Spearfisher Meets Great White Shark, Survives

Spearfishing just got even more badass. 
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Spearfishing just got even more badass. 
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A man spearfishing off the coast of Port Canaveral, Florida got more than he bargained for when he came across a great white shark swimming way closer to him than you ever want a great white shark to be swimming. Zack Spurlock, who was out there with Joe Penovich and Penovich’s daughter, Alli, asked his companion to hand him his GoPro and went on to capture some footage.

The encounter could have easily gone horribly awry, but he managed to stay calm and get a video of just how close he was to the great beast of the sea. He also posted a clearer screencap on his Instagram. We thought it was impossible for spearfishing to get even more badass, but this proved us wrong.

A photo posted by Zack Spurlock (@zackrabbit) on May 2, 2015 at 6:49pm PDT

Photos by Universal Images Group