08/02/2016 1:05 PM AEDT | Updated 15/07/2016 12:51 PM AEST

Man Jumps In With 5-Metre Great White Shark In Narooma

When a 5-metre great white shark cruised by some big-game fishing boats off Narooma, one man stuck his hand in to film it, but another went a giant leap further.

As the calm giant cruised around the boat, spear fisherman Tim Knight jumped in the water to swim with it.

Check it out here:

Batemans Bay Shark Swim

Narooma: Canberra spear-fisherman Tim Knight swims with massive Great White shark. MORE - Stories from 7 News Reporter: Sean Berry#Sharks #7News

Posted by 7 News Sydney on Friday, February 5, 2016

Knight told 7 News he was scared and excited.

"I've always said, if I can find one in clear water I'll jump in, I've got to just jump in and see it for myself," Knight told 7 News.

"I though he was smaller. I looked at him and went...that *****'s big."

Yes Knight, it is ***** big.

Maybe next time stay in the boat, huh?