Whale shark is the biggest species of fish in existence according to the Nature Conservancy. So it would be quite an experience meeting one of them during a diving expedition under water.

In the clip, we can see a whale shark come up to one of the divers. The man expected it to just glide past him as they normally would, but this particular creature tugged on his hand.

Confused and also a bit concerned for his team, the diver didn’t know what to think. The shark let go of his hand just as quickly as he had taken it.

When the shark moved passed him, he saw a big commercial fishing rope wrapped around the animal, cutting into its fins.

So he took out a flip knife and started cutting the rope without wasting any time.

The rescue took no more than a minute, but looking at the animal’s skin and the loosened rope, the divers figured out that the appendage had been on the shark for a very long time – may be even years.

Though it is big in size, the whale shark does not attack human beings unless it is provoked or protecting its young.

The rope was almost two inches thick and appeared as though it had been there for several years.

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