Pete Watman, Spearfisher

My brand new replacement unit arrived yesterday and I just wanted to thank you for your great service and no-fuss approach to business. Like a lot of divers I bought a Shark Shield after a bad encounter with a great white.

Knowing something wants to eat you without sustaining an injury from its prey (me and my spear) is quite chilling. It took me a while to get my mojo back!

My second encounter with an even larger GWS went differently – probably because I was wearing a Shark Shield. The shark came up, checked out me and the kingfish I’d just speared and kept going.

I often spearfish alone or separated from the group and the Shark Shield is a reassurance – as much psychological as physical. We’re seeing more and more large sharks in Sydney waters and also in NZ where I often dive. I’ve had to physically fend off whalers plenty of times in the past – but never when wearing a Shark Shield. I’ll be taking the new unit to Tonga on a trip in August.

Thanks for helping make me feel more at ease in the water.

Pete Watman