Florida teenage divers come face-to-face with two great white sharks in two days

A group of teenagers from Jupiter saw something on a dive last week that they had never seen before. And then they saw him again the next day. Nick Bailey and Justin Shaw, both 17, have been diving all their lives. They said they try to dive at least three or four times a week, and they see sharks all the time. miles off the Stuart Coast when he saw the great white shark. “I thought I saw a bull shark,” he said. “But very quickly I realized it wasn’t a bull shark.” Bailey immediately turned on her camera to record the close encounter. Community swim: Sharks and manatees swim together to warm up off the beach in Florida for the most disappointing experiences of a lifetime. “After watching the video, I realized I was so close to it,” Bailey said. “I would really like it to happen again so I can touch it.” Sometimes wishes come true. The next day, Bailey was diving off Jupiter. This time Shaw was with him. Again they spotted a great white shark. Follow us on social media: Facebook | Twitter | Instagram “When I realized what it was, I was like, ‘Wow, this is happening,'” Bailey said. “Nick fell and I just followed him. I was just super surprised. I have never seen one before. Bailey then did something he now admits wasn’t very smart. He swam to the great white and grabbed his tail. “I know sharks can change their behavior in seconds. But this thing, he was cool,” Bailey said. “I knew what he wanted. And he wanted nothing to do with me.” Bailey and Shaw said not only were they not scared, but they planned to dive again as soon as possible and were hoping for a third chance to live their unique experience. Don’t miss a thing: Sign up for personalized newsletters and alerts from WPBF 25 News

A group of teenagers from Jupiter saw something on a dive last week that they had never seen before.

And then they saw him again the next day.

Nick Bailey and Justin Shaw, both 17, have been diving all their lives.

They said they try to dive at least three or four times a week and see sharks all the time.

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But they had never seen a great white shark.

Everything changed last Friday.

Bailey was diving about four miles off Stuart when he saw the great white.

“I thought I saw a bull shark,” he said. “But very quickly I realized it wasn’t a bull shark.”

Bailey immediately turned on her camera to record the close encounter.

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It turned out to be one of the best, but most disappointing, experiences of his life.

“After watching the video, I realized I was so close to it,” Bailey said. “I really wish it happened again so I could touch it.”

Sometimes wishes come true.

The next day, Bailey was diving off Jupiter.

This time Shaw was with him.

Again they spotted a great white shark.

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“When I realized what it was, I was like, ‘Wow, this is happening,'” Bailey said.

“Then we look over, and it’s just cruising down,” Shaw said. “Nick fell and I just followed him. I was just super surprised. I have never seen one before.

Bailey then did something he now admits wasn’t very smart.

He swam to the great white and grabbed his tail.

“I know sharks can change their behavior in seconds. But this thing, he was cool,” Bailey said. “I knew what he wanted. And he wanted nothing to do with me.

Bailey and Shaw said they were not only fearless, but planned to dive again as soon as possible and hoped for a third chance during their once-in-a-lifetime experience.

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