Aquarius Gen 2 Shark Barrier


Aquarius Gen 2 Project Brief

Each Aquarius Barrier is carefully designed to accommodate the needs of the community. Every community is different and every beach has unique interest groups and activities. We seek to understand every detail about these to design a barrier that is embraced by the local community. We have developed features for local Surf Life Saving clubs, swimming groups, kayakers and open water events so that the Aquarius Barrier is as unobtrusive as possible for regular beach activities. 

The design

The Aquarius Barrier is the most advanced shark barrier technology in the world, combining the strength of heavy duty marine ropes with robust nylon struts that avoid marine entanglement. The Aquarius Barrier is strong, durable and also very cost-effective due to its simplified design. 

The Aquarius Barrier is a popular swimming enclosure designed for complete swimmer protection: it is a seabed-to-surface enclosure that provides an area to swim in the ocean with peace-of-mind.

The eco-friendly Aquarius Barrier acts as an artificial reef, attracting a wide variety of fish and marine life. The growth on the barrier is mostly algae and after a few weeks becomes a rich feeding ground for small fish. The Aquarius Barrier features robust nylon struts that give it structure in the water, preventing the entanglement of marine animals such as dolphins, whales, dugongs, turtles, and rays. There has never been an incident of marine by-catch or entanglement in an Aquarius Barrier.

The Aquarius Barrier is incredibly strong: it features a 7,300kg breaking strength horizontally and vertically. The strength allows the barrier to withstand extreme ocean forces in high-energy exposed beach locations. The barrier can remain installed all year round, depending on the environmental conditions and client requirements. It can also withstand seaweed migration through the area.