Zac Efron survived dangerous shark encounter!

He got more than he bargained for while diving in Hawaii recently. Find out what happened!
ByAndre NevelingWednesday , 19 August 2015
Zac Efron survived dangerous shark encounter!
Zac Efron had a VERY scary encounter with a shark

Zac Efron decided to take a risk and hitch a ride on a shark's back after coming face-to-face with the creature while snorkelling in Hawaii.

Zac took a break from filming Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates in the state to participate in his second shark dive, but the 27 year old got more than he bargained for when he encountered a large tiger shark coming straight towards him.

He says: "We get there and we're underwater and there's a ton of sharks this day. This was way more sharks than last time and I was out there for, like, maybe 45 minutes and all of a sudden out of nowhere all of the Galapagos sharks, which are, like, seven to 10 foot sharks, just dive. They just disappear and that means an apex predator is above them, so they're clearing the waters for a bigger shark,” he explained.

"So I'm like, 'What's going on here?' I turn left and I see about a 14-foot tiger shark... swimming directly towards me... I had two choices: the boat was behind me and technically safety was behind me and so were several people yelling, 'Come this way, come back...'” He continues, "(The shark) came straight at me and what you're supposed to do is just slow down your heart rate, stay calm. I held my breath, I crossed my arms and I let the shark know that I wasn't prey, I like sort of stared into its eyes. All I could picture was him turning sideways and eight rows of teeth (coming out). She came straight at me and swam right by me and when it swam by me it was swimming towards the boat, which is where I needed to get back to. So I don't know what happened, I guess I just really like to charge life, so I just grabbed onto its fin and rode it all the way back to the boat."

Handsome and brave? We’re impressed!

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