When Nathan Podmore and Dave Richards plunged into the ocean off West Australia recently, the last thing they expected to find between them and their small boat was a 12-foot great white shark. The freedivers had planned on spearing some fish -- Richards wore a head-cam to record the experience -- but instead videotaped a scene showing the divers fending off the circling shark with spearguns and knives.
The incident occurred off Drummond Cove. The pair told the West Australian that they sensed the presence of the shark before they saw it.
"I'd just got into the water and I hadn't shot a fish or anything and there she was," Podmore told the newspaper. "She was probably there 25 seconds before we even knew she was there -- the video shows it."
The divers were about 150 feet from their 18-foot boat and instead o
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