Student films a rare shark breach that may make you stay on land forever

It’s not everyday a tourist fishing trip produces footage straight out of a David Attenborough documentary. 

And it’s even rarer when a deadly sea creature launches itself out of the air in front of you, but here we are.

American exchange student Haylee Webb always had a dream to go cage diving with great white sharks, she told Storyful. Visiting Australia’s Sunshine Coast over the weekend, she took that dream and turned it into a scary reality, care of Calypso Star Charters.

What she didn’t expect was to capture the moment a shark, in full attack mode, leapt out of the ocean for a meal.

Guest Hayley Stewart got this well timed footage on today’s charter! Wait for it! 4 sharks today! ???? #shark #sharkdiving #portlincoln

— Calypso Star Charter (@sharkcagediving) November 30, 2016

For a great white shark to be able to propel itself skyward, it must reportedly reach speeds of up to 40 kilometres (24.8 miles) per hour and often launches up to 3 metres (3.2 yards) before crashing back down. 

Just look at that spectacular display of the sheer great white shark power.

It is a common misconception that these sharks only breach in the waters surrounding Seal Island off the South African coast.

Guest @hayleeeweber got this well timed video on today’s charter. This shark definitely took our crew by surprise! We saw 4 sharks during the day! Don’t forget to also follow our video page @calypsostarcharters.videos for more footage taken on our charters! ▂▂▂▂▂▂▂▂▂▂▂▂▂▂▂▂▂▂▂▂ To check out our videos please follow @calypsostarcharters.videos ▂▂▂▂▂▂▂▂▂▂▂▂▂▂▂▂▂▂▂▂ #portlincoln #calypsostarcharters #shark #sharkdiving #cagediving #sharkcagediving #neptuneislands #ecofriendly #ecocertified #discoversharks #gopro #Earthpix #NakedPlanet #wildlifeonearth #whiteshark #ausgeo #animalsaddicts #greatwhiteshark #ocean #natgeoanml #tourtheocean #greatwhite #goprooftheday #seesouthaustralia #seeaustralia #discoverocean

A video posted by Advanced Eco Certified Tours (@calypsostarcharters) on Nov 30, 2016 at 3:45am PST

The rarity of footage of this kind of behaviour makes the video a tiny window into the life of the apex predator. Precious memories.

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