Remember when, a couple of weeks ago, we shared that scary-ass video of a great white shark leaping within a couple hundred yards of surfers in the San Francisco area? Yeah, that was insane—and scared the hell out of us.
But a new video just surfaced that might just keep you out of the ocean forever, because it shows a great white actually making its way inside of a diver's cage, causing a panicked crew to act swiftly.
According to video caption from YouTube, there was a man inside the diver's cage at the time the mammoth shark made its way inside, with the diver, fortunately, coming away unharmed.
“He ended up outside the bottom of the cage, looking down on two great white sharks,” according to the caption. “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.”
While you or I would have legit shit our pants at the near sight of this, the crew on the boat gave a reasonable explanation as to why the shark acted as it did, per the YouTube caption.
“When a great white shark lunges and bites something, it is temporarily blinded,” according to the post. “They also cannot swim backward. So this shark lunged at the bait, accidentally hit the side of the cage, was most likely confused and not able to swim backward, it thrust forward and broke the metal rail of the cage.”
Yeah, that might sound good and all, but had that diver been bitten in half, it doesn't matter what the hell the shark was trying to do. Thankfully, the man escaped, the crew did what they could and the shark swam away after a few gut-wrenching seconds.