Smokey Hole Cave

At nearly 200 metres, Smokey Hole Cave in Manchester, Jamaica is the deepest known cave in the island.[2]

Smokey Hole Cave
LocationManchester, Jamaica
Coordinates17°54′03″N 77°30′26″W[1]
Depth195 metres (640 ft)[1]
Length250 metres (820 ft)[1]

Natural history

The cave contains a large bat roost and numerous Jamaican cave crickets (Uvaroviella cavicola).[1] Also present are the invasive Periplaneta americana (cockroach) in small numbers, Gaucelmus cavernicola (spider), and Neoditomyia farri (fly).[1]

See also


  1. Stewart, R S (2006-03-25). "Smoky Hole Cave - Field Notes". Jamaican Caves Organisation. Retrieved 2009-09-15.
  2. van Rentergem, Guy. "Why Jamaica?". Guy van Rentergem. Retrieved 2009-09-16.
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