A diver in a metal cage hoping to get an up close look at a Great White Shark got more than he bargained for after the shark ended up trapped inside the cage with him.
The diver off the west coast of Mexico escaped unscathed, according to a video posted Thursday on YouTube by a California father of two. The father regularly posts videos of his children’s adventures on his channel Gabe and Garrett, but he noted that this particular video might not be suitable for young viewers because of the intense content.
The video shows the shark approaching the cage for a chunk of tuna, dangling from a rope. But when the shark charged for the bait, it accidentally hit the side of the cage, the father wrote on Youtube.
“What might appear to be an aggressive great white shark trying to attack the cage, this is not the case,” he wrote.
The shark, “was most likely confused and not able to swim backwards. It thrust forward and broke the metal rail of the cage,” the father wrote. “There was a single diver inside 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 boat crew did an outstanding job, lifting the top of the cage, analyzing the frenzied situation, and the shark was out after a few long seconds.”