Diving between a feeding frenzy of sharks

NewsflarePublished: July 20, 2017Updated: July 21, 201723 viewsVirality: 2%
Published: July 20, 2017Updated: July 21, 2017

A video has emerged from South Africa of a diver filming surrounded on all sides by a shark feeding frenzy.

"Dive operators on the South coast of South Africa offer shark diving. In a cage or if you want a real close encounter, you can dive in open water with these incredible animals," the filmer wrote online.

If you are a diver or underwater-photographer with a penchant for encounters wit the beasts of the deep, then the South Africa sardine run is arguably the most spectacular event to be experience. Schools of sardines more than 10 miles long fill the water up to 100 feet in depth. As the baitfish migrate up the coast, they attract predators from afar for a frenzied feast!

Every year between the months of May and July, enthusiasts from around the globe come to the shores of South Africa to witness schools of all kinds of sharks swallow mouthfuls of fish at full speed.

You can treat yourselves to a shallow, no more than 30 feet dive, because all the real action happens close to the surface. Be mindful though that we are talking about the wide, open and cold ocean, so these exhibitions might be better suited for experienced divers, ones who feel comfortable geared up on a small boat in the choppy sea and are not afraid to jump right into the middle of a multi-shark feeding frenzy!

While you are here, be sure to check this compilation of close-up white shark encounters. Be prepared for 57 long seconds of blood-chilling close-ups with the ocean's fiercest predator.

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