This video feels like a scene from the classic movie “Jaws”, and is my own personal nightmare! The footage shows a great white shark near Guadalupe Island breaking the metal latch of a dive cage with its nose and actually getting into the cage with a diver inside! The video quickly went viral after going live and has garnered more than 18 million views, and counting. The man who uploaded the video was also present during the incident and wrote the following informative message in the video’s description:
“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 entire crew was back out on the water the very next day diving with sharks. Wow!