Diver Hit by 9-foot Shark; 12-foot Tiger Shark Nearly Takes a Nibble

A 9-foot shark hit a shark diver on February 24, 2018. Eton Polly and two of his friends were enjoying a baited shark dive in the milky waters of Durban, South Africa when a 9-foot-long oceanic black tip shark became a little too curious. It bumped one of the divers, who immediately pushed the shark away. An unidentified diver who was filming the interaction with his GoPro camera became part of the action when the shark turned and charged him. The diver’s mask and regulator were knocked off by the…

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What it’s like working on a shark cage diving boat p1

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to work where tourists go cage diving with white sharks? Here’s an inside view from above the waterline. Working in a place where others spend their holidays is nothing special. Tourist guides, waiters or scuba diving instructors share the same fate: they must toil where other people spend their best weeks of the year. But working on a cage-diving boat for white sharks, like Alex Wright did on three different continents, is something out of the ordinary! Take a look behind the scenes…

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Great white shark bites 13-year-old’s surf board

Great white shark bites 13-year-old’s surfboard

Zoe Steyn was surfing Nahoon Reef off the coast of South Africa earlier this month when she had the shock of a lifetime. The 13-year-old was around 75 meters off shore waiting on wave when a 10-foot long great white shark grabbed her board. “I just saw this huge black eye looking straight at me and a huge bang as it took my board and began shaking it,” Steyn said, as she related the incident in a July 16 report by The Telegraph. “It latched on with its jaws just…

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*Graphic Image* Teen surfer bitten by a shark In Plettenberg

A surfer has been bitten by a shark in Plettenberg, South Africa. The unidentified teen was at The Waves in Keurbooms around 5 p.m. April 29 with two other surfers. He was “At the back-line he turned to catch a wave when he saw a fin approaching towards him, he felt a bump and he felt a bite on his right calf.   He caught a wave to the beach where he was met by his dad, who had witnessed the incident, and by bystanders who rendered assistance while raising the alarm.” the…

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Scuba diver killed in fatal shark attack?


A scuba diver died April 12 after what may have been a shark attack in waters off KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Leopold Mairhuber was diving with a charter group near Shelly Beach and Port Edward, but when the group surfaced, divers realized one man had disappeared. The 68-year old diver was a master instructor with over 2,000 dives according to African Dive Adventures (ADA) with whom he had been diving. According to the group, Mr. Mairhuber was with a class of divers from Dr. Erich Ritter’s Shark School and had been…

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Kayaker knocked into the water by a shark

A kayaker was knocked into the water by a shark off the coast near Durban, South Africa. Murray van Wyk was fishing with friends February 6 off Eastmoor Crescent Beach when he hooked a tuna fish, only to be quickly relieved of his catch and knocked off his kayak by an eager shark. His friend Owen McMillan had his camera on, and although he wasn’t close to van Wyk he filmed the event from a distance. “He was busy reeling in his catch, a tuna, and he saw a large…

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Great White Shark Attacks Surf Ski

Great white shark attack surf ski ben swart

A shark believed to be a great white shark attacked a surf ski paddler in Cape Town, South Africa. Ben Swart was paddling with two friends in Keurbooms Lagoon at Plettenberg Bay December 19 around 7 a.m. when the shark apparently breached. The Local National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) released a statement that the 55-year-old was hit from below the water by an estimated 13-foot (4m) shark. The shark hit the board with such force Swart was knocked off his surf ski and into the air. He was uninjured in…

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