Wild Underwater Video Shows Giant Octopus Engulfing Diver's Head

By Bill Galluccio

April 17, 2019

A diver off the coast British Colombia got an up close and personal experience with a Giant Pacific Octopus while she was exploring an underwater wall. The sea creatures can grow to have a span of 16 feet and weigh up to 110 pounds.

The trio of divers, who are "extremely experienced instructors and dive shop owners," noticed the giant octopus hiding among the rocks and plant life on the ocean floor.

According to Rumble, the octopus is colorblind but is able to camouflage itself by duplicating "the color and texture of their surroundings when feeling threatened by a predator."

One of the divers, Shaz, tried to lure the creature out to get a better look. As Shaz moved in closer, the octopus became curious as well and began to swim toward her before engulfing her head with its tentacles.

One of the other divers proceeded to calmly swim over to Shaz and began to carefully pry the tentacles off of her so he would not hurt the octopus. Once he freed her from the grip of the octopus, it returned to its hiding spot. The divers claim that they were not in any real danger during their close encounter with the Giant Pacific Octopus.

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