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Diver in cage with great white shark tells of 'panic'

The moment the Great White smashes its way through the metal cage. Picture: Gabe and Garrett/YouTube
The moment the Great White smashes its way through the metal cage. Picture: Gabe and Garrett/YouTube

MOST people would be talking of their panic.

But Ming Chan - the diver who had a great white shark in his cage off the coast of Mexico - describes it the other way around.

"I felt his panic...and thought 'Hey, come on buddy, you don't want to come into my cage'," he told the Today Show.

"I didn't have time to get frightened, but found myself outside the cage."

Chan looked down to see another two sharks swimming just metres from his feet.

Without hesitation he swam back towards the safety of the cage, ensuring he wouldn't become lunch for the pair of "four or five metre long" predators.

Millions of people have watched the video and his incredible effort to escape unharmed.

Ming Chan
Ming Chan

"I saw there was nothing inside the cage... so crawled back up to the surface," Chan said.

Once back on the safety of the boat both Chan and the crew could be heard breathing sighs of relief.

Despite his near death experience, the shark loving diver says he hopes to get a chance to go into shark territory again.

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