A terrifying moment or a once in a lifetime experience? I would say both.
A video of a woman taking a ride down a slide from a yacht and right into the path of a shark is going viral and people are going crazy over it.
Iso Machado was celebrating a friend’s birthday and as they were all having fun, Machado decided to get into the water. A friend of her son, Kevan Sarota, decided to film her without knowing he would capture a moment to remember that would be seen my millions of people worldwide.
Machado had an encounter with an 8-foot long shark. When the people on board noticed the black creature, they panicked. Machado’s son could be heard yelling, “Oh my God, oh my God, Mom! Don’t freak out, don’t freak out. Wait, this isn’t funny.”
But as it turned out, Machado wasn’t as alarmed as those filming and witnessing the incredible encounter. On the contrary, she was fascinated she got to be so close to a shark.
Speaking of the incident, Sarota told Jam Press, “As she was going down one of the crew members yelled and pointed from the deck below which caught all of our attention. As the shark approached we couldn’t figure out what type it was.”
“We were worried and immediately jumped in to make sure Iso was okay when it changed directions but she remained calm and it bumped her then continued on its way,” he added.
They soon realized the shark was a nurse shark, which for the most part are harmless for swimmers and snorkelers.
The video was first posted on TikTok and was shared over 25 thousand times. Later, it was posted on Instagram where it has been seen over 3.4 million times. Take a look at the incredible video below.