Sharkbanz was born when father and son duo, David and Nathan Garrison, felt there needed to be a shark repellent product available on the market. Longtime surfers and watermen themselves, they’d spent years surfing and exploring murky waters with a fear of a potential shark attack. They set out to create a product that would offer peace of mind to ocean goers for generations to come.
Their mission was simple: to develop simple, effective and affordable strategies to reduce the risk of a shark bite- providing peace of mind and protection to every beachgoer, swimmer and surfer around the world while also promoting marine conservation and education.
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After three years of experimentation, designing, and testing their product, they launched their first prototype on January 1, 2015. Since their first model, they have continued to make improvements to their design and their overall effectiveness and usability. So far, the response has been a positive one.
So how does it work?
Sharkbanz uses a magnetic technology that is backed by over a decade’s worth of research and testing. Sharks have the strongest electroreceptors in the animal kingdom and use them to detect fish and other prey in their vicinity. Sharkbanz utilize powerful permanent magnets to disrupt this electromagnetic field and deter sharks.