Shark charges at cameraman during scuba dive

A scuba diver swimming off the south coast of Durban has shared video of the moment a shark came directly for him at full charge.

Elton Polly, 38, filmed the incident with the Oceanic black tip shark last week (February 24) on a GoPro camera while on a baited scuba dive.

The force of the shark knocked the mask off Polly's head, but he was uninjured.

He explains: "These type of dives take place daily in that area. The shark was startled and in an attempt to get away, it charged right into the diver's head, knocking his mask off and the regulator from his mouth.

Polly - who was underwater with two diver friends - says he was able to stay calm and resolve the situation.

"No one was injured and the shark was unharmed too," he told Newsflare.

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