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Re: Re: Shark Shield


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Posted by B9muse on September 14, 2005 at 08:42:16:

In Reply to: Re: Shark Shield posted by Sen on September 13, 2005 at 17:52:29:

Thanks for writing, but that wasn't my question. If a diver wanted to wear one, would it keep you from diving with him/her?

There was a man who was attacked and killed wearing one. There was some question as to whether he may have turned it off. The instructions say to activate it as soon as you enter the water and deactivate just before you exit.

True, if a shark is hungry and aggressive, the device may not deter it. But it is commonly used by spearfishermen in other parts of the country to make sure they get their catch to the boat, and it it effective.

I am asking because I do not want to put other divers off by wearing a piece of equipment. I have already made up my mind about whether I think it is a good idea for me, but diving is not a solitary experience.



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