Tyler McQuillen was diving off the coast of Santa Barbara, California on September 1st when he captured the terrifying moment he was attacked by a great white shark while spearfishing.
He initially thought his friends were playing a trick on him, not realizing the shark had bitten two of his toes.
Tyler was able to punch the shark and swam back to shore, escaping with two broken, bleeding toes, a laceration to his right foot and the incredible GoPro footage.
“I got that on video. Wooo, f—ing gnarly,” Mr McQuillen said when he surfaced.