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Old 05-14-2012, 01:54 PM   #1
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I found a spot holding some large gray snapper (aka black snapper). I turned off my SharkShield, shot the first snapper, put it on my stringer, and then sat on the bottom.

Two sandbar sharks soon showed up. One shark was about 7' long and the other was about 5'. They began circling closer and closer. Once they came to within 3' of me, I turned on the SharkShield.

Much to my surprise the sharks did not flinch or flee. This is how other sharks had reacted in the past. However, they did move out to about 10' from me and continued to circle.

Taking my time, I shot two more gray snapper. The sharks seemed agitated but neither took aggressive postures nor came closer than 8 or 10'. Several times they turned their noses toward me while they were circling at about 10'. Whenever this happed, they quickly turned completely around and swam a short distance away. After a few seconds they then returned to circling again.

The 5 footer followed me up to my safety stop and then swam off.

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P.S. Sorry Guys. I had my camera with me, but the batteries died before things got interesting. I shot about an hour of video on the previous dive.
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I found a spot holding some large gray snapper (aka black snapper). I turned off my SharkShield, shot the first snapper, put it on my stringer, and then sat on the bottom.

Two sandbar sharks soon showed up. One shark was about 7' long and the other was about 5'. They began circling closer and closer. Once they came to within 3' of me, I turned on the SharkShield.

Much to my surprise the sharks did not flinch or flee. This is how other sharks had reacted in the past. However, they did move out to about 10' from me and continued to circle.

Taking my time, I shot two more gray snapper. The sharks seemed agitated but neither took aggressive postures nor came closer than 8 or 10'. Several times they turned their noses toward me while they were circling at about 10'. Whenever this happed, they quickly turned completely around and swam a short distance away. After a few seconds they then returned to circling again.

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P.S. Sorry Guys. I had my camera with me, but the batteries died before things got interesting. I shot about an hour of video on the previous dive.
That's pretty dang cool stuff! Thank for posting.
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Interesting!! That would suck to be your dive buddy and be 20' away from you! LOL. Sounds to me like it works!! Leave one of them snapper out there just inside the range and tease them sharks. Would love to see some video. Thanks for the report!
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Interesting......
It would cool if there was some kind of a meter to test the affective range and intensity.
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I was wanting to try something like this with mine. I would have expected them to immediately flee once you turned it on though.
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I was wanting to try something like this with mine. I would have expected them to immediately flee once you turned it on though.
Yeah, it surprised me. The battery may be weak for some reason.
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Yeah, it surprised me. The battery may be weak for some reason.
How long have you had yours for?
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just hit them with the bang stick
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How long have you had yours for?
I have had my Freedom 7 for about two years, I owned the previous version before that. I reviewed the manual this evening and now realize that I have not been following the manufacturer’s guidance related to the battery, so it may not be holding its charge as long as it should. I can't seem to find a source for a replacement battery pack, so I just ordered the bits to rebuild it myself. Looks like a straight-forward project.
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I have had my Freedom 7 for about two years, I owned the previous version before that. I reviewed the manual this evening and now realize that I have not been following the manufacturer’s guidance related to the battery, so it may not be holding its charge as long as it should. I can't seem to find a source for a replacement battery pack, so I just ordered the bits to rebuild it myself. Looks like a straight-forward project.
Mind if i ask what you were doing wrong so i dont do the same thing?
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