The world's first prevention of electric sharks, designed for diving, snorkeling and underwater fishing, is now even closer.
Powered by Shark Shield Technology, Ocean Guardian eSPEAR will be sold for less than $ 300.
Supported by 20 years of research, it has an activated activation tab that allows the user to create an electric field with a diameter of up to 1 meter and a length of 2.5 meters to prevent unwanted shark encounters.
Ocean Guardian Chief Executive Officer Lindsay Lyon says, "Our customers wanted less device, so we're excited to introduce this product to the market to help people soften their fear of sharks and enjoy ocean and help to save our marine life. "
"It's very easy to use – just attach it to your belt, swimsuit or suitcase and swim in the ocean with the convenience of knowing that you have the power of Shark Shield technology."
ESPEAR will be launched today through an Indiegogo fundraising campaign to help raise funds to speed up not only the eSPEAR product development but also to raise funds to provide a great vision of Ocean Guardian to remove shark and drum lines through new technologies.
Those who register now through Indiegogo will receive a 45% discount from eSPEAR.
"We are striving to raise capital to partner with one of Australia's leading universities to develop our shark deterrence technology that is changing in the long run.
"We have proven personal technology, and we believe the new technology for barrier beaches has the ability to replace the inhumane shark networks around the world while protecting ocean users from the risk of shark attacks," Lyon said.
Shark scientist Amanda Elizabeth said she was excited that the devices did not harm sharks or other marine animals.
"We have to work together to protect our oceans, but we also have the confidence to share them with marine life, and we are, after all, playing in their backyard."
ESPEAR is available in five colors: aquamarine, carbon, electric yellow, gray lead and ocean blue for RRP $ AU299.
The Indiegogo 45% discount campaign will be held from 5 February to 15 March 2019.
Last year, 2018, Shark Shield became the Ocean Guardian, reflecting the company's greater ambition – to replace shark networks and globe lines worldwide.