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Shark Cage Diving

Located in Port Lincoln, South Australia we are privileged to be 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 sightings and productive interaction close to our vessel and cage resulting in a memorable encounter and wonderful photographic opportunities. 




  • Duration – Full day
  • No minimum passengers
  • Maximum guests – 45
  • VESSEL – MV Calypso Star 2

Pick up

Pick up is only if the transfer service has been booked

  • Transfers are available from most accommodation locations in Port Lincoln for $15 per person for a return fare. Bookings can be arranged at the time of your booking.
  • Transfers need to be booked prior to 5.30pm the day before your charter.
  • If you are staying at the Port Lincoln Hotel please note that they provide their own free transfer. Please confirm on check in that you are doing the dive to ensure they have you down for the transfer.

Check in at 6:00am 

  • For those making their own way to our office please arrive at our office 3/10 South Quay Boulevard (blue fronted building) at 6.00am.

The Journey - approximately 3hrs 

  • We are often accompanied by pods of dolphins and even the odd whale, in season. During the trip, have a chat with the friendly crew who 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. 
  • Sea sickness medication is strongly recommended - available for purchase at our office.

Time to get in the water!

  • Groups up to 8 at a time enter our spacious cage (the largest in Australia).
  • We are dealing with sharks in their natural environment, they are free to come and go as they please. Our crew strive to ensure all groups get a similar experience in the cage, based on shark interaction so the actual time does vary between the groups. Please remember that the day isn’t just about being in the cage as there is also ample viewing opportunity from on board the vessel while waiting for your turn to dive.
  • 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 on-board.
  • MV Calypso Star II is a fully licensed vessel so the bar is open on the way home for your convenience.
  • NO diver qualification or previous experience required!

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 - 9pm.
  • Guests are therefore required to stay a minimum of two nights in Port Lincoln, the night before and the night of the charter, to ensure you do not miss any flights.


  • Children under the age of 8 are only allowed to enter the water at the Skippers discretion on the day.
  • All children under the age of 16 require adult supervision at all times.  
  • If they are in the water their supervising adult is required to also be in the water at all times. If the child or the adult exit the water the adult or the child will also be required to do so.
  • Any guest under the age of 18 needs to have their waiver form signed by a parent or guardian.

Terms and Conditions




  • Customers are welcome to change their charter date up to 7 days prior without incurring any additional charges. 
  • Changes between from 7 days up to 48 hours prior incur a 20% administration fee.
  • Changes within 48 hours of the charter are not permitted.


  • If a customer wishes to cancel their booking the following conditions are applicable:
  • ​No shows and cancellations inside 48 hours prior - no refund.
  • Cancellations from time of booking up to 48 hours prior to departure - 20% cancellation fee.
  • Booking received through a third party/travel agents/online travel agents may be subject to varying cancellation and refund policies. Calypso Star Charters is not liable for losses incurred through booking via a third party agent.
  • Cancellations due to COVID-19 are subject to our normal terms and conditions.


  • In the rare event of a cancellation on our part, we will advise customers as soon as possible. Please ensure you provide us with a mobile telephone contact number at the time of booking to ensure we are able to contact you should we need to.
  • Calypso Star Charter Pty Ltd reserves the right to cancel any charter due to mechanical breakdown or extreme weather conditions. Guests who have charters cancelled due to mechanical breakdown or extreme weather conditions are offered a FULL refund of their charter cost. Alternatively you have the option to reschedule your charter date. Please be aware that there is not always a departure date the next day and if there is there are not always available seats.
  • In the case of when a substitute vessel (that carries a reduced capacity of guests) is required on an existing charter (due to a mechanical breakdown), Calypso Star Charters Pty Ltd reserves the right to cancel a confirmed booking and provide a full refund to the guest.  The decision of which booking will to be cancelled is done so in order of who was booked on last.
  • Refunds will be processed via the same method as the payment was received.
  • Guests who have booked their charter through a 3rd party/travel agent will need to be aware that their terms and conditions may differ. Third Party bookings will be refunded to the Third Party rather than directly to the guest.
  • Bank fees and charges incurred through the refund process are at the cost of the guest. 
  • From time to time in the lead up to your charter we may contact you with important information and information regarding shark sightings. Please ensure we are provided with your current email address, we will not be responsible if a third party travel arranger doesn’t pass on this information.


Everyone knows that when dealing with nature there are definitely NO GUARANTEES. We want to make sure that you are well informed about our Shark Policy and that your expectations are reasonable. We make every effort to ‘lure’ the Great White to us our boat within government specified guidelines however being the wonderful, impulsive & unpredictable creatures that they are we simply cannot guarantee sightings.

Shark activity varies year to year. To assist you with making your decision on the best time to travel please visit our shark sightings calendar. See our shark sightings

The price you pay is purchasing a ticket to join our charter and not a promise of a shark interaction.

In the event that we don’t see any Great White Sharks, guests will be refunded $100. Refunds will be processed via the same method as the payment was received within seven days of a tour. Bank fees and charges incurred through the refund process are at the cost of the guest.

In addition all adult passengers will be given a $200 voucher (child’s voucher value is $150) to return within a period of 12 months from the date of the unsuccessful tour. 


Please note: The return voucher is a gift to those guests who wish to try again so the next trip is at a reduced price. The vouchers are not a compensation for the first trip to be cheaper and this is why they are not redeemable for cash or transferable.

If no sharks are sighted on the second trip, a voucher will be issued for the third trip at $100 per person plus the current Visitor Use Fee, to come on board as a diver.  If you are really unlucky after a third trip you are eligible to keep coming on board for $100 per person per trip plus the current Visitor Use Fee as a diver until you successfully see a shark.

On occasion, there are events that occur at sea that are beyond our immediate control that may have an impact on the tour, without the tour being cancelled.  

At all times, safety is our top priority and an unforeseen equipment breakdown or the weather conditions may prevent us from diving, or altering the way we operate.  For example , the weather forecast might be quite different to the conditions we encounter which may significantly delay or prevent us from diving, we will still remain on location the normal length of the tour whole time attracting a shark or be able to view them from the vessel. 

In the event of this type of occurrence, guests will be refunded the difference between the price paid and $200 on a shark diving or Combo Tour.

This policy does not apply to guests who are unable to dive due to illness or seasickness.

PLEASE NOTE - In the event that the weather conditions are not favourable to Swim with the Sealions on our Combo tour, the tour will operate as a Twilight Shark Cage Diving charter.  Guests will then have the option to either receive a refund of $145 or choose to join a Swim with the Sealions charter at no charge on another day.

No liability will be accepted for injury, sickness, loss or damage however caused. This includes costs associated with changes or cancellation of travel arrangements. Calypso Star Charters highly recommends that travellers take out Travellers Insurance for the flights and will not be responsible for any delays that may cause loss of travel arrangements.

Dietary Requirements: Please inform us of any dietary requirements when you book. e.g. vegetarian or allergies to food to ensure we cater to your specific requirements.

Gift Vouchers may be transferred into another person’s name. This is not permitted for the No Shark Policy vouchers. For the transfer to be completed written permission must be received by Calypso Star Charters from the voucher recipient.

  • Vouchers are not redeemable for cash.
  • Vouchers are valid for a period of 12 months from the date of issue.
  • Extensions may be granted by contacting our office prior to the voucher expiry. This will incur a $25.00 fee and the payment of any applicable price rises.
  • As at 1 April 2019, Guests holding a ’Spectator’ gift voucher will need to contact our office to redeem.
  • Gift Vouchers can be cancelled inline with our booking cancellation policy within one month of the purchase date. A 20% cancellation fee applies.
  • Gift Vouchers cannot be cancelled and refunded one month after the purchase date.
  • The refund of the Gift Voucher minus the fee forfeited will be provided to the recipient of the voucher, not the person who has purchased the voucher.
  • If the purchaser wishes to cancel a voucher, the recipient of the voucher is required to email us to confirm the cancellation.
  • No shark policy voucher - Payment of the balance of the ticket is due at the time of booking. Bookings must be made direct with our office or online. ID required at check in.
  • Vouchers can be used towards an upgraded product type, payment of the balance must be paid at time of booking.


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