Highly migratory, we see Bella almost every two years most notably during 2012 when she was the first of the big females to visit us that season. Straight out of the movies, we spotted her dorsal fin cutting the surface a few hundred yards away before she turned and swam directly towards us. As she swam down the starboard side of the boat, her sheer size and power left many guests speechless. We have gone on to have many great moments with her since.
Seeing a shark like Bella, in her natural environment from the safety of our cages is a truly humbling experience. She cannot be tamed, cannot be kept in captivity, weights the same as a small vehicle and is as long as a minibus. One of the worlds’ last unknown predators, unchanged for millions of years swimming effortlessly and majestically within touching distance of our divers.