Skeletal remains freak diver out

Date: 1/12/2004

An attempt at a world record dive in South Africa was cut short when Australian diver, David Shaw came across the remains of Deon Dreyer. Deon died at Boesmansgat in the arid Northern Cape and was found at a depth of 271m, ASBC radio said. However Shaw did go on to break the previous record with a depth of 242m. Bogesmansgat is described by several websites as an ancient watering hole for Bushmen roaming the Kalahari Desert and warned it should only be ‘dived by experienced divers with some caving and sinkhole experience’.

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