Diver recalls close call with Kauai shark


A close call for some divers off Kauai after they came face to face with a massive tiger shark.

It was all caught on camera.

Talon Jeffries,16, and a friend were diving in a spot near the Waipouli shopping Center when he says the shark grabbed his line.

He estimates the shark was about 20 feet long and was only about 75-feet away.

“It was just so much strength. It was crazy. Like a football player tackling me at top speed,” said Jeffries.

Talon says he was just about to release his line when a nearby boat came to help… and the shark swam away.

Despite the close encounter, Talon says he’s not afraid to get back in the water again.

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