How it works

Field Testing and Development

Sharks can be dangerous and often unpredictable creatures. While great care has been taken, and extensive testing has been done, to develop and manufacture the Shark Shield™, it is simply impossible to guarantee that all species of sharks will be repelled under all circumstances. With or without the protection of a Shark Shield™, all sharks should be treated with respect and caution. Water sport participation in the presence of sharks is inherently dangerous and is not a recommended activity. Any human activity in the water near sharks must always be considered as possessing a considerable degree of risk.  

How It Works

The Shark Shield™ generates an electrical field that, it is believed, is detected by the shark through its sensory receptors, known as the Ampullae of Lorenzini, found on the snouts of all predator sharks. Once detected by the sharks' sensors, the field causes muscular spasms that result in the shark being repelled from the area. The field is projected from the unit by two electrodes, which create an elliptical field that surrounds the user.

 

SNORKELER: SIMULATED PROTECTIVE FIELD FROM ELECTRODES

 

SURFER: SIMULATED PROTECTIVE FIELD FROM ELECTRODES

 

DIVER: SIMULATED PROTECTIVE FIELD FROM ELECTRODES

 

SharkShield - Operating Instructions and Accessories.pdf