Watch: Diver narrowly escapes shark attack

2014-03-17 15:40

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Cape Town - What do you do when you're out scuba diving near the Cayman Islands and you suddenly discover a reef shark circling you?

This is exactly what happened to YouTube user Jason Dimitri, who said he was out culling lionfish in an effort to protect the reef from the destruction they cause - incidentally almost becoming shark food in the process.

Watch the video to see the shark close in on him.

According to Dimitri who left the following info on his video's description, the predatory lionfish breed has destroyed reef ecosystems from Florida to the Caribbean by eating all the native fish.

Dimitri claims he harbors no negative feelings for the shark as it was doing exactly what a shark out on the reef is expected to do. We however, cannot say we'd feel the same.

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