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A video that allegedly shows a diver terrifying encounter with a huge great white shark has gone viral.
UPI reports that the video was distributed on the Ocean Imaging Action’s Facebook page, and also see it on a Facebook page belonging to SA Spearfishing. In addition, the video was posted on the Instagram account of Young Bloods Inc., that creates ocean-inspired films.
The short clip shows a massive shark come out of the ocean of darkness and bumping of the head of an unsuspecting diver with his big mouth. Startled by the encounter, the diver ducks down as the predator swims above his head.
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While the shark recently bared its teeth, the diver apparently comes from the bizarre ocean incident unscathed.
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“Salvage diver in South Africa get beaten by a great white shark,” explains Ocean Imaging Action in a Facebook post that with the video. However, it is not clear when the video was shot.
The video has been viewed 265,000 times on the Ocean Imaging Action Facebook page and shared more than a field of 5 850 times. The video on the Young Bloods Inc. Instagram account has viewed more than 62,000 times.
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The quote from SA scuba Diving, WAtoday reports that the video was taken by the diver son.
However, some social media users have questioned the authenticity of the incredible images.
This is just the latest shark-related video go viral. Drone footage of a great white shark circling a boat off Western Australia, for example, caused quite a stir when it was recently published on Facebook.
Fox News’ Christopher Ciaccia, contributed to this article. Follow James Rogers on Twitter @jamesjrogers