Great white shark tries to break a cage with three tourists insideOct 202020
The divers were only inches away from the fierce marine predator, which eventually drifted away.
A huge white shark tried to make its way through the bars of an underwater cage in which three tourists were practicing diving off the coast of Mexico. A recently published video shows one of them relaxingly filming the moment of the encounter, as the scary shark tries to bite the iron bars and, failing to break them, finally walks away.
Jim Partington, a shark expert who supervised the dive, told the Daily Mail on Monday that it was a mature female, about two tonnes. She claimed that she had seen it before and named it "Bullet" (Basta, in Spanish) due to a distinctive mark on its dorsal fin, which resembles a bullet hole. For Partington, it could be one of the largest sharks known.
The experienced diver emphasized that "contrary to popular opinion, most sharks avoid iron cages and only very rarely do times like this occur." Referring to the question of diving safety, he explained: "You just have to spend those moments, make sure people are safe and let the shark move around peacefully." In addition, he insisted that underwater cages are designed to resist attempts to break them.