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Great White Shark Breaks Into Diving Cage With Diver

October 21, 2016

Dramatic video captures the moment a great white shark broke into a divers cage off the coast of Mexico.

The video, which was uploaded by Youtube user, Gabe and Garrett, came from a trip Guadalupe Island.

The video footage shows the shark getting baited towards the cage with large chunks of tuna attached to a rope, but then the shark breaks into the cage and begins thrashing violently. The shark ends up wiggling and swimming his way out the top of the cage.

Shortly after the shark manages to escape the cage, a diver can be seen emerging from the cage, luckily coming out unscathed.

The video’s description reads:

“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 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.”