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List: Top Ten Deepest Caves in the World

Date: 2006

Source: Compiled by Bob Gulden at Caverbob

Base: All caves explored in the world.

Notes: The deepest cave in the world, as opposed to longest, is believed to be the Krubera (Voronja) Cave, in the West Caucasus of Georgia. A full list of over 200 caves with details on length, depth, location and sources can be found at Caverbob website. The longest vertical pitch in a cave is believed to be in the Sotano del Agustin in Mexico - at 410 metres (1.345 ft).

Rank

Cave

Location (Country)

Depth (m)

1

Krubera (Voronja) Cave

Georgia

2,191

2

Illyuzia-Mezhonnogo-Snezhnaya

Georgia

1,753

3

Lamprechtsofen Vogelschacht Weg Schacht

Austria

1,632

4

Gouffre Mirolda / Lucien Bouclier

France

1,626

5

Reseau Jean Bernard

France

1,602

6

Torca del Cerro del Cuevon (T.33)

Spain

1,589

7

Sarma

Georgia

1,543

8

Shakta Vjacheslav Pantjukhina

Georgia

1,508

9

Sima de la Cornisa - Torca Magali

Spain

1,507

10

Cehi 2

Slovenia

1,502


 

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