List of deepest caves

This list of deepest caves includes the deepest known natural caves according to maximum surveyed depth. The depth value is measured from the highest entrance to the lowest accessible point.

# Name Depth (m) Length (m) Country Geology Notes
1 Veryovkina Cave 2212[1] 13.5 km (8.4 mi)[1] Abkhazia / Georgia
2 Krubera-Voronja Cave 2197[2] 16.0 km (9.9 mi)[3] Abkhazia / Georgia
3 Sarma cave 1830[4] 19.0 km (11.8 mi)[4] Abkhazia / Georgia
4 Snezhnaja cave 1760[5] 32.0 km (19.9 mi)[5] Abkhazia / Georgia
5 Gouffre Mirolda 1733[3] France
6 Vogelschacht and Lamprechtsofen 1632[3] Austria
7 Jean Bernard System 1602[6] 25.5 km (15.8 mi)[7] France
8 Torca del Cerro del Cuevón 1589[3] Spain
9 Wot-U-Got Pot 1560[8] 112.9 km (70.2 mi)[8] Austria
10 Sistema Huautla 1560[9] 64.2 km (39.9 mi)[9] Mexico
11 Čehi 2 1533[3] Slovenia
12 Sistema Chevé (Cuicateco) 1524[7] 52.0 km (32.3 mi) Mexico
13 Shakta Vjacheslav Pantjukhina 1508[3] Abkhazia / Georgia
14 Sima de la Cornisa – Torca Magali 1507[10] Spain

See also

References

  1. Lyubimov, Petr (12 March 2018). "Экспедиция в Верёвкина март 2018. Глубина пещеры достигла -2212 метров" [Expedition to Veryovkina in March 2018. Cave depth reached -2212 m] (in Russian). Retrieved 25 November 2018.
  2. "3D model of the Krubera (Voronja) Cave". Ukrainian Institute of Speleology and Karstology. Archived from the original (VRML) on 2009-04-01. Retrieved 2009-04-04.
  3. "Great Caves of the World". Portalul Speologilor din Romania. Archived from the original on 12 May 2014. Retrieved 10 May 2014.
  4. Endovitsky, Alexey Vladimirovich, ed. (2016). "Отчет о спелеопоходе 4 к.с. по республике Абхазия (Западный Кавказ), совершенном с 29.08.2016 по 10.09.2016 г." [Report on speleo expedition 4 c. c. (complexity category) in the Republic of Abkhazia (Western Caucasus), from August 29, 2016 to September 10, 2016] (PDF) (in Russian). Retrieved 25 November 2018.
  5. Gromov, Alexey (27 December 2017). "Снежная пещера в Абхазии: фото, описание" [Snezhnaja (Snow) Cave in Abkhazia: Photos and Description] (in Russian). Retrieved 25 November 2018.
  6. Le gouffre Jean-Bernard, 1602 m: Samoens/Haute-Savoie/France : record du monde de profondeur. Groupe Vulcain. 1991. ISBN 9782741700319.
  7. Gulden, Bob (2019-05-26). "Worlds deepest caves". Geo2 Committee on Long and Deep Caves. National Speleological Society (NSS). Retrieved 2019-09-23.
  8. "Lang gesuchter Durchstieg in der Hirlatzhöhle gefunden". Kleine Zeitung. September 30, 2018. Retrieved 30 Sep 2018.
  9. "Sistema Huautla Becomes Deepest Cave in the Western Hemisphere". CavingNews. April 3, 2013. Retrieved 22 Jan 2015.
  10. "Sistema Sima de la Cornisa - Torca Magali". Federación Española de Espeleología. Retrieved 25 May 2014.
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