Use of berley to attract Great White Sharks

We often get asked what we use to attract sharks to our vessel. We are permitted by the Fisheries Department to use berley (chum) to attract the Great White Sharks to our boat at the Neptune Islands Marine Park. The sharks are attracted to the Neptune Islands by the 40,000+ seal colony at the Islands, with […]

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Gyro lets Shark viewers enjoy every exciting minute

  The exciting move of installing the Seakeeper Gyro was a great move for our guests with praises flowing about the difference it was making to the enjoyment of each charter. Not only did it spark a keen interest with our potential future customers, it also had the general marine industry interested with articles appearing […]

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A journey to Port Lincoln from Singapore

Standing in the Adelaide Airport after the short flight from Port Lincoln, company Director Ron Forster thought the young boy standing nearby had a nice hat on. On closer inspection, it turned out to be a Calypso Star Charters Shark Cage Diving hat. Alexon, 11, convinced his Dad that he had to travel all the […]

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Facing a Great White Shark or the Clipsal 500 track…… what is more frightening?

That was the question on the minds of V8 Supercar drivers Rick Kelly and Will Davison as they travelled out to the Neptune Islands on 31 January 2014. In a unique approach to getting race ready in preparations for the Adelaide Clipsal 500 at the end of February, the 2.5 hour journey gave them ample […]

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Beware when purchasing Red Balloon vouchers for Shark Cage Diving

BEWARE when purchasing Shark Cage Diving vouchers from RED BALLOON. The voucher states Calypso Shark Cage Dive Port Lincoln but it is not with our company. RED BALLOON only have one supplier for a specific tour on their site and it is not Calypso Star Charters. Several people have tried to redeem vouchers with us but unfortunately we can […]

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91% success for 2013

Despite having a couple of periods of no shark sightings throughout the year we have rounded out another fantastic year over all with shark sightings! As the water cooled down, the sharks got BIGGER and we saw several days produce a large number of sharks too, providing all our guests with the best possible viewing and […]

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Proof age is no barrier for Shark Cage Diving

Over the past 15 years we have seen our fair share of guests joining our charters, over 29,000 of them. We have welcomed the young, the older, people from worldwide, pregnant women, children and babies and people with physical limitations. On 30 December 2013 we had our youngest ever guests take the plunge and jump […]

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Southern Bluefin Tuna biting for Shark Cage Diving guests

December has seen the first of our catches of Southern Bluefin Tuna whilst on our journey to and from the Neptune Islands. Guests have been having a blast trying their hand at trawling for Tuna, under the careful assistance of our crew members. They provide a good fight and give everyone plenty to be happy […]

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Smoother sailing for shark cage diving guests

Thursday 28 November 2013 – installation day! After much anticipation our gyro arrived in Port Lincoln ready for installation in to MV Calypso Star II. It was an exciting day for our company with Calypso Star Charters being the first vessel in South Australia to have a device installed, and the largest commercial vessel in […]

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Shark Cage Diving wins 2013 Golden Backpack Award

On Friday 8 November we were honoured to be awarded the 2013 TNT Golden Backpack Award for the Best Tour/Activity in South Australia! The Golden Backpack Awards are the only dedicated awards for the independant travel sector rewarding those companies who work hardest to make backpacking around Australia and New Zealand that extra bit special. […]

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