Divers make hasty escape as great white shark rips through their metal cage (Video)

December 9, 2008

(ChattahBox) — Two men taking part in an ‘ultimate shark diving experience’ watching the two to 15ft shark feeding on tuna got the scare of their life. The incident took place last year at the Isla de Guadalupe, where the pair had paid $3,000 for the shark dive on board The Searcher boat. Caught on camera (Video below after the break), the film shows the shark suddenly veering towards the cage, jamming its head between the bars and smashing it to pieces while the divers scramble for safety.

The crew of the boat say they will design and build new state-of-the art cages to upgrade the six-year-old equipment they currently use. One of the divers, calling himself ScubaDubaDive, posted the hair-raising clip on YouTube, where it has been viewed over half a million people. But he insists the shark was not deliberately attacking them – claiming the man-eater was temporarily blinded as he fed and veered into the cage accidentally. He said: ‘It is just that after it hit the tuna in front of the cage its eyes were closed to protect them. It hit the cage blind and then reacted. Never-the-less it scared the **** out of me!!!’


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One Response to “Divers make hasty escape as great white shark rips through their metal cage (Video)”

  1. Sharks R Us on December 11th, 2008 6:08 pm

    The company responsible for this is Shark Diving International aka Great White Adventures. They are based in California. They have been under investigation in Mexico for this event and two others where sharks slammed into or got stuck in their cages with divers.

    Their website still claims a 100% safety record even after this video.

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