The Last Dive of David Shaw

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about

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.”

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from Departure Songs, released July 23, 2015

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