Chilling video shows great white shark break into cage with diver

Thrill-seekers may think twice about shark cage diving after this.

Terrifying video shared on YouTube shows a great white shark breaking through a diving cage and entering through the side.

In the video, which has over 425,000 views, the shark breaches the side of the cage, and its head pops out of the top.

According to the caption, a diver was inside of the cage, but was not injured during the incident.

“He ended up outside the bottom of the cage, looking down on two great white sharks,” according to the caption. “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.”


According to the post, while the footage looks like a scene from Jaws, the shark was not behaving aggressively or trying to attack the cage.

The crew of the shark cage diving expedition uses large hunks of tuna tied to a rope to lure the sharks to the cages, according to the post.

“When a great white shark lunges and bites something, it is temporarily blinded,” according to the post. “They also cannot swim backward. So this shark lunged at the bait, accidentally hit the side of the cage, was most likely confused and not able to swim backward, it thrust forward and broke the metal rail of the cage.”

The shark was able to swim away after a few seconds and the diver emerged from the cage unscathed.

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