In this exciting encounter, an inflatable rubber boat becomes the target of a hungry great white shark.
The attack took place off the coast of Mossel Bay in South Africa during a sardine run near Seal Island with South African Tour Operator Rainer Schimpf.
Great white sharks are the world’s largest known macropredatory fish, growing up to twenty feet in length and capable of weighing more than 4,300 pounds.
These sharks can be found swimming in shallow coastal waters in all oceans around the world. They prefer water temperatures between 54 and 75 °F.
Great white sharks are avid hunters of marine mammals, including fur seals sea lions, and cetaceans. There have been numerous documented interactions with humans, and not many of them had happy outcomes.
The impressive bite force of these terrifying creatures has been estimated at 18,216 newtons.
These predators have a dominance hierarchy primarily based on size, sex, and territory, meaning bigger sharks typically dominate smaller sharks, and males typically rule over females.
Roaring Earth is thrilled to be partnered with legendary adventurer and South African Tour Operator Rainer Schimpf.
Ranier, a world traveler and dive expert is owner and founder of Expert-Tours. The company, based out of Port Elizabeth, is one of the best kept secrets within South Africa.
The crew that manned this particular vessel on that day received the show of their lifetime.