Frequently Asked Questions

How does the Shark Shield effectively deter sharks?
All sharks have highly sensitive electrical receptors called the “Ampullae of Lorenzini” located in their snouts. These tiny gel filled sac...
Mon, 7 Nov, 2016 at 12:44 AM
Does the Shark Shield attract sharks?
No, Shark Shield does not attract sharks and there is no scientific research to support this myth.  Let's start with the obvious non-scientific...
Thu, 3 Aug, 2017 at 2:06 AM
What sized board can I fit the FREEDOM+ Surf too, will it fit my longboard or SUP?
The FREEDOM+ Surf has been designed for all levels of surfers and to fit nearly all surf board sizes, both short and long boards. The adhesive de...
Sat, 4 Feb, 2017 at 11:00 PM
Can I use the FREEDOM+ Surf on a performance surf board?
Yes you most certainly can, the FREEDOM+ Surf has been designed for all levels of surfing and surfers! The removable power model weighs only 250 gm and ...
Sat, 4 Feb, 2017 at 10:51 PM
If I am wearing a Shark Shield, but my buddy/mate is not, is he/she more prone to attack?
Shark Shield is a personal safety product designed to reduce risk, the same as a seat belt or bike helmet. Anyone not wearing a Shark Shield is naturally...
Mon, 7 Nov, 2016 at 12:35 AM
What types of sharks does the Shark Shield deter?
Extensive testing has been done on all the main shark species responsible for the vast majority of human and shark interactions, and all sharks tested ha...
Mon, 7 Nov, 2016 at 12:40 AM
Can we guarantee the Shark Shield turns sharks away?
Shark Shield is the worlds only scientifically proven and independently tested electrical deterrent, and the evidence from twenty years of research has...
Sun, 2 Oct, 2016 at 3:14 AM
Does Shark Shield interfere with a dive computers, fish finders, cameras or GPS?
From the tests conducted to date, and over fifteen years of use in the field, no interference has occurred on vessel equipment such as Fish Finders, GPS o...
Mon, 20 Nov, 2017 at 10:57 PM
What is the depth rating of the Shark Shield?
The maximum depth of use is 50 meters (164 feet).
Tue, 10 May, 2016 at 4:09 AM
Can I use the Shark Shield in estuarine environments?
Shark Shield is designed for use in seawater which has a salinity level of 35ppt, and will produce a limited field in estuarine waters due to the decreased...
Tue, 17 Jan, 2017 at 10:15 PM