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Diving inland in South Africa/Boesmansgat

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The dive site Boesmansgat or Bushman's Hole is a inland freshwater sinkhole and cave near Mount Carmel in the Northern Cape province of South Africa.

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Boesmansgat is believed to be the third-deepest submerged freshwater cave in the world.

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  • 27°55′18″S, 23°38′30″E
  • Altitude 1450m
  • Near Mount Carmel in the Northern Cape

This site is not in a Marine Protected Area. A permit is not required.

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The name "Boesmansgat" is Afrikaans for Bushman's hole

Depth[edit]

Approximately 270 metres deep.

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