Chilling moment diver comes uncomfortably close to ‘world’s most deadly shark’ –...

Chilling moment diver comes uncomfortably close to ‘world’s most deadly shark’ – so she reaches out to touch it

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This is the chilling moment a diver came uncomfortably close with one of the world’s most deadly sharks .

Cassie Jensen, 27, caught the attention of the Tiger shark, known as DJenny, three miles off the shore of Jupiter, Florida.

The curious predator swam over to the diver and seemed fascinated by her diving equipment.

But Cassie remained calm as the shark began to circle her before the pair came face-to-face.

Cassie Jensen
Cassie Jensen, 27, caught the attention of the Tiger shark, known as DJenny, three miles off the shore of Jupiter, Florida
Cassie Jensen
The Tiger shark heading straight towards Cassie Jensen

Cassie said: “She is one of the most feared animals on Earth… when in all actuality, she is swimming next to the most dangerous species – me, a human.”

The Tiger shark is often regarded as one of the most dangerous shark species and is believed to be accountable for the most deaths – but thankfully this one didn’t bite.

The close encounter was also captured on film by videographer, John Dickinson.

Cassie, who described the experience as life changing, said: “I was near the surface and saw her down in the sand below.

Cassie Jensen
The curious predator swam over to the diver and seemed fascinated by Cassie’s diving equipment
Cassie Jensen
Cassie Jensen said: “It was absolutely thrilling” (Photo: Caters)

“I felt an instant connection and suddenly she turned up from the bottom and started gliding through the water towards me.

“She trusted me, and I trusted her, it was like we were one being and we looked into each other’s eyes as she came up to touch my camera.

“It takes some time to get the sharks to trust us, but once they feel comfortable they come in really close to check us out.

“It was absolutely thrilling.

“I almost didn’t take the shot because I was so entranced by her, but I’m glad I did.”

Cassie Jensen
Cassie said: “An understanding of trust between us pulsed through my body and I truly felt a connection with her” (Photo: Caters)

Posting the video on Facebook she wrote: “I try to never touch animals while diving unless necessary.

“However, as she circled me the second time… we were alone, looking each other in the eye.

“An understanding of trust between us pulsed through my body and I truly felt a connection with her.

“This was the first time I have touched a shark without needing to, and the feeling of being one with nature has never felt so strong.”