Calypso Star Charters – Shark Cage Diving
Welcome to Shark cage Diving with Calypso Star Charters! We invite you to jump onboard the MV Calypso Star II for an exciting day of adventure, education and a whole lot of fun! This once-in-a-lifetime experience of viewing Great White Sharks in their natural habitat will leave you with memories that will last long after your visit to Port Lincoln.
Our 1-day Shark Cage Diving Charters are an Australian first with Port Lincoln being the only place in the Australia where you can cage dive with the magnificent Great White Shark. Ideal if you have limited time or a limited budget and best of all there’s… NO diver qualification or previous experience needed!
Great White Sharks are an endangered and protected species in Australia. It’s vitally important that we continue to educate people about the species’ behaviour as well as the significance of their presence of in their ecosystem. At Calypso Star we’re proud of our involvement with the CSIRO and their Great White Shark Research. read more… It helps us better understand the movement patterns and habits of the magnificent Great White.
Calypso Star Charters are honoured to be fully licensed by the South Australian Department of Environment. We’re also privileged to be the one day shark cage diving operator who is permitted by the Fisheries Department to use berley (chum) to attract the Great White Sharks to our boat at the Neptune Islands Marine Park. Being permitted to berley provides you with the best possible chance of a shark sighting. Along with this license, we are proud to be Advanced Eco Certified and our Captains’ are Eco Certified Guides. Receiving this certification provides us with the recognition that we conduct our operations in a way that are environmentally conscious and sustainable whilst also providing an educational component.
Hitting The water
Groups enter our new spacious cage up to 8 at a time. Once the sharks arrive, each group will have the opportunity to spend about 45 minutes in the cage, face to face with the amazing Great White Shark. Please note that time in the cage can vary and will depend on shark activity and weather on the day.
Even when you’re not in the water, you don’t miss out — the action from the very spacious upper and lower decks is fantastic so make sure you keep your camera ready for that once-in-a-lifetime photo opportunity. We have our own cameras mounted on the shark cage so you can also sit in the comfort of our saloon and watch the underwater action live-streaming
Technology & Comfort
The Calypso Star 2 surpasses it predecessor and the competition! Wifi internet and live footage streamed from the cage to the saloon are major advancement with this vessel.
With a capacity of 45 and an energetic crew of 5 the Calypso Star 2 offers a level of comfort not matched in South Australia. Its huge bridge deck offers the perfect vantage point for shark spotting and our 8 person shark cage offers complete safety not only to divers but to sharks also.
Calypso Star 2 is the pride of our fleet and ensures that our guests have the ultimate adventure whilst on our 1 day Shark Cage Diving Tours. MV Calypso Star 2 was acquired in 2010 and underwent an extensive refit to transform her into the magnificent vessel she is today.
In 2013 we installed a state of the art seakeeper Gyroscopic Stabiliser to reduce vessel roll whilst travelling and at anchor. We are the first vessel in South Australia to have one installed and the largest commercial vessel in Australia to utilise this technology. With a covered upper deck and a gyroscopic stabiliser fitted, there is no vessel more comfortable!