Diver takes viral running man challenge to new depths… surrounded by sharks
Fearless Feroz Khalil performed his submarine running man attempt while diving off Beqa Island, Fiji.
While swimming with friends on Saturday June 4, Feroz glided past eight different breeds including tiger sharks and bull sharks.
After some breath-taking close-ups of their ferocious jaws and having navigated schools of tropical fish, the divers found some space.
Flanked by towers of Pacific coral, Feroz starts moving his flippers back and forth to imitate the dance craze set to the song ‘My Boo’ by Ghost Town DJs.
Feroz, from Suva, Fiji, said: “I’ve been watching the running man challenge for weeks and was obsessed with trying something different.
“I didn’t know what until I went diving on that day.
“There were at least eight breeds of shark swimming around us.
“From tiger sharks and bull sharks through to nurse sharks.
“We did two dives totalling 45 minutes – the running man video only took about five minutes.
“Originally I had planned to take a Fiji flag down with me to support them ahead of the Olympics.
“But I changed my mind and made sure my friend filmed me doing the challenge.”
The Running Man challenge was originally started by two teenagers from New Jersey called Kevin Vincent and Jeremiah Hall.