A great white shark passed heart-stoppingly close to a group of cage divers – with the moment caught in crystal-clear video footage.
In the clip, recorded off Neptune Islands in South Australia, a gigantic shark that dwarfs the fish swimming in the vicinity approaches a diving cage full of tourists.
The majestic animal swims just a few fin-breadths away from the captivated divers with its mouth wide open, showing off its rows of hundreds of teeth.
Suddenly, it turns left and swims away from them, demonstrating its incredible speed and dexterity in the waters where it is a fearsome apex predator.
The stunning video has been “liked” more than 1,000 times on Facebook since it was uploaded by Calypso Star Charters, who said divers from the “Lee family” recorded it on June 29.
Shark-lovers were spellbound by the close encounter and many said they wished they could do the trip themselves.
“Beautiful!” gushed one viewer, while another enthusiast called it “awesome”.
“I wish I could swim with a shark,” commented another fan.
Other people tagged their pals in the video and suggested they do the hair-raising trip one day.
The Neptune Islands, located close to the entrance to Spencer Gulf in South Australia, are two groups of islands known for shark watching and tourism.
Its colonies of New Zealand fur seals and Australian sea lions have attracted both great white sharks and bronze whaler sharks to the local waters.
This comes after a great white shark of staggering size eyeballed divers as it did a pass of their diving cage.
Meanwhile, an 18ft-long great white charged at a fishing boat in dramatic footage showing its razor-sharp teeth.
Another group of fishermen were stunned when a great white shark breached the water next to their boat – with one of them yelling “holy c***” in the awe-inspiring clip.