Caught on Tape: Newlyweds' Terrifying Close Encounter With Shark

Two tourists get extreme close-up with great white shark during cage dive.
1:49 | 03/24/13

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Transcript for Caught on Tape: Newlyweds' Terrifying Close Encounter With Shark
There is new fallout tonight after the very close call. The newlyweds on their honeymoon, the new husband in a shark cage when a shark breaks right through part of it. Tonight, questions about the bait used to lure in the sharks for tourists. But are they begging for trouble? Abc's tanya rivero tonight. Reporter: It's a booming tourist industry. Cage diving promises you'll experience a great white up close and personal. Whoa. Reporter: Tonight, we hear from the man who witnessed that terrifying moment, the shark getting inside the cage. Are you okay? Reporter: Those onboard panicked, not knowing the fate of the diver, a newlywed on his honeymoon. Brian plumber shot the video. We see some red gets kicked up in the water. My heart definitely stopped. I think it's easy to assume the worst. Reporter: The quick-thinking newlywed had ducked and was unharmed. Our own nick watt reporting on shark cages, suddenly, too close for comfort. But is this safe? The cage is sturdy. Cage diving in and of itself isn't dangerous. But you want to make sure you're down there with a reputable organization. Reporter: Tonight, with this newest case, new questions. Critics argue luring sharks with bait increases the risk of attack. But others say it can teach us to appreciate the crucial role sharks play in our ecosystem. I think people are very interested in connecting with animals. They're interested in seeing them upclose. That's why whale-watching trips and shark dives like this are so popular. People are interested in nature. And that's a good thing. Reporter: The south african danger diving company says their cage is the industry standard. They have never seen this in their history, david. They will be narrowing the viewing gap between the bars.

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