I’ve never been diving in a cage with sharks, but I’ve got to admit that it does sound like a really fun and slightly scary time, although I’m unsure about whether I’ll ever actually do it in real life after watching the video below.
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There’s not much to say except that it happens off the coast of Mexico somewhere and involves a large bleeding shark smashing up one of those diving cages and actually making its way inside with the guy in there. Holy shit. Here’s what the guy who filmed it had to say about it:
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 boat crew did an outstanding job, lifting the top of the cage, analysing the frenzied situation, and the shark was out after a few long seconds.
Everyone on the boat returned to the cages the next day, realising 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.
Jesus – I can’t believe that guy managed to get out of that unscathed – it must have been a long few seconds for him seeing that shark thrashing around above him in a cage. Don’t even want to think about how petrified I would be of that. Not about it at all – kinda wished he wore a headcam though and we had that footage.
For more footage of sharks attacking divers, check out this guy getting bitten by a shark and losing half a leg whilst he was lecturing about how to avoid shark attacks. Ironic.