Stunning footage shows divers swimming with 20ft-long shark

SEE IT Biggest great white shark on record spotted in Hawaii for first time in years

'If you asked me yesterday the answer would be freediving with Deep Blue, a great white, the largest ever documented, who was last seen in 2013 in Mexico.

"Love this big lovely girl", one netizen wrote when Deep Blue was spotted in Mexico back in 2015.

Diver and model Ocean Ramsey, who posted videos of her diving with the magnificent creature on Instagram, told the Honolulu Star Adviser about her experience swimming with the shark.

Divers on the scene swam cageless with the great white, which Ramsey said was "probably the most gentle white I've ever seen".

Deep Blue is believed to be the largest white shark ever recorded.

Great whites are extremely rare in Hawaii and the team said it was an "extremely special" day for everyone involved.

"We have the pictures in our database and confirmed that the shark that was seen Sunday is Deep Blue, but the one she dove with is not", says Martin Graf, who has access to the Guadalupe Island photo-identification database and runs an expedition company which specializes in trips there.

Get ready folks: this upcoming fall, there's going to be a new kid in town.

Deep Blue is estimated to be more than 50 years old, according to HawaiiNewsNow. In an interview on Red Bull's website, Ramsey said, "By swimming with these sharks we are able to show we can co-exist and that they are not going to eat you".

Divers off Hawaii had the opportunity this week to swim with what's believed to be one of the biggest great white sharks. She said her first encounter with sharks was "gorgeous and so unique".

Shark populations around Hawaii have been declining for years and Ramsey said she hopes Deep Blue's moment in the spotlight will also shine a light on much-needed shark protection legislation.

Ramsey said divers were surprised by the presence of dolphins on the scene, which typically avoid great white sharks. We realised nearly immediately that she was very big, ' Maier said. Sharks may not always be bloodthirsty killing machines, but at the end of the day he argues, they're still a wild predator.

Ocean Ramsey, a marine biologist and swimsuit model, got to check out Deep Blue up close, petting the shark and even holding its fin.

Ramsey said extensive training and time spent studying shark behavior has kept her team and customers safe. So they did exactly what you'd expect them to do.

"It's the wasteful and cruel practice of grabbing and catching sharks to cut off their fine (which slowly kills them) for #sharkfinsoup in a process called #sharkfinning or the wasteful #sharkfishing or #sharksportfishing".

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