A crew of very brave divers took a one-in-a-million chance to swim with a 7 metre long, 2.5 metre wide great white shark off the coast of Hawaii! ‘Deep Blue’ is potentially the largest great white shark ever to be filmed.
She was spotted devouring the carcass of a dead sperm whale and scared off a pack of tiger sharks who were tucking into dinner before she arrived. The dead carcass had orginially washed up onto shore at Pearl Harbour and was towed 24 KM out into the ocean.
Well known conservationist Ocean Ramsey, one of the divers who got face-to-face with Deep Blue, said:
“She was just this big beautiful gentle giant wanting to use our boat as a scratching post.We went out at sunrise, and she stayed with us pretty much throughout the day,” she told the Honolulu Star-Advertiser.
Apparently, it was quite a surprise to see her in Hawaiin waters as the water is usually too warm for great whites. They’re much more comfortable in the pacific waters off California.
The divers guessed she was looking for extra nurtrients as she appeared to be pregnant. Deep Blue was last seen in 2013 off the coast of Mexico and is over 50 years old!