The Last Dive of David Shaw

from by We Lost The Sea

  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    WLTS's latest album 'Departure Songs' on CD in cardboard gatefold sleeve sleeve with full colour insert.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Departure Songs via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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    White t-shirt, full colour photo print on front.
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  • 2xLP 2017 European Tour Edition (Pre-Order)
    Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    Departure Songs on 2xLP coloured vinyl. Splatter A/B
    This is leftover stock from our European tour.

    Second pressing by Dunk!Records and We Lost The Sea.
    This edition is 250/500 of total units. This version is custom splatter A/B and C/D 160gm.
    Dunk!Records edition is 250 half and half colour A/B and C/D 160gm. (Sold Out)
    Comes with 12 page, 12" full colour booklet.

    25 up for pre-order only. These will ship approx 6-8 weeks from now.
    If you would like them signed, please let us know in the notes in your purchase.

    There is also a third pressing from Translation Loss Records coming soon.

    We sometimes receive emails from you guys asking about the high shipping costs. Australia is very far away from everything, and our postal service is struggling, so shipping costs are huge. To send one record to certain places has cost us up to $48aud. We collectively apologise on behalf of our nation. Sorry, everyone. We're working hard getting some records in all regions.

    Thanks for your endless support and patience!

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Throughout history fewer than 10 people have been known to dive to a depth of 250m, more people have walked on the moon; David Shaw was one of these men.

Boesmansgat is a freshwater cave buried high in the mountains of South Africa, it is revered and feared by many. During a world recording breaking dive, David Shaw discovered the body of a man, Deon Dreyer, who had been lost 10 years earlier. He abandoned his dive and returned to the surface, with one goal in mind, bringing Deon’s body home for his family.

Surrounded by the international diving community, and a lot of press, David dove down into what is known as the dead zone, knowing that this dive may be his last. After reaching the body David became tangled in his dive lines, struggling to surface with Deon’s body in tow, David’s body finally gave into the depths, and he slipped in into the eternal blackness.

While attempting to recover dive equipment 4 days later the remaining crew unexpectedly pulled David’s body to the surface, and attached to him was the body of Deon Dreyer. He had accomplished what he set out to do, and paid the ultimate price.

Shaw’s wife later said of her husband’s death, “He was like a bird. You put him, a bird, in a cage or you let it fly free. If you put him in a cage, he is never really happy. Having him fly free was always a risk. There was always the chance he wouldn’t come back.”


from Departure Songs, released July 23, 2015



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