In short, the Sharkbanz 2 is a wearable shark deterrent that has proven extremely effective in turning away sharks from anyone that wears a Sharkbanz. Without having to read into it, here's a few key features:
It's constantly on i.e. it works 24/7 without have to be turned on or off
It doesn't have a battery so there's no charging needed
It uses permanent high powered magnets to interfere with sharks' super sensitive electroreceptors
Sharkbanz do not harm sharks, or any other marine life at all
They do not attract sharks at all either
These bands have been thoroughly tested on a wide range of sharks in all sorts of conditions, including when they're in a feeding frenzy with bait strapped to the dummies while even more bait is thrown next to the dummies, and still there have been no attacks recorded.
Features & Specs:
Simple - no batteries, no charging, always active
Effective - thoroughly tested and based on proven science
Stylish - ergonomic design and premium materials for enhanced comfort
Affordable - safety for everyone
Universal fit - ages 5+
Wear on ankle or wrist
Dive,swim,surf up to 100m/330ft
TSA and airline travel-friendly
Magnetic shielded box for safe storage
Weight - 85g
Warranty - fully guaranteed against faulty workmanship and materials for 1 year
How To Wear the Sharkbanz
Simply strap the Sharkbanz 2 Band to either your wrist or ankle and tighten to a comfortable tension (as you would with a watch). That's it, you're good to go!
How the Sharkbanz Work
Active Shark Deterrent
Sharkbanz’ patented magnetic technology is the result of long-term scientific research and testing. Sharkbanz utilise powerful permanent magnets to create an effective shark deterrent that’s always on and require no batteries or charging. When sharks approach Sharkbanz, they detect the device’s strong electromagnetic field, which provides a sudden sensation that is thousands of times stronger than the signal produced by anything in a shark’s normal food chain. Consequently, sharks are deterred away from Sharkbanz. This cause and effect is analogous to having a bright light suddenly shined in your eyes in a dark room. You would not be hurt, but you would want to turn away.
Shark's 6th Sense
Sharks have the strongest electroreception (sensitivity to electrical fields) in the animal kingdom. They use this unique capability to navigate at night, when in murky water, and to hunt. Their electroreceptors (Ampullae of Lorenzini) and lateral line canals connect to the seawater by pores on their snouts and other zones of the head. When a fish swims, or even moves its gills, it creates a change in the surrounding geomagnetic field that sharks can detect with these electrically sensitive, gel-filled canals. Since the shark is tuned to be looking for very weak electromagnetic signals from its prey (heartbeats, muscle movements), this organ is highly sensitive. When encountered in the wild, the Sharkbanz field is exponentially greater than anything the animal will have experienced before and highly unpleasant. This tells the shark it is definitely not food.
Sharks Are Curious
Sharks use this sense to locate objects nearby, and it becomes vital when they cannot depend on vision alone. In the surf zone, the water is murky, and people and sharks are sharing the same space. Most shark bites occur in these hard-to-see conditions. People are not on shark's food menus, but when their electrical sense alerts them to potential prey in their area, they are likely to investigate. Remember: sharks don't have hands, so they use their mouths to feel. This is why the majority of shark bites are "hit-and-run" attacks, meaning the shark bites, then quickly leaves after it recognises someone isn't food. Unfortunately, a simple case of mistaken identity can do a lot of damage. Sharkbanz warn curious sharks that the wearer is not food before they bite, reducing the risk of hit and run attacks.
Do Sharkbanz affect other ocean species?
The short answer: no. Sharkbanz technology has also been known to deter stingrays, but we do not guarantee deterrent results for those wishing to use Sharkbanz as a means to deter stingrays. Sharkbanz do not attract Sharks, nor are they known to be detectable or harm any other ocean creatures such as dolphins, sea turtles, or other fish species.
Research & Testing
Sharkbanz are the result of more than a decade's worth of testing and research on the effectiveness of magnetic technology used to deter various shark species.
Since its scientific discovery over 10 years ago, the theory of permanent magnets functioning as shark deterrents has been extensively studied, researched and tested on a variety of shark species. Sharkbanz are the result of this R&D. Our company maintains constant contact and collaboration with the founders of this shark-repelling science, Dr. Eric Stroud and Dr. Patrick Rice of Shark Defense Technologies - the leaders in shark repellent technology.
Commitment To Results
We continue to test Sharkbanz on as many predatory shark species in a variety of scenarios as possible. Successful test demonstrations have already been conducted on Bull Sharks, Hammerheads, Blacktips, Lemon Sharks, Sharpnose Sharks, and Caribbean Reef Sharks. We are scientific and results driven, and other predatory species will be tested. Furthermore, we are continuously working to promote (without influencing) further independent testing of the product by credible and reputable members of the scientific community. We're not here to offer blanket statements and/or "magic bean" products. Our goal is to improve on Sharkbanz' effectiveness through strategic R&D, which has been underway since 2013.
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Item Type For Shipping
Each item in our online store is marked as either a 'Standard Item', 'Large Item', 'Oversized Item' or an 'In-store Only Item', each of which have their own shipping and delivery costs and characteristics.
Orders over $60 - FREE standard shipping, $6 express shipping (excludes large & oversized items)
Orders under $60 - $8.99 standard shipping, $12.99 express shipping (excludes large & oversized items)
Store pickup - FREE
Orders containing large items - $14.99 standard shipping, express shipping unavailable
Orders containing oversized items - custom shipping cost required. After you place your order online as an 'in-store pickup', we will contact you regarding a customised shipping fee (minimum $14.99). Sometimes this fee is low, but if it's too high you can request a full refund.
NOTE: Sometimes we have to split your order and send multiple parcels, if this happens we will let you know and send through a tracking number for each parcel. When multiple parcels are sent we cannot guarantee that they will arrive at the same time.
Orders placed before 9:30am that contain standard items only will be sent the same day if all items are in stock.
Orders containing large or oversized items are sent with a courier and picked up from our store one business day after we process them.
For orders with missing items, we may be able to transfer them from our second store location which can take between 1-3 days. If this happens with your order, we will contact you asap to let you know of the delay.
We do not send items on weekends or public holidays, an exception being the weeks leading up to Christmas. Thus, items ordered on Friday after 9:30am will be sent Monday.
Standard shipping - 1-6 business days
Express shipping - 1-4 business days
Large/oversized item standard shipping - 2-10 business days
NOTE: Delivery times may vary depending on your location, availability of items in your order, or during peak order periods.
Available up to 3 days after receiving your order provided that all products are unused and they're still in their original condition and packaging.