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The ultimate guide to shark repellents and deterrents

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Surfing: an easy target for sharks | Photo: Shutterstock

Sharks are everywhere because their natural habitat is the oceans of the world. When we go surfing or swimming, we’re entering their territory. But how can surfers enjoy their waves in shark-infested waters?

The shark repellent industry has grown a lot in the 21st century. Technology paved the way for the development of smart devices and gadgets that can keep sharks away from humans.

The market offers five main types of shark deterrents: magnetic repellents, electric repellents, sound repellents, semiochemical repellents, and visual repellents.

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