Heart-Stopping Moment Shark Manages To Get Inside Cage With Diver
Whenever anyone has that conversation about cage diving, there's always someone who says: 'Ha, you wouldn't go inside the cage?! Why? You're perfectly safe. I did it when I went on my gap year and it was great.'
Well, next time that guy gets all up in your grill when you say you'd rather not taunt animals in their natural habitat - show him this video.
The video was shot near Guadalupe Island, a volcanic island located 241 kilometres off the west coast of Mexico's Baja California Peninsula.
It looks as though the Great White Shark is being very aggressive. Almost like something out of the beginning of Jurassic Park...
However, this isn't the case.
The guy who shot the video explained via his YouTube channel: "On a recent Great White Shark cage diving trip we experienced a very rare event, a shark breaching the side of the cage.
"What might appear to be an aggressive Great White Shark trying to attack the cage, this is not the case. These awesome sharks are biting at large chunks of Tuna tied to a rope. When a Great White Shark lunges and bites something, it is temporarily blinded. They also cannot swim backwards.
"So this Shark lunged at the bait, accidentally hit the side of the cage, was most likely confused and not able to swim backwards, it thrust forward and broke the metal rail of the cage. There was a single diver inside the cage. He ended up outside the bottom of the cage, looking down on two Great White Sharks. The diver is a very experienced dive instructor, remained calm, and when the Shark thrashed back outside the cage, the diver calmly swam back up and climbed out completely uninjured.
"The boat crew did an outstanding job, lifting the top of the cage, analysing the frenzied situation, and the Shark was out after a few long seconds. Everyone on the boat returned to the cages the next day, realising this was a very rare event. The boat owner, captain, and crew are to be commended for making what could've been a tragic event into a happy ending. I'm sure God and luck had a bit to do with it too!"
Dudeeeeeee. It looks cool, though, right?