Our ancestors were using caves as shelter from wild animals and the forces of nature. Perhaps, this base necessity however, has always been eclipsed by man’s curiosity and desire to explore the mystical and enigmatic air inside the abyss.
Here I have compiled 10 deepest caves of the world. I hope you will like it.
Cave of Kruber, Voronja is the deepest cave in the world with recent measurements extending to a total depth of 7188 feet. It was the first cave to be explored to a depth of more than 2 km down.
It is two times larger than the world’s deepest cave and is the second deepest in the world. Located in Georgia, the cave is renowned for being dangerous and very difficult to work in.
The cave measures 5685 feet. It was the first cave to be explored below 1 km. The record however, was beaten within a matter of years.
Vogelshacht and Lamprechtsofen
The cave system has so far been proven to be 5354 feet deep. Incredible really, that’s over a mile. Notwithstanding this, explorations continue, so this could be only the tip of the iceberg.
Reseau Jean Bernard
This is a 5256 feet deep cave in the French Alps, in Samoëns. The cave has at least 8 entrances. Until 1980, it was considered to be the deepest cave in the world.
Torca del Cerro del Cuevon
Torca del Cerro del Cuevon also known as T-33 and La Torca de las Saxifragas. Together, these two form the deepest cave in Spain. It is considered to be the most technically difficult in the world.
Sarma is in the Caucuses range, Georgia. It goes down up to 5062 feet. Sarma has the biggest potential to surpass Voronja and break the world record for being the deepest cave.
Shakta Vjacheslav Pantjukhina
The Bzybsky Massif in Georgia is renowned as rich in caves. More than 400 are present and just one of them that made it to our list of the deepest caves in the world which is Shakta Vjacheslav Pantjukhina. It is 4948 feet deep.
Sima de la Cornisa – Torca Magali
This is a caving system in the Picos de Europa Mountains in Spain. An international team of speleologists explored the cave last summer and managed to go down, in what they call a “bottomless pit”, to 4944 feet.
Cehi 2 is slovenia’s deepest cave. It is located on Italian Slovenian borders. It is about 4982 feet deep. The depth is twice than the height of tallest man made structure in the world.
Author Ahsan Mukhtar