Calypso Star Charters is fully licensed by the Department of Environment and Water.
They are also privileged to be the only one-day shark cage diving operator who is permitted to use natural fish berley 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 and productive interaction close to the vessel and cage resulting in a memorable encounter and wonderful photographic opportunities.
They only use locally sourced, natural fish product to attract the sharks, our tethered baits are attached by natural fibre twine. The use of synthetic decoys is not permitted in South Australia. The practices are conducted with the utmost respect to the welfare of sharks
Along with this license, they are proud to be Advanced Eco Certified and the Captains’ are Eco Certified Guides. Receiving this certification provides us with the recognition that we conduct the operations in a way that are environmentally conscious and sustainable whilst also providing an educational component.
No minimum passenger numbers. If you’re the only person booked they will still go!
More departures than any operator. They operate on every available Activity Day.
The vessel, Calypso Star 2 is fitted with a gyroscopic active stabiliser, which has reduced the rolling motion of the vessel by up to 80%. If you are susceptible to seasickness do not compromise with a non-stabilised vessel.
Largest vessel means fewer cancellations due to bad weather. The trip out can be rough but the Neptune Islands give us good shelter from the waves. The vessel can accommodate up to 45 guests across 2 decks with ample seating in air-conditioned comfort. 2 hot showers are also provided onboard.
Actively support SARDI, CSIRO and Flinders University in their ongoing research into the Great White Sharks and their movement patterns around Neptune Islands. They provide logistical support and positions on board the vessel for researchers to conduct observations and tagging.
100% Safety record. With over 25 years experience you are in good hands.
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