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.
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.
Shark Man TV: Testing Sharkshield on Maco and Blue Sharks
Get Out There and Enjoy the Ocean!
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 & professional divers and is mandated safety equipment in many industries.
Nothing’s Stopping You!
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.