THIS is the horrifying moment a Great White Shark attacks terrified divers after plunging through a metal cage.
Nail-biting footage was captured in shark-infested waters on the island of Guadalupe, Mexico, after two divers descended into the depths to witness the massive monster first-hand.
In the clip, two divers are seen floating underwater in a metal cage while watching the shark swim past – before it suddenly lunges towards them.
The 11ft great white shark managed to get up close and personal with the petrified couple by trying to wriggle through a large gap in the structure.
Dramatic video shows the diving duo startled by fear as the shark pokes its head through the bars and shows razor-sharp teeth, while another underwater crew watches in horror.
After being inserted between the bars of the cage, the great white was seen desperately trying to free itself, throwing divers around in the process.
Despite the attempt to flee, the shark is said to have struggled for 25 minutes as blood began to pour from around its gills.
The distressing footage, originally filmed in October 2019, shows the shark continuing to writhe in pain.
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Another clip of the disturbing incident, released by Mexican environmentalist Arturo Islas Allende, shows the shark sadly sinking into the abyss after succumbing to its injuries.
The avid sea watcher shared the footage on social media after beating up diving company Nautilus Dive Adventures, saying the animal crashed by negligence.
Allende has pointed out that “the great white shark is a protected animal under international law”.
He asserted that the gap in the cage was too large and that the lure to lure the sharks towards the divers had been improperly used.
But the company insists its cage is “fully compliant with all Mexican regulations” and that it has never seen a shark behave like this since it began its diving experience in 2003.
However, they said their cages are being modified to prevent similar incidents from happening again.
In a statement, they said they were “appalled, deeply saddened, saddened and concerned for both the shark and the divers.”
Mexico’s National Commission for Protected Natural Areas says the spacing between slats should not exceed 13.7 inches.
Nautilus Dive Adventures owner and founder, Captain Mike Lever, said at the time: “We never want to see any sharks – or any humans – get injured. But. sometimes something really bad happens and takes people by surprise.”
Allende said the area where the dive took place is considered “the most important great white shark sanctuary on the planet.”
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