A group of scuba divers wound up in a terrifying situation when they encountered an absolutely massive great white shark on a trip to the Florida Keys. Luckily, the unpredictable shark was mostly just curious and wasn’t aggressive.
Three months ago, Cody Wabiszewski traded in his desk job in Butler, Pennsylvania, for a boat in Marathon, Florida. The former aerospace engineer now works at a dive shop and spends his days off scuba diving off the coast of the Florida Keys.
“I guess the cubicle life wasn’t for me. I’d rather be out on a boat every day,” Wabiszewski told Fox News on Monday, noting that he recently got his captain’s license.
The Florida resident was working on getting his advanced scuba certification with a group of divers — Chad Sawyer, Rima Dmitriew, Karen South, Valerie Sparks and Cody Wabiszewski — under the watch of Captains Skeeter and Michael with Captain Hook’s Marina and Dive Center near the Florida Keys’ Thunderbolt, a ship intentionally placed at the bottom of the ocean as part of the Florida Keys Artificial Reef Association project, when he had an unexpected encounter in the water.