‘It was just beautiful,’ diver says after getting up close with great white shark off Jupiter

It was a close encounter with a great white shark and it was “just awesome.”

It happened Sunday when a group of people were spearfishing Sunday about three miles offshore from Jupiter.

While the experience might be frightening or hair-raising for some, Tommy Allore of Stuart, said he and those with him were exhilarated.

“I think everyone was just excited,” he said. “We knew how special that moment was. It’s not common to see them, especially out of a cage, underwater. I knew I wanted to get down there and get a photo with it. Luckily, it stayed around long enough to capture that.”