Dion Creek was diving for crayfish on Magpie Reef off Princess Charlotte Bay on Thursday when he got here nose to nose with the predator.
Mr Creek’s GoPro was rolling underwater when the shark immediately appeared out of the blue and went straight for him.
“I used to be about to regulate the digicam I simply caught the shark popping out the nook of my eye,” he instructed 9News.
Mr Creek says he hit the hammerhead thrice with the digicam’s stick earlier than it swam away.
“I pushed the primary time, it got here at me once more,” he mentioned.
“I hit it the second time and I pushed it away the third time, simply to push away from it.”
The eager diver shortly resurfaced to search out that he had escaped his brush with the hammerhead unhurt.
“I used to be the one individual within the water, there have been solely two individuals within the boat,” he mentioned.
“Trying again on it I am truly fairly fortunate, however on the time it did not faze me.”
Hammerhead sharks are distinguished by their distinctive formed heads and inhabit waters off Australia and world wide.
Their distinctive heads assist them zone in on prey by detecting the path of a scent and to see prey each above and beneath on the similar time.
Mr Creek mentioned its the primary time he is had an encounter with a hammerhead shark of that dimension and shall be extra cautious subsequent time.
“I do not need to be a statistic so subsequent time I should be extra cautious and take some extra security precautions and have one other diver within the water,” he mentioned.
“Subsequent week I will be shopping for myself a lottery ticket.”