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Great white shark glides above a scuba diver in extremely rare encounter in Victoria

A monster great white shark has glided above a scuba diver in an incredibly rare encounter. 

The heart-stopping moment was caught on camera as the shark swam over the top of the diver, just metres away.

The diver was in the Cape Schanck water off the Morning Peninsula in Victoria when the curious shark swam closer. 

A monster great white shark has glided above a scuba diver in an incredibly rare encounter

The shark swam metres away from the diver - who waited at the bottom of the ocean floor for the shark to pass

The heart-stopping moment was caught on camera as the shark swam over the top of the diver, just metres away (left and right)

The diver was in the Cape Schanck water off the Morning Peninsula in Victoria when the curious shark swam closer (pictured)

The diver was in the Cape Schanck water off the Morning Peninsula in Victoria when the curious shark swam closer (pictured)

The boat tour company, RedBoats.com.au, shared the incredible video to Facebook yesterday despite the vision being captured last year. 

‘How graceful is this great white shark!’ they wrote online. 

‘No threatening behaviour at all.

‘Truly a rare encounter, envied by many.’

The video shows the huge shark swimming over the diver who rested near a floor of seaweed.

The great white then watched the diver as it slowly swam around the diver before continuing on its way.

More than 115,000 people have viewed the video in less than 24 hours, many commenting about the ‘beautiful’ but ‘scary’ encounter.

The boat tour company, RedBoats.com.au , shared the incredible video to Facebook yesterday despite the vision (pictured) being captured last year

The boat tour company, RedBoats.com.au , shared the incredible video to Facebook yesterday despite the vision (pictured) being captured last year

The video shows the huge shark swimming over the diver who rested near a floor of seaweed

The video shows the huge shark swimming over the diver who rested near a floor of seaweed

The great white watched the diver as it slowly swam around the diver before swimming away

The great white watched the diver as it slowly swam around the diver before swimming away

‘See harmless, just sit on the bottom and it’s all smiles’ one person wrote.

‘I’d be breathing heavier than this bloke,’ another said.

‘This is truly incredible,’ one other commented. 

‘Looks like he was checking him out.’

While there was one reported and unprovoked shark attack in Victoria last year, there have been none this year according to Toronga Zoo data.

Only one of the shark attacks last year was fatal. 

More than 115,000 people have viewed the video in less than 24 hours, many commenting about the 'beautiful' but 'scary' encounter (pictured)

More than 115,000 people have viewed the video in less than 24 hours, many commenting about the ‘beautiful’ but ‘scary’ encounter (pictured)



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