A video is circulating online showing a terrifying moment when a Great White Shark breached a diving cage (with a diver in it) on a shark diving viewing trip on Guadalupe Island. The video has been viewed over 1.6 million times at the time of publishing.
The video shows the shark breach the side of the cage, then pop out the top of the cage once the top hatch was opened by the quick thinking staff. Most amazingly a few seconds later the diver who was in the cage popped out of the cage unscathed.
According to the video caption on YouTube:
“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, analyzing the frenzied situation, and the shark was out after a few long seconds. Everyone on the boat returned to the cages the next day, realizing 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.”
This is the second time in the last week a shark has penetrated a diving cage in Guadalupe intended to protect the divers.
You can watch the video below or on YouTube.