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Cabins

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24 m / 7 m

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YES ($)

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Highlights

  • The Calypso liveaboard from Rodney Fox Expeditions offers a unique experience: its shark tours are the only ones around that take you to the Neptune Islands
  • Itineraries deliver you the maximum viewing time with great white sharks, with unrivalled access to cage dives
  • One of the biggest features of this boat is the ocean-floor cage diving, dropping you 20m into a magical world you'll never forget
  • Special hosted tours featuring Rodney Fox and/or Andrew Fox give you the chance to experience these waters with world-class guidance
  • The Neptunes are a pristine, wild and rugged paradise offering wonderful land tours as well as the chance to see sea lions, sea eagles and osprey eagles
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Booking process

1. BOOKING

Once we receive your booking, we double check availability with the dive operator and reserve your spot

2. CONFIRMATION

We usually get back to you within 24 hours to confirm that your booking is final

3. 48H FREE CANCELLATION PERIOD

You then have 48 hours to take care of other travel arrangements. Your credit card will only be charged after that period

Payment & cancellation terms

Payment terms

  • Now: 0%
  • 48 hours after booking confirmation: 30% (downpayment)
  • 120 days before trip start: 30%
  • 90 days before trip start: 40% (balance)

Cancellation fee

Free cancellation for 48h after confirmation

>90 days there will be a $250 cancellation fee per person <90 days, forfeit 30% of trip fee per person
<60 days, forfeit 50% of trip fee per person
<30 days, forfeit 100% of trip fee per person

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Description

Dive with the world’s most feared, and most famous shark on board CALYPSO, The ultimate diving adventure!

Rodney Fox Shark Expeditions is an amazing live-on-board shark tour – the only one in South Australia. You’ll be our guest for 2-8 days (depending on the tour you choose), and we’re sure you’ll love every moment of it.

What you can expect

Calypso is our 23.9m expedition vessel! She has three levels – flybridge, diving/dining/shark viewing and downstairs is the accommodation. The main deck is a fantastic place to view the sharks and in the evening, head upstairs for some star gazing.

Calypso accommodates up to 10 guests and each cabin is a twin share set up with easily accessible larger single bunks. These full-size singles are even wide enough for couples to still have a comfortable snuggle. The 2 bathrooms onboard are shared and each has a toilet and shower. There is a spacious air-conditioned lounge where meals are served in buffet style. 

The boat's unique feature is the submersible Shark Cage which can be lowered to the ocean floor with excited Certified Divers inside. All trips depart from and return to Port Lincoln, a 40 minute flight from Adelaide.

The vessel has 2 cages; one cage is for surface cage diving and the other is for the ocean floor cage diving. The surface cage can take 4 guests and the ocean floor cage can take 3 guests with a crew dive-master also in the cage.

However, the best thing about the Calypso is our fabulous crew. They are friendly, easy-going professionals, who don’t mind having a chat and a laugh. But, more importantly, they’re fully qualified Dive Professionals who ensure everything on board is ‘ship shape’ – you couldn’t be in safer hands.

No matter how long your stay on-board, the experience will never leave you, and you’ll forever be a part of the Fox Shark family.

Rodney Fox Shark Expeditions has gained a global reputation for providing guests with a true Great White experience

Marrying the thrill of diving with a Shark-first approach to ecology, habitat and environment. Our reputation has been built over the last 50 years, thanks to the pioneering spirit of Rodney Fox, and it’s something we are very proud of. It’s why we’ve made promises to ourselves and to our guests:

To be open and honest about the Great Whites – we’d like to say there’s a 100% chance of seeing a Great White. In reality, it’s a 99% chance – sometimes nature throws us a curve ball. If you are one of the very unlucky, your next tour is credited at half-price of the one you paid for.

To be open and honest about expectations – seasons are a determining factor for a lot of guests. We run longer expeditions in autumn and winter (April to August) because the days are shorter and the weather is more variable. The Great Whites are seasonal too – you’ll see males all year round, but the giant females are only around in autumn and winter.

To be open and honest about who we are – our driving force has always been, and always will be, the Sharks. From this has come knowledge, and an understanding of our responsibility to protect the world they inhabit. We love sharing our passion with our guests as well as providing them with an unforgettable adventure.

IT GIVES US GREAT PLEASURE TO WELCOME GUESTS ON BOARD CALYPSO AND INTO THE RODNEY FOX SHARK EXPEDITION FAMILY

In 2001, Andrew and Rodney with Dr. Rachel Robbins established the Fox Shark Research Foundation. It was also the time Andrew began taking over the helm from his father, and making Shark Tours more of a full-time, tourist experience. The research required funding, and Andrew reasoned the best way to fund it was to offer people an unforgettable live-aboard Great White experience – they had pioneered the Surface Shark Cage, and had the only Ocean Floor Shark Cage in the World.

If you’d like to know more about Rodney Fox’s incredible journey, his autobiography, ‘Sharks, the Sea and Me’ tells his story.


HOW TO GET HERE

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DIVING SERVICES

Diving gear

  • Din/Int Adapters
  • Rental Equipment ($)

Diving Facilities

  • Battery Charging Station
  • Warm-Water Showers
  • Fish Id And Diving Books

For your safety

  • Fire Alarm
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • Life Jackets
  • Emergency Oxygen Kit

Languages spoken

  • English

Boat Amenities

Activities

  • Land Excursions

Food & drink

  • Buffet
  • Alcohol

Facilities

  • Lounge/Tv Area
  • Power Socket Adapters

Great for families

  • Movies

Payments

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Cash (Aud)

Sports & Watersports

  • Snorkeling

Amenities & services

  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Separate Zodiac/Dhoni

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