Shark Shield has intensely followed the reviews and studies of marine biologists and scientists for many years and is keen to take action about the lagging diving industry. When you consider the increasing number of shark attacks occurring in places of dense shark population, (like Southern Australia, the Western Cape of South Africa and Russia’s Pacific coast) you will understand why there is presently a decrease in the diving industry. People do want to make a living and follow their dreams, but when this has to be done in shark-infested waters with life-threatening close calls – sometimes daily, it stands to reason that something has to give.
There may be a human factor attributing to shark attacks
The Discovery Channel (in their online news section) offered the following three reasons for the increase in shark attacks: “…The growth in mobility, with cheap air travel and package vacations enabling people to swim, snorkel, surf or dive in places that previously had no human presence.” “…The ever-increasing amount of time spent in the sea by humans, which increases the odds of interaction between the two affected parties.” “…The impact on shark behavior from over fishing and from global warming, which affects ocean temperatures and currents."
The International Shark Attack File reports that: "118 alleged incidents of shark-human interaction occurring worldwide in 2012. Upon review, 80 of these incidents represented confirmed cases of unprovoked shark attack on humans. "Unprovoked attacks" are defined as incidents where an attack on a live human by a shark occurs in its natural habitat without human provocation of the shark."
Shark Shield has turned this ‘human error’ into ‘human advantage’ for divers
This is done by creating a device that keeps both human and shark safe and away from each other. Through the years, it’s proven that with Shark Shield turned on, shark attacks stand not at single figures, but at zero.
Shark Shield works by creating an electrical field that deters sharks. There is no damage to the animal, no long or short term harm, and certainly no injury to any human or fish in the close or far vicinity.
Shark Shield analyses the benefits of diving
Being aware of your environment
Shark Shield recommends getting close to your environment, because a better understanding of the world in which we live will encourage us to take care of it better. While getting close to your environment on dry land may not require any special kit or tools, diving is a different story, but it can bring you in close contact with delicate under-water life that many other people may never experience. Diving brings you into close contact with an ecological system that sustains us on dry land, but one that many people can’t fully appreciate because they cannot see it for themselves.
Shark Shield will enable you to do this in safety and with peace of mind.
Encouraging an exciting career
Diving can open up opportunities to an exciting and novel career. You can be certified as an instructor, a marine biologist, an underwater photographer, search and rescue operator, archaeologist, etc. Not only are these well-paid, they’re also careers that give you an opportunity to learn throughout your life. Your ‘office’ is never the same and each day there is a chance you will see and learn about something new and important.
Diving promotes physical and emotional health
Diving, of course, is physical exercise like no other. While no one sees diving as exercise (because of the beauty the underwater provides and the many discoveries down there), it provides the body an excellent overall workout. Diving is also said to reduce stress in the body because of the weightlessness, the exquisiteness and peace of the surroundings.
Diving gives you a chance to travel
Shark Shield is an Australian-based company, but they've provided support for divers in many parts of the world. Shark Shield encourages divers by providing the tools they need to do their job in safety and with peace of mind. Diving gives you the chance to travel and explore, as the job can be in many different parts of the world. You can be exploring tropical fish in one month, and discovering a ship wreck in Europe the next with Shark Shield.