The most impressive cave facts in the world

The largest underwater stalactite in the world is 12.8 meters long and is located in the cavity system called “Chac Mol System” in Mexico. It is known as “Tunich Ha”, and it was created by penetrating salty water from the nearby Caribbean Sea and mixing the sea with fresh water. The longest individual stalactite in the world is 28 meters long and is located in the cave Gruta do Zanella in Minas Gerais, Brazil. The tallest stalagmite in the world is a tremendous 70 meters high. It is located in the Zi Jin cave in the Chinese province of Zhejiang.

The deepest and biggest

Krubera cave with a depth of 2,197 meters is the most famous and deepest cave on the planet Earth. It is located below the Arabian massif in the Georgian mountainous region of the Western Caucasus. The biggest cave room is Sarawak Room at Gunung Mulu National Park in Sarawak is around 300, long 700 and high at least 70 meters. The cave was discovered in 1980 by the British-Malaysian Mulu expedition.

The entrance to Grant’s Cave in the US State of Alabama is 38 feet wide and 7.6 meters high and it is the biggest entrance in the world. It’s so great that a blue whale might come in through it, without touching the walls! The cathedral caves, about 1,220 meters long, were initially called the Caves of the Bat, but in 1955 they were converted into a tourist attraction.

The deepest dive in the freshwater cave with diving equipment

Nuno Gomez of the Republic of South Africa dived to a depth of 282.6 meters in the Bushman’s Hole cave in the South African province of Neptune Cape on August 23, 1996. This cave is basically shaped like a very deep underwater cave, and on the surface, it resembles a small lake of upright walls. Verna van Sheikh from the South African Republic dived to a depth of 221 meters in the same cave on October 25, 2004, and thus became the woman who performed the deepest dive in the freshwater cave with diving equipment. The dive lasted for 5 hours and 34 minutes, from which the descent into depth lasted only 12 minutes.

Bonus fact:

Live broadcast from the greatest depth was broadcast by the Canadian CBC radio crew, at a depth of 2,340 meters in the Creighton mine in Sudbury, Ontario, Canada on May 24, 2005.