WATCH: A great white shark breaks into a diver's cage while a diver is inside

The footage was captured off the coast of Mexico's Guadalupe Island

WATCH: A great white shark breaks into a diver's cage while a diver is inside

[YouTube]

A California man has released terrifying footage of the moment when a great white shark manages to break into a cage submerged underwater while a diver was inside. The video was taken off the coast of Mexico’s Guadalupe Island, where

“On a recent great white shark cage diving trip we experienced a very rare event, a shark breaching the side of the cage,” the poster, who asked for his name to remain unknown, said on YouTube. “What might appear to be an aggressive great white shark trying to attack the cage, that is not actually the case.”

In the video, embedded below, the shark enters the cage and thrashes around, all while a diver, Shanghai native Ming Chan, is stuck underneath it.

Speaking to ABC News, Chan said: “It happened so fast. The other divers just kept telling me how lucky I am.”

Chan revealed his wife didn’t believe him when he told her what had happened, but after showing her the video she told him, “I love you, but you better be careful when you go again.”

For more lifestyle news on Newstalk.com, please click here.