Subjects :A whole day dedicated to the Great White Shark (Great White Shark). E 'can also photograph seabirds that plunge dive into the water to fish, dolphins, sea lions, tuna.
Recommended equipment :Is not required no skill / experience to be able to dive (about 3 meters deep) in the cage (anchored to the ship) to be in contact (VERY, VERY) close encounter with one of the most beautiful and mysterious creatures of the oceans . The crew of the Calypso Star (http://www.sharkcagediving.com.au/) provides the participants all the necessary equipment to enjoy this unforgettable adventure (7mm wetsuit, mask, regulator, sub_camera for photos, etc. ..)
Best months :Throughout the year. My experience took place during the summer season, Friday, Feb. 15, 2013. Period of extremely hot, especially for a full day on the ship. The morning is cool enough (a cotton sweater is more than enough) during the day the temperature was over 31 degrees and above Australia andis then placed the ozone hole utmost attention to burns.
How to get there :Staying in Melbourne I had to take one 2 aircraft from Melbourne to Adelaide and the second by the latter in Port Lincoln (same goes for the return stage inverted). Arriving in Port Lincoln went by taxi to the hostel (YHA chain consigliatissima for cost, cleanliness and comfort).
Visits :Australian tour cost $ 499 to which add $ 50 for the DVD and the photos taken by the crew and additional $ 20 if you want to take advantage of water room for autonomy in personal photos during the dive (good if you are in pairs).
Notes :The tour starts early in the morning at 6:15 with the driver who is to take the participants and transports them to the port for the rendez_vous with crew and participants. Start with about 3 hours of navigation to Neptune Island, the dive site. While browsing is the time of tuna fishing which participate (shrunken tuna and bait used to attract sharks near the cage!), Continuous refreshment drinks and food, sightings of dolphins, whales (mostly in winter), sea lions, sea birds that dive jump into the sea for fishing emerging rapidly. Depending on the participants are trained groups (max 6 people) who will take turns in the cage. This is about 3 meters in height completely immersed in the water except a few inches for the opening and turnover of people. The dive time is about 35-45 minutes where you can admire in a very satisfactory during the great white shark predation. Some lucky ones will also have the opportunity to see the shark trying to bite the cage, but do not worry it is highly resistant (alder I think ;-)). I must say that while not suffering from the Sea of ??sea, leaving the cage after 40 minutes I was "dazed" as the movement of the ship and strong currents make it look like the cage like a washing machine! But the disruption Vare really worth. Concluded dives each group takes the ship the way back (scheduled for 19 - 19.30 except in rare cases the return occurs after 21). COUNCIL to take the tablets for seasickness for not having to ruin your day, full of pleasant meetings.