Great White Shark Cage Dive - Port Lincoln
Vendor: Shark Cage Diving Calypso Star
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...
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 country where these charters are run. Ideal if you have limited time or a limited budget and best of all there's NO diver qualification or previous experience needed.
6:30am Arrive at Marina
Guests board at the Marina Hotel pontoon to the smell of hot coffee made fresh onboard. After an introduction and safety briefing from the skipper of the day, we throw off the ropes and set off for the Neptune Islands. Breakfast is served shortly after departure.
2.5 to 3 hour cruise
Sit back, relax and enjoy your journey We're often accompanied by pods of dolphins and even the odd whale, in season. During the trip, the friendly crew will provide you with information about the fishing industries, the local area and the marine life. Take in the spectacular coastal scenery of lower Spencer Gulf and the islands of Thorny Passage. In season, you can try your luck at catching a Southern Bluefin Tuna
9:30 10:00 am
On arrival at the Islands the skipper gets the boat up as close to the land as he can so you can get the best views and the best photos of the New Zealand Fur Seal colony. The exact dive location for the day is chosen and it's time to drop anchor. The ocean surrounding the Neptune Islands is crystal clear which makes for ideal viewing of the Great White Sharks.
You hit the water
Groups enter our new spacious cage 6 at a time. This way you get some welcome human company and you still get plenty of room for prime shark viewing. 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
As well as breakfast, we provide you with morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea, plus coffee tea and filtered water,all included. Soft drinks and bottled water are available for purchase onboard. MV Calypso Star II is a fully-licensed vessel so the bar is open on the way home for your convenience.
Return to the Marina
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.
****Please note prices are subject to change over peak season****