This Is What It's Like Being Bumped Into By A Giant Whale Shark


Diving. It's not all about befriending moray eels, you know.

Just check out the moment diver Chris Coates encountered a giant whale shark in the Atlantic ocean. As you can see, his fellow diver tried to warn him that the shark was approaching - but it was too late, and the shark ran straight into Coates.

And while the whale shark's diet does include vertebrates, our diver friends weren't really in danger of being eaten. "Despite its size, the whale shark does not pose significant danger to humans," points out Wikipedia. "Whale sharks are docile fish and sometimes allow swimmers to catch a ride."

Maybe all this over-friendly shark was trying to do was give the diver a lift..?!

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