Top 10 Deepest Caves in the World

The caves once used to be the hiding place and shelter for the prehistoric people. Those were the places that were uses as the primary homes, where they were hiding from the wild animals, bad weather, and where they developed and evolved as people. Today the world is still a home of some of the most amazing and breathtaking deep caves that are waiting to be explored.

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#1. Sistema Huautla

Located in southern Mexico, this cave has depth of 1457 meters. It was discovered in 1960 and soon became the deepest cave in the western hemisphere. It is very complex and has 17 different entrances and plenty independent deep routes which give hard time to the explorers who can easily get lost in its core. But it is mentioned to be one of the most exciting and most challenging caves among explorers.

Sistema Huautla
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#2. Cehi 2, Slovenia

This cave is located in the western part of the Julian Alps and was discovered by Italian explorers, because the cave is located on the very border between Italy and Slovenia. The alpinists managed to go deep for 1502 meters (4928 feet), which means the experts went down to the very bottom of the cave.

Cehi 2, Slovenia
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#3. Sima de la Cornisa – Torca Magali

Located in Spain in the Picos de Europa mountain range, this cave goes down to 1506 meters (4942 feet). Only experienced and well equipped explorers have visited the bottom which looks like a scenery from a fantasy story. Unfortunately not many people can see this place because you have to have experience and lots of training as a climber and cave expert in order to go down to the very bottom of the cave.

Sima de la Cornisa – Torca Magali
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#4. Shakta Vjacheslav Pantjukhina

The cave is part of 410 other deep caves, although none of them as deep as this Georgian piece of nature, which goes down to 1508 meters (4948 feet). The cave experts and climbers have very hard time to reach the bottom because the cave has a lot of rocks on its walls. It is very dangerous, according to the climbers, to go down without at least one scratch from the sharp stones.

Shakta Vjacheslav Pantjukhina
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#5. Sarma

Another Georgian cave which can’t be told for sure how deep it goes, because it is not entirely explored. The last time the cave experts were measuring, the cave was deep 1543 meters (5062 feet). Some experts believe that this is probably the deepest cave in the world.

Sarma
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#6. Reseau Jean Bernard

The cave is located in France and is probably among the rarest caves because has eight entrances which lead to the same area. The experts realized this after many entering and exploring. The total depth is 1602 meters (5256 feet)

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#7. Vogelshacht and Lamprechtsofen

Besides the depth of 1632 meters (5354 feet) this cave is one of the most beautiful caves that takes visitors’ breath away. It is situated in Salzburg, Austria and the river that flows inside has a unique emerald tone. This rare sight is reserved for experienced professionals, but don’t worry they take pictures and shared them with the world.

Vogelshacht and Lamprechtsofen
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#8. Gouffre Mirolda

According to cave experts and climbers, this cave is one of the most difficult caves for exploring and climbing because of the steep edges and the straight vertical of its walls. The depth goes down to 1773 meters (5685 feet).

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Gouffre Mirolda
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#9. Illuzia-Snezhnaja-Mezhonnogo

This cave is one of the top three deepest caves in the world and is located in Western Caucasian in Georgia. Besides its depth of 1753 meters (5751 feet) it is considered to be one of the most dangerous and difficult caves because of the rocky walls and the sharp edges of the inside.

Illuzia-Snezhnaja-Mezhonnogo
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#10. Krubera-Voronja Cave

This is another Georgian cave which is known as the deepest cave in the world with total depth of 2191 meters (7188 feet). Until 2001 the Illuzia-Shezhanja-Mezhonnogo was the deepest cave, but then Ukrainian cave experts did the measurement and exploration of Krubera-Voronja and realized that this cave was much deeper.

Krubera-Voronja Cave
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1 Response

  1. Anant says:

    This is a good collection.