Video: Diver takes selfies underwater with sharks

Will the #sharkselfie catch on?

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Arsenal and Tottenham Football Clubs may deem selfie sticks too dangerous for their respective grounds, but the latest attempt at a new form of the photo trend is surely far more daunting than poke in the eye at the Emirates.

Video shot for Epic TV shows underwater photographer Aaron Gekoski, 34, spending several days attempting to capture footage of him and his diving partner swimming with large bait balls of sardine off the coast of Durban in South Africa. However, with poor visibility and a general lack of sardine, Gekoski decides instead to resort to a plan B of sorts, although this could be one of the most frightening plan B's ever attempted.

Gekoski, who comes from East Dulwich in London, makes the crazy decision to jump into water filled with over 30 black tip sharks. He then decides that, instead of keeping a safe distance or even just swimming away, he needs to get a picture of himself with the sharks, thus attempting to start a new #sharkselfie craze.

Of course, it's a trend that will not be for everyone - especially when video from the shoot shows one shark biting the buoy line right above Gekoski's head as he continues to nonchalantly snap away.

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#Sharkselfie or #epicselfie? Either way, it's #crazyselfie.

Video courtesy of Epic TV.

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