With improved design, materials, durability and deterrent power, Sharkbanz 2 deliver a better, stronger way to reduce the risk
POWERFUL: Higher Magnetic Strength for Increased Shark Deterrent Power (compared to Sharkbanz version 1)
COMFORTABLE: Soft Silicone Band Provides Added Flexibility and Comfort
ENHANCED DURABILITY: Sealed Magnetic Chassis Ensures Zero Rust
IMPROVED CLASP SYSTEM: Matte Coated Stainless Steel Buckle
- No Batteries
- No Charging
- Universal Fit
- Dive, Swim, Surf - 100m/330ft Water Resistant
- TSA and Airline Travel-Friendly
- Magnetic Shielded Box for Safe Storage
TESTED SCIENCE, PROVEN RESULTS
Sharkbanz are an easy way to add peace of mind to the everyday ocean swim, surf, or snorkel, but make no mistake: the science is real. We enlisted the services of the renowned shark experts at SharkDefense Technologies. This group of scientists founded the organization 15 years ago, and created breakthroughs in a variety of shark deterrent technologies through their research and development.
Sharkbanz use special patented magnetic technology to deter sharks from attacking people. Most shark attacks occur in murky, shallow waters off the coast where there are a high number of swimmers and sharks sharing the same space. In this environment, sharks rely heavily on their electro-receptors instead of their eyes to “see” what’s around them. They possess the most sensitive electro-magnetic sense of all known animals, and use it to judge distance, shape, and even the heart rate of other animals near them. Most of the time, sharks get it right and leave people alone. Occasionally, they don't. Sometimes when relying on their electro-receptors, a curious shark may bite a person in order to figure out what he or she is. These unprovoked “hit and run” attacks are the most common type, and Sharkbanz are an excellent defense against them. As the shark approaches a person wearing Sharkbanz, magnetic waves coming from the band disrupt its electro-receptors and it quickly turns away. The experience for the shark is, “like a person suddenly shining a very bright light in your eyes in a dark room, and it's not pleasant”, according to Dr. Stroud. Once a shark comes near the band, it frequently leaves the area and does not return.
PROTECT YOURSELF, PROTECT SHARKS
Sharkbanz use no chemicals, batteries, or electricity to deter sharks, ensuring simplicity in use, storage, and durability. Just strap it on when you arrive at the beach, and let your fears fade away.
Our goal was to make a product that posed no risk to the wearer, protecting people and sharks. Great care was taken so that no sharks were harmed in the testing of our product, and we follow all procedures and guidelines of the IACUC. At Mano, we like sharks, and if they could talk, we’d want them to say, “people are friends, not food!” Sound familiar? The safer we feel, the more likely we are to support these vital members of our ocean ecosystems.
While there is no 100% guarantee against an encounter, Dr Rice says that by wearing Sharkbanz, the risk is significantly reduced. There’s a fine line between bravery and stupidity, so don’t cross it and provoke a shark by attempting to test this technology yourself. They are wild animals and don’t take kindly to people with bad manners. Respect the animals and they will respect you.
ONE SIZE FITS MOST
Unlike other shark deterrent products, Sharkbanz don’t repel people because of their looks. We currently offer three colors in a compact, stylish design inspired by the most popular fitness bands.
Our design wizards came up with a secure clasp system that will allow Sharkbanz to fit the wrist or ankle of almost all men, women and children. Share it with the family or loan it to a friend, just make sure they give it back! You definitely don’t want to be the one without it.
Sharkbanz are not designed for children under 5, and young kids should always be supervised in the water and while using Sharkbanz. They contain powerful magnets, which can cause damage to electronic devices and computerized equipment. Always consult a doctor before use if you have any metal under your skin, such as pacemakers and hearing aids.