Terrifying Video Shows Great White Shark Breaching Diver Cage

But videographer says shark was not attacking
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 14, 2016 12:34 PM CDT

Going scuba diving specifically to spot great white sharks maybe already didn't sound like a super safe idea, and after watching the terrifying video captured by a California man on vacation in Mexico, you may take it off your bucket list once and for all. The man captured the moment a great white shark managed to break into, and then quickly out of, a cage that had a diver inside at the time. The diver emerged unscathed, and the man who shot the video explains to ABC News that the shark was not being aggressive.

"These awesome sharks are biting at large chunks of tuna tied to a rope," he explains. "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." So go ahead and put shark viewing back on your bucket list, we guess. (More great white shark stories.)

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