Those who choose not to Swim with the Sealions may join the Captain in the tender boat to observe the Sealions.
Upon arrival at either Hopkins or Grindal Island, wetsuits, masks and snorkels are provided and we are ready for the most playful swim ever. One of our crew will be in the water with you at all times. Once in the water, the Sea Lions entice you to come and play. With somersaults and swirls they glide effortlessly past.
After approximately an hour of swimming it is time to climb back onto the boat, a hot shower awaits and the coffee machine is ready.
From here we head to Neptune Islands Marine Park for shark cage diving.
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 (the same amount of dive time as the day tour).
PLEASE NOTE: In the event that we don’t see any Great White Sharks, you will be refunded $100 per person. 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 read our No Shark Policy for all our Terms & Conditions.
PLEASE NOTE: In the event that the weather conditions are not favourable to Swim with the Sealions, the tour will operate as a Shark Cage Diving charter. Guests will then have the option to either receive a refund of $165 or choose to join a Swim with the Sealions charter at no charge on another day.
What to bring
To ensure the comfort of your trip you will need to bring:
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
CANCELLATION & CHANGES POLICY
OUR REFUND POLICY DOES NOT COVER TRAVEL OR ACCOMMODATION BOOKED BY THE PASSENGER. WE RECOMMEND YOU TAKE OUT TRAVEL INSURANCE TO COVER FOR UNFORESEEN CANCELLATIONS.
NO SHARK POLICY
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.
THESE VOUCHERS ARE NOT TRANSFERABLE TO ANYONE ELSE AND PROOF OF ID WILL BE REQUIRED WHEN YOU NEXT CHOOSE TO BOOK.
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.
UNEXPECTED OCCURANCE POLICY - NO SHARK CAGE POLICY
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.
MEALS ON TOURS
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 VOUCHER & NO SHARK VOUCHER POLICY
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.
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