The electric Shark Shield
Autralian company SeaChange has developed an electric Shark Shield designed for divers, surfers, kayakers and other water sport users, both professional and recreational.
The shield is strapped to the user of the user’s water craft and creates a “unique electronic field around the user. The electric field is detected by the snouts of the sharks and causes them intense discomfort making them to leave the area,” says SeaChange.
The electric field does not affect any other sea creatures and is harmless to the wearer.
SeaChange says the device has been tested over many years in scientific and real life situations with a wide variety of sharks, including Great Whites.