Great White Shark Swims Next to Boat in Mediterranean Sea

A group of fishermen witnessed a shark circling their boat on May 23 as they fished in sun-dappled blue waters off the coast of Lampedusa, an Italian island in the Mediterranean Sea.

Salvatore Sicurello captured footage of the event before posting it on Facebook, where he said that the shark was a great white and that it was the first time he’d experienced such an episode.

The Lampedusa resident told Storyful that there were three people on board the vessel only ten miles off the coast when they spotted the dorsal fin of a shark approaching the boat.

He said, “The shark was near us for about three minutes before it disappeared into the blue.” Credit: Salvatore Sicurello via Storyful