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Caught on cam: Diver nearly swallowed whole by a massive whale

Saturday, August 31st 2019, 2:53 pm - The incident occurred off the coast of South Africa.

A diver was understandably terrified after he narrowly avoided being swallowed by a Bryde's whale off the coast of South Africa on August 29.

The diver's camera captured footage of the massive whale opening up its mouth and swimming directly at him, which can be seen in the video above.

"I was fast enough at least, and had a once-in-a-lifetime experience," said the filmer, as reported by Reuters.

Bryde's whales can weigh up to 39,900 kilograms (87,960 pounds) and are found in every ocean on Earth.

While this diver nearly became a snack, the Whale and Dolphin Conservation states that Bryde's whales usually stick to eating plankton, krill, and tiny crustaceans.

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