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Get Out There.

Shark Shield is for professional adventurers, it is the world’s only scientifically proven and independently tested electrical shark deterrent.

Shark Shield’s products have been consistently proven to effectively turn sharks away by the world’s leading scientific experts on sharks. Independent research and testing by universities has resulted in a number of peer reviewed science journals confirming the technologies effectiveness.

The technology and patents have a twenty-year development history, in partnership with organisations such as the world’s leading experts in White Sharks, the KwaZulu-Natal Sharks Board in South Africa. As a result, Shark Shield is trusted by professional adventurers around the world, including navies, military and police divers, and is mandated safety equipment in many industries.

Nothing’s Stopping You.

In 1995, it was discovered that sharks have a heightened sensitivity to close-range, low frequency electrical fields. Two decades of intensive global research has developed this knowledge into a reliable and essential piece of equipment that protects visitors to the ocean and the sharks that live there.

Shark Shield consists of two electrodes which, when both are submerged, emit a three-dimensional electronic field that surrounds the user. When a shark comes within a few meters of the Shark Shield, the strong electronic pulses emitted by the device cause the shark to experience muscle spasms.

This does NOT harm the shark in any way, but merely causes it to experience a high level of discomfort. From testing, the closer the shark is to the Shark Shield field, the more spasms occur in the sharks’ snouts, which results in it turning away from the electronic field, thereby protecting the user.

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Your Life. Your Rules.

When you’re out there surfing, you only want to focus on the next wave. With Shark Shield FREEDOM+ Surf on your board, there’s nothing stopping you! The no-drag adhesive antennae on the bottom of your board creates an electrical field that creates a protective three-dimensional electrical that turns sharks away, so you can land the perfect wave.

Not only does Shark Shield give you peace of mind, but Shark Shield also directly support the conservation of sharks by removing the need for culling or other lethal means of managing human and shark interactions. Shark Shield devices have no known long term effects on sharks, and do not affect other ocean creatures.

If you’re serious about adventure, you wear a Shark Shield.

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Take the Path Less Swum.

When you strap a Shark Shield to your ankle, board or kayak, you are strapping on the credibility and belief of some of the worlds leading oceanic organizations: from the KwaZulu-Natal Sharks Board in South Africa, to the Australian Elite Military and the US Coast Guard.

You can review published test results in our Scientific Research section. The video below shows Ian “Shark” Gordon testing Shark Shield and the effectiveness of the technology on even the largest of sharks.

As a result of continuous research and investment over the past ten years, Shark Shield has lodged numerous patents relating to electrical shark deterrents.

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