WATCH: Diver forced to fight off SHARK as he searches World War 2 ship wreckage
Video captures the scene as Captain Matt Wirt and his friend John Christopher dive down to the SS Papoose off the US state of North Carolina.
The ship was sunk by a German torpedo in 1942 with the loss of two sailors and has since become a haunt for sand tiger sharks, a normally docile species.
But the sharks were far from docile when Captain Wirt visited, stealing his fish and his spear, and leaving him defenceless against the predators.
The 42-year-old said: “Diving with sand tiger sharks is usually uneventful. They are large, powerful and intimidating, but are usually docile.
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