Shark inside a shark cage
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Close shave for shark divers in South Africa

22 March 2013 Last updated at 21:33 GMT

South Africa is one of the worlds most popular destinations to dive with sharks in their natural environment.

This video, caught on camera by Bryan Plummer on his first shark dive, shows the possible dangers entailed.

The divers got more than they had bargained for as the shark completely ignored the bait and went straight for the cage.

BBC World's Jamie Robertson explains.