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Deking out a shark?

Discussion in 'Shark Forum!' started by chillyinCanada, Aug 20, 2019.

  1. chillyinCanada

    chillyinCanada Solo Diver Staff Member

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  2. martincohn

    martincohn Solo Diver

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    But wait there's more!

    shark-deterrent-shark-eyes-dive-tank-1200x1200.jpg
     
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  3. Zef

    Zef Divemaster

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    Do sharks have the visual acuity to see those eye stickers on the bottom of surfboards? If they do, do they have the mental acuity to process that info and not attack? If the shark is hungry enough would it matter? If the shark ha the mental acuity wouldn't they just figure out to ambush from a different line of attack?

    The article cites that the chances of being bitten by a GW is1 in 3.75 million....how did they test the effectiveness of their product? or did they?

    Fear sells.

    -Z
     
  4. chillyinCanada

    chillyinCanada Solo Diver Staff Member

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    I say pull out all the stops, why not? How expensive are stickers in the scheme of things?

    I was interested in the part of the article addressing wetsuit legs.
    For divers, we've thought that too much contrast was not necessarily a good thing.

    Remember "yummy yellow"?
     
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  5. divinh

    divinh Photographer

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    Wait, what? I've been diving in a dive skin with yellow stripes down the sides... (see profile photo)
     
  6. Jcp2

    Jcp2 ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    The magnetic and electrical field repellents might have a better placebo effect than stickers. Just saying.
     
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  7. RIHappyDiver

    RIHappyDiver Barracuda

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    But they’re not as much fun!
     
  8. flyboy08

    flyboy08 ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Eyes are a sharks delicacy.....just sayn:)
     
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  9. chillyinCanada

    chillyinCanada Solo Diver Staff Member

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    My first couple of wetsuits were similar.
     
  10. Ana

    Ana Solo Diver

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    So maybe I should reconsider my mask strap
     

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