Watch A Shark Emerge From Absolutely Nowhere And Attack A Deep Sea Diver

Written by Kirstin Harrington
Updated: October 19, 2023
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Key Points

  • A pair of divers caught themselves filming a moment they’d never forget while diving at nearly 190 feet underwater. 
  • A silver reef shark seemingly came out of nowhere and charged at the fellow diver.
  • These creatures are known to exhibit abnormal body bending when provoked. Also, they have a reputation for making very swift, deep dives.

Hollywood has sensationalized the terrifying act of being attacked by a shark. Whether you’re a couple deep-sea diving on your honeymoon or a lone twenty-something looking to find their purpose in an underwater excursion, it’s undoubtedly something no one wants to experience.

Taking away the poor computer-generated imaging and bad acting, seeing one of these events unfold in real life will leave you on the edge of your seat. A pair of divers caught themselves filming a moment they’d never forget while diving at nearly 190 feet underwater. 

Check Out the Close Encounter Below!

One of the divers talks about how everything started. They say, “Myself & my dive buddy were diving off Pidgeon Island in East New Britain Papua New Guinea. The two days previous we had been shark calling. We do this by rubbing a plastic bottle to create vibrations and sounds that attract sharks. This was done at around 115 feet looking for the silver tip and grey reef sharks.”

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They go on to mention that a silver reef shark seemingly came out of nowhere and charged at the fellow diver. This type of shark often grows to reach 10 feet long, is quite aggressive, and is big and hefty. Of all of its related reef sharks, it has the most angular nose. 

The average weight of these sharks is 375 pounds, with females often weighing more than males. It may be easily distinguished from other sharks by the silvery white markings on the fins. This shark engages in fierce feeding competition with other sharks and is renowned for engaging in brutal combat.

Surviving a Shark Attack

Thankfully, the diver managed to roll over before the reef shark could do much damage. He puts out his leg to stop the shark from running straight into him, causing the animal to divert its path. Due to its penchant for stealthily and closely pursuing divers and swimmers, the silvertip reef shark is also regarded as potentially harmful to people. 

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Learning to scuba dive proved to be a great investment for this family

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These creatures are known to exhibit abnormal body bending when provoked. Also, they have a reputation for making very swift, deep dives. It can plunge as quickly as it can surface. These sharks continue to keep divers on their toes and this video is proof of how fast things can change. 

He was hit right in the head by the shark, leaving him with a bad headache, but otherwise unharmed with not even a scratch. 

The diver went on to say, “My buddy had said that when he saw the shark coming in, it was going very fast but then slowed down just before hitting him, also its mouth wasn’t fully open and it made no attempt to bite. We think that what happened was that at that depth the shark would have been hunting and zoned in on the vibrations to go for a kill, upon realizing we weren’t food but a couple of idiot divers it turned round and went away.” 

The photo featured at the top of this post is © Andrea Izzotti/Shutterstock.com


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Kirstin is a writer at A-Z Animals primarily covering animals, news topics, fun places, and helpful tips. Kirstin has been writing on a variety of topics for over five years. She has her real estate license, along with an associates degree in another field. A resident of Minnesota, Kirstin treats her two cats (Spook and Finlay) like the children they are. She never misses an opportunity to explore a thrift store with a coffee in hand, especially if it’s a cold autumn day!

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