She and her friends set out for an afternoon of cage diving which soon turned into a terrifying encounter with a Great White shark!
Many tourists to South Africa’s Mossel Bay love to see sharks in their natural habitat — but behind the safety of steel bars.
This Great White can be seen gnawing on the bars of the cage. Screams can even be heard from observers as the shark seizes the foam buoy. The cage itself can be heard creaking under the incredible pressure of the Great White’s jaws.
“The round buoy attached to the side of the cage was bent in half. Some of the lining of the outside blue barrier bar was bitten through as well – it was quite the up close and personal experience!” says Petroski.