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  • GW close call while abalone diving off of the California coast

    By Adam Farrow, California USA, 20 November 2013

    Nearly two weeks ago, I was abalone diving off of the California coast in an area known for Great Whites and attacks. I have had several encounters with GWs in the past so I purchased a Sharkshield and mounted it inside my dive tube with the tail going through a hole in the bottom of the tube. In the middle of our trip a large white, about 18' came straight at me, it was viewed by the people in the boat, not me. They warned me about the shark, I thought it was farther away from me than it was so I continued diving. they eventually said the shark had left the area, I had great confidence in my safety because I knew my shield was on and working and that there has never been an attack on a person with a Shark Shield. Later I found out that the shark came within 3 meters of me and the shield and then made a left turn to avoid the shield. Just wanted to say thanks. ... Continue reading
  • Perth man survives close encounter with great white shark (lucky he had a Shark Shield on)

    By ABC Radio Perth, Western Australia, 14 October 2013

    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. ... Continue reading
  • Ocean Swimmer saved by Shark Shield only weeks following a fatal attack

    By David Jack, Ocean Swimmer, Cottesloe, 27 August 2013

    I'm a regular swimmer at Cottesloe beach in Western Australia. In October of 2011 another regular, Brin Martin, had been killed by a shark. His body was never recovered but from the bite marks on his bathers it was determined to be a white pointer. Needless to say this motivated me to purchase a shark shield. On the second day of using it, at about 8.45 in the morning on Saturday the 5th of November 2011 I was about 100m off shore near the end of my kilometer long swim. Swimming freestyle I turned my head to take a breath. On the bottom behind me I saw a white pointer, it charged. I turned to face it. It was travelling at full speed and when it hit the field generated by the shield I could see the discomfort on its face. It was travelling too fast to stop but veered away and circled around seeing if it could get closer. When it couldn't it swam off, almost as fast as me. I wouldn't be writing this if I hadn't been wearing the Shark Shield! David Jack.... Continue reading
  • "The Shark Shield saved my life as well as everyone around me in the water."

    By Elyse Frankcom, Professional Snorkelling Guide, Australia, 26 October 2012

    From Shark Victim Elyse Frankcom Wednesday, 17th August 2011 My name is Elyse Frankcom and I work as a professional snorkelling guide on an Eco-tour for swimming with wild dolphins. Safety is a big issue of course as we take many passengers into the ocean! We use your Shark Shields in regard to deter sharks whi... Continue reading
  • "I owe my life to this thing; moreover it saved the life of my kid's mom"

    By Jon Schwartz, Kayaker, California, 26 October 2012

    Jon Schwartz - Kayaker (Carlsbad, California, USA) Wednesday, 11th August 2010 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 i... Continue reading
  • "I never guide now without my Shark Shield and I have had occasion to use it on sharks in Vanuatu, Tonga, Australia, New Zealand and Niue."

    By Joseph Burke, Spear Fishing Guide, Australia, 15 October 2012

    Joseph Burke: Commercial Abalone Diver and Spear Fishing Guide Wednesday, 11th August 2010 As a spearfishing guide in Australia in 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... Continue reading
  • Ian "Shark Gordon" Gordon

    By , 15 October 2012

    Ian "Shark Gordon" Gordon Wednesday, 11th August 2010 Ian Shark Gordon Gordon Biological Field Researcher Shark Conservationist Presenter Discovery Channel Series I have been involved with... Continue reading
  • Tony French-Kennedy - Surfer (Cactus, South Australia)

    By , 15 October 2012

    Tony French-Kennedy - Surfer Tuesday, 10th August 2010 Just thought I'd let you know that I've just returned from 10 days camped at Cactus (Penong). Surf every day, often 3-4 sessions. The shark Shield didn't skip a beat, charged up easily in the car and didn't bother the car battery, even though it didn't really have the engine started throughout. Only time it went flat in the... Continue reading
  • Wayne - Professional Coral Diver (Karratha, Western Australia)

    By , 15 October 2012

    Wayne - Professional coral diver Tuesday, 10th August 2010 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. ... Continue reading
  • Joey Rago - Surfer

    By , 15 October 2012

    Joey Rago - Surfer Tuesday, 10th August 2010 I used my Shark Shield for the first time this weekend and loved it! I rode my 6'10 quad fish surfboard and didn't even notice it was on the board. The media should be ashamed of themselves for spreading false propaganda about this device. I looked back as I was paddling as fast as I could and the electrode antenna was completely submerged at all times. The surfing conditions would have to be really terrible for it to be skipping around on the... Continue reading