The week-long show offers shark obsessed fanatics the chance to learn more about sharks with science documentaries, but also keeps the viewer's pulses racing with some of the most dare-devil antics which are carried out in a bid to learn more about the way in which sharks hunt their prey.
We have collected some of the scariest moments and near misses caught on camera during Shark Week.
1. THE GLASS
Discovery Channel pushed the boundaries when they put surfer Dicky in a glass cage to see if the shark would attack...
2. Two Sharks Attack Cameraman.
Shark Week videographers are always taking risks when filming predators such as the great white shark. This time it was a close call...
4. NIGHT TIME FEEDING FRENZY
Everyone knows not to enter the water during the night as this is when sharks hunt their prey. However, Shark Week dedicated an entire episode to the sharks nighttime feeding behaviour. Unfortunately, the shark mistook the metal cage for its nighttime snack!
5. SHARK DECOY ATTRACTS SHARKS
This was a brave move. Discovery Channel decided to test out whether sharks were deterred, or, attracted to the shape of a shark on the surface of the ocean. However, to make things a little more adrenaline pumping they decided to add surfer Dicker on top of the replica!
For the full list of episodes for this years Shark Week 2018 on The Discovery Channel click the button below.