Member - SharkSafe Barrier Pty Ltd

We provide the first effective and nature inspired eco-friendly barrier to protect swimmers and surfers from sharks.

Type Startup or self-employed
Founded 2014
Company Size 5
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Founders Michael Rutzen, Sara Andreotti, Conrad Matthee, Anita Nel, Laurie Barwell
Headquarters Stellenbosch Central, Stellenbosch, 7602, South Africa
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SharkSafe Barrier Pty Ltd


The SharkSafe BarrierTM technology consists of merging two well-known shark deterrent technologies: it bio-mimics the visual appearance of a kelp forest and emits a strong magnetic field.
The SharkSafe BarrierTM technology proved to be 100% effective to exclude great white sharks and bull sharks from a food source in all tests conducted. The results of the scientific tests are published in peer reviewed scientific journals ( The SharkSafe Barrier concept has been patented in Australia (213350811), Europe (13821175.0), the USA (14/647,646) and Africa (F2016/00959; F2016/00960; F2016/00961; F2016/00962).
Headquarters Stellenbosch Central, Stellenbosch, 7602, South Africa

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