By Josie  January 25th, 2023

Great White Shark Breaks Into Shark Cage 

In a heart-stopping encounter captured on camera in August 2016 by diver Craig Capehart, a great white shark is seen breaking into a shark cage.

Seeing as Craig was shark cage diving with the purpose of filming these apex predators, everything was recorded.

The Footage

Miraculously, the diver emerges unscathed. This shark wasn’t looking for a snack but was probably just curious.

While incidents like the one captured in the video are rare, this raw footage does remind us of the inherent risks involved.

Is Shark Cage Diving Dangerous?

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As with any wildlife experience, you must always consider the very unpredictable nature of wildlife - meaning there’s always a risk, although small.

Adult great whites can reach lengths of over 20 feet and weigh up to 5,000 pounds.

Their Impressive Size

Their size is not just for show; it plays a critical role in their effectiveness as top predators, enabling them to take down large prey such as seals, dolphins, and even smaller sharks.

Great white sharks possess a formidable set of teeth, designed for slicing through flesh and bone.

Their Most Lethal Weapon

An adult shark can have up to 300 serrated, triangular teeth arranged in several rows.

Unlike humans, these sharks continuously grow and replace their teeth throughout their lives.

Regenerative Teeth

An individual great white can go through thousands of teeth in a lifetime. This regeneration ensures that they always have sharp, robust teeth necessary for effective hunting.

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