This chilling video shows a shark breach an underwater photographer’s cage

Aug 19, 2019

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This chilling video shows a shark breach an underwater photographer’s cage

Aug 19, 2019

Dunja Djudjic

Dunja Djudjic is a multi-talented artist based in Novi Sad, Serbia. With 15 years of experience as a photographer, she specializes in capturing the beauty of nature, travel, and fine art. In addition to her photography, Dunja also expresses her creativity through writing, embroidery, and jewelry making.

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We’ve seen quite a few terrifying encounters of photographers and wild animals. In this video from Gabe and Garrett, an underwater photographer came face to face with a Great White shark when it breached the cage he was in. The incident was caught in a video, and it will give you chills for sure!

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Gabe and Garrett is a channel which generally posts adventures of two young boys. However, this video was posted by their dad after his trip to Guadalupe Island, Mexico. The incident happened on 4 October 2016, but the video seems to be getting a lot of traction again.

During a cage diving trip, wranglers pulled large chunks of tuna to lure the sharks closer to the cage. This is a usual practice, and it’s worth noting that tours like this are generally considered safe. However, this time there was a series of events that led to a pretty terrifying incident.

Gabe and Garrett’s dad explains that the shark wasn’t trying to attack the cage, and it wasn’t aggressive. “When a great white shark lunges and bites something, it is temporarily blinded,” he writes. And this shark was trying to bite a chunk of tuna on the bait. As this shark lunged at the bait, it accidentally hit the side of the cage. It’s assumed that it got confused, and since sharks can’t swim backward, it continued to swim forward and broke the metal rail of the cage. The shark ended up inside the cage, but the boat crew remained calm and opened its top so the fish can swim out of it.

At first, it appears that no one is inside the cage. However, there was a diver inside. Fortunately, as the shark was swimming out through the top, he ran away through the bottom of the cage. “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 man explains.

The diver was uninjured and I’m honestly impressed by everyone’s reaction. However, I noticed that the shark was bleeding. Gabe and Garrett’s dad notes that the animal “had very minor injury and is confirmed okay.” He added that the cage design and bait techniques were being reviewed after the incident. And for all of you who wondered if there’s a video from the diver’s perspective, I’m gonna have to disappoint you. There isn’t one. But there’s another video of the incident along with the full story and the analysis.

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This video has made me stare at it without blinking and it made me short of breath. It’s one of my dreams to go shark diving, and this certainly was downright horrifying to watch. But, I’m definitely glad that everything ended well.

[Great White Shark Cage Breach Accident via FStoppers]

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8 responses to “This chilling video shows a shark breach an underwater photographer’s cage”

  1. Scott Stevenson Avatar
    Scott Stevenson

    No… Just make a better fucking cage. Obviously, this was a shit design.

  2. Sergi Yavorski Avatar
    Sergi Yavorski

    Any sharks other than great white and tiger sharks

  3. Jonathan C Riley Avatar
    Jonathan C Riley

    It should be banned ?

  4. Eva Duve Creel Avatar
    Eva Duve Creel

    Sharks like AC/DC. It can be played using underwater speakers instead of chumming the water. When the sharks show up they are curious and calm. That’s the kind of experience I would like.

  5. Stephen Cottle Avatar
    Stephen Cottle

    what do you expect to happen when the gaps are bigger than the shark

  6. Daniel Strickland Avatar
    Daniel Strickland

    Looks like no one bothered to watch Jaws.

  7. Loco man Avatar
    Loco man

    Let me guess…. hmmmmm… white folks???? LMMFAO!!!!

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    BillJackson

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