By Evonne Ermey
Not to vilify sharks, we know they already have a bad rap, but this is HORRIFYING!
Tourists off of Guadalupe Island got a lesson in cage diving gone wrong, when a Great White shark managed to breach a shark proof cage with a tourist inside.
The video, shot by a person on the boat’s deck, shows the shark breach the cage while tour guides scramble to control the situation. Bystanders can be heard asking if there is a diver inside the cage, as the bloodied and muscle bodied shark struggles to break free of the cage he has unwittingly jailed himself in.
“What might appear to be an aggressive great white shark trying to attack the cage, this is not the case. These awesome sharks are biting at large chunks of tuna tied to a rope. 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 confrused and not able to swim backwards, it thrust forward and broke the metal rail of the cage,” reads the YouTube description of the video.
The diver, Shanghai resident Ming Chang, was unharmed in the incident.