The Boesmansgat Cave discovered within the Northern Cape province has an altitude of over 1,500 metres which makes diving in it extraordinarily difficult.
Karen Van den Oever descended to 236.04 meters on this cave and managed to beat the earlier girls’s deep cave diving file by 15 meters. The dive lasted for seven hours and 18 minutes and though she was nervous and anxious on days main as much as the dive, Van den Oever says as quickly as she obtained into the water her focus was on the dive and nothing else.
‘You might be really current solely in that second with full give attention to the duty at hand.’ she says.
Van Den Oever began diving in 2001 whereas on trip within the Japanese Cape. She later met Nuno Gomes and Verna van Schaik whereas she was an lively member and committee member of the Wits Underwater Membership.
In 1996 Nuno Gomes set the lads’s file by diving to a depth of 282.6 meters, and on November 24 2004, Verna van Schaik set the Guinness Girl’s World Report for the deepest dive diving to a depth of 221 metres.
Van den Oever says assembly the 2 divers and listening to their encounters and their journeys to changing into world file holders impressed her to maneuver into technical diving and that ‘it was then that the seed was planted – perhaps I too might someday try the ladies’s world file.’
Van den Oever strongly believes that arduous work, dedication and self-discipline will help anybody attain their objectives.
‘For anybody that has a dream or objective – it takes a whole lot of exhausting work and self-discipline to make it a actuality, however the journey may be very rewarding. Don’t give, particularly when issues get powerful; it’s not meant to be straightforward.’ Van den Oever she stated.