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Diver forced to fend off 16ft shark with hands after it sticks nose in cage – World News

The diver, called Dickie, was in a clear plexiglass container beneath the surface dressed like a seal in a bid to lure mega sharks known to inhabit the waters of Guadalupe Island, Mexico

The diver was a part of a crew doing a dive in the hope of seeing mega sharks, the biggest kind of Great Whites

A diver had to fend a five metre shark off with his hands after it stuck his nose into the research container he was diving in during a project in notoriously shark infested waters.

The diver, called Dickie, was in a clear plexiglass container beneath the surface dressed like a seal in a bid to lure mega sharks known to inhabit the waters of Guadalupe Island.

Guadalupe is off the coast of western Mexico, about 400 kilometres southwest of the city of Ensenada in the state of Baja California, in the Pacific Ocean and its got an abundant population of sharks, because it has many seals.

Dickie was a part of a crew doing a dive in the hope of seeing mega sharks, the biggest kind of Great Whites. The clip was posted by Discovery UK in 2018 and has recently resurfaced online.

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Within a few minutes of the dive two sharks begin circling the container
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Within a few minutes of the dive two sharks – both mature females – ranging between four and five metres long begin circling the container.

“The sharks sure do seem to be interested in him, this is a totally different ball game from New Zealand,” a cameraman says, referring to a different project.

Dickie says that he can’t see by looking below him into the deep just how many sharks there actually are. “Hey Jeff, we got at least seven circling the cage right now,” he shouts at one point soon after.








Dickie, pictured afterwards, had to secure the loose door with his hands
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Dickie can’t seem to secure the door just minutes into the dive. The terrifying footage shows five sharks circling with Dickie having to secure the swinging door with his hands.

“There’s a lot of big, big sharks down there,” he shouts, as his on board crew tell the camera crew that a lot of bigger sharks will be lurking even deeper.

One of the crew make him a temporary door lock using a bungee cord and, miraculously, it works.

“They’re trying to get in, whoa! Dickie just pushed a shark out of the cage,” a camera operator, in a parallel cage, shouts.








Dickie pictured with several Great Whites circling around his plexiglass cage
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Sharks continue to circle and ram the container but Dickie swims to the boat, and safety, in a calmer moment.

“That was f***g insane”, the relieved cameraman said as he resurfaced just before Dickie.

“There was like five, six, seven sharks, one stick it’s nose straight into the cage and Dickie managed to turn in time and push it out.

“It was super-sketchy,” he added.


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