Florida family encounters monster 35-foot shark during scuba dive

By Ben Hooper Contact the Author   |   April 14, 2017 at 10:26 AM

April 14 (UPI) -- A man scuba diving with family members off the Florida coast captured video of a massive 35-foot whale shark swimming nearby.

Keith Brock of Fernandina Beach posted a video to YouTube showing the gargantuan whale shark he encountered while diving with his wife, Brittany; niece Addie, 13; and Dive Guide Craig Buss in a diving area off West Palm Beach known as "The Trench."

Brock said he had never before seen anything like the whale shark in his more than 250 scuba diving excursions.

"This whale shark graced us with its presence for approximately 1 minute, in approximately 30 feet of water, surrounded by nearly 100 remora's and 20+ cobias," Brock wrote in the YouTube video's description.

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