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Calypso Star Charters - Shark Cage Diving

#1 of 12 Tours in Port Lincoln Features Animals
3/10 South Quay Boulevard, Port Lincoln, South Australia 5606, Australia
+61 8 8682 3939
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My friend and I bought 2 tickets for Calypso Star Charters - Shark Cage Diving in June, directly in... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
celine933
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Sydney, Australia
Not what I expected

I had not realized the boat took so many clients at once. the boat was very full when we turned up... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Toby M
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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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3/10 South Quay Boulevard, Port Lincoln, South Australia 5606, Australia
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+61 8 8682 3939

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Reviewed 4 days ago

My friend and I bought 2 tickets for Calypso Star Charters - Shark Cage Diving in June, directly in their office in Port Lincoln. The seller never spoke about the risk of not seeing sharks. Finaly, after the day trip, we did not see any...More

Thank celine933
CalypsoManagement, Manager at Calypso Star Charters - Shark Cage Diving, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hello Celine, Thank you for taking the time to provide a review, it is always disappointing when there are no sharks sighted on our tours. We operate at an average sighting success of over 85%. Your tour in early July was booked 2 days prior...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

I had not realized the boat took so many clients at once. the boat was very full when we turned up there were quite a few with hangovers sleeping on all the seats leaving none spare. Because of the set up with so many people,...More

Thank Toby M
CalypsoManagement, Manager at Calypso Star Charters - Shark Cage Diving, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hello Toby, Sorry to read that our tour was not what you expected. As a company we believe we are very open and honest with every part of our business from the shark sightings to the facilities we provide. On our website we have all...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

My boyfriend and I did the Shark Cage Diving with Calypso Star Charter 3 weeks ago and it was amazing . We were coming from very far ( caribbean) especially to do this trip and we had such a great moment . We waited about...More

Thank VictoriaBelvisi
CalypsoManagement, Manager at Calypso Star Charters - Shark Cage Diving, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hello Victoria, Thank you very much for taking the time to write us this review. We are so please to know you had a great day on board with us and the sharks. Sharks unfortunately can have a bad reputation and we love hearing our...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I first visited Australia 17yrs ago as my father had moved here when I was little. I was in my 20's and had planned to be here for 6 months. I was fancinated with all his stories of the country and wild life. I fell...More

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CalypsoManagement, Manager at Calypso Star Charters - Shark Cage Diving, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hello Daniel, Glad you hear you had a day you will never forget with us after a long and unfortunate wait. Condolences for your loss. Thank you very much for this great review we really appreciate it and look forward to seeing you back on...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I did this trip on July 24. The trip was amazing. By staying at Port Lincoln Hotel, free transportation was provided. We made our way to Neptune Islands and saw two great whites. Throughout the day, the sharks kept circling our boat so all three...More

Thank Angelica S
CalypsoManagement, Manager at Calypso Star Charters - Shark Cage Diving, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello Angelica, Thank you very much for this detailed and wonderful review. So glad you had an amazing day with us. Great White Sharks in their natural environment are amazing animals to observe, we are very lucky to see them as often as we do....More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An absolutely fantastic experience! Couldn't recommend it highly enough and the caylpso gang were unbelievable! They put in 100% just to ensure that we all got to see a shark. 2 thumbs up 👍🏼 👍🏼

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CalypsoManagement, Manager at Calypso Star Charters - Shark Cage Diving, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello Lauren, Thank for the 2 thumbs up and we are so pleased you saw a shark on your dive. We really appreciate you recommending us to others and hopefully we will see you back again one day!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Everyone was so knowledgeable and helpful. They made sure everyone was looked after and had a chance to see a shark. The food provided was delicious. Drinks were reasonably priced too!

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Thank Stuart S
CalypsoManagement, Manager at Calypso Star Charters - Shark Cage Diving, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello Stuart, Glad to read you had an amazing day and the crew looked after you well. Thank you for the feedback regarding our food and beverages we appreciate it. Hope to see you again one day!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The trip was great and the staff was even better. The staff kept feeding you food. It was amazing because you never got hungry. Everyone on board was super friendly and knowledgeable. Definitely take motion sickness pills before you go. I don't get motion sickness...More

Thank Eddy A
CalypsoManagement, Manager at Calypso Star Charters - Shark Cage Diving, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello Eddy, Thank you for your review, we are pleased you enjoyed your time with us depsite no sharks seen on the day. Our Advanced Eco Certified tour is not just about the dive itself but also about the education and awareness of Great White...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A fantastic crew that were so accommodating in every way. The sharks were amazing to see and i recommend this for everyone! It is truly memorable.

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CalypsoManagement, Manager at Calypso Star Charters - Shark Cage Diving, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello Ashleigh, Thank you for taking time to write us this review. We are pleased you had an awesome day out with us and the sharks! We appreciate you recommending us to others :) Hope to see you again one day.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A really well organised experience with fun and supportive crew! I had access to all the info I needed before going and there were no silly questions. The boat had great amenities.More

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CalypsoManagement, Manager at Calypso Star Charters - Shark Cage Diving, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Mel, Thanks for your review we are happy you fulfilled your dream! There are no silly questions and we take pride in our website to have a lot of information to make all inquiries easier. Plus our office staff are always there happy to...More

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M B
26 June 2017|
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Response from CalypsoManagement | Property representative |
Hello, thanks for your question. No sorry we can not offer a solo dive on the day as it would be impossible to be able to offer this to everyone and could be seen as unfair to other guests on the day. Our best suggestion... More
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Ptrinh9651
3 February 2017|
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Response from CalypsoManagement | Property representative |
Hello, we recommend you to have warm clothes to wear as it can get cold out on the open sea. We do have hot showers on board for when you get out of the cage too but you may still want to wear warm clothes too. Please also... More
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Isabella L
13 January 2017|
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Response from CalypsoManagement | Property representative |
Hello, thanks to everyone else who answered for us! No dive experience required, most guests are first time divers. You can practice with the regulator before getting in the cage and it is easy to come up to breathe until... More
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