COMM: While cage diving in November 2013, Michael Maier filmed what is believed to be
the biggest great white shark caught on camera. Although some of this footage went online
last year, Michael is now sharing his previously unseen video and pictures of his close encounter
with the ocean giant known as Deep Blue. MICHAEL MAIER: What it was really famous for his interactions with white sharks. Everything
was very well prepared and the whole team felt safe. On the second day, I was there
into the water and first we had to wait because it was first of all nothing to see. All of
a sudden, out of the deep blue, there she came. We did realise immediately that she
was very big. Deep Blue is a very large big female shark and she has a ground around Mexico. MICHAEL MAIER: She was very calm, not at all nervous, and she was just doing her circles
around us. She was very interested in us, and has been really looking at us. During
the circles, we realised how big she was. She must have been something around 7 metres.
We had a very long beautiful dive with her and when we all came back to the boat, we’ve
been all very much enthusiastic about this encounter. MICHAEL MAIER: What I do love about diving with sharks is the massive force of these
animals in combination with elegance. It’s never hectic, it’s quiet, it’s reassuring,
and it’s just very beautiful to be with them in the water and to dive with them. On
this day, on this trip I feel the most luckiest guy being able to catch Deep Blue on the video,
and still when I watch this video, I’m very happy and still get enthusiastic again.