Frequently Asked Questions

How does the Shark Shield effectively deter sharks?
All predatory sharks have highly sensitive electrical receptors called the “Ampullae of Lorenzini” located in their snouts. These tiny gel f...
Mon, 1 Aug, 2016 at 11:45 PM
Does the Shark Shield attract sharks?
No! As sharks can only sense electrical currents at very short distances and electrical currents are dispersed rapidly in water, the myth that sharks can se...
Tue, 10 May, 2016 at 4:04 AM
If I am wearing a unit, but my buddy/mate is not, is he/she more prone to attack?
Anyone not wearing a Shark Shield is at more risk of being attacked than somebody who is wearing a unit. However the fact that one person is wearing ...
Tue, 10 May, 2016 at 4:05 AM
How does the Shark Shield effectively deter sharks?
All predatory sharks have highly sensitive electrical receptors called the “Ampullae of Lorenzini” located in their snouts. These tiny gel filled sacs can o...
Tue, 10 May, 2016 at 4:05 AM
What types of sharks does the Shark Shield deter?
All predatory shark species are repelled by the Shark Shield. These include Great Whites, Tigers, Zambezi (Bull), Mako, Oceanic, Hammerhead sharks. S...
Tue, 10 May, 2016 at 4:05 AM
Can we guarantee the Shark Shield turns sharks away?
Yes, Shark Shield devices have been scientifically proven to turn sharks away. Shark Shield has been extensively tested by independent science org...
Tue, 17 May, 2016 at 2:40 AM
Does Shark Shield interfere with a dive computers, fish finders 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...
Thu, 29 Sep, 2016 at 1:51 AM
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, but will produce a limited field in estuarine waters due to the decreased salinity of the water.  Please keep ...
Tue, 10 May, 2016 at 4:11 AM
What is the warranty period for the Shark Shield unit?
The Shark Shield has a 12 month manufacturer’s warranty, provided the unit is maintained as per the instructions set out in the Product Manual supplied with...
Tue, 10 May, 2016 at 4:13 AM