- The only scientifically proven and independently tested electronic shark deterrent, see the research here
- Mandated safety equipment in industries such as Abalone Diving, used by the US & Australian Navies
- Designed to reduce the risk of an unwanted shark encounter
- Comfortable, lightweight with an easy to wear neropene velcro pouch
- Lithium rechargeable battery, over 300 charge cycles
- Longlife battery, lasts up to 7 hours
- Depth rated to 50 meters (148 feet)
- 30 Day Money Back Guarantee – if your dont feel more confident in the water with Shark Shield
The Shark Shield FREEDOM7 is the only scientifically proven and independently tested electronic shark deterrent designed to reduce the risk of an unwanted shark encounter. Used by professionals and navies the world over, the FREEDOM7 is a safety device providing peace of mind to enjoy your free-diving, spearfishing, scuba diving or kayak fishing while supporting the conservation of sharks.
Hear in 30sec Luke Tipple, Marine Biologist, Dicovery Channel Hosts and Shark Diver explain how Shark Shield works.
Shark Shield electronic shark deterrents are the result of over twenty years of scientific research and testing by some of the world’s leading experts in sharks, including the KwaZulu-Natal Shark Board in South Africa. Shark Shield is trusted by professional divers in the US and Australian Navies and is mandated safety equipment in many industries such as the Australian Professional Abalone Diving.
All predatory sharks have highly sensitive electrical receptors called “Ampullae of Lorenzini”located in their snouts. These tiny gel filled sacs can only sense electrical current from prey at very close distances, typically much less than one meter. As sharks can only sense electrical currents at very short distance and all electrical currents are dispersed rapidly in water, the myth that sharks can sense electrical current at great distances is not true: as a result electronic shark deterrents do not attrack sharks.
The powerful but localised electrical field generated by Shark Shield devices causes the sharks gel filled sacs to spasm and the shark to flee the immediate area. There are no known long term adverse effects to the shark and as a result Shark Shield devices support the conservation of sharks by removing the need for culling or other lethal means of managing human and shark interactions. Shark Shield devices do not affect other ocean creatures.Trusted by thousands of professionals around the world the FREEDOM7 is a must have piece of safety equipment, just like a seat belt. It is comfortable and lightweight, stored in a neoprene pouch that easily attaches to your ankle, with the low drag antenna trailing behind providing complete freedom to enjoy your free-diving, spearfishing, scuba diving or kayak fishing. Our rechargeable lithium ion battery provides up to seven hours of use, giving you plenty of time to enjoy the ocean with the confidence of knowing you are protected by Shark Shield and a 30 Day Money Back Guarantee.
Read real life stories of how Shark Shield FREEDOM7 has saved lives!
Bernie Williams – Diver
Mr Williams is adamant his friends and the Shark Shield Mr Cleaver was wearing were the only things that saved him following an shark attack while diving…..read more
Geoff – Diver
The follow information is from a blog on Western Angler. Shark Shield has also been made aware of this event by several other sources who have spoken directly to Geoff and his wife…. read more
Important Safety Information
For Shark Shield Products Purchased in Australia & New Zealand
Consumer product warranty
When you purchase a Shark Shield product, you have the peace of mind in knowing that your product is covered by Shark Shield’s Standard Warranty. All Shark Shield products have a 1 year warranty. The Shark Shield Standard Warranty is provided by:
Shark Shield Pty Ltd (ABN 87 099 782 091)
Building 7, 1 Winton Road
Joondalup, 6027 Western Australia.
+61 8 9468 2082
GENERAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS
1.1 The benefits given to you in Shark Shield’s Standard Warranty are in addition to other rights and remedies you have under law in relation to the products to which Shark Shield’s Standard Warranty relates. Shark Shield products come with guarantees that cannot be excluded under the Australian Consumer Law. You are entitled to a replacement or refund for a major failure and for compensation for any other reasonably foreseeable loss or damage. You are also entitled to have the products repaired or replaced if the products fail to be of acceptable quality and the failure does not amount to a major failure.
1.2 Subject to section 1.1 and the terms below, as your Standard Warranty Shark Shield agrees to repair or replace at Shark Shield’s cost the Shark Shield product, and any Shark Shield accessory supplied with the product, purchased by you in Australia or New Zealand from a Shark Shield Authorised Dealer when the product does not perform in accordance with the manufacturer’s specifications during the Warranty Term specified for the product below, commencing from the date of purchase.
1.3 To make a claim under the Standard Warranty you will need to:
(a). Contact the Shark Shield to register your claim and provide the details to enable Shark Shield to assess the claim. Or visit the Shark Shield support section located on the internet, contact details listed below.
(b).Provide or make the product available to Shark Shield or a Shark Shield Authorised Service Centre as set out in the below or as otherwise agreed with Shark Shield. If you are required to return the product to a Shark Shield Authorised Service Centre, Shark Shield will provide details of the centre to you.
(c). Please note, you will need to submit proof of purchase (e.g. bill of sale, invoice or purchase receipt) with your claim.
1.4 Products presented for repair may be replaced by refurbished products of the same type rather than being repaired. Refurbished parts may be used to repair the products. Replacement of the product or a part does not extend or restart the Warranty Term.
1.5 The product will be at the owner’s risk whilst in transit to and from the Shark Shield Authorised Service Centre, unless transported by Shark Shield or its Authorised representatives.
1.6 Shark Shield and its Authorised Service Centres may seek reimbursement of any costs incurred by them when the product is found to be in good working order.
GENERAL EXCLUSIONS AND LIMITATIONS
2.0 To the full extent permitted by law, but subject always to 1.1, the Standard Warranty will not apply:
2.1 If the product has not been installed, operated, maintained or used in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions or specifications provided with the product.
2.2 Shark Shield disclaims liability for range, coverage, or operation of the Product and ancillary equipment as a whole under this warranty. Shark Shield reserves the right to make changes or improvements in Products, during subsequent production, without incurring the obligation to install such changes or improvements on previously manufactured Products.
2.3 If the factory-applied serial number has been altered or removed from the product.
2.4 To damage, malfunction or failure resulting from alterations, accident, misuse, abuse, fire, liquid spillage, mis-adjustment of customer controls, use on an incorrect voltage, power surges and dips, thunderstorm activity, acts of God, voltage supply problems, tampering or unauthorised repairs by any persons, use of defective or incompatible accessories, the operation of a computer virus of any kind, exposure to abnormally corrosive conditions or entry by any insect, vermin or foreign object in the product.
2.5 To damage arising during transportation, installation or while moving the product, or to any transportation costs of the product or any parts thereof to and from the owner, unless otherwise specified in these warranty terms.
2.6 To any third-party software or hardware not contained in the product as originally configured by the manufacturer.
2.7 To any failure, to the extent that the failure is not a failure of the product to perform in accordance with its specifications.
2.8 To service of any product whilst it is outside Australia and New Zealand.
2.9 To any wear and tear including to antenna assembly if the product is used in commercial, industrial, educational or rental applications.
3.0 To the full extent permitted by law but subject always to section 1.1:
3.1 Shark Shield will not be liable for any loss, damage or alterations to (1) third party hardware or software; or (2) programs, data or information stored on any media or any part of the product, no matter how occurring; or for any loss or damage arising from loss of use, loss of profits or revenue, or for any resulting indirect or consequential loss or damage.
All Shark Shield products have a 1 year warranty. For service, return your product to Shark Shield or your local Retailer Service Centre.
|Contents include||Shark Shield unit (with enclosed battery); 2.2m antenna; Velcro pouch; Universal Charger (will suit any voltage or frequency).|
|Battery pack life||Nominal 300 charges|
|Storage Temperature||Between 0C – 60C (32F – 140F)|
|Operating Temperature||Between 12C – 40C (53.6F – 104F) Lower temperatures will reduce the operating time|
|Dimensions of Main Unit (without Antenna)||80mm L x 140mm W x 35mm H (3.15” x 5.51” x 1.5”)|
|Maximum Operating Depth||45 meters (148 feet)|
|Weight (unit only)||335 grams (11.8 oz)|
|Dry Weight (Complete)||950 grams (2.09lb)|
|Unit Operating Time||6-7 hours|
|In water weight (Complete)||69 grams (2.4oz)|
|Protective Field Strength||>1v/m @ 1m from centre of electrodes|
|Unit Of Measure||ea|
Shark Shield emits a protective electrical field via its antenna. The unique wave form elliptical field only affects free swimming sharks and to a minor degree rays and skates. The field generated by the Shark Shield is detected by the shark through its sensory receptors known as Ampullae of Lorenzini, situated on the snout of all predatory sharks. The unique and unfamiliar pulsing sensation emitted by the Shark Shield does not replicate that given off by a fish and does not attract sharks to an area. Shark Shield allows you to hunt, photograph or just swim with all other marine animals roaming freely in their ocean settings.