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Great white shark in Port Lincoln, South Australia, leaps from water next to Calypso Charters boat


Heart-stopping moment an ENORMOUS Great white shark leaps out of the water just metres from a boat full of tourists off the coast of South Australia

  • Tourists aboard Port Lincoln boat got the show of a lifetime from a jumping giant
  • A massive great white shark leaped from the water on Thursday in front of boat
  • Tour guide Andrew Wright said such a close sighting of impressive jump was rare
  • Tourists below the boat in the shark cage got an up-close look and the big shark 


A giant Great white shark gave a tourist boat the show of a lifetime when it leaped from the water.

Calypso Charters tour guide Andrew Wright had been reeling in a bait line in the waters near Port Lincoln, South Australia, on Thursday when the shark revealed itself.

The tourists reportedly cheered at the shark’s impressive jump just metres from the boat while those in the cage below the boat got to see the shark up close.

Calypso Charters tour guide Andrew Wright had been reeling in a bait line near Port Lincoln, South Australia, on Thursday when a massive great white shark leaped from the water

‘There was lots of cheering and excitement, so everyone was certainly impressed,’ Mr Wright told Nine News.

‘It’s good viewing from the boat but also in the cage. So, all in all, it was a good day.’ 

He also added that the large shark so close was a rare sighting.

‘Seeing them jump out of the water like that, particularly at close range, is certainly not a normal occurrence,’ he said.

Shark cage diving is a popular tourist activity in Port Lincoln as great white are attracted to the area by large seal populations.

Mr Wright said tourists cheered as the shark jumped and said seeing a shark leap so close to the boat was rare

Mr Wright said tourists cheered as the shark jumped and said seeing a shark leap so close to the boat was rare

Tourists below the boat in the shark cage got an up-close view of the giant shark's landing

Tourists below the boat in the shark cage got an up-close view of the giant shark’s landing

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