"When a great white shark lunges and bites something, it is temporarily blinded. They also cannot swim backwards," the YouTube caption reads. "So this shark lunged at the bait, accidentally hit the side of the cage, was most likely confused and not able to swim backwards, it thrust forward and broke the metal rail of the cage."
The video shows blood pouring from a cut in the shark's skin, just before he manages to break away from the metal bars and swim free.
"[W]hen the shark thrashed back outside the cage, the diver calmly swam back up and climbed out completely uninjured," the caption reads. "The boat owner, captain, and crew are to be commended for making what could've been a tragic event into a happy ending ... I want to return next year for another great white shark adventure!"
So, a tragic event was avoided - this time.