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Calypso Star Charters Shark Cage Diving

Location: 3/10 South Quay Boulevard, Port Lincoln SA 5606, Australia
Phone: 08 8682 3939
Fax: 08 8682 6877

Our Advanced Eco Certified 1-Day Shark Cage Diving Charters are an AUSTRALIAN FIRST & only available in Port Lincoln. They are ideal for people with limited time or budget and best of all NO diver qualification is required! Our licence to berley provides us with the best possible chances at sighting the sharks close to our vessel and keeping them in close range to enable fantastic viewing and photographic opportunities for all onboard. Our magnificent vessel is modern and comfortable and is complete with coffee machine, filtered water, huge fridge to keep soft drinks and alcohol icy cold, kitchen facilities, cage mounted cameras live streaming to the spacious saloon, two toilets and two HOT water showers!!

Boat & Crew: Calypso Star 2 was acquired in 2010 and underwent an extensive refit over 12 months to transform her into the magnificent vessel she is today before being launched in 2011. She is the pride of our fleet and was custom fitted for our 1 day Shark Cage Diving Tours. The "Calypso Star 2" crew hail from diverse backgrounds, bringing a wealth of travel and commercial fishing experiences to our charters. We look forward to seeing you on board.

MV Calypso Star 2

  • Length 19.95m, Beam 6.2m, Draught 1.85m, Weight 45 tonnes
  • South Australian Survey 1C to 30 Nautical Miles
  • All weather capable vessel with the latest navigation and communication system
  • 4 Crew, Skipper, Engineer, Host and Deckhand
  • Powered by CAT C32-1450Hp, 19Kva & 35Kva Gensets for electrical requirements
  • Cruise speed of 16 Knots. (2.5 hrs to Neptune Islands)
  • Fully enclosed, spacious saloon, lounge style seating
  • Reverse Cycle air-conditioning
  • Full Galley, meals area and bar
  • Covered main deck. Outdoor seating.
  • Huge upper deck just perfect for shark spotting!
  • 2 Fresh HOT water showers open onto main deck (3000 Litre per day fresh water system) plus 2 Full flush toilets
  • Huge swim platform to carry our massive 8 person shark cage. Hiab Crane for cage retrieval
  • Plenty of 240v power, don't forget your camera charger
  • Complies with all EPA & Department of Environment waste water requirements.

    Itinerary: Your charter includes a light breakfast, morning tea, fully cooked lunch, afternoon tea, cappuccino, icy cold soft drinks and optional alcoholic beverages for purchase. Any dietary requirements need to be advised when booking.

    We board the boat at 6.30am at the Marina Hotel, throw the rope off at 7am, and return approximately by 7pm. Enjoy the 2.5 hour journey to the Neptune Islands, often accompanied by pods of dolphins & even the odd whale in season aboard our 65' very comfortable 'MV Calypso Star 2'.

    The bait hits the water, then the action begins!! We often have had Great Whites around the boat before hanging back on the anchor. Fingers crossed "Big Mumma" may arrive; an18' plus monster.

    Once the sharks arrive, each person will have the opportunity to experience approx 45-minute of cage viewing face to face with the amazing Great White Shark through crystal clear water in groups of 6 at a time in the cage.

    The action from the fly bridge and deck is fantastic. Magnificent hot lunch and cappuccino-icy cold soft drinks included and the bar opens on the way home.

    While every effort is made to attract the sharks to our boat, in nature there can be no guarantees! In the rare event of not seeing Great White Sharks a half price return ticket is offered to all on board. This ticket is valid for 12 months and is not transferable. Check out our FAQ page for more information regarding the best time to come.

  • Directions: Port Lincoln is located on lower Eyre Peninsula South Australia, an approx. 7.5 hour drive or 40 minute flight from Adelaide.

    Special events

    World first live underwater weather presentation by Grant Denyer and the Sunrise crew direct from the shark cage was in July 2012

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    News

    Our spacious cage has recently been fitted with four mounted cameras providing a live stream back to the saloon so now you dont have to miss out on any of the underwater action!

    Cancellation Policy

    If a customer wishes to cancel a charter up to 3 weeks prior to their departure date for ANY reason once payment has been made a 20% deposit will be lost. If a customer wishes to cancel a charter between 3 weeks & 1 week prior to their departure date for any reason once payment has been made a 50% deposit will be lost. If a customer wishes to cancel a charter 1 week or less prior to their departure date for any reason once payment has been made 100% will be lost. Calypso Star Charter Pty Ltd reserves the right to cancel any charter due to mechanical breakdown or extreme weather conditions. Charter cancellations due to both mechanical breakdown and extreme weather conditions are offered a FULL refund of their charters costs or have the option to reschedule their charter date. Please be aware that there is not always a departure date the next day and if there is there are not always available seats. OUR REFUND POLICY DOES NOT COVER TRAVEL OR ACCOMMODATION BOOKED BY THE PASSENGER. WE RECOMMEND YOU TAKE OUT TRAVEL INSURANCE TO COVER FOR UNFORESEEN CANCELLATIONS. In the rare event of a cancellation we will advise you asap please ensure you provide us with a mobile telephone contact number when booking.

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