Terrifying moment man is attacked by a shark second after diving into water while spearfishing off Florida coast
- YouTube video shows a fisherman’s close encounter with a shark in the waters off Southern Florida in September
- Within seconds of diving into the ocean, the fisherman comes face to snout with a large grey shark
- He pokes the shark with his spear gun, scaring it and prompting it to flee
A man who had his heart set on enjoying some spearfishing off the Florida coast encountered an unexpected visitor that had him leaping out of the water in fright.
A spine-tingling video has emerged on YouTube over the weekend capturing a fisherman’s very close encounter with a shark in the waters off Southern Florida in September.
The brief recording, which has been viewed more than 2,000 times as of Monday morning, begins with the man putting on a pair of swimming fins on a boat and getting ready to take the plunge, a spear gun in hand.
A man planning to enjoy some spearfishing off the Florida coast in September encountered an unwelcome visitor that had him leaping out of the water in fright
Just moments after the fisherman took the plunge, a speargun in hand, he came face to snout with this large grey shark
He poked the shark with his spear gun, scaring it and prompting it to turn tail
The shark performed a little pirouette in the water after being touched by the spear
Within seconds of diving in, the fisherman, who appears to wear an underwater camera, comes face to snout with a large grey shark.
He gingerly pokes the apex predator with his spear gun, spooking the shark and prompting it to turn tail and retreat into the depths of the ocean.
The fisherman thrashes in the water for a few seconds, poking his head through the surface momentarily before diving back in to make sure the shark had fled.
He then resurfaces again with an excited laugh, exclaiming in apparent bewilderment to his companion waiting for him on the boat: ‘what the f***, dude?!’
It is unclear what type of shark the spearfishing aficionado encountered during his lucky escape.
The warm waters off the coast of Southern Florida are home to a dozen shark species.
This eerie shot shows the predator descending into the depths of the ocean
The lucky fisherman resurfaces, exclaiming in apparent bewilderment to his companion waiting for him on the boat: ‘what the f***, dude?!’