S. African granny dives with sharks to celebrate 100th birthday

A great-grandmother marked her 100th birthday by swimming with sharks off the South African coast on Monday (March 16).

Wearing a full body diving suit, Georgina Haywood climbed into a submerged cage to see the sharks under water.

“An experience of a lifetime at the end of my life,” she later said.

She carried out the daring feat two days after tandem skydiving in Cape Town.

Haywood, who planned a number of activities to celebrate her centenary, was skydiving to raise money to buy life-jackets for volunteers at South Africa’s National Sea Rescue Institute.