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Testimonials

Kainoa Mallet, Surfer, Reunion Island

Born and bred in Reunion Island, I started surfing here when I was about 2 years old. Sadly, since 2011, we have had a lot of terrible shark attacks on our island and it really affected us (around 25 attacks and 11 people died...) RIP to the friends and legends we lost.

About 90% of the Reunion surfing population have stopped surfing or have moved somewhere else. Some surfers decided to keep surfing there even though it became one (if it's not the most) sharkiest place on the planet. I am one of them.

Surfing is more than a passion for me and it was totally impossible to stop with the perfect waves we have. Everything is about the sea for me. I grew up in a surfing family, I have been surfing and growing up with the same friends since my childhood and even my grandma used to surf. I surf at least 10 hours a week.

Since 2020, I've been uploading videos on YouTube, I record myself surfing using a GoPro as a first person view and have been using the Ocean Guardian FREEDOM+ Surf for protection.

Thanks to Ocean Guardian for keeping an eye on me, your material helps me so much to keep cool in the water! It even permitted me to go back to sunset sessions (didn't do any sunset sess between 2014 - 2020)!

August 2021

Romain, Surfer, South West WA, Australia

I went out for a surf last Saturday morning at a remote beach in the South West of WA when I got charged by a shark (probably chasing a school of salmon).

It tried to charge another couple of times but every time it seemed to get turned away by the FREEDOM+ Surf on my board.

I'd like to thank the Ocean Guardian team as this little device probably saved my life. 

March 2021

Matt Griffiths, Spearfisherman, NSW, Australia

I have owned Ocean Guardian (Shark Shield) shark deterrents for over 10yrs, from the FREEDOM4 to the FREEDOM7 available today. I have consistently spear fished on the Great Barrier Reef and seen the Shark Shield turn sharks away repeatedly. Bull Sharks, White Tip, Black Tip, Silver Tip and many other Whaler Sharks over 10 feet and 350KG.

The device does not affect fish or my ability in any way.

Whilst on a live aboard on the Swains reef (200km off Gladstone QLD), the crew were filleting the days catch at night, throwing the heads and frames into the water. There were between 10-15 large whaler sharks feeding at the back of the boat under the lights. Some other clients onboard had witnessed myself and my dive partner using the FREEDOM7 that day and gave their sceptical opinion to the effectiveness of the device during dinner. They had repeatedly told stories of being harassed by sharks and losing their catch.

With everyone on the back deck watching the sharks come into the floodlights aggressively feeding on anything thrown into the water, I decided to give a free demonstration of how Shark Shield Technology works! I stood on the dive platform and deployed the FREEDOM7. Immediately ALL sharks explosively disappeared from view in the flood lights.

The crew continued to throw frames into the water, and everyone watch the frames disappear beyond view without seeing a single shark for about 10 minutes. In disbelief, one customer tied a frame to his rod and fed it out well past the lights, some 80 meters behind the boat before it was taken by a shark.

I removed the FREEDOM7 from the water as the crew continued to throw frames into the water, it took around 4-6 minutes before the sharks VERY cautiously one by one, came into the light to feed.

I can confidently say that everyone onboard including the crew had no doubt about the effectiveness of Shark Shield Technology.

On many other occasions whilst in the water, I have witnessed many sharks keep their distance and most likely many more I did not see.

I liken Shark Shield Technology to seat belts in a car. I would hate to be in an accident not wearing one as much as I would hate to spear or dive without my FREEDOM7 protecting me.

I and others I know have found the customer support excellent over the years, resolving any issue with great support and dedication to following through with that support.

Thank you again for your help and support.

March 2021

Jon Schwartz, Kayaker, California, USA

My name is Jon Schwartz. I was out in Honokohau Harbor in Kona kayak fishing with my wife today. While tying on a bait, I heard a splash, and we paddled toward it. Then a 12 foot tiger shark came up to check us out, it took a look at us and then started steaming for us.

I just got it (Freedom 4) the other day and so I didn”t think the charge would last the whole time we were out, so I had it at the ready, not expecting it would come to this. I had the antennae loosely coiled up in the back, and as it came at us I plopped the antennae in the water, and reached for the switch. My wife and I were hoping to God it would work. We didn”t know if it would. How would we know, I just read the manual two nights before in the hotel room. Well I turned it on, and thank God, it acted as if I annoyed it terribly, and turned tail with a splash and ran off.

I really actually owe my life to this thing; moreover it saved the life of my kid”s mom. This may sound like it”s too perfect to be true but it”s true, I only wish I had it on video. It”s the best $600 I ever spent!

Peter Loveday, Prawn Fisherman, Australia

All of my working life I have had to endure the endless problems that sharks have caused to my occupation. Loss of catch through torn nets and down time for repairs caused a dent in my bottom line profits, but I considered this an occupational hazard, which had to be expected and accepted.

I heard about this new Shark Shield product that was on the market, so as an experiment I purchased a personal diver unit and set it up on the top of the net. It kept the sharks away! Now I don”t drop my net unless the Shark Shield unit is fully charged, because, since purchasing the unit six months ago, I have not had one shark problem. They still follow the net up, but stay a few metres away thoroughly frustrated.

I contacted the manufacturers in Adelaide to tell them how well it worked and found out that they have two new professional units called ProLine and Mariner, which produce a larger field and adapts to our nets very easily. Recently I did an experiment by leaving the unit uncharged, amazingly the sharks got into the net. I won”t do that again.

The units are very robust, come with mains and 12V accessory charger and, apart from a fresh water wash, require very little maintenance.

This new technology has saved me time and money.

Stephen Waites, Sailing, Glenelg, South Australia

My name is Stephen Waites and I have been operating daily Dolphin swim tours out from Glenelg, South Australia, now for 7 years (started January 2001). I started using the Ocean Guardian devices after there were a couple of Shark fatalities in the area in which we operate from.

We started by using one Mariner Shark Shield, but have now upgraded to three. This is so we are able to offer our swimming customers full coverage of protection.

Temptation trails two mermaid lines from the Stern of the vessel, five metres apart in which the swimmers hold onto. In the centre of these lines we run the three Ocean Guardians at two metre intervals.

We would never operate a Dolphin swim without these devices.

Kind Regards,

Stephen Waites
Director
Temptation Sailing
www.dolphinboat.com.au

Simon Jedreski, Snorkelling, Santa Fe, Phillipines

November 2018: Honestly I’ve never been able to have confidence in the ocean before I got the Ocean Guardian FREEDOM7. Due partly to an encounter when I was young. It’s been awesome with managing my irrational fears!! I’m now able to explore the sea without hesitation. It really has been life changing for me.

Steve Robinson, Scuba Commercial & Wholesale

This industry has never had an answer to the biggest single factor that prevents students from learning to dive other than the denial that a problem exists and chances of shark attack are extremely minimal. What our industry fails to realize is that whether justified or not, shark phobia exists in the majority of people and their perception is a reality that cannot simply be explained away.

The bulk of our market is orientated to the existing trained diver. Following some recent shark incidents in our area, our sales of Ocean Guardian surpassed 150 units last year and I am convinced that many of our customers would have terminated their sport or their loved ones intervened to prohibit their participation if it were not for the “peace of mind “ that Ocean Guardian delivers. Following the recent shark attack, the only product we could sell was Ocean Guardian.

The shop owners that believe this product will accentuate a negative issue are not catering for the customers needs. Unfortunately for me those shops that held this historical attitude have now realized that their customers have been spending a good dollar in my shop so now marketing Ocean Guardian.

I remember when buoyancy vests were shunned by dive shops as was the Automatic Deployment Device for parachutes. Ocean Guardian is going through the acceptance stage and I can see the future when all divers will consider this piece of equipment as an integral part of their gear. I know when I sell a Ocean Guardian that the customer will stay diving forever.

Tim Miles, Dive Course Co-ordinator & Dive Instructor

When I was first introduced to Ocean Guardian I was a little hesitant to prominently display the product. It was just so revolutionary that I needed some time to ask questions to existing clients and new students and to make sure I was not highlighting what I believe to be the single biggest factor that prevents people taking up diving.

I can still remember the first time I mentioned to a new class that we would be wearing them on their first sea dive. Amazingly, although some of these males were rather macho, every student seemed to breathe a sigh of relief and statements followed like “I’ve been paranoid, but just didn’t want to broach the whole shark thing.”

From then on I realised I did not have a problem, and the word got around that we were offering “Shark Free Dive Courses.” The product was moved to a high visual area in the shop and customers we did not know walked in and bought it. This year we have sold many units, which has impacted well on our bottom line.

Our sales are to existing divers, surfers, swimmers, snorkellers and new dive students. One of the things that has helped us with sales to new and certified divers is the use of Ocean Guardian products for training and on the deco bar.

I personally have been diving for many many years and it wasn’t until a few months later, after wearing shark protection, that I realised that I too was even more relaxed. Sharks have never stopped me from diving, but they took the edge off sometimes.

One of the most disappointing aspects of my business is the time spent on training a novice only to see them not continue with the sport I love. I believe that shark protection will give them the confidence, after leaving the safe confines of the instructor, to venture by themselves.

This new technology will have a significant effect on all water users in the future.

Tim Thomas, Spear Fisherman, Queensland, Australia

Having just come off a boat, after 2 weeks spearfishing in the Coral Sea, I can say that the Shark Shield served me well. Many times I had half a dozen white tips after my fish and they couldn”t get close. One time I turned my shark shield off, burlied up, put my fish on a Bombie and then let the sharks come in numbers to get a smell. I then turned my shield on and as much as they were very determined, it was like they were getting punched in the head by a invisible fist. Felt good to have something like that on my leg. For me the shark shield worked even before I was in the water. Originally I was stuck between my love of the ocean and the fear of sharks. The Shark Shield gave me the Confidence to get water and I see for myself that this beautiful environment doesn”t warrant fear, only respect.

As a Free-diver and Spearfisherman, I am very careful selecting new gear as I am sensitive to any adjustments. The General Purpose Shark Shield unit made me a little unsure. In the water swimming with it, I was aware of it for the first 10-15 minutes. However, after some adjustments in my kicking I felt little difference. I deliberately dragged the General Purpose unit through stag-horn coral, caves and most every rough surface to see if it would get caught up, and in the last six months of regular diving I've had to reach back and unhook it twice. Its only 2m long.

Sure I notice it being there, its about the same drag as like a large knife on your leg. However, on the rare occasion when the men in grey suits turn up (sharks), I thank God its on there.

My thoughts on wearing the Shark Shield are similar to driving a car, “Why wait for a car crash to put your seat belt on?”

Tony Grogan, Technical Diver, USA

In the midst of a cloud of fish and blood I put the second grouper on the stringer. I am determined not to let these bulls have their way as they rush in trying to get to the fish during my slow ascent from 130 feet all the way up to the surface. As they charge in, I am glad that I have my Shark Shield turned on. This wonderful invention puts a protective electrical field around me that shocks the sensory receptors called Ampullae of Lorenzini in the shark”s snout. I love wearing the Shark Shield while spearfishing because it helps turn sharks away and causes them to think twice before accidentally or intentionally biting me.

The best version of the Shark Shield for spearfishing, in my opinion, is the Freedom 2 or 4 unit. The electronics and battery are in a neoprene pouch that is strapped to your calf. From this pouch extends a seven foot long tether antenna containing two electrodes, which trails unobtrusively behind the diver. I like this unit because it is easy to take on and off between dives and there is no interference with your kicking, you tend to almost forget it is there. The manufacturer says Freedom 4 is fast becoming the most popular unit for those who dive. Freedom 2 has a 2 hour battery pack, whereas the Freedom 4 has a 4 hour battery. I was an early adopter of this technology, having used it now for almost two years. I usually leave the Shark Shield turned off until I spear a fish, unless I already see sharks or the visibility is low. The Shark Shield can shock you and your fellow divers if the tether antenna is touched, but the tingle is not a bad shock.

The electric pulse the Shark Shield puts out every half-second only affects sharks, rays and skates. Other fish and marine creatures are not disturbed. It does not scare away the fish we are seeking to spear and it does not attract sharks to you. The effective protective range in my observations starts about ten to fifteen feet away as the shark approaches. His initial discomfort increases as he gets closer until it becomes intolerable. The shark then veers away. The bottom line is that this is a great product that works well. I will not leave home without it. The Shark Shield is the best solution for spearfishing with sharks on the market today.

Tory Goodall, Coastal Water Dive, Western Australia

Most of my customers would never admit to having shark phobia, until I admitted that I do!

One of our biggest markets here is spearfishing which puts them in the higher risk category because of the nature of attracting sharks. These guys tend to have a “macho” personality and the purchasing of an Ocean Guardian tends to attack their masculinity. We very successfully overcame this issue by promoting it to “save their catch”, this justified their purchase and kept their testosterone level high – everybody suffers from shark phobia, even these guys.

I believe I was one of the first shops that could see the potential of Ocean Guardian and got behind it. We rely on exhibitions and marine shows to promote awareness to our somewhat isolated regional location. The first time we promoted Ocean Guardian at such an event we sold over 50 units which paid for staff and outgoings from this single product. We learnt that the general public want this technology.

I constantly hear remarks such as ‘that will make me feel a whole lot better,’ and ‘now with one of those I will learn to dive.’

This year we anticipate selling 300 plus snorkel and dive units and the potential surfing market is approx. 4 times larger.

The bottom line profit from Ocean Guardian last year paid wages for 2 full time staff members – not bad for a one off product.

I have now justifiably devoted a whole section of my shop to promoting Ocean Guardian and even have a sandwich board on the pavement –THE NEW REVOLUTIONARY OCEAN GUARDIAN AVAILABLE HERE.

A great percentage of my sales are to parents, grandparents and family wanting to protect their offspring. I am convinced that many people using Ocean Guardian today would not have continued in their activity if it were not for Ocean Guardian.

You guys are on a winner, thank you for what you have done for my business!

Wayne, Professional Coral Diver Karratha, Western Australia

In the past 10 years I have done around 12,000 dives in open waters as a professional coral collector. For about the last 5,000 dives, I have used the Shark Shield Mariner and had it cable tied to my hooker line. In those 5,000 dives only once has a shark come into me. In this instance it was a large hammer head that came in to about 4 meters, then flinched and shot off. I did not see the shark for the rest of that dive.

When I take other divers out for a day and they do not use a Shark Shield, they have sharks come in on them an average of once every 2 dives. In the past 5000 dives I have onlys seen 4 sharks, all of which were off in the distance; I think this also speaks for itself. Recently, a friend of mine was pinned down for 30min by a 17ft shark while were were out on a dive together. It toook me a while to find him, but once I arrived the shark took off because I had the Shark Shield on and we never saw it again. Again I think that this speaks for itself.

I am in the water over 220 days of each year doing around 5 dives a day. I make it no secret that in a lot of places if I didn’t have the Shark Shield on, I wouldn’t dive. No question. Shark Shield has proved itself to me in those 5000 dives. Why anyone would get into Australian waters without one is a mystery to me, it’s cheap technology that will save your life one day. I know what its like to be alone in the water and have a huge shark circling you when you don’t have a Shark Shield. It has never happened to me with a Shark Shield on.

Cheers Wayne
Professional coral diver
Karratha, WA

Adam “Trout” Traubman, Kayak Fisherman, Hawaii, USA

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David Incher, Surfer

The unit is well designed. Installing the pad on the board, charging and fixing the Ocean Guardian to the pad was relatively simple. The big advantage of the Ocean Guardian unit is the peace of mind it gives. Having used the unit about a dozen times, I have found that I am much more comfortable going surfing by myself or in ‘sharky’ locations/times of the day. If I am unsure which board to ride I go for the board with the Ocean Guardian attached (I am buying new pads for my other boards).

I had previously heard the argument that, as Ocean Guardian repels sharks, it may also repel other more desirable marine creatures such as dolphins. Nothing could be further from the truth as I had an amazing ride with a dolphin only inches from my board, mirroring my every turn and cutback for about 50 meters!

Gary Maclachlan, Kayaker, NSW, Australia

I have been using the Freedom 4 Shark Shield successfully for the last 3 months. I fish for pelagic game fish off the NSW coast, very often on my own. The Freedom 4 has granted me peace of mind when far out at sea on a solo fishing trip. I mount the device through the draining holes that are in the middle of the ski.

The wetsuit part goes under straps on the base of the ski and the cable hangs down through the holes. This results in the device offering protection directly below where you sit on the ski. I have witnessed the device deterring large hammerhead and tiger sharks. What happens is whilst fighting a fish like a king fish they generally circle a bit under the ski, this is when I normally loose the fish to sharks. However I have witnessed the sharks trying to get near to the fish but being deflected by the device as they get to close to it.

Pete Watman, Spearfisher, Sydney, Australia

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 an Ocean Guardian 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 an Ocean Guardian. 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 Ocean Guardian 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 an Ocean Guardian. 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

Ray Klefstad, Diver Florida, USA

I was wearing a Shark Shield while diving off Florida in the gulf. We were about 20 miles off-shore diving some wrecks. My friend had caught a small black fin tuna which we cleaned off the stern of the boat. We later jumped in and the area was swarming with brownish sharks (I’m guessing Lemon Sharks). There were also many large jewfish and barracuda hanging around the wreck.

We continued to free dive around the area, but there were sharks everwhere. At one point, I heard my buddy scream from the surface.

I looked over and one of these sharks was charging right at him from the depths. I quickly turned on my shark shield and swam closer towards him. We both approached my buddy and the shark clearly reacted to the shock from the Shark Shield and bolted away.

We got out of the water and decided not to clean any more fish over the side of the boat in an area we were diving.

Rene Spruyt, Abalone Diver, Australia

In August ’99 I was trying to erode the remaining 2 tons of my yearly abalone quota, I decided to work Weirs Cove at the western end of Kangaroo Island, which normally is a difficult area with large swells, but with the right weather, a days catch there is worth 2 or 3 elsewhere.

Visibility was incredible. At a depth of 10M the vis was about 35M. My bag was half full and I was working outside the cage and changing position – that’s when I saw it!

This Great White was BIG, 5M at least and coming straight in. The cage was too far away, but almost between me and the shark. It came directly towards me, but as it got to approximately 5M from the cage it shook and almost turned inside out – that’s when I realised it had hit the “Shark POD field” that I had set up on the cage.

My relief diver had previously had a similar experience and had told me that “Shark PODs* work”. Now I believe him.

*Shark POD is an old obsolete product and no longer in production

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Joseph Burke, Spearfishing Guide & Commercial Abalone Diver, Vanuatu, Tonga, Australia, New Zealand, & Niue

As a spearfishing guide in Australia and the Coral Sea, often 200 miles from shore, I, Joseph Burke, have had occasion to swim with many sharks. My job is often to cut bait in the water with sharks to attract Dogtooth Tuna and other prized fish. As I am holding the bleeding fish the sharks are interested in me and are unconcerned with the other spear fishermen around me.

On average I push 5 sharks a day away from me as they came in for a feed on the bait I was holding. 3 years ago after the diver doing my job on the boat, a week before I was to arrive, was bitten by a bronze whaler I decided to try an Ocean Guardian. To my amazement I was unable to reach a shark to push it away with my spear gun because, at about 2 meters out, the sharks would turn away.

I never guide now without my Ocean Guardian and I have had occasion to use it on sharks in Vanuatu, Tonga, Australia, New Zealand and Niue.

It’s not as exciting diving with my Ocean Guardian, but it is a lot safer.

Justin Baker, Spearfisher, Florida, United States

Used my Ocean Guardian a few days ago for the first time honestly not by virtue at first but circumstance… I shot a nice mutton snapper at 60 feet with only about 25 feet visibility and right before I hit the surface a bull shark showed up and decided my fish looked like a good snack… Despite my best efforts I lost the fish and now had shark on the brain. I went back to the boat and put the Ocean Guardian on. Immediately I felt more comfortable diving in the murk and didn’t lose another fish while still seeing a few more sharks. And just to answer a few questions before they are asked, yes I got shocked/no it wasn’t that bad and it was definitely far less of a pain in the butt to dive with than I expected!

Stoked on this device!

Kyle Kinmon, Spearfisher, Bahamas

I had a close encounter with a hungry big bull shark three days ago and wanted to say thanks for saving my life! I was spearfishing on the Great Bahama Bank and had just shot a large hog fish. After wrestling it from underneath a ledge, I turned and looked up to push off the bottom toward the surface. I was 40 feet deep and hugging the fish to my chest. To my surprise, I made immediate eye contact with a very thick eight foot bull shark coming full speed in attack mode directly toward me. Amazingly, when it got within 10 feet, it turned 90 degrees to the right, swam to the bottom and disappeared into the distance. I have no doubt that if I was not wearing the FREEDOM7, I would have been badly injured, and lost my trophy hog fish! I have had the Ocan Guardian for more than five years and will never be without it while spearfishing. Thank you.

Lieutenant Robert C Pigman, Orlando, USA

Lieutenant Robert C Pigman (Deputy SWAT Team Commander, Orlando Police Department City of Orlando, USA)

I bought the FREEDOM4* system and used it for the first time this past Sunday. I found that the peace of mind alone was well worth the cost.

I purchased the unit from Rosalind (SeaChange USA) who was very helpful in my decision to purchase this product, as she answered all the questions I had about the system.

I feel people should be aware of the information about this product with the increasing number of shark bites we have experienced recently in Florida.

*FREEDOM4 is an obsolete product and no longer in production

Pat Johnson, Spear Fisherman, Virginia, USA

On 9th August 04 I was freediving a wreck off the coast of Hatteras, NC and I had speared a wahoo. After the fish’s second run I began to pull my line in and noticed the fish was being eaten by a large barracuda. I was disappointed needless to say, but what happened next was amazing. Two of my dive buddies were nearby and we saw a large bull shark coming straight up off the bottom at top speed toward the speared remains of the wahoo.

When the bull got in range of the Ocean Guardian he immediately stopped, almost as if he hit a wall, and returned to the bottom as fast as he had come up for the wahoo. Awesome! If the shield stopped a charging bull shark on its way to a ‘fish on a stick’ then this product really works well.

Paul Hosie, Diver, Perth, West Australia

If faced with a five metre white pointer in the waters off Western Australia, not many people would swim toward it to get a closer look but that’s exactly what Paul Hosie did over the weekend.

Mr Hosie says he has seen plenty of large marine life underwater including whale sharks, manta rays and seals but this was his first encounter with the ocean’s top predator.

Paul Hosie was diving at the HMAS Swan wreck site just off the coast of Dunsborough on Sunday when he noticed a big black shape go past him just 10 metres away.

“When I looked at it there was no doubt what it was; it was dark above with white below, just the enormous bulk of it and a massive tail fin.”

The unmistakable sight of a great white shark would leave most people swimming in the opposite direction but Mr Hosie was fascinated by the sight and wanted to get closer.

“After about five minutes of observing it, I decided that I wanted a closer look. A lot of people would say that was a foolhardy stupid thing to do but I had an Ocean Guardian and I know the behaviour of these things.

“People are taken from the surface, that’s how these things feed and attack not at depth, not normally.”

Mr Hosie is an ex-Navy member who has been recreational diving for 18 years and was diving with his fiancee Christie at the time. He says he has seen many sharks over the years but this was by far the largest shark he has seen while diving.

Mr Hosie and his partner were wearing an ‘electronic shark deterrent’ at the time, which is a device that straps around the ankles with an antenna hanging below the diver which emits an electric field that induces spasms in a shark’s snout.

However, the effectiveness of the device was about to be tested by Mr Hosie as he swam down away from the wreck and down to the ocean floor, the same level as the shark.

“It actually did take an interest in me because something had moved into its space and it swam straight towards me from about 20-30 metres away.

“At about 10 metres away when it was still heading straight towards me and I established eye contact, that’s when I thought, ‘maybe this wasn’t such good idea’.

“But I had faith in my Ocean Gaurdian otherwise I wouldn’t have been wearing it and about 5 to 7 metres away, it turned away from me.”

Mr Housie has been wearing the electronic shark deterrent since a fellow diver was killed by a great white in 2008 at Port Kennedy, a location that Mr Hosie frequently dived.

“I don’t go diving to put my life at risk; I dive to enjoy the experience so from then on I’ve worn an Ocean Guardian all the time.”

You can listen to Paul Hosie’s full interview with ABC’s Geoff Hutchison above where he describes his close encounter with a great white shark.

See the full ABC story and interview here.

Great White Scare for Police Divers

A GROUP of Water Police has been forced to wait 10 minutes underwater while a 4m great white shark circled above.

The divers were at 18m, on a training exercise at Grange tyre reef, when the shark appeared near a boat above them.

They remained in radio contact with boat crew until given the all clear to surface.

The divers were wearing Shark Shield, an electronic shark protector vest. The incident, on Monday, is one of four shark sightings this week.

Greg Pickering – Abalone Diver, South Australia

I can say without any doubt that Shark Shield™ works as advertised. I recently had two separate encounters with Great White sharks and each time the unit repelled the shark at 4 to 5 meters.

Ian “Shark Gordon”, Shark Conservationist & Discovery Channel Presenter, Australia

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I firmly believe that in the vast majority of cases, when used correctly, it will repel most sharks, but it should not be seen as an invincible tool leading us to believe that now the ocean is our domain. And perhaps this is a good thing, a part of the planet we can not dominate.

With the help of ‘Shark Shield’, and if used correctly, we now have the opportunity to explore the oceans with less risk.

Jeff Grocke, Abalone Diver

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