Sharkbanz 2 – Shark Deterrent


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The world’s first active shark deterrent band.

Designed for beachgoers, swimmers and surfers, Sharkbanz uses patented magnetic technology developed by marine biologists to deter predatory shark species.

EFFECTIVE – Technology based on proven science, published research and testing
SIMPLE – No batteries, no charging; always on
AFFORDABLE – Safety for everyone
STYLISH – Ergonomic design and premium materials for enhanced comfort
Worn on Ankle or Wrist

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Sharkbanz 2 Magnetic Shark Repellent Device.

Sharkbanz 2 is an ACTIVE SHARK DETERRENT that uses patented magnetic technology. Sharkbanz is the result of long-term scientific research and testing. Sharkbanz utilizes powerful permanent magnets to create an effective shark deterrent that’s always on and requires 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 are 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. Pestrol has joined forces with Sharkbanz as one of their prefered resellers in Australia and NZ. Pestrol has been supplying chemical-free and innovative pest control solutions. What better product to be involved with than a magnetic shark repelling band. Stop fearing the oceans and use Sharkbanz to feel safer when swimming in our beautiful oceans.


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.
An artist’s rendering of a shark’s Ampullae of Lorenzini – used to detect prey’s weak electrical fields generated by its muscle contractions and movements.


The ability of sharks and rays to detect weak electrical signals in their surroundings may be one of the greatest factors relating to their survival through the millennia. Every creature, whether a fish or friendly beach goer, generates weak electrical fields while in motion. When sharks are close to potential prey, their electrical sense plays a major role in making the final attack. Actively hunting sharks may have as many as 1500 ampullae around their snout and head, while more sedate species may only have a few hundred.
bull shark repeller
A Bull Shark uses its electroreception in sandy (murky) water to hone in on a piece of bait, ensuring its accuracy.


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 recognizes someone isn’t food. Unfortunately, a simple case of mistaken identity can do a lot of damage. Sharkbanz warns curious sharks that the wearer is not food before they bite, reducing the risk of hit and run attacks.
A Bull Shark cruises the ocean floor in the Bahamas.

Research Results
The current preliminary study is the first conclusive comparative study demonstrating the effectiveness of Sharkbanz products against bull sharks. The results suggest that wearing a Sharkbanz or using a Sharkleash significantly reduces the probability of bull shark interactions (i.e. attack or bite as defined in the experiment) in a similar situation where a human leg is suspended in the water column from a floating object (like a surfboard).


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  1. So far so good my shark band is working well

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Sharkbanz utilises advanced magnetic technology to create a powerful yet eco-friendly deterrent, offering an extra layer of safety for surfers, swimmers, and water enthusiasts. Pestrol proudly presents Sharkbanz products, including wristbands and ankle bands, designed to be worn effortlessly, providing an unobtrusive solution to minimise the risk of shark interactions. Whether you're a passionate surfer, a dedicated swimmer, or someone who loves exploring the open waters, Sharkbanz is committed to making your aquatic experiences safer and more enjoyable.

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