Shanan Worrall is the a true Australian waterman. He was born in 1978 in Esperance Western Australia, to a family of keen surfers. At just 6 years of age, he started surfing, spearfishing and fishing. By 17, he started work as an Abalone diver/deck hand. And after 20+ years, he’s had more wild shark encounters than 99.9% of the population. Shanan continues to commercially dive for shells, and loves his diving, free diving and big wave surfing. Shanan has been involved in:
Shark Eyes begun a few years back, when the founder Shanan Worrall and his dive buddy Joe Knight were trying to keep themselves safe in the water as they went about their days work shell diving.
The thought was, “we are utilising all these deterrents but still we are at risk, what else can we do to protect ourselves and our space from an inquisitive shark?”
What led to commercialisation of Shark Eyes was Shanans’ realisation that this non invasive, accessible and inexpensive visual shark deterrent could very well save not only his life and the lives of his colleagues and mates, but minimise the risk of attack for so many water users without harming sharks- it is for everyone who enjoys the ocean regardless of ones political views!
Since that day, there has been an increase in shark spottings, encounters, attacks and fatalities across Australia.
Do not be fooled – NO SHARK DETERRENT on the market currently is 100% fail safe, and neither is Shark Eyes.
Shark Eyes aims to work at the very initial stage of predation, before you may even be aware that the shark is present. In bad visibility sharks can visually detect their prey 10-15 metres away. This makes Shark Eyes difficult to test in a true and non-baited environment. Shark Eyes has not been scientifically tested. We must rely on nature’s anecdotal evidence, science, and ambassadors – which proves line of sight trickery is effective.
Shark Eyes values practical education as being of vital importance in preventing unwanted shark encounters. It is our belief that all testing must be performed in a wild environment, not a baited or invasive forced environment-as it alters the sharks behaviour, therefore resulting in questionable or invalid findings.
With limited accurate research available about sharks, we believes that first and fore mostly a practical and informed approach to the ocean and sharks is the first step to minimising the risk of attack. Shark eyes brings this education to the public in the form of a “Shark Safety Guide”.
This knowledge is shared directly from professional watermen and women to you the general public, and if put into practice, alongside with the Shark Eyes deterrent, your risk of attack will be greatly minimised!
By purchasing Shark Eyes you are investing in our cause; of non invasive research and helping us continue our work with personal shark protection and research.