A great white shark has been captured on video apparently accessing the inside of a shark diving cage while divers swim aside in terror.
The video was posted by South African Bryan Plummer, who was shark diving for the first time in Gansbaai with his sister and friends.
In the video, the large shark bypasses the bait and heads directly for the divers in the cage.
According to Plummer, the shark managed to get its head inside the cage, while fellow diver Roger "acted quickly to swim below the gaping shark's mouth and to avoid any injury."
The situation could have ended tragically. Plummer says the lucky diver had just been married the day before.
Gansbaai, near Cape Town, is known as the great white shark capital of the world.
In 2005 a British tourist was reportedly nearly killed when a 20-foot great white shark bit through the bars of a shark cage during a recreational shark dive in the same waters.The tourist was forced to swim out of the top of the cage and was pulled to safety by the boat's captain, who fended off the shark with blows to its head, CBS reported.
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