9 Kruber Cave, the Deepest One In the World

Kruber Cave, the Deepest One In the World

Posted on June 29, 2014 by team

The Voroniya cave (Kruber caves or Krubera-Voronya) is the world’s deepest cave that has been studied by specialists. It is situated in the massif Arabika of the Ghagra mountain range, in Abkhazia, Georgia. The cave has two branches: Novokuibyshevskaya (1300 meters deep) and Main (2196 meters deep), the second ramifies into several smaller branches.

The depth of the Voronya cave is 2140 (± 9) meters (7020 ft (± 29)). The previous record was set in 2001 by the Russian-Ukrainian team who found the cave area at 1710 meters deep. In 2004, during three research expeditions, the depth of the cave was recorded deeper and deeper. They crossed the mark of 2000 m under the ground. In the history of speleology it happened for the first time. October 2005 brought new sensational results – the cave turned out to be even deeper. The expedition of CAVEX team confirmed that presently the depth of the cave is reaching 2140 (± 9) meters (7020 ft (± 29)) under the ground.
Can you imagine how deep that is?

This subvertical cove represents a chain of wells interconnected by stiles and tunnels. The deepest plumbs are 115, 110 and 152 meters. On the depth of 200 meters the cave ramifies into two main caves. One of them branches into several small ones. The cave is located in the limestone rock mass.

For the first time the cave was researched by Georgian speleologists in 1960, they reached the depth of 95 meters. The next expedition was sent to reseach the cave in 1968. The cave was forgotten and investigated again, each time new teams of specialists were going deeper and deeper into the cave and setting new records.


9 Responses to “Kruber Cave, the Deepest One In the World”

  1. john says:

    that is so cool

  2. Samuel says:

    Reminds me a little of Mystery cave in Missouri, except Kruber caves is more spectacular. Nice photos.

  3. dana says:

    a panic attack is yet to come….my goodness…:)

  4. Maxim Ч. says:

    Abkhazia is not located in Georgia. Abkhazia is an independent country that borders Georgia and the Russian Federation. Get your facts straight!

  5. Ozotl says:

    Many of these pictures are not taken in Krubera, but in caves in Mexico and the US. As an example, the first one is in Ellison’s cave in the US, and number 4 is Golandrinas in Mexico. There are many others as well.

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