Video: Great White Shark breaks into diver’s cage

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Shocking footage has captured the moment a broke into a diving cage while a tourist was trapped inside. The four-metre-long predator was chasing a piece of tuna bait left out by a guide when it accidentally smashed into the supposedly ‘shark-proof’ cage.

Great Whites can swim up to 25mph, and its momentum took it into the underwater apparatus as tourists watched in horror.

One stunned onlooker can heard to be expressing “oh my God” as desperate staff quickly open the top of the cage.

The shark appears to thrash around for several seconds as those watching ask “Is it inside?” and “Is he in the cage?” Then the fish suddenly emerges from the water, clearly distressed and bleeding in several places.

It manages to free itself and swims away.

A man then asks “Was there anybody in there?”

 

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Ágnes Losonczi

It’s the Titanic story again: the failure of the attempt to conquer nature’s powers in spite of our over-assurance. That poor animal was so desperate and bleeding…

jamie
jamie

sharks are what they are natural born predators to other sea animals we are invaders! in their territory , we should not be god , and go against god , unnatural doings brings danger cause its not normal. hope that shark is fine , couldn’t care less for that guy his is doing something that was man made not natural.

Sheryl Schroeder
Sheryl Schroeder

I can’t be the only one who finds this cruel and wrong. The shark is clearly scared and hurt. Humans are such jerks. Leave the animals ALONE! Live and let live.

Michele Jankelow
Michele Jankelow

Frankly feed baiting is a bad idea and is actually wrong! The diver wanted the thrill and nearly paid dearly for this! Honestly the whole money making racket is appalling!

Ágnes Losonczi

I don’t care a bout the diver; the shark didn’t want all this and still payed dearly, was hurt badly. I agree with You on being wrong and appalling.

M Leybra
M Leybra

Doesn’t say where this happened? What country is using shark cages to profit off entertaining tourists with sharks at the animal’s expense.

Ken Billington

When the incident occurred, the vessel was off Isla Guadalupe, Mexico, one of two hotspots for great white shark cage-diving in the world along with Gansbaai, South Africa.

M Leybra
M Leybra

Aha, thank u for responding.

Karen
Karen

I saw this video and was amazed that the tourist was unharmed, but the shark had wounds. It’s a perfect example how things go wrong. I’m very glad that both survived I hope. When I say that it is hard to say how severe the cuts on the shark were. I think this tourist attraction should be banned, because sharks will become dependent on begging and that creates many more problems of shark and human interaction. Really the incident with no loss of human life is a wake up call to end such attractions.

M Leybra
M Leybra

Unfortunately if had been loss of human life it would’ve surely curtailed the business if not outright sensibly banning it.

Peter Deelen

Man must stay away who has to look there anything but man destroys everything!!!!!

Robert Piller
Robert Piller

This the Shark’s domain. If we can’t do things better then we shouldn’t be doing it.

Jan Nelder
Jan Nelder

redesign of cage needed!