Protection for military, scientific and sports divers.
Powered by Shark Shield Technology, the SCUBA7 is the ultimate ocean guardian for military, scientific and high-performance sports divers. Perfect for scuba divers concerned about the trailing antenna of the FREEDOM7; the SCUBA7 offers a highly effective but more compact shark deterrent solution, ensuring complete freedom of movement. The SCUBA7 offers protection to up to 50 meters below the ocean surface.
Sharks have short-range electrical receptors in their snouts used for finding food. Shark Shield’s patented technology creates a powerful three-dimensional electrical field which causes unbearable spasms in these sensitive receptors turning sharks away, including Great Whites.
In 1995, it was discovered that sharks have a heightened sensitivity to close-range, low frequency electrical fields. Two decades of intensive global research has developed this knowledge into a reliable and essential piece of equipment that protects visitors to the ocean and the sharks that live there.
Shark Shield consists of two electrodes which, when both are submerged, emit a three-dimensional electronic field that surrounds the user. When a shark comes within a few meters of the Shark Shield, the strong electronic pulses emitted by the device cause the shark to experience muscle spasms.
This does NOT harm the shark in any way, but merely causes it to experience a high level of discomfort. From testing, the closer the shark is to the Shark Shield field, the more spasms occur in the sharks’ snouts, which results in it turning away from the electronic field, thereby protecting the user.
When you use a Shark Shield you are supported by the credibility and belief of some of the worlds leading oceanic organizations including the KwaZulu-Natal Sharks Board in South Africa, the University of Western Australia Ocean Institute and Flinders University.
You can review peer reviewed published. The video below shows Ian “Shark” Gordon testing Shark Shield and the effectiveness of the technology on even the largest of white sharks.
As a result of continuous research and investment over the past twenty years, Shark Shield has lodged numerous patents relating to electrical shark deterrents.
Please note that Freediving and spearfishing are inherently dangerous sports and should only be undertaken by experienced, well-trained divers. More powerful spearguns must be fired with two hands and a locked elbow to prevent injury from excess recoil. Do not load or unload your speargun out of the water, treat every speargun as if it were loaded. Never point your speargun at anything you do not intend to shoot. Before you begin your dive, be sure to check all your gear. You should never dive alone and your equipment should be serviced regularly. You should always plan your dive and dive your plan. You should discuss safety precautions, your plan, and contingency plans with everyone onboard BEFORE you dive. Communication among divers and operators is imperative. Failure to adhere to these guidelines could potentially result in physical harm or death. Blue Tuna Spearfishing is not responsible for any loss, damage, harm, or death caused by using any of our products.