Incredible Footage Shows Diver’s Close Call with Monstrous Great White Shark

A stunning video has shown the moment a 4.8-metre great white shark broke through a diver’s plastic cage, forcing him to desperately swim for safety. After watching the video, we’re still scratching our heads as to how this man escaped with his life, let alone all his limbs. Take a look for yourself in the video above.

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Why anyone would put themselves in a see-through box in shark-infested waters without a proper cage is beyond us. However, shark expert Jimi Partington decided to throw himself in the deep end, positioning himself in the Open Pacific to get a closer look at the incredible animals. Well, mission accomplished, Mr Partington.

The horrifying clip in question is from the film Great White Open Ocean, part of Discovery Channel’s Shark Week. The huge creature can be seen stalking the clear box containing Partington, getting closer and closer each time it laps its target. Entering from underneath the plastic cage, the shark can be seen lunging at Partington with its mouth wide open, throwing him into the air and out of the cage. In a pure panic, Partington scrambles to locate the shark before making a dash for the boat.

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Image: Discovery

Taking to Instagram, Partington said it was the “closest I’ve ever been to a great white shark”.

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“It’s been three years in the making and I can’t wait for you all to see my incredible journey,” he said.

“Thanks again for everyone who helped get me here after all that’s happened, all my friends and family have been incredibly supportive and for that I’m so very grateful.”

You can watch the ‘inspiring journey unfold with Great White Open Ocean‘ on Foxtel in Australia and on the Discovery Plus channel worldwide.

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Sam Mangioni is an experienced content producer and the current Entertainment, Culture & Lifestyle Journalist for Man of Many. With an extensive background in digital content production and news, Sam specialises in delivering timely, accurate and witty assessments of current events. Prior to working for Man of Many, Sam spent three years at Southern Cross Austereo where he served as a Content Producer and News Reporter for the flagship Triple M Breakfast Program. The Sydney-based reporter completed a Bachelor of Commerce from Macquarie University Majoring in Marketing in 2014. Sam's work has also featured in Fight News Australia.