Talk:Boesmansgat

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Untitled[edit]

Moving the nearly empty Bushman's Cave stub here seems trivial, so I'm doing it --Kaz 02:11, 21 June 2006 (UTC)

I think that the diver used his last air to fill the body bag so that it would float.

Very Noble! -RON!N

That is not the case, it was a silk body bag, which cannot hold air. Shaw was not out of air, he blacked out (source Raising the Dead by Philip Finch). 131.211.70.156 (talk) 12:15, 12 October 2010 (UTC)

What about Nuno Gomes?[edit]

Nuno Gomes set the World Record for cave dives in this cave, quite recently infact. Hes set a couple of records (he was my neighbour, ive seen the Guinness certificate!) for diving in places around the world [1]. Hes even got his own website![2]. Any knowleadable divers that can add to this page, maybe start a page for this awesome diver?? Incidentally, he was advisor to one of the tragic expeditions, im not sure which (I think it was the amateur Dreyer). He advised them NOT to do it, with the equipment that they had.Shado.za 08:26, 26 April 2007 (UTC)

copyvio[edit]

I removed material duplicating copyrighted text from ABC News and underwaterhangover.com. The remainder appears to be OK, so far as obvious copyright is concerned. ZZ Claims ~ Evidence 14:01, 13 November 2007 (UTC)

Location[edit]

Where is this ? The article could use some coordinates, or at least a nearby town. Wizzy 13:29, 3 March 2009 (UTC) Poked around in Google Earth and came up with E 23.6; S 27.9 Tkotc (talk) 01:28, 18 June 2010 (UTC)

Depth and Ranking[edit]

The article says "believed to be" third deepest. (This same locution appears in almost every web article dealing with the tragedies at Bushman's Hole.) Reading the article, one naturally looks for some reference to the second and first deepest. The first seems to be in Mexico: outside.away.com, describing other cave diving deaths, mentions "American Sheck Exley, who drowned while diving the world's deepest sinkhole, Mexico's 1,080-foot-deep Zacatón, in April 1994". So that cave/sinkhole looks like it might be the deepest. But Global Underwater Explorers shows Bushman's Hole at #4 and Zacaton #2. This seems to be an area where someone with more expertise and access to reliable sources might be able to shed some light. I'm not confident that I have a definitive answer. Tkotc (talk) 19:40, 17 June 2010 (UTC)

If memory serves me correctly, the deepest measured sinkhole is Italy's "Pozzo del Merro" (-392m), followed by "Zacaton", then perhaps France's "Fontaine-de-Vaucluse". I hope that this helps. Phrygiandom (talk) 13:39, 30 July 2014 (UTC)