A woman who plunged into the sea on holiday spotted a huge shark swimming beside her.
Iso Machado, from Miami, Florida was celebrating her birthday on a friend’s boat last Friday in the Bahamas when she decided to use the slide attached to enter the crystal blue waters.
But as she swam in the sea, her friends spotted a large figure in the water – believed to be a Nurse shark.
Iso managed to remain calm despite the shark ‘bumping’ into her, and luckily it went ‘on its way’.
Footage of the close encounter has gone viral.
It was a crew member on the deck below who first spotted the shark.
They got the attention of her son’s friend, Kevan Sarota, 22, who was filming and pointed him in the direction of the dark figure in the water.
The huge shark appeared to be only a few feet away from the birthday girl as her son Anthony yelled at her not to panic.
The incredible footage has since garnered 3.4 million views on Instagram.
Kevan told Jam Press: “As she was going down one of the crew members yelled and pointed from the deck below which caught all of our attention.”
“As the shark approached we couldn’t figure out what type it was.”
Kevan explained: “We were worried and immediately jumped in to make sure Iso was okay when it changed directions but she remained calm and it bumped her then continued on its way.”
Kevan said that they believe that the creature was a Nurse shark and that while some might of been fearful, Iso was ecstatic about the moment they had shared.
“She was actually really happy and felt lucky to see one so close.”