Great White Shark Pays A Visit To Cage Divers

BarcroftAnimalsPublished: December 6, 201611,555 views
Published: December 6, 2016

A group of cage divers were testing their luck in Gaansbai, a place in South Africa that is known as a hot spot for the endangered white shark. They try to lure the big creature by using salmon as a bait, but they got a bit more than they bargained for.

The reason why so many Great White Sharks are around Gansbaai is due to the abundance of energy rich food in Shark Alley, a small channel of water passing between Geyser Rock and Dyer Island.

Gansbaai is the capital of Great White Sharks in the world with a population estimated of around 1,500 sharks. The sharks move constantly up and down the coastline and some travel very far up to Mozambique and Madagascar. Some travel extreme distances but it is clearly evident that the majority of the time most of the Great White Sharks swim in the waters around Gansbaai.

Some of the divers went in the water to take a closer look while the others threw the bait. These predators can detect blood in the water up to 5 kilometers away, so it's no wonder this shark came by to see what's up.

The shark then decides to make a big entrance and clamps it jaws around the steel bars, just inches away from the camera, and the divers manage to film this outstanding footage.

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