Fighting off a 3m Zambezi Shark – video footage


Frank Solomon is a surfer from South Africa who had a narrow escape from a potential life threatening situation when a large Zambezi Shark tried to attack him while he was snorkelling next to a boat in Bassas da India situated in the Indian Ocean.

“While we where having lunch we saw a couple of sharks around the boat so I thought it would be a good idea to take my Gopro and swim with them, said Solomon. “What I didn’t know was that they were Zambezi sharks.


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The first shark I filmed was fine but then another one arrived and for some reason it didn’t like me filming, maybe it was camera shy I don’t know. It fully started attacking me. Luckily I was able to push it away with my feet after about 15 seconds of it trying to bite me.”