together and the sharks came out to play. The photo's we got from the go pro that you can hire gave us the best photo's The staff where wonderful and very easy to get along with . The food was... More 

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

Hello, What a great way to spend the day with your family! It is great to know you had the best experience on board with us and the sharks. Thank you for your compliments regarding the food and coffee during the day. Hiring a GoPro is the best way to capture your memories during the day, hopefully you got some... More 

Adelaide, Australia
1 review
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had the best day! We were lucky we got to see 2 sharks and one of them hung around pretty much the whole time. The crew were fantastic. Very friendly, knowledgeable and patient and there was so much food provided through out the whole day! I was sea sick on the journey out to sea and the crew made... More 

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

Hello Bec, Thank you for taking the time to write us this great review it is good to know you had an excellent day with us. The shark activity seen on our charter is why many choose to come on board with us, we are privileged to chosen as the only one day operator to have permission to use natural... More 

London, United Kingdom
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25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fabulous trip out to swim / snorkel with the sea lions. I was very impressed with how well we were looked after. Heading out we had an early light lunch and provided with wet suits, booties and snorkels. Whilst out in the water, a small rib stays with the group and directs if we stray slightly too far out. There... More 

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

Hello Ruth, Thank you for taking the time to write us a review regarding our Swim with the Sealions tour. We appreciate your suggestions and feedback on ways our tour can improve. We do have GoPro's available to hire on board both our Sealion and Shark Cage Diving tours. For $50 you can use one of our GoPro's for the... More 

victoria
1 review
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent day, great staff who are very knowledgeable. Plenty to eat or nibble on all though the day. Thoughly recommend.

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

Hello, We are happy to read you had an excellent day on board with us! Thank you for highly recommending us and we hope to see you on board again one day. Safe travels More 

Gold Coast, Australia
1 review
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great day, great boat, great crew and great whites! Ticked all my boxes and will do it again for sure!!!

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

Hello Matt, Glad to read you had an awesome experience with us! Look forward to seeing you back on board one day! More 

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