9 of the World’s Deepest Lakes

April 25, 2024


Beneath the surface lie hidden worlds – freshwater lakes plunging to incredible depths.

A volcanic jewel at 1,943 feet deep.

Crater Lake (Oregon, USA)

Stretching across the Northwest Territories at 2,015 feet deep.

Great Slave Lake (Canada)

This mountain gem reaches 2,192 feet deep.

Issyk-Kul (Kyrgyzstan)

This lake is 2,316 feet deep and home to unique fish.

Lake Malawi (Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania)

A Patagonian wonder is reaching 2,742 feet deep.

O'Higgins/San Martín Lake (Chile, Argentina)

Buried under ice, a mysterious world 2,950+ feet deep.

Lake Vostok (Antarctica)

A true inland sea at 3,363 feet deep.

Caspian Sea (Multiple Countries)

Africa’s Rift Valley holds this 4,823-foot-deep giant.

Lake Tanganyika (Multiple Countries)

The undisputed champion, plunging an astonishing 5,387 feet deep.

Lake Baikal (Russia)

These lakes hold wonders – from unique life to geological secrets.

The Depths Hold Secrets