Mexico’s Guadalupe Island. A bunch of experienced divers are off the coast in a boat. They’re shark spotting with shark cages. They all know what they’re doing and are trained, qualified and accredited. But none of them could be fully prepared for what was about to happen… A HUGE And angry Great White Shark thrashing its way into the shark cage with a diver inside!
“We’re gonna need a bigger cage!” You can almost hear them shout it. This incident will put you off shark cages for life. Mind you, most sensible wouldn’t be getting into one anyway! Here’s what someone on board wrote alongside the video they uploaded:
“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.”
This is as thrilling as it is terrifying. This was NOT supposed to happen. Luckily the guy was okay… This is CRAZY – see for yourself: