Video: Divers' miraculous escape as great white shark rips through their metal cage

Posted on 12:29 PM by Sameer Shah

The thought of a 15ft great white shark ripping through a metal cage and heading straight for you is the stuff of nightmares – but it was a reality for two scuba divers in Mexico.

The terrifying incident unfolded as the two men took part in an ‘ultimate shark diving experience’ and watched the two tonne shark feeding on tuna.

Caught on camera, 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.

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!!!’

The incident took place last year at the Isla de Guadalupe, where the pair had paid £2,000 for the shark dive on board The Searcher boat.

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.

A statement said: ‘When we said “You can get face-to-face with the ultimate predator” this is not what we had in mind!’

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