Sharks will get the shock of their life
By KUE DAVIS
HAS the constant mention of sharks this summer kept you out of the water?
Jeremiah Wyse thinks he may be able to help.
Mr Wyse is the New South Wales distributor for Shark Shield, a product he says is the only proven shark deterrent in the world.
"Shark Shield can be used for anyone who uses the water spear fishermen, surfers, divers, snorkellers, commercial and game fishermen, boat owners," he said.
Shark Shield is based on an electronic wave-form invented by the Natal Shark Board of South Africa, which creates a three-dimensional barrier around the user that creates an unpleasant sensation in the sharks 'Ampullae of Lorenzini' (small, gel-filled sacks in their snouts).
When a shark comes into proximity of the electronic wave form, it experiences non-damaging but uncontrollable muscular spasms causing it to flee the area.
"There are no known side effects from Shark Shield," Mr Wyse said.
"It is used by the US military and all their emergency services as a mandatory unit.
"It only deters sharks and some rays, and is very species specific."
Mr Wyse said a lot of people were sceptical about the device.
"I've come across a lot of old school mentality, with people saying they have been in the water for years and have never been attacked by a shark," he said.
"Basically, this device saves lives much like a seatbelt does. Would you wait to have a car accident before you started wearing your seatbelt?"
For more information on Shark Shield, contact Jeremiah Wyse on 0403 910 776 or visit www.sharkshield.com