Hillary Petroski, a volunteer at the Cango Wildlife Ranch in South Africa, took time off from work to go shark cage diving in Mossel Bay, a popular locale in South Africa for divers to experience great white sharks up close.
On Sunday, a great white shark got a bit too close for comfort. Still, with a shaky hand, Petroski managed to capture incredible footage of an 11.5-foot great white shark trying to eat the cage she was in:
Petroski told Jukin Media that the great white shark was even closer than it appeared.
"The round buoy attached to the side of the cage was bent in half," she told Jukin. "Some of the lining of the outside blue barrier bar was bitten through as well.
"We saw roughly eight different sharks, some multiple times, in the 30 minutes we were down. It was my first time diving with sharks and it was quite the up-close-and-personal experience!"
Petroski apologized "for the shakiness," though it's a wonder she was able to capture video at all.
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