By John Balson @JJBalson

UNSEEN footage of what experts believe is the biggest great white shark ever caught on camera has been released

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Videographer / director: Michael Maier
Producer: John Balson, Nick Johnson
Editor: Sonia Estal, Ian Phillips

Fin-tastic: At an estimated seven metres in length, this great white shark is believed to be the largest ever caught on camera

The seven metre-long female known as Deep Blue stunned the world last year when video was unveiled of it dwarfing cage divers off the coast of Guadalupe Island, Mexico.

Out of the blue: The estimated 50-year-old female has been named Deep Blue by divers and researchers

Now, diving enthusiast Michael Maier, 48, has released even more eye-catching clips of the giant female feeding on bait and inquisitively circling divers.

He said: “Deep Blue is a very large female shark and she is known to be found in Mexico.

Bait expectations: Previous footage of Deep Blue has stunned the world

“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.

Wide load: The large female was believed to have been pregnant at the time, adding extra feet to her massive frame

“She was very calm and not at all nervous and was circling us. She was very interested and was looking at us.

“During the circles we realised just how big she was - she must have been something like seven metres long. 

“Everything was very well prepared. The whole team felt safe.

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“We had a very long beautiful dive with her and we were all very much enthusiastic about the encounter."

Michael, a salesman from near Cologne, Germany, has previously dived with other sharks including tiger sharks and bull sharks.

Unfounded fears: Michael Maier, 48, described Deep Blue as graceful rather than scary

He added: “What I love about diving with sharks is the massive force of these animals in combination with different elements. 

“It is never hectic; it is quiet, it is reassuring and it’s just very beautiful to be with them in the water and to dive with them.

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“I feel like the luckiest guy to have been able to catch Deep Blue on video and still when I watch it I am very happy and still enthusiastic again.”

Deep Blue, who is estimated to be at least 50 years old, was filmed by Michael in November 2013 - but these latest files were previously unseen.

Amazed: Michael Maier, 48, from Germany, says he was extremly lucky to capture Deep Blue on camera