Video: Scuba diver attacks another diver 15m underwater 8 years ago

Video: Scuba diver attacks another diver 15m underwater

It’s something that most scuba divers would never even dream about, but recently, one diver was attacked in a completely unprovoked incident 15m under water.

While out documenting Hawaii’s coral reef, the environmental activist Rene Umberger, 53, came across two divers who were collecting fish in Kailua, Kona. Without any warning, one of them quickly swam over to Umberger while holding what appears to be either a knife or a noise shaker and ripped her breathing regulator from her mouth.


"This man needs to be arrested. I think this man needs to be arrested immediately for attempted murder," Umberger, 53, told Hawaii News Now.

Thankfully, Umberger managed to get her regulator back in her mouth, which is when her camera caught the assailant making a threatening gesture towards her.

"I honestly thought he was coming back for a second attack," said Umberger. "I got up on the boat and I said oh my God, someone just tried to kill me underwater."

"Never in a million years. Never in a million years did I think that someone would attack like that, especially from such a distance. It's not like we were close up or in their face."


Umberger says she believes she knows who the man in question is and she believes he was illegally collecting fish in the area. Police are currently reviewing the situation, which occurred last Thursday.

Pic via Hawaii News Now