Newly released footage shows encounter with 22-foot white shark
Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 6 February, 2016 - Last year a seven metre female great white shark stunned the world when she was filmed off the coast of Guadalupe Island, Mexico.
The shark, named Deep Blue, is one of the biggest great white sharks ever caught on film.
In the original video a diver exits the cage at one point and reaches out to the shark, at first pushing it away by the fin, but then pausing to hold onto the great beast.
Now more video from that encounter has emerged. Diver Michael Maier has released a clip of the giant shark from this encounter last year.
“Deep Blue is a large female shark and is known to be found in Mexico,” he told Barcroft TV. “When we entered the water we had to wait because there was nothing to see. All of a sudden out of the deep blue, there she came. We realised almost immediately that she was very big.”
“She was very calm and not at all nervous and was circling us. She was very interested and was looking at us.
Guadalupe Island off of Baja is home to a great white pit stop as they traverse the west coast of the United States.