The real-life Jonah! Incredible moment a diver is spat out by a WHALE after getting sucked in as the giant beast feasted on sardines

This is the incredible moment a deep sea diver escaped being feasted on by a Bryde whale after he was sucked into the large mammal’s mouth.  

Director of Dive Expert Tours Rainer Schimpf, 51, from South Africa, had set off with his team of divers to document a sardine run when events took a surprising turn off Port Elizabeth Harbour, east of Cape Town.

In a situation reminiscent to the Old Testament’s Jonah and the whale, Mr Schimpf was left facing a potentially fatal outcome as he entered the inside of the large creature’s mouth.

Mr Schimpf and his team, who had split into two groups, had been documenting a natural event which sees the likes of gannets, penguins, seals, dolphins, whales and sharks come together to capture large quantities of fish.  Watch full video:

  • Rainer Schimpf, 51, from South Africa, set off to document a natural sardine run off Port Elizabeth Harbour
  • The deep sea diver found the water around him churning and felt that he had been grabbed by a Bryde whale
  • The whale soon spat the diver out and he was able to swim back to safety as his crew watched on in shock

By Bhvishya Patel For Mailonline

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