The Unbelievable Story of Deep Diver Dave Shaw

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The Unbelievable Story of Deep Diver Dave Shaw

Postby zenas » Nov 4, 2006 4:58 am

The Unbelievable Story of Deep Diver Dave Shaw

This is an old story but a video added to Youtube

At the bottom of the biggest underwater cave in the world, diving deeper than almost anyone had ever gone, Dave Shaw found the body of a young man who had disappeared ten years earlier. What happened after Shaw promised to go back is nearly unbelievable—unless you believe in ghosts.

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Postby Squirrel Girl » Nov 4, 2006 7:29 am

Curiously, I stumbled on *this* version of the story just yesterday: ... haw-1.html

Yes, it's an old story, and I'd heard a fair bit about it in the past. But I did read more details in this story. I specualated that the video, which I knew had been on TV, might be posted on youtube. But I didn't really think I wanted to watch it. A few years ago I read the gory part of "The Last Dive" just before falling asleep and had nightmares!
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Postby fuzzy-hair-man » Nov 6, 2006 2:43 am

This was on "Australian Story" quite a while ago here is a link to the Australian Story website. I saw the episode when it aired on Australian TV they actually showed the footage of him dying which I was very surprised at, this was at about 8.00pm at night so general viewing hours.

For those who are interested the website says you can order a tape of past episodes from

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