Published: Tue, March 12, 2019
Worldwide | By Angelina Lucas

Diver Almost Swallowed Whole By Whale

Diver Almost Swallowed Whole By Whale

Live to tell! Rainer Schimpf, a 51-year-old diver and director of Dive Expert Tours, recounted the unusual experience he experienced a few days ago, when he was with a team of divers on a beach in southern Africa, and was swallowed by a whale.

"But my hard won experience kicked in and I instantly held my breath, thinking that the whale would instinctively dive down again before spitting me out somewhere in the depths of the Indian Ocean".

"It got dark and I felt some pressure on my hip". It is quite the story, although, he stated."Gee, it's fairly the story to inform ..." "I don't think I had a whale of a time". This year, however, Schimpf nearly became dinner for one enormous Bryde's Whale.

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"I felt enormous pressure around my waist, which is when I guess the whale realised its mistake", he added.

"There was no time for fear or any emotion", he told The Daily Telegraph.

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Rainer said he and two others had been in the water for two or three minutes when the whale caught him, and he had a lucky escape.

As much of a surprise as the encounter was for Schimpf, he's sure it was a surprise for the whale as well.

Bryde's whales can weigh up to 30 tons when mature and typically eat krill and fish.

"We swam back to the vessel, climbed up and checked if I and the camera were OK - no broken bones, no cracked ribs - so all was good", he said.

This representative photo shows a mother Bryde's whale (front) and her calf feeding on anchovies in the Gulf of Thailand, off the coast of Samut Sakhon province, November 20, 2016. But one diver from South Africa got a little too close for comfort during a recent ocean expedition.

The diver was trying to get a photo of a shark going through a bait ball when it "all happened very fast".

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