The PODI Project​

The PODI project is dedicated to finding solutions to provide a means of passive protection, principally from the shark species, to those who choose to engage in water based activities.

The PODI device will allow the user to safely use the water and humanely repel any shark from its range.

The ingredients are based on natural elements and have zero negative impact on both the environment and the numerous other species inhabiting the sea.

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Where Podi is not directly featured in this video, its thinking derives from the same basic principles

 Field Trials

Stage 1  - South Africa

PODI launched its first sea trials at the end of January 2018. Although tests were inconclusive, out of the 9 samples tested on the sharks (species listed below), one showed significant promise. All being well, PODI plans to continue to the next stage of field trials at the end of 2018.

At this early stage in the semiochemical development, it was deemed responsible to test on "smaller" species of sharks < 1m. These tests were undertake offshore away from any beach goers or other water users, by trained diving professionals
Gary Carstens - Senior Diver
Alex Topless - Life Guard and Senior Diver

Sharks involved in the testing
2 x Pyjama/Striped Cat Sharks
4 x Dark Shysharks 
1 x Puffadder Shyshark
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 ​​​ As Seen On

PODI has been featured in the following:
"Cardiff Cafe Owners Sell up to Help Surfers Repel Sharks"

STEVE DUFFY
BBC NEWS (UK)
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"'Smell of Death' Tested as Shark Repellent"

PETRU SAAL
TIMES LIVE (SA)
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"Gentle Shark Repellent"

BRONWYN DAVIDS
WEEKEND ARGUS (SA)
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"The Smell Of Dead Shark Is Helping To Keep Surfers Safe From Attack"

TOM WARD
WIRED (UK)
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"A Shot In The Shark"

ADMIN
VUT RESEARCH
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"Finding Better Methords To Deter Sharks"

YOLANDE DU PREEZ
FALSE BAY ECHO (SA)
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"Dead Shark Smell To Keep Waters Safe"

ATHINA MAY
SOUTHERN SUBURBS TATLER (SA)
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Live interview on the business show.
"Essence Of Dead Shark"

DERIK RIELLY
BEACHGRIT.COM
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Episode 10

ALASTAIR LOVE
THE CARDIFF PODCAST
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