Come face to face with the ocean's ultimate predatory fish! Take a trip to the Neptune Islands to see the majestic Great White Sharks in their natural environment and be mesmerized by their size and grace.
Board the MV Calypso Star 2 and spend a day in the waters around Neptune Islands to see and learn more about the magnificent Great White Sharks.
At 06:30, guests board the vessel at the Marina Hotel to the smell of freshly made coffee. After an introduction and safety briefing from the Skipper of the day we throw the ropes off and depart for the Neptune Islands. Breakfast is served shortly after departure from the Marina.
Enjoy the 2 and a half hour to 3 hour journey to the Neptune Islands often accompanied by pods of dolphins & even the odd whale in season. Along the scenic journey the friendly crew will provide you with information about the fishing industries, the surrounding Islands and the marine life. Depending on the weather and time of departure, we'll arrive at our dive location at around 09:30 to 10:00.
Upon reaching the islands, the Skipper will pass close to the islands to allow passengers to view and photograph the Sea Lion colony up-close. The dive location for the day is then selected and it is time to drop the anchor. As the bait hits the water, the action begins! We have often had Great Whites around the boat before dropping the anchor.
Groups enter our new spacious cage, 8 participants at a time leaving plenty of room for prime shark viewing! Once the sharks arrive each group will have the opportunity to experience approximately 45 minutes of cage viewing, going face to face with the amazing Great White Shark. Please note this time can vary and will depend on the shark activity and the day's weather.
While you are not in the water, you can see the action from the spacious upper and lower decks. Keep your camera in-hand for those prime photographic opportunities. You can also watch the underwater action live streamed into the saloon from the cameras mounted on our shark cage!
Morning tea, magnificent lunch, afternoon tea, cappuccino and cold soft-drinks are included. As a licensed vessel the bar opens on the way home. Beer, red and white wine are available.
Children below 1 year old are free of charge.
No diving experience is required.
Part of the boat trip is in open ocean. It is strongly recommended that you use Sea Sickness remedies even if you don't usually suffer from sea sickness. If unsure, please consult your doctor.
Breakfast, morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea as well as several lights snacks and refreshments throughout the day are included. Please indicate any special dietary requirements you may have upon booking.
Spectator options are available for guests who prefer not to enter the diving cage.
Return time to Port Lincoln cannot be guaranteed. We recommend that you plan to leave Port Lincoln a day after the tour.
Due to the nomadic habits of the Great White Shark and the fact we are dealing with animals in their natural environment, we cannot guarantee a shark sighting at any time of the year.
While every effort is made to attract the sharks, in nature there can be no guarantees. In the rare event of not seeing Great White Sharks, you will be offered a refund of $100 if you booked as a diver (back to the spectator price) and receive a voucher of $200 off your next tour, this can even be redeemed on the Swim With the Sea Lions tour.
After a second unsuccessful trip your 3rd and subsequent trips (if you're really unlucky) are priced at $100 each trip to dive. If sharks other than Great Whites are sighted and productively dived with on the day, the No Shark Policy will still apply.
Port Lincoln is located on lower Eyre Peninsula, approximately 650km from Adelaide in South Australia.
Flights between Adelaide and Port Lincoln operate several times daily and takes around 45 minutes.
45-minute cage dive
Soft drinks / Juice
All our card payments are protected by thawte to give you peace of mind.
Pick-up at Port Lincoln Hotels or Check-in at Meeting Point
Board the MV Calypso Star 2
Hop on board one of the largest shark cage diving vessels equipped with state-of-art features and can carry up to 45 guests. A short introduction and safety briefing will be conducting before the ship's departure.
Depart for Neptune Islands
After the orientation, you will depart and cruise to Neptune Islands. Breakfast will be served shortly after departure as you take in the scenic views along the way. You will also be provided with information about the fishing industry, its surrounding islands and the marine life.
Arrival at Dive Location
Depending on the weather and time of departure, you will arrive at the dive spot at around 09:30 to 10:00. The vessel will navigate closer to the islands to give the passengers a closer look at the sea lion colony. A perfect time for some snapshots of these adorable creatures.
Great White Shark Cage Diving Adventure
Once all is set, groups enter the spacious cage, 8 participants at a time leaving plenty of room for prime shark viewing. Each group will have the opportunity to experience approximately 45 minutes of cage viewing, going up close with great white sharks.
Drop-off Around Port Lincoln (End Time is an Approximation)
Price & Options
No diving experience is required. Anyone is welcome to join.
Children 8 years old and above can participate in this activity.
Boat appropriate soft-soled shoes
Change of clothes
Sweatshirt / light jacket
Please indicate any special dietary requirements you may have upon booking.
To assist you in making your decision on when is the best time for you to book your charter, please refer to the Shark Sighting Calendar showing number of sharks encountered on each trip to Neptune Islands.
Shark Sighting Calendar.pdf
In the event that you don’t see any Great White Sharks, those who have paid as divers will be refunded $100. Refunds will be processed via the same method as the payment was received within seven days of a tour. All adult passengers will be given a $200 voucher (Children receive $150) to return within a period of 12 months from the date of issue.
After a second unsuccessful trip, your 3rd and subsequent attempts will be priced at $100 each dive trip. If sharks other than Great Whites are seen and you were able to dive on the day, the No Shark Policy still applies.
Guests are advised to stay at Port Lincoln until the day after the tour.
You can book a maximum of 45.
Frequently Asked Questions
Any cancellations made between 2 business days (14:00:00 local time) to business days (14:00:00 local time) prior to the activity will be subject to a charge of 100% of the total amount.
Any cancellations made after the booking confirmation date will be subject to a charge of 100% of the total amount.
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