The 8 Deepest Caves on Earth

26th April, 2024


Depth: 1,589 meters (5,213 ft) Known For: Intricate passages and complex route-finding, a test of caving mastery. (Source: WorldAtlas)

#8: Torca del Cerro del Cuevón, Tonio el Prieto, Spain

Depth: 1,602 meters (5,256 ft) Known For: Discovery in 1963, spurred exploration of super-deep caves. (Source: WorldAtlas)

7: Jean-Bernard Cave System, France

Depth: 1,733 meters (5,686 ft) Known For: Vertical drops and technical challenges, considered one of the most difficult caves. (Source: WorldAtlas)

6: Gouffre Mirolda, Lucien Bouclier, France

Depth: 1,735 meters (5,692 ft) Known For: Centuries-old skeletal remains, hidden waterfalls, dripstones formation, spacious chambers. (Source: WorldAtlas)

5: Lamprechtsofen, Leogang Mountains, Austria

Depth: 1,760 meters (5,774 ft) Known For: A complex maze of passages and shafts, demanding technical caving skills. (Source: WorldAtlas)

4: Illyuzia-Mezhonnog -Snezhnaya Cave System, Abkhazia

Depth: 1,830 meters (6,004 ft) Known For: Stunning waterfalls and underground rivers deep within the Arabika Massif. (Source: WorldAtlas)

3: Sarma Cave, Abkhazia

Depth: 2,197 meters (7,208 ft) Known For: Previously held the world record, still considered one of the most extraordinary cave systems. (Source: WorldAtlas)

2: Krubera (Voronja) Cave, Abkhazia

Depth: 2,212 meters (7,257 ft) Known For: Current depth record-holder. Requires immense skill and specialized equipment. (Source: WorldAtlas)

1: Veryovkina Cave, Abkhazia