On a recent great white shark diving trip, one diver almost lost his life when a shark enters the cage with him inside.
It all happened last week off the coast of Mexico’s Guadalupe Island, and one California man captured the terrifying moment on video. Divers described it as a “rare event,” as a great white shark breached the side of the cage while it was biting at large chunks of tuna tied to a rope. Apparently, when a great white shark lunges and bites something, it is temporarily blinded, so this shark accidentally hit the side of the cage and was probably confused and unable to swim backwards, as one man describes the ordeal on YouTube.
“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 man wrote. He continued saying that the boat crew did an outstanding job lifting the top of the cage, and analyzing the frenzied situation.
“Everyone on the boat returned to the cages the next day, realizing 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!” he said on YouTube.
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[Featured Image Credit: YouTube- Gabe and Garrett]