Calypso Star Charters: 1 day Shark Cage Diving (diver or spectator)

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Calypso Star Charters: 1 day Shark Cage Diving (diver or spectator)

from 395.00

More people choose to shark cage dive with Great White Sharks with us than any other operator in Australia! Proudly Advanced Eco Certified we are privileged to be the only one day operator to hold a licence to use natural fish berley giving you the best chance shark sightings & interaction!

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Calypso Star Charters provides guests with the ultimate adventure activity with an Advanced Eco Certified one day Great White Shark Cage Diving tour.  Established in 1990 Calypso Star Charters was awarded South Australia’s Best Adventure Tour at the 2015 South Australian Tourism Awards, and is the market leader for these tours with more people choosing to cage dive with Calypso Star than any other operator in Australia. 

  • Privileged to be the only one day operator to hold a permit to use natural fish berley to attract Great White Sharks. The use of natural fish berley gives us the highest chance of sighting sharks and productive interaction close to our vessel and cage, resulting in a memorable encounter and wonderful photographic opportunities
  • Advanced Eco Certified with our Skippers as the only Eco Certified Guides in the Shark Cage Diving industry
  • MV Calypso Star 2 is the largest one day shark cage diving vessel which is fitted with a Gyroscopic Stabilizer.  This greatly minimises seasickness and increases comfort throughout the day!
  • NO minimum passengers to operate and the most tour departures available
  • The only operator who displays all their current and historical shark sightings on their website an social media for every charter since January 2011.  This honesty gives our guests the ability to choose the best time to come and provide realistic expectations
  • The most successful one day shark cage diving operator for shark sightings at a success rate of 85%
  • No dive experience required, all equipment is supplied
  • We have a long involvement with Great White Shark tagging and research.
  • MV Calypso Star (Twilight Vessel) is the fastest boat to the island and the smallest group size
  • Please check our website or the office regarding our No Shark Sighting Policy

No experience is required, it’s open to all ages and Port Lincoln is the only place in Australia offering this unforgettable opportunity!

During the months of November to February we do operate both the One Day and Twilight Charters.

Shark Spectator Tickets can upgrade on the day and pay the additonal $100 upgrade on board

Please note - Child prices are for 16 years and under

 

One Day Shark Cage Diving

  • Boarding time is 6.30am at Cape Baron Place, behind the Marina Hotel, Port Lincoln Marina
  • Enjoy the 2.5-3 hour journey Neptune Islands Marine Park
  • The Skipper selects the day's location, based on weather, the anchor is dropped and a quick safety briefing is conducted
  • Now it's time to shark dive!
  • The cage enters the water and the crew begin to berley
  • Groups of up to eight at a time - largest shark cage in Australia - The diving time depends on the shark activity on the day.  The crew make effort to ensure all guests receive a similar experience
  • Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea are all supplied
  • Tea, coffee and filter water available free on board
  • Soft drinks, bottle water and alcohol available to purchase
  • Return time - Due to the nature of the activity we cannot guarantee the exact time we will return to the Marina at the end of the day. The return is subject to weather conditions and shark activity. Every effort will be made on the day to give everyone the opportunity to sight sharks, even if this means staying on site for additional time. Generally we will return around 6pm but we have returned as late as 9pm. Guests are therefore required to stay a minimum of two nights in Port Lincoln, the night before and the night after the charter, to ensure you do not miss any flights.

Twilight Shark Cage Diving

Operates November to February

  • Boarding time is 1.15pm at Cape Baron Place, behind the Marina Hotel, Port Lincoln Marina
  • Enjoy the 2.5 hour journey Neptune Islands Marine Park
  • The format of the tour is the same as the day charter
  • Groups of up to six at a time enjoy approximately 45 minutes in the cage - The diving time depends on the shark activity on the day.  The crew make effort to ensure all guests receive a similar experience
  • Afternoon tea, nibbles and a fully cooked dinner is supplied
  • Tea, coffee and filter water available free on board
  • Soft drinks, bottle water and alcohol available to purchase
  • Return time - Due to the nature of the activity we cannot guarantee the exact time we will return to the Marina at the end of the day. The return is subject to weather conditions and shark activity. Generally we will return around 10-11pm. 
  • Departure days - Charters depart 10 days a fortnight from the Port Lincoln Marina.
  • During the months of November to February we do offer day trips and also Twilight Charters.
  • Transfer services operate from several accommodation venues in Port Lincoln for $10 per person. Please enquire about these at the time of booking.
  • Transfers from Accomodation

  • We offer a transfer service from most accomodation places in Port Lincoln for $10 per person return
  • Guests staying at the Port Lincoln Hotel receive complimentry transfer service
  • Highlights Photos: $35 each.

  • Our underwater cameras are available for all to use
  • Our crew will also take photos throughout the day including a shot with our replica jaws, a shot of your group before the dive, an individual shot of you entering the shark cage and other candid shots throughout the day
  • A USB of digital photos is compiled using all good quality photos from the day, along with some great snaps from our archives
  • GoPro Hire

  • GoPro with 8 GB SD card – Hire of the GoPro and the purchase of an 8GB micro SD card with adapter $50
  • If you want to capture loads of footage and don’t think that one card is enough, you can upgrade on board to a 16GB card
  • Souvenirs and alcohol available for purchase onboard - Eftpos facilities available