National award for Calypso Star Charters

Calypso Star Charters was recognised as one of the top adventure tourism experiences in Australia with a bronze medal at the Qantas Australian Tourism Awards in Melbourne Friday night. Calypso Star Charters general manager Andrew Wright was in Melbourne on Friday night to receive the award, which he said was a “nice surprise”. “It comes […]

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Tourism minister awe-inspired by sharks

TOURISM Minister Leon Bignell got up close and personal with a great white shark at the Neptune Islands on Thursday and said it was “awe-inspiring”. The South Australia minister was part of a group of 45 passengers from Australia and around the world on a Calypso Star Charters tour that saw three separate great white sharks. […]

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We even do island pick ups

At Calypso Star Charters we sometimes get a call to transfer people from islands in the waters off Lower Eyre Peninsula. One such occasion was on Sunday, January 10 when some people staying on Thistle Island needed to get back to Port Lincoln to catch a plane for the trip back to Adelaide. The trip […]

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Great shark sightings by Calypso

SHARK activity has been plentiful at the Neptune Islands throughout November and December with a high of 10 different sharks on one day. Activity has been generally very good and divers were seeing a great range of sharks with good weather making the trips even better. There are still seats available on tours throughout January […]

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Age no barrier for cage dive

AGE is no barrier for people wanting to take a shark cage dive experience. On Saturday, December 19, 82-year-old Walter Tamm and his grandson Jake joined Calypso Star Charters for a one-day shark cage dive experience. And Walter showed that anyone could tick diving with Great White Sharks off their bucket list when he stepped […]

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Live Periscope stream from chark cage

MITCH Oates created a world first on Monday, December 7 with the world’s first underwater Periscope featuring South Australia’s great white sharks. Mr Oates from NSW teamed up with underwater phone housing company Hitcase after he developed the connection to be able to get internet underwater – a first. The first underwater Periscope to come face to face […]

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Escape with ET escapes with Calypso Star Charters

We were very honoured to host Andrew Ettinghausen, otherwise know as ET, and his team onboard our shark cage dive on 24 October 2015. They were filming for the next series of Escape with ET, putting him through his paces. Keep an eye out for the new series to see all the fun they had […]

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Golden Backpack Awards Finalists

We are very pleased to announce that we have once again been advised that we have made it as a finalist for the Golden Backpack Awards. We couldn’t have made it this far without the support of our customers who have taken the time to go in and vote for our tour as the Best […]

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Two sharks per day at Neptune Islands

We have had a steady flow of two sharks per day on nearly all charters now since 28 September 2015. There was the exception of one day that had no sharks and the following day with just 1 shark. As we all know, 1 shark is better than no shark and 2 sharks is of […]

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Consistent shark activity for the past week

We are very pleased to have had consistent shark activity on every charter since Monday 28 September 2015!! A total of two sharks have been seen by each charter, however there have been four different sharks identified during this time. This is promising news that there are more than just two currently in the area. […]

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