Diver Captured Great White Shark Attack In This Underwater Video

A college student and diver was swimming in Santa Barbara, California when he was suddenly bit by a great white shark, and he caught it all on film.

Imagine diving into the waters of Santa Barbara, hoping to film life underwater, when all of a sudden, a shark attacks you.

This is exactly what happened to a diver and college student named Tyler McQuillen.

He was diving off the coast of Santa Barbara when all of a sudden, a great white shark hit him from behind and bit two of his toes, Mashable reports.

The shark circled McQuillen and chomped down on his toes in just 10 feet of water and the diver said he “thought I was going to die.”

Fortunately, the diver used his spear-gun that was attached to his GoPro camera to defend himself against the shark. 

“I gave  him a nice little jab,” McQuillen told CBS 8.

The diver posted the five minute video on YouTube and said, “Extremely lucky to get out of this one alive. I saw blood around me and wasn’t sure where it was from, so I swam as fast as I could back to shore.” 

McQuillen was left with two broken toes from the share bite incident.

This diver should have known prior that diving in deep water, he is bound to encounter a shark that may injure him, but thankfully, he only suffered minor damages. 

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