10 Depest caves in the world
Curious about the 10 deepest caves in the world? Read on to delve into the depths of the earth and discover them. This list is always changing, because explorers manage to descend deeper into many of these caves year after year. A lot of these caves are former record holders which have since been displaced. Others are still not fully explored and may extend even deeper than we imagine.
Shakta Vjacheslav Pantjukhina
Shakta Vjacheslav Pantjukhina is located in Georgia, the total depth of Shakta Vjacheslav Pantjukhina is 1,508 meters. According to experts reaching the bottom of Shakta Vjacheslav Pantjukhina is one of the most difficult caving tasks of the world because of its rocky tracks.
As the name Cehi 2 appears quite small and easy to memorize but on the other hand the cave itself is the opposite of its name. Cehi 2 is located near the Italy border lines in Slovenia. The total depth of Cehi 2 till the bottom of this cave is 1,502 meters and its one of the most difficut deepest caves of the world to climb downwards.
Huautla is a cave in Mexico in state Oaxaca. Its long 66,858 meters and deep 1545 meters.
The Torca del Cerro del Cuevón
The Torca del Cerro del Cuevón has the entrance at elevation of 2,019 meters above sea level. Entire tour to bottom takes three days to lower to its 1589 meters. Inside is an underground stream called Marbregalo river.
Gouffre Jean-Bernard or Réseau Jean Bernard, sometimes known simply as Jean Bernard is found in the Alps, in Samoëns, France. The first entrance to the cave was found by the Groupe Vulcain in 1959, and higher entrances have been found occasionally since then. Currently at least eight are known, of which the highest, above Samoëns, is at 2264 m above sea level.
The Mirolda caveis located in the municipality of Samoëns in Haute-Savoie (France) in the Massif du Haut-Giffre. Its deep 1,733m and long 13,000 meters.
Lamprechtsofen is a limestone karst river cave in Austria. With a depth of 1,632 m (5,354 ft), it is one of the deepest caves in the world. Before the discovery of the Krubera Cave in Georgia, it was the deepest known cave in the world.
Illyuzia-Mezhonnogo-Snezhnaya is located in Georgia with 1753 meters in depth.
Sarma Cave, located in Gagra District, Abkhazia, Georgia, is the second deepest recorded cave in the world. Its current depth was measured in 2012 by a team led by Pavel Rudko.
Krubera Cave or Voronya Cave is the deepest known cave on Earth. Its deep 2,197 meters and 13.432 m long. It is located in the Arabika Massif of the Gagra Range of the Western Caucasus, in the Gagra district of Abkhazia, a breakaway region of Georgia.