There’s a new record for the deepest cave dive by a woman on open-circuit scuba.
South Africa’s Karen van den Oever in October dove to 805.93ft/245.65m, breaking her own previous record of 774ft/236m.
The dive itself lasted 8 hours 11 minutes, and took place in South Africa’s Boesmansgat cave. The sinkhole in that cave is at an elevation of 5,085ft/1,550m above sea level.
Due to the elevation (and related decompression calculations, van den Oever’s dive was comparable to a 945ft/288m dive at sea level.
Check out a video of her dive below.
(Featured Image credit: Karen van den Oever via Facebook)