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Next Generation Sharksuit

As the nature of shark interaction has progressed, and the style of diving has changed in these situations, it was only natural that the Neptunic Sharksuit adapt as well. The need for increased mobility as well as the option to have a "freedive friendly" component option were major factors in our latest design. Also, technology has improved, not only in the stainless steel we use, but in the machines used to fabricate our Sharksuits. Our partners at Mailltec  are on the cutting edge of fabrication and more importantly have an open mind when it comes to design....getting stainless steel mesh to move like a piece of clothing or a wetsuit is not easy, in fact, it's extremely difficult, and the crew at Mailletec has been behind the scenes of Neptunic Sharksutis for almost ten years, intricately involved in the design process and exclusively handling our manufacturing.

 

We've spent a lot of hours both in and out of the water perfecting our latest Sharksuit, paying particular attention to our Performance Sleeves and it's ability to be used while breath hold diving. We basically dropped the weight in 1/2 while greatly increasing the protection. Our Performance Sleeves are currently working in 8 different countries on projects ranging from removing Sharks from commercial fishing long lines, to safely and harmlessly wrangling Sharks for release that have entered sanctioned fish pens in the Mediterranean Sea, Pacific, and the Bahamas... It's the input of working divers using our suits on a daily basis that really helped drive our design.


photo: Tim Calver

 

photo: Tim Calver