The Krubera Cave, located in a disputed territory along the border of Georgia in eastern Europe is the world’s deepest cave. The official recorded depth of the deepest part of Krubera is 2,197 meters or 7,208 feet. For a bit of perspective that’s six-and-a-half Eiffel Towers stacked on top of each other end to end. These stunning photos give just a taste of its real scale and grandeur. Since the Krubera Cave’s initial discovery in 1960 scientists have attempted to explore and catalogue its secrets.
The current official depth of the Krubera Cave was recorded by Ukrainian diver Gennadiy Samokhin in 2012.
Just imagine six Eiffel Towers stacked on top of each other. Wow.
Scientists consider the Krubera Cave to the “Everest of caves.”
In 2001 Krubera Cave officially became the world’s deepest cave with an explored depth at the time of 1,710 meters. The cave is now known to be more than 2,000 meters deep.
Exploring against the darkness.
Head towards the light.
Don’t look down, just keep climbing.
Parts of the cave are completely underwater.
Some tunnels are so narrow they’re nearly impossible to squeeze through.
A map of the Krubera Cave showing its different sections and tunnels.
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