By Samantha Grillo @_samanthagrillo

A TOURIST got some amazing holiday snaps - swimming just centimeters away from a CROCODILE

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Videographer / Director: Franz Pramendorfer
Producer: Samantha Grillo, Chloe Browne
Editor: Sonia Estal

Franz Pramendorfer and his two sons, Frank, 18, and Peter, 16, swim with a crocodile in Cuba

Austrian Franz Pramendorfer shot footage on his GoPro camera while vacationing in Cuba with his wife and two sons, Frank, 18 and Peter, 16. 

The 53-year-old spotted the an 8ft American crocodile from a tour boat in Jardines de la Reina, when he decided to dive in for a closer look.

Franz swimming with a crocodile on another trip
The crocodile flashes its teeth for the camera

Franz said: “The guide said it was okay to snorkel with the crocodile because it was small, so I got in and after 10 minutes my son Frank joined me. 

Up close and personal: Franz and his sons swim just centimeters away from the crocodile

“My wife could not hold him on board - and my son Peter and his friend Johannes also got in the water."

The fearless family swims right next to the American crocodile
Smile for the camera: the crocodile flashes its teeth for Franz

The footage shows the reptile calmly swimming in front of the family and flashing his massive teeth for the camera. 

The crocodile swimming on the surface next to the tour boat

At one point the croc glides up to the the surface, swimming straight toward Franz and his sons.  

Franz swimming with a crocodile on another trip

The curious animal then swims over to the boat giving the other tourists a chance to snap pictures. 

Franz holds the camera just inches from the crocodile's jaws
An incredibly close shot of a crocodile's jaws

Franz said: “I didn’t plan to get so close to it, but there was a current and the crocodile came up close while I had my back on the boat.

Franz has had two up close encounters with crocodiles

“At one point my camera was 3cm into its mouth.” 

Franz touches the crocodile's tail

Saltwater crocodiles can grow up to 15 feet and weigh more than 2,000lbs.