A newlywed on a shark-diving trip got a little too close to a great white.
Two tourists — one of whom reportedly got married the day before — were observing sharks from the apparent safety of a diving cage in Gansbaai, off South Africa’s Western Cape.
But, ignoring food left as bait, a razor-toothed, 10-foot-long great white rammed its head into the cage, prising open the bars and leaving the two terrified divers inches away from a bloody death.
People watching from the deck of the boat—unable to see what was happening— could do nothing but scream, no doubt fearing the worst for the trapped divers.
But moments later, the shark swam away, and the pair surfaced. Bryan Plummer, who was shark-diving for the first time in Gansbaai with his sister and friends — and was the one who uploaded this video to YouTube — explains that they managed to duck underneath the shark’s mouth.
It’s not the first lucky escape witnessed in Gansbaai, which is a popular destination for shark-diving. In 2005, a British tourist was reportedly almost killed in the same waters when a 20-foot great white bit through the bars of a shark cage, reports Yahoo.