- Discovery UK had sent a diver down into the sea in a shark cage near Guadalupe, which is an island off the west coast of Mexico. They hoped to lure a massive shark in and capture some great footage.
- The team is using a ghost cage which is completely clear and made from plexiglass.
- Suddenly, one lunges and breaks the door but somehow the diver pushes the shark’s nose back out without getting hurt!
Cage diving with sharks is what you could call a niche pastime. It would not appeal to everyone but enthusiasts of the activity love it! However, there is no getting away from the fact that it can be hazardous. The person inside the cage is very dependent on both their equipment and their team on the surface to keep them safe. Here’s an illustration of what can happen when the cage malfunctions! Thankfully it has a happy ending.
Check Out This Close Call in the Full Video Below
Sharks Cage Door Breaks
Discovery UK had sent a diver down into the sea in a shark cage near Guadalupe, which is an island off the west coast of Mexico. They hoped to lure a massive shark in and capture some great footage. In a black diving suit and flippers, a diver probably looks very much like a seal to a shark. This is important because great white sharks feed on seals!
The team is using a ghost cage which is completely clear and made from plexiglass. This is a transparent petroleum-based thermoplastic that is strong and lightweight and has a higher impact strength than glass which is crucial when you are dealing with huge sharks!
The cage is very near the surface and the diver is using just a snorkel to breathe. Before long, some large sharks start to circle the cage. There are at least five of them and they are all very interested in the diver! Suddenly, one lunges and breaks the door but somehow the diver pushes the shark’s nose back out without getting hurt!
A Close Call With Sharks
This was an extremely close call and shows just how careful you have to be around these magnificent creatures. Great whites are regarded as being the most aggressive sharks in the world and are responsible for the most attacks on humans.
For most of us, however, the chances of being attacked by a great white are still very low, and fatalities from shark attacks are actually declining. This is quite amazing considering the number of people who enter the ocean for work and recreation. The most dangerous activity in terms of the risks of a shark attack is swimming/wading. This is followed by surfing/other board sports and snorkeling and diving. Hanging around for too long in a broken shark cage is probably not a great idea either!
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