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Die tiefsten Unterwasserhöhlen der Welt Situation 30.6.2009 / Stand 30.6.

2009

Editor: Oliver Knab Im Tiergarten 50 8055 Zürich, Switzerland


oliverknab@freesurf.ch / oliverknab@sunrise.ch

1 Pozzo del Merro (Merlo), Italien - 392m / - 1286 ft. Telenaute ROV Prometheus
2 Zacaton,Tamaulipas,Mexiko (B) (S) - 319m / - 1046,6 ft. measured by sonar
3 Fontaine de Vaucluse,Frankreich (M) - 315 m / - 1033 ft. Telenaute/ ROV
4 Bushmansgat,South Africa (A) - 282,6 m / - 927 ft. N.Gomes
5 Crveno Jezero,Kroatien (N) - 281 m / -921,9 ft. Telenaute /ROV
6 Lago Azul,Brasilien - 274 m / - 898 ft. G.Menezes
7 Hranicka Propast , Tschechische Republik - 267 m / -876 ft. (Lotung) plumbing
8 Nacimiento del Rio Mante,Mexico - 264m / -867 ft. S.Exley
9 Goluboe Ozero,Kabardino-Balkarskoy Rep.(ex USSR) (AA) - 250 m / - 820,2 ft. (Lotung) plumbing
10 Kauhako Crater,Hawai - 248 m / - 814 ft. (Lotung) plumbing
11 Sra Keow Cave, Thailand (G) - 240 m / -787,4 ft C.Verdier,B.Reymenants
12 Goul de la Tannerie,Frankreich - 221m / - 725 ft. R.Stanton
13 Lagoa Misteriosa, Brasilien - 220 m / - 721,7 ft. G.Menezes
14 Sorgente Gorgazzo , Italien - 212 m / - 695,5 ft. L.Casati
15 Vrelo Une (Izvor Une,Unsko Vrelo) Kroatien - 205 m / - 672,6 ft L.Casati
16 Deans Bluehole, Bahamas,USA (X) - 202,1 m /- 663 ft. J.King
17 Font d Estramar , Frankreich - 191m / - 626,6 ft. J.Meynie
18 a Sorgente Elefante Bianco,Italien - 186 m / - 610 ft. L.Casati
18 b Komati springs,South Africa ( D) - 186 m / -610 ft. D.Shaw,D.Shirley
19 Goul du Pont , Frankreich -185 m / - 606,9 ft. X.Meniscus
20 Grand Souci, Frankreich - 184 m / - 603 ft. J.Meynie
21 a Agua Milagrosa,Brasilien - 182 m / - 597,1 ft. G.Menezes
21 b Source de St.Sauveur , Frankreich - 182 m / - 597,1 ft J.Meynie
21 c Pearse Resurgence, Neuseeland -182m / -597,1 ft. R.Harris
22 Font de Lussac,Frankreich - 180 m / - 590 ft. J.Meynie
23 Port Miou , Frankreich - 179 m / -587,3 ft. X.Meniscus
24 Sinoia Caves (Chinoi,Chinhoyi) Zimbabwe, Africa (Q) -165 m / -541,3 ft. B.Craven
25 Foux de Mas de Banal,Frankreich - 163m / - 534,8 ft. P.Bernabe
26 a Divie Jezero,Slowenien - 160 m / - 524,9 ft. L.Casati
26 b Source de la Chaudanne, Schweiz - 160 m / - 524,9 ft. M.Walz
27 Sinjac (amont) ,Kroatien, (C) - 155 m / - 508,5 ft. L.Casati
28 a Ceito Core Cave, Brasilien - 152 m / - 498,7 ft. G.Menezes
28 b Le Bouillant,Touvre,Frankreich - 152m / - 498,7 ft. J.Meynie
28 c Ocean Blue Hole , Bahamas , USA - 152m / - 498,7 ft. B.Kakuk
29 Resurgence de Lili, Griechenland - 150 m / -492,1 ft. J.J.Bolanz
30 The Abyss,Lighthousereef,Belize - 147,8m / - 485 ft. A.W.Matthes,A.Pitkin,T.Tysall,K.Furman
31 Cenote Sabak Ha, Mexiko (E) - 147,2 m / - 483 ft. A.W.Matthes
32 Red Snapper Sink, Florida,USA (F) - 146,9m / - 482 ft. J.King
33 Jack Fish Alley Cave, Aegypten - 146,2m/ -479,7 ft. G.Fursov,L.Cunningham,V.Alexey
34 Fontaine des Chartreux,Frankreich - 142m / - 465 ft. J.Meynie
35 a Exurgence du Diable,Frankreich - 141 m / -462,6 ft. X.Meniscus
35 b Source de la Marnade , Frankreich - 141m / - 462,6 ft. J.Volanthen
36 Song Hong Sink, Thailand (O) - 140 m / -459,3 ft. M.Gadd
37 Grotte de la Mescla , Frankreich -139 m/ - 456 ft. E.Establie
38 Grava di S.Giovanni ,Italien - 138m / - 452,7 ft. L.Casati
39 a Fuente Azul, Spanien -135 m / -442,9 ft. M.Burgui
39 b Pine Creek Goldmine ,Australien (U) -135m / - 442,9 ft. (Lotung) plumbing
40 Guardian Blue Hole , Bahamas , USA -133m / - 436,3 ft. B.Kakuk
41 Devils Hole,Nevada,USA - 132,9m / -436 ft. S.Exley,P.de Loach,A.Riggs
42 Lake Guinas, Namibia - 132 m / - 433 ft. B.Scheun
43 a Trou des Fees,Frankreich - 130 m / - 426 ft. L.Giordano
43 b Olhos de Agua de Alviela , Portugal - 130 m / -426 ft. J.Meynie
43 c Grotta dei Fontanazzi , Italien (Y) - 130 m / -426 ft. A.Cavedon
44 Devils Hole Cave 2,Nevada,USA - 128,9m / -423 ft. S.Exley,P.de Loach
45 Green Banana Sink, Florida,USA - 128,3m / - 421 ft. C.Bowen / F.Richardson
46 a Cenote Xkolak , Yucatan,Mexico - 128 m / - 420 ft. P.de Loach / S.Exley
46 b Cenote Xloch , Yucatan, Mexiko - 128m / -420 ft. A.W.Matthes / C.Bowen
47 a Source aux Fees,Frankreich - 127 m / -416,7 ft. F. Vasseur,M.Dighouth
47 b Abu Ramada Cave, Aegypten - 127m / - 416,7 ft. J.Meynie
48 Little Frenchman Blue Hole, Bahamas , USA - 126,8m / -416 ft. B.Kakuk
49 Sintzi Cave, Griechenland - 126 m / -413,4 ft. G.Tzavelas
50 a Lighthousereefbluehole,Belize (H) - 125 m / - 410,1 ft. A.Falco / A.Laban
50 b Sorgente Pollaccia , Italien - 125 m / - 410,1 ft. L.Casati
50 c Vrulja ,Kroatien (I) - 125 m / - 410,1 ft. W.Bolek,G.Dominik
50 d Grotte de Motiers , Switzerland - 125 m / -410,1 ft. L.Casati
51 The Shaft, Australien (P) - 124 m / -406,8 ft. Ch.Brown,T.Payne,D.Doolette
52 Weeki Wacheesprings , Florida , USA - 122,8m / - 403 ft. B.Hemphill,P.Heinerth,C.Mearns
53 Izvir Doblicice , Slowenien (R) - 121 m / - 397 ft. U.Ilic / M.Mihailovski
54 a Sorgente del Mulino ,Italien - 120m / - 393,7 ft. L.Casati
54 b Gouffre de Poumeyssen , Frankreich (W) - 120 m / - 393,7 ft. R.Stanton
55 The Pit,Yucatan,Mexico - 119,1 m / -390,7 ft. D.Lins / St.Bogaerts
56 Luscas Breath,Bahamas, USA - 119 m / - 390,4 ft. R.Palmer
57 Mystery Sink , Florida , USA (Z) - 118,9 m / - 390 ft. (Lotung) plumbing
58 a Finike Suluin, Türkei - 118 m / - 387,1 ft. T.Kincaid/ J.Jablonski
58 b Source du Durzon, Frankreich - 118 m / - 387,1 ft. X. Meniscus
58 c La Pilita , Tamaulipas, Mexiko (T) - 118 m / -387,1 ft ROV Depthx
59 Cenote Ucil , Yucatan , Mexiko -117,9m / -387 ft. A.W.Matthes,D.Chapman,A.Pitkin
60 a Le Ragas ,Frankreich - 117 m / - 383,8 ft. J.J.Bolanz
60 b Finike Gök Cave , Türkei - 117 m / - 383,8 ft J.Jablonski / T.Kincaid
61 Reds Blue Hole,Caysal Banks,Bahamas, USA - 115,8m / -380 ft. C.Bowen
62 a Vouliagmeni ,Griechenland - 115 m / - 377 ft. L.Casati
62 b Izvor Cetina (Izvor Glavas,Milasevo Jezero) Kroatien - 115 m / -377 ft. J.Gliviak
62 c Funtona de Muriel , Spanien - 115m / -377 ft. R.Skorupka
63 a Source de St.Antoine,Frankreich - 112 m / - 367,4 ft. J.J.Bolanz
63 b Izvir Mrzlek, Slowenien (V) - 112 m / - 367,4 ft. T.Vrhovec
64 a Diepolder 2 ,Florida,USA - 111 m / - 364,2 ft. D.Clesi,L.Green,J.King,G.Watkins
64 b Source de la Bueges,Frankreich - 111 m / - 364,2 ft. M.Douchet
64 c Cueva de la Mora , Spanien - 111 m / - 364,2 ft. J.Olave
64 d Kija Blue Sinkhole , Australien - 111 m / - 364,2 ft. R.Harris
65 Amberjackhole, Florida,USA - 110,9 m / - 364 ft. D.Clesi / S.Exley
66 a Source des Exals ,Frankreich - 110 m / - 360,9 ft. G.Tixier
66 b Piccaninnie Ponds , Australien - 110 m / - 360,9 ft. R.Harris
67 Diamond Rock , Gulf of Mexiko, USA - 108,2m / -355 ft. E.Osking / C.Bowen
68 a Su Cologone , Italien - 108 m / - 354,3 ft. O.Isler
68 b Plura Cave , Norwegen ( K) - 108 m / - 354,3 ft. B.Vestöl
68 c Gourneyroux,Frankreich - 108 m / - 354,3 ft. R.Buchaly, M.Waldbrenner
68 d Martelange cave shaft , Luxembourg - 108m / - 354,3 ft. J.Meynie
68 e Dorothea Quarry deep cave , England - 108 m / - 354,3 ft. J.Meynie
69 Puits des Bans , Frankreich - 106 m / -347,8 ft. Ph.Bertocchio
70 a Majerovo Vrelo , Kroatien - 105m / - 344,5 ft. A.Braun, S.Madeo
70 b Source de Gourneyras , Frankreich - 105 m / - 344,5 ft. R.Buchaly / M.Waldbrenner
70 c Four Shark Cave , Bahamas , USA - 105 m / -344,5 ft. (Div. UK)
70 d Harasib, Namibia - 105 m / -344,5 ft. N.Gomes, R.Bouwer
70 e Foux de la Vis , Frankreich - 105 m / -344,5 ft R.Buchaly, M.Schieritz
71 Klokot, Bosnien-Herzegovina - 104 m / - 341,2 ft. S.Ruffier
72 a Boiling Hole, Bahamas, USA - 103,6 m / - 340 ft. S.Exley
72 b Triple Drop cave , Andros,Bahamas , USA -103,6 m / -340 ft. B.Kakuk / C.Bowen
73 a Grotta della Utopia , Sardinien , Italien - 102 m / - 334,6 ft. M.Kühn / M.Schafheutle
73 b Sha abruhr Cave , Aegypten - 102 m / - 334,6 ft. J.Meynie
74 a Notre Dame des Anges , Frankreich - 101 m / - 331,4 ft. S.Redoutey
74 b Gelber Brunnen, Switzerland - 101 m/ - 331,4 ft. P.Balordi, A.Gloor
75 Salt Spring, Florida ,USA - 100,5 m / - 330 ft. (Div. USA )
76 a Greath North Road,Bahamas, USA - 100 m / - 328,1 ft. S.Clough / R.Palmer
76 b Govic , Slowenien - 100 m / - 328,1 ft. T.Vrhovec
76 c Makta Vrelo , Mazedonien - 100m / - 328,1 ft. M.Vandermeulen
76 d Grotte de la Coudoulière, Frankreich - 100 m / - 328,1 ft. M.Douchet

Limit to enter the list : -100 meters / -328,1 feet


Listed names are the explorers names which reached this depth.

(A) World depth record for a human cavedive by Nuno Gomes.


(B) Dived by Jim Bowden to -282m /-925 ft.
(C) Upstream.
(D) Deepest dive in an artificial mine.
(E) Deepest cenote of the Yucatan peninsula in the state of Yucatan.
(F) Deepest cavedive offshore of the world.
(G) Deepest cave dive in Asia.
(H) Deepest point reached by a maned submarine in a cave.
(I) Deepest offshoredive in Europe in the Mediterranean sea.
(K) Temperature 6 Celsius.
(L) Sump 2.
(M) Dived by Jochen Hasenmayer to -205m.
(N) ROV= Remote operated Vehicle. Dived by Thomas Behrend to -181 meters.
(O) 800m penetration dive by Mike Gadd.
(P) Deepest underwatercave of Australia.
(Q) Bradley Craven did not survive this dive , he was recovered by Don Shirley.
Don Shirley reached -145m depth in Sinoia Caves (Sleeping Pool). Temperature is 22 Celsius.
(R) Tempeature 10,7 Celsius . Visibility 3 to 15 meters. Sidegallerys are not explored.
(S) The ROV Depthx reached -315m/-1033 Feet. Maximum depth (-319m)was measured by Sonar.
Watertemp. is 30 Celsius from top to bottom. The deepest point of the sinkhole is at the northwest wall.
(T) La Pilita : Watertemp from top to bottom 32 Celsius.
(U) Open cut shaft . flooded goldmine, 224 km south of Darwin,Australia.
(V) Tomo Vrhovec reached -112 meters with compressed air. (no trimix)
(W) Sump 3
(X) Deepest Bluehole of the World
(Y) -130m at 830 meters of penetration.
(Z) Dived by C.Bowen, J. Heinerth and B.Kakuk to -380 feet /-115,8 meters.
(AA) Explored by Roman Prohorov and Igor Galayda to -180 meters/-590 feet at 1.september 2004. Trimix OC dive.
Spring emits 800 ltr./sec. Temp. 9 Celsius. Max depth(-250m) measured by sounding machine G.A.Maximovich
Osnovy karstovedenya in the year 1929.
Die tiefsten Unterwasserhöhlen der Welt Bibliographie Stand : 30.6.2009
Situation : 30.6.2009

Editor : Oliver Knab Im Tiergarten 50 8055 Zürich Switzerland


oliverknab@freesurf.ch / oliverknab@sunrise.ch

1 Pozzo del Merro (Merlo) ,Italien E-mail : giorgiocaramanna@yahoo.it. / www.techdivers.net


2 Zacaton,Mexiko marcus@zaraenvirionmental.com
www.geo.utexas.edu/zacaton/DEPTHX/Mission2-Blogs/2007-03-
08/articles_and_papers/articles_and_papers.htm
3 Fontaine de Vaucluse, Frankreich Info Plongee 45, p.11 + 12
4 Bushmansgat, South Africa E-mail communication N.Gomes. supahumanmuscle@yahoo.com
http://www.technicaldivingafrica.com/home.html
5 Crveno Jezero , Kroatien Speleological Abstracts Nr.40 / 2001 p.61
6 Lago Azul , Brasilien www.silent-submersion.com
7 Hranicka Propast, Tschechische Republik Pestery Scufundate, 1987, p.162
8 Nacimiento del Rio Mante , Mexico www.plongeesout.com / sites de plongée
9 Goluboe Ozero,Kabardino-Balkarskoy Rep.(ex USSR) (AA) cdg.r@shadow.east.ru
Permckyi istitute karstovedenia i spelologii , book 2, p269
10 Kauhako Crater, Hawai Advance Diver Magazine 6, p.16
11 Sra Keow Cave , Thailand www.cedricverdier.com/expeditions/Sra Keow240.pdf
12 Goul de la Tannerie , Frankreich www.plongeesout.com
13 Lagoa Misteriosa, Brasilien Nitrox Diver Vol 99-2 May – July 1999, p.23-28
14 Sorgente Gorgazzo , Italien www.prometeoricerche.eu
15 Vrelo Une( Izvor Une,Unsko Vrelo) , Kroatien E-mail communication M.Garasic / m.garasic@public.carnet.hr
16 Deans Blue Hole, Bahamas , USA Underwater Speleology,Volume 19, Nr.6 , p.6-12
17 Font d Estramar , Frankreich www.snoopyloop.com
18 a Sorgente Elefante Bianco, Italien Stalactite,No.1, Juni 2004, p.4-10
18 b Komati springs, South Africa E-mail communication : supahumanmuscle@yahoo.com
http://mysite.mweb.co.za/residents/jtresfon/badgat%20
index%201.html
19 Goul du Pont , Frankreich http://plongeesouterraine.oldiblog.com . www.plongeesout.com
Le Fil Nr.17, 2007 p.49 -
20 Grand Souci, Frankreich www.plongeesout.com . www.snoopyloop.com
21 a Agua Milagrosa,Brasilien Deep Tech 13 , 1998 , p.13
21 b Source de St.Sauveur , Frankreich www.snoopyloop.com
21 c Pearse Resurgence , Neuseeland E-mail communication R. Harris :docdive@bigpond.net.au
http://www.divenewzealand.com/ index.asp ?s1=divetravel&s2=Dive
%20Destinations&s3=Pearse%20Resurgence
22 Font de Lussac , Frankreich www.plongeesout.com,sites/aquitaine. www.snoopyloop.com
23 Port Miou , Frankreich www.snoopyloop.com
24 Sinoia Caves (Chinoi,Chinhoyi) ,Zimbabwe,Africa E-mail communication N.Gomes / supahumanmuscle@yahoo.com
25 Foux de Mas de Banal,Frankreich Deep Tech 13, 1998 , p.13 , Speleo Nr. 33 p.25 - 27
26 a Divie Jezero,Yugoslawien Info Plongee 86 , p.18 + 19
26 b Source de la Chaudanne , Switzerland E-mail communication jacques.dutruit@epfl.ch
27 Sinjac (amont), Kroatien E-mail communication M.Garasic
28 a Ceito Core Cave, Brasilien Imersed Volume 6, Nr.1 , p.46 – 54
28 b Le Bouillant (Touvre), Frankreich Info Plongee./ www.plongeesout.com
28 c Ocean Blue Hole , Bahamas, USA E.mail communication B.Kakuk : bahamacave@aol.com
Underwater Speleology Volume 32 Nr 6 p.12
29 Resurgence de Lili , Griechenland SSS SGH info 4/07. E-mail communication J.J.Bolanz
30 The Abyss,Lighthousereef, Belize NACD 1997, Winter Issue, p.6-9 , matt@protecdiving.com
31 Cenote Sabak Ha, Yucatan , Mexiko Underwater Speleology, Volume 27 , Nr. 1 p.6-11
matt@protecdiving.com
32 Red Snappersink,Florida , USA Underwater Speleology, Volume 18, Nr.4. p. 5 + 6
33 Jack Fish Alley Cave , Aegypten www.plongeesout.com
34 Fontaine des Chartreux , Frankreich www.snoopyloop.com
35 a Exurgence du Diable, Frankreich www.plongeesout.com. Le Fil 17, 2007 , p. 46 – 48
Info plongee 74 , p.15-16
35 b Source de la Marnade , Frankreich www.plongeesout.com, Le Fil 17 , p.42 - 44
36 Song Hong Sink , Thailand E-mail communication : mgadd@jetsis.com
37 Grotte de la Mescla , Frankreich www.plongeesout.com , eric.establie@wanadoo.fr
38 Grava di S.Giovanni , Italien E-mail communication J.J.Bolanz
39 a Fuente Azul , Spanien www.grupoedelweiss.com
39 b Pine Creek Goldmine , Australien www.trimixdivers.com
40 Guardian Blue Hole , Bahamas , USA E-mail communication B.Kakuk : bahamacave@aol.com
41 Devils Hole , Nevada , USA NSS News may 1994 p.145. E-mail communication A.Riggs
42 Lake Guinas , Namibia Stalactite 1990 , Nr. 1 , p.56
43 a Trou des Fees, Frankreich www.plongeesout.com / Le Fil Nr.6 p.16 -19
43 b Olhos de Agua de Alviela , Portugal www.plongeesout.com
43 c Grotta dei Fontanazzi , Italien http://www.speleosub.com/AC/esplorazione_fontanazzi_`07.htm
44 Devils Hole Cave 2, Nevada , USA E-mail communication acriggs@earthlink.net
45 Green Banana Sink, Florida ,USA Underwater Speleology,volume 21, Nr.5, p.6-13
46 a Cenote Xkolak , Yucatan, Mexico Caverns Measureless to Man.S.Exley. p.289
46 b Cenote Xloch , Yucatan , Mexiko E-mail communication Curt Bowen./ eanx@aol.com
47 a Source aux Fees , Frankreich www.plongeesout.com
48 Little frenchman bluehole, Bahamas, USA bahamacave@aol.com
49 Sintzi cave , Griechenland E-mail communication George Tzavelas
50 a Lighthousereefbluehole, Belize J.Y.Cousteau,Calipso 1973, p.171
50 b Sorgente Pollaccia , Italien www.prometeoricerche.eu
50 c Vrulja , Kroatien Info Wlodzimierz Szymaowski
50 d Grotte de Motiers , Switzerland Stalactite , 2007, Nr.2 , p.19 - 20
51 The Shaft , Australien E-mail communication. payne.tim@bigpond.com
52 Weeki Wachee springs , Florida , USA NSS News Dezember 2007 p.24
53 Izvir Doblicice , Slowenien Info U.Ilic / M.Mihailovski . E-mail communication M.Garasic .
54 a Sorgente del Mulino , Italien www.prometeoricerche.eu
54 b Gouffre de Poumeyssen , Frankreich E-mail communication F.Vasseur. www.plongeesout.com
55 The Pit ,Yucatan, Mexiko Imersed Volume 5, Nr. 3, p.30 –40
56 Luscas Breath,Bahamas, USA Deep Tech 7, p. 26 –31
57 Mystery Sink, Florida , USA Underwater Speleology, Volume 13, Nr.1/ UWS Vol .34 Nr.3 p.14-17
58 a Finike Suluin, Türkei E-mail communication T.Kincaid
58 b Source du Durzon , Frankreich www.plongeesout.com
58 c La Pilita , Tamaulipas , Mexiko E-mail communication marcusgary@mail.utexas.edu
59 Cenote Ucil,Yucatan , Mexiko Underwater Speleology, Volume 27, Nr. 1 , p. 6-11
E-mail com. : matt@protecdiving.com
60 a Le Ragas , Frankreich Info Plongee 53, p.13 + 14
60 b Finike Gök Cave , Türkei Atlas Travel Magazine 1996
61 Reds blue hole , Caysal Banks , Bahamas, USA E-mail communication C.Bowen / eanx@aol.com
62 a Vouliagmeni , Griechenland E-mail communication J.J.Bolanz . Stalactite April 2006 / 1 p.33-42
62 b Izvor Cetina (Izvor Galvas,Milasevo Jezero) Kroatien E-mail communication. m.garasic@public.carnet.hr
62 c Fuentona de Muriel , Spanien www.plongeesout.com , Apnea Nr. 62 sept./ okt. 2001.
www.masdebuceo.com
63 a Source de St.Antoine, Frankreich Info Plongee, 53 p.15
63 b Izvir Mrzlek , Slovenien E-mail communication matej.mihailovski@siol.net
64 a Diepolder 2, Florida, USA Underwater Speleology ,May/June 1991,Vol 18, Nr.3 , p.7-12
64 b Source de la Bueges , Frankreich Info Plongee 72 , p.2 + 3
64 c Cueva de la Mora , Spanien www.grupotriton.org
64 d Kija Blue Sinkhole , Australien E-mail communication paulhosie@trimixdivers.com
www.trimixdivers.com., Advanced Diver Magazine Issue 24
Caves Australia Nr 168, p.24-27
65 Amberjackhole, Florida ,USA Underwater Speleology, Sept / Oct 1993, p.17
66 a Source des Exals , Frankreich www.plongeesout.com
66 b Piccaninnie Ponds , Australien E.mail communication R.Harris : docdive@bigpond.net.au
67 Diamond Rock , Gulf of Mexiko , USA E-mail communication C.Bowen / eanx@aol.com
68 a Su Cologone , Sardinien , Italien E-mail communication isleroc@tele2.ch
68 b Plura Cave , Norwegen , Norway E-mail communication jan@reelactiondiving.com
68 c Gourneyroux , Frankreich E-mail communication reinhard.buchaly@t-online.de
68 d Martelange cave shaft , Luxembourg www.snoopyloop.com
68 e Dorothea quarry deep cave , England www.snoopyloop.com
69 Puits des Bans , Frankreich www.plongeesout.com
70 a Majerovo Vrelo , Kroatien E-mail communication m.garasic@public.carnet.hr
70 b Source de Gourneyras , Frankreich www.ekpp.de / Le Fil Nr. 10 p.38-40
70 c Four Shark cave , Bahamas , USA Deep into Blue Holes , 1997
70 d Harasib , Namibia , Africa E-mail communication supahumanmuscle@yahoo.com
70 e Foux de la Vis , Frankreich E-mail communication reinhard.buchaly@t-online.de . www.ekpp.de
71 Klokot , Bosnien-Herzegovina www.plongeesout.com , sylvainruffier@aol.com
72 a Boiling Hole, Bahamas, USA Caverns measureless to Man . S.Exley. p.289
72 b Triple drop cave, Andros , Bahamas , USA E-mail communication C.Bowen / eanx@aol.com
73 a Grotta della Utopia , Sardinien , Italien http://www.lhk-bw.de/unterwelten/Info1-2004.pdf p.19
familie.schafheutle@aon.at
73 b Sha Abruhr cave , Aegypten www.snoopyloop.com
74 a Notre Dame des Anges, Frankreich Info Plongee 90, p.12 –13
74 b Gelber Brunnen , Switzerland E-mail communication : balordi@greenmail.ch
75 Salt Spring, Florida , USA Immersed Winter 2000 , p.46
76 a Greath north road , Bahamas ,USA The darkness beckons 1991 , p.279
76 b Govic , Slowenien Info T.Vrhovec
76 c Makta Vrelo , Mazedonien Info M.Vandermeulen ./ www.plongeesout.com
76 d Grotte de la Coudoulière , Frankreich douchetmarc@wanadoo.fr
Die längsten Siphons der Welt Stand 30.6.2009 / Situation 30.6.2009

Editor : Oliver Knab Im Tiergarten 50 8055 Zürich Switzerland


oliverknab@freesurf.ch / oliverknab@sunrise.ch

1) Turnersink-Wakullasprings,Florida,USA (L) 11255 m/ 36925 ft. J.Jablonski,C.Mc. Kinlay


2) Wakullasprings ,Q-Tunnel , Florida , USA (O) 7856 m / 25776 ft. J.Jablonski, C.Mc. Kinlay
3) Wakullasprings to connection via R-Tunnel ,Florida,USA (Z) 6945 m/ 22788 ft. J.Jablonski,C.Mc.Kinlay
4) Bananeiracave ,Brasilien 6400 m/ 20997 ft. G.Menezes
5) Doux de Coly,Frankreich (R) 5880 m/ 19291 ft. R.Buchaly,M.Waldbrenner
6) Wakullasprings O-Tunnel ,Florida,USA 5486 m/ 18000 ft. G.Irvine,B.Scarabin,J.Jablonski
7) Wakullasprings P-Tunnel ,Florida,USA 5334 m/ 17500 ft. J.Jablonski,C.Mc.Kinlay
8) Cathedralsink,Florida,USA 5218 m/ 17119 ft. T.Leonard,B.Knudsen
9) Cal`s Cave,Chips Hole Cave System ,Florida,USA 5029 m/ 16500 ft. J.Jablonski,C.Mc.Kinlay
10) Turnersink,Florida,USA 4724 m/ 15500 ft. J.Jablonski,C.Mc.Kinlay
11) Big Dismalsink-Cherylsink,Florida, USA (P) 4267 m/ 14000 ft. T.Cole,G.Irvine,J.Jablonski
12) Pozo Azul ,Spanien (K) 4020 m / 13188 ft. R.Buchaly , M.Schieritz
13) Wakullasprings,A-Tunnel,Florida, USA 3828 m/ 12558 ft. J.Jablonski,B.Scarabin,G.Irvine
14) Turnersink downstream west , Florida , USA 3544 m/ 11630 ft. J.Jablonski,C.McKinlay,M.Singer
15) Smokehousepond - Waynes world sink ,Florida, USA (S) 3535 m/ 11600 ft. A.Warren,A.Conneen
16) Manateesprings,Florida, USA (BB) 3375 m/ 11074 ft. T.Kincaid,J.Jablonski
17) Turnersink downstream number 2 ,Florida ,USA 3355 m/ 11010 ft. J.Jablonski,C.McKinlay,D.Rhea
18) Cenote Pitch , Yucatan , Mexiko (AA) 3268 m/ 10721 ft. Ph. Brunet
19) Cenote AkAlChe-Cenote Sosook, Mexico (A) 3129 m/ 10266 ft. St.Bogaerts, B.Phillips
20) Kingpot-Keldhead , England (P) 3029 m/ 9938 ft. R.Carter,G.Yeadon,J.Cordingley
G.Crosley,R.Skorupka,
21) Turnersink downstream-Indian , Florida,USA 3009 m/ 9874 ft. D.Rhea,J.Rose

22) Source de Bestouan, Frankreich 3000 m/ 9842 ft. M.Douchet


23) Foux de la Vis,Frankreich 2984 m/ 9790 ft. R.Buchaly,M.Schieritz
24) Cogol dei Siori (fossil part) Italien (C) 2700 m/ 8858 ft. L.Casati
25) Sullivansink-Cherylsink, Florida, USA (P) 2590 m/ 8500 ft. B.Main,B.Gavin,
L.English,P.Turner
26) Cocklebiddycave , sump 2,Australien (T) 2561m / 8402 ft. R.Allum,P.Rogers,H.Morrison
27) Indiansprings,Florida, USA 2499 m/ 8198 ft. G.Irvine C.Mc.Kinlay
B. Gavin, J. Jablonski
28) Source du Gourneyras , Frankreich (Q) 2450 m/ 8038 ft. R.Kring , R.Sporrer
29) Cogol dei Veci, Italien 2370 m/ 7775 ft. R.Stanton
30) Cenote Moonpod- Cenote Victoria , Mexico (A) 2332 m/ 7652 ft. B.Phillips,B.Birnbach,Ch.le Maillot
31) Cenote CocaHa-Cenote Crack, Mexico (A) 2329 m/ 7640 ft. B.Phillips, Ch.le Maillot,
St. Bogaerts
32) McCormicksink-Rosesink , Florida , USA (CC) 2255 m/ 7400 ft. J.Heinerth , J.Murphy
33) Cenote Perla-LostTwin Cenote, Mexico (A) 2248 m/ 7375 ft. B.Birnbach
34) Cogol dei Siori (active part),Italien 2200 m/ 7217 ft. L.Casati
35) Luraville-Telfordspring ,Florida,USA 2194 m/ 7200 ft. T.Morris,W.Jasper,L.Hires
36) Cenote Xunan Ha,Yucatan,Mexico 2168 m/ 7112 ft. Ch.Depin
37) Hornsbysink, Florida, USA 2055 m/ 6743 ft. S.Exley,C.Pitcairn
38) Cenote Spidge-Cenote Luz, Mexico (A) 2047 m/ 6715 ft. B.Phillips,St.Bogaerts
B.Birnbach,Ch.le Maillot
39) Madison Blue springs , Florida , USA (V) 1981m/ 6500 ft. J.Toland,D.Chappell
40) Grotte de la Vipère, Frankreich (M) 1962 m/ 6437 ft. P.Balordi,A.Gloor
41) Cocklebiddycave , sump 3 , Australien (F) 1929m/ 6328 ft. C.Challen
42) Conch Sound Blue Hole, Bahamas, USA 1897 m/ 6223 ft. B.Kakuk
43) Emergence de la Bourne, Frankreich (X) 1880 m/ 6167 ft. O.Isler
44) Emergence de Ressel, Frankreich 1865 m/ 6118 ft. O.Isler
45) Grotte de St.Marcel,N6, Frankreich (G) 1845 m/ 6053 ft. Ph.Brunet
46) Keldhead-Kingsdalemastercave, England 1830 m/ 6003 ft. O.Statham,G.Yeadon
47 a) River Rise , Florida , USA (U) 1829m/ 6000 ft. A.Heck, A.Warren
47 b) Port Miou ,Frankreich (D) 1829 m/ 6000 ft. X.Meniscus
48) Sullivansink , Florida,USA (W) 1828 m/ 5997 ft. B.Gavin,St.Irving
49) Roubidoux spring, Missouri, USA 1796 m/ 5893 ft. B.Koch,B.Moore,T.OConner
50) Leopardfrogsink,Kanada (N) 1753 m/ 5751 ft. D.Sawatzky
51) Cenote Tikim Chi –max.P.LSD-Section,Mexico (E) 1752 m/ 5749 ft. D.Lins,L.Conlin
52) Grotte de St.Marcel,N6,Frankreich (H) 1625 m/ 5331 ft. Ph.Brunet
53) Atlantidatunnel, Lanzarote 1618 m/ 5308 ft. O.Isler
54) Grotte de la Coudoulière , Frankreich 1610 m / 5282 ft. P.Bolagno
55) Source de la Loue, Frankreich (B) 1580 m/ 5183 ft. O.Isler
56) Cenote Caracol ,Mexiko (Y) 1570 m/ 5150 ft. S.Granucci,J.LLinares
57) Source du Durzon,Frankreich 1565 m/ 5134 ft. X.Meniscus
58) Cenote Chango,Yucatan,Mexico (I) 1550 m/ 5085 ft. Ph.Brunet
59) Jackson Bluespring, Florida,USA 1545 m/ 5069 ft. Div. USA

Listed Caves : directest way to maximum explored extention without any airbell or surface.
Limit to enter the list : 1500 meters / 4921,2 feet
Listed names are the explorers names which dived first this distance.
(A) Part of Ox Bel Ha underwatercavesystem.
(B) From entrance to first airbell in a sidepassage (Sumplength 1720m)
(C) Longest sump of Italy
(D) From Barrage SEM to max.penetration (-179m). Seaentrance to max.penetration = 2359m
(E) Part of Dos Ojos underwatercavesystem.
(F) Sump number 3 : Hugh Morrison explored this sump 1983 to 1784 meters. Chris Brown added 25 meters and was stopped by a
restriction in 1995 at the point 1809 meters. Karl Hall reached same point 2003 and was stopped by the same restriction.
Craig Challen extended sump 3 on 11.8.2008 for 120 meters to the point 1929 meters.Depth at point of return -17 meters. The tunnel
continues.
(G) N6 to riviere Bidon.
(H) N6 to affluent du reseau.
(I ) Part of Pitch downstream (aval)
(K) Sump number 2 . Depth at point of return -39m / Tiefe am Umkehrpunkt -39m .
(L) Worldrecord for a Traversedive between 2 entrances from Turnersink to Wakullasprings (15./16.12.2007 ) by Jarrod.Jablonski and
Casey Mc Kinlay. Divetime : 20 hours 14 mins.(divetime including deco) rectified distance.
(M) Sump number 2
(N) This sump is dived to approx.2012meters/6601ft. by Kim Martin. The 1753m/5751ft. dive by D.Sawatzky is topographied.
(O) Worldrecord for a single penetration and returndive / EOL Wakulla Q (rectified): E-mail communication jarrod@gue.com 12.8.2008.
Divetime : 26 hours 16 mins. (divetime including deco)
(P) Traversedive.
(Q) Tiefe am Umkehrpunkt -67 Meter. Depth at point of return -67 meters. EOL by Roland Kring and Robin Sporrer in a new discovered
part.
(R) Tiefe am Umkehrpunkt -62 Meter. Depth at point of return -62 meters. Divetime 17 hours 30 Minutes (divetime including deco)
(S) Part of Beacon woods cave system , Florida,USA
(T) The total length of Sump 2 is 2656 meters.The first airchamber is 15m before submerging. The following air chambers are roof sniffs.
The final airchamber before Toadhall is 53 meters long.
Sump length ignoring roof sniffs is 2561 meters.
(U) Part of Old Bellamy cave system.
(V) Approximately maximum upstream penetration by James Toland and Doug Chappell is 6500 Feet/ 1981 meters. Confirmed and surveyed
maximum penetration by Sheck Exley is 5335 Feet / 1626 meters. The approx. 6500 ft.-penetration has not yet been surveyed.
(W) Upstream
(X) Sump 3
(Y) From Cenote Caracol to first airbell.
(Z) Rectified distance ( E-mail communication jarrod@gue.com, 12.8.2008 ) Divetime : 26 hours 05 mins. (divetime including deco)
(AA) From the end of an airbell (point 163m) to maximum penetration = 3268 m . sumplength with airbell 3431 m.
(BB) From the most upstream access point ( Friedmans sink ) to maximum penetration .
(CC) Connected by Jill Heinerth and Jerry Murphy 1.3.2009. From Mc Cormicksink to EOL Rosesink and back to McCormicksink.

Sac Actun (including Nohoch Na Chich) cavesystem has currently no underwater-cavepassages without airbells or surfaces which are
longer than 1’500 meters / 4921 feet.
Die längsten Siphons der Welt Bibliographie Stand 30.6.2009 / Situation 30.6.2009

Editor: Oliver Knab Im Tiergarten 50 8055 Zürich Switzerland


oliverknab@freesurf.ch / oliverknab@sunrise.ch

1) Turnersink-Wakullasprings,Florida,USA (L) www.gue.com


2) Wakullasprings , Q-Tunnel , Florida , USA (O) www.gue.com
3) Wakullasprings to connection via R-Tunnel,USA (Z) NSS News, Dezember 2007 , p.4-11 / E-mail : jarrod@gue.com.
4) Bananeiracave,Brasilien E-mail communication M.Leyk/ matthias.leyk@gmx.de
5) Doux de Coly ,Frankreich (R) http://www.ekpp.org/projects/doux03/push.html
6) Wakullasprings Q-Tunnel , USA NSS News, May 2000, p. 138
7) Wakullasprings P-Tunnel , USA E-mail communication C.Mc.Kinlay
8) Cathedralsink,Florida,USA E-mail communication B.Oigarden
9) Cal`s Cave,Chips Hole Cave system E-mail communication C.Mc.Kinlay/ mckinlay@gue.com
10) Turnersink,USA NSS news,December 2007,p.4-11
11) BigDismalsink-Cherylsink, USA (P) NSS News, May 2000 p. 140
12) Pozo Azul , Spanien E-mail communication R.Buchaly. Info Plongee Nr.96/ 2008, p.59
13) Wakullasprings,A-Tunnel, USA Nachtrag Darkness Beckons.
14) Turnersink downstream west , Florida , USA E-mail communication jarrod@gue.com
15) Smokehousepond-Waynes world sink,Florida,USA (S) E-mail communication A.Warren / warren 1@tampabay.rr.com
16) Manateesprings, USA (BB) Underwater Speleology V 22, N 1, p. 6 – 9. Kincaid@hazlett-kincaid.com
17) Turnersink downstream Nr. 2 , Florida , USA E-mail communication jarrod@gue.com
18) Cenote Pitch , Yucatan, Mexiko (AA) E-mail communication Ph.Brunet . ph.brunet@free.fr
19) Cenote AkAlChe-Cenote Sosook, Mex. (A) E-mail Communication B. Phillips / Bil@speleotech.com
20) Kingpot-Keldhead , England (P) CDG – Newsletter Nr. 100, July 91, p. 14 – 24/ www.plongeesout.com
21) Turnersink,downstream-Indian, Florida , USA E-mail communication jarrod@gue.com
22) Source de Bestouan, Frankreich Info Plongee 58, p.7 – 9
23) Foux de la Vis,Frankreich www.plongeesout.com/ E-mail communication R.Buchaly
24) Cogol dei Siori (fossil part) Italien (C) E-mail communication JJ.Bolanz
25) Sullivansink-Cherylsink, USA (P) NACD V 20, Nr. 1, p. 1
26) Cocklebiddycave,sump 2 ,Australien (T) E-mail communication payne.tim@bigpond.com
27) Indiansprings, USA Underwater Speleology
28) Source du Gourneyras, Frankreich (Q) E-mail : Roland Kring : roland.kring@cavebase.com
29) Cogol dei Veci, Italien E-mail communication JJ.Bolanz
30) Cenote Moonpod- Cenote Victoria , Mex. (A) E-mail communication B. Phillips
31) Cenote CocaHa-Cenote Crack, Mexico (A) E-mail communication B. Phillips
32) McCormicksink – Rosesink , Florida, USA (CC) E-mail communication J.Heinerth . jillheinerth@mac.com
33) Cenote Perla-Lost Twin Cenote,Mexiko (A) E-mail communication B.Phillips
34) Cogol dei Siori (active part) Italien E-mail communication JJ.Bolanz
35) Luraville-Telfordspring ,USA NACD V 21, Nr. 6, Nov. 1989, p. 69
36) Cenote Xunan Ha,Yucatan,Mexico E-mail communication Ph.Brunet . ph.brunet@free.fr
37) Hornsbysink, USA Pers. communication S.Exley
38) Cenote Spidge-Cenote Luz, Mexico (A) E-mail communication B. Phillips
39) Madison Blue springs , Florida , USA (V) E-mail communication D.Chappell / dleechappell@aol.com
40) Grotte de la Vipère,Frankreich, (M) www.plongeesout.com
41) Cocklebiddycave , sump 3 ,Australien (F) http://www.diveoz.com.au/discussion_forums/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=19252
42) Conch Sound blue hole,Bahamas,USA E-mail communication B.Kakuk / bahamacave@aol.com
43) Emergence de la Bourne, Frankreich (X) Info Plongee 54, p.23 + 24 / Info Plongee 29, p.4
44) Emergence de Ressel, Frankreich Info Plongee 55, p. 9 – 12
45) Grotte de St.Marcel,N6,Frankreich (G) E-mail communication Ph.Brunet , ph.brunet@free.fr
46) Keldhead-Kingsdalemastercave, England CDG – Newsletter, Northern sump Index, p.54/ www.plongeesout.com
47 a) River Rise , Florida , USA (U) E-mail communication M.Poucher /mpoucher@embarqmail.com
47 b) Port Miou , Frankreich www.plongeesout.com . www.snoopyloop.com
48) Sullivansink upstream, USA (W) www.plongeesout.com
49) Roubidoux spring,Missouri , USA bob.koch@ocda.org
50) Leopardfrogsink ,Kanada (N) E-mail communication D.Sawatzky /david.sawatzky@ns.sympatico.ca
51) Cenote Tikim Chi – max.P. LSD-section (E) E-mail communication Jim Coke
52) Grotte de St.Marcel,N6,Frankreich (H) E-mail communication Ph.Brunet . ph.brunet@free.fr
53) Atlantidatunnel, Lanzarote Info Plongee 47, p.4
54) Grotte de la Coudoulière , Frankreich E-mail communication : Marc Douchet : douchetmarc@wanadoo.fr
55) Source de la Loue, Frankreich (B) Info Plongee 45, p.5
56) Cenote Caracol , Mexiko (Y) E-mail communication : karin.buechel@gmx.net
57) Source du Durzon,Frankreich www.plongeesout.com
58) Cenote Chango,Yucatan,Mexico (I) E-mail communication Ph.Brunet . ph.brunet@free.fr
59) Jackson Bluespring , USA www.plongeesout.com

(A) Part of Ox Bel Ha underwatercavesystem.


(B) From entrance to first airbell in a sidepassage (Sumplength 1720m)
(C) Longest sump of Italy.
(D) From Barrage SEM to max.penetration (-179m). Seaentrance to max. penetration = 2359m
(E) Part of Dos Ojos underwatercavesystem.
(F) Sump number 3 :Hugh Morrison explored this sump 1983 to 1784 meters. Chris Brown added 25 meters and was stopped by a restriction in
1995 at the point 1809meters. Karl Hall reached same point 2003 and was stopped by the same restriction.
Craig Challen extended sump 3 on 11.8.2008 for 120 meters to the point 1929 meters.Depth at point of return -17 meters. The tunnel continues.
(G) N6 to riviere Bidon.
(H) N6 to affluent du reseau.
(I) Part of Cenote Pitch downstream (aval)
(K) Sump number 2. Depth at point of return -39m. Tiefe am Umkehrpunkt -39m.
(L) Worldrecord for a traversedive between 2 entrances from Turnersink to Wakullasprings by Jarrod.Jablonski and Casey.Mc
Kinlay.(15./16.12.2007) Divetime: 20 hours 14 mins. (divetime including deco)
(M) Sump number 2
(N) This sump is dived to approx.2012meters /6601 ft. by Kim Martin. The 1753m/5751 ft. dive by D.Sawatzky is topographied.
(O) Worldrecord for a single penetration and returndive. EOL Wakulla Q (rectified) : E-mail communication jarrod@gue.com 12.8.2008.
Divetime : 26 hours 16 mins.(divetime including deco)
(P) Traversedive .
(Q) Tiefe am Umkehrpunkt -67 Meter . Depth at point of return -67 meters. EOL by Roland Kring and Robin Sporrer in a new discovered part.
(R) Tiefe am Umkehrpunkt -62 Meter . Depth at point of return -62 meters. Divetime 17 hours 30 minutes.(divetime including deco)
(S) Part of Beacon Woods cave system.
(T) The total length of sump 2 is 2656 meters. The first airchamber is 15m before submerging. The following air chambers are roof sniffs.
The final chamber before Toadhall is 53 meters long. Sumplength ignoring roof sniffs is 2561 meters.
(U) Part of Old Bellamy cave system.
(V) Approximately maximum upstream penetration by James Toland and Doug Chappell is 6500 Feet/1981 meters. Confirmed and
surveyed maximum penetration by Sheck Exley is 5335 Feet / 1626 meters. The approx. 6500 ft. penetration has not yet been surveyed.
(W) Upstream.
(X) Sump 3
(Y) From Cenote Caracol to first airbell.
(Z) Rectified distance (E-mail communication jarrod@gue.com ,12.8.2008 ) Divetime : 26 hours 05 mins.(divetime including deco)
(AA) From the end of an airbell (point 163 m) to maximum penetration. Sumplength including airbell 3431 meters.
(BB) From the most upstream access point ( Friedmans sink ) to max. penetration.
(CC) Connected by Jill Heinerth and Jerry Murphy 1.3.2009 . From McCormicksink to EOL Rosesink and back to McCormicksink.

Sac Actun (including Nohoch Na Chich) cavesystem has currently no underwater-cavepassages without airbells or surfaces which are longer than
1500 meters / 4921 feet.
Die längsten Unterwasserhöhlensysteme der Welt

Situation : 30.6.2009 / Stand 30.6.2009

Editor: Oliver Knab Im Tiergarten 50 8055 Zürich , Switzerland


oliverknab@freesurf.ch / oliverknab@sunrise.ch)

1) Sistema Ox Bel Ha ,Mexiko 180038 m CINDAAQ,MCEP 05/2009 A


2) Sistema Sac Actun , Mexiko 171515 m Reato/Schmittner 06/2009 A
3) Cenote Dos Ojos, Mexiko 62209 m Bogaerts/Schmittner 12/2008 A
4) Wakulla- Leonsinks cave system, Florida,USA 51483 m Mc. Kinlay 05/2009 B
5) Sistema Aktun Hu , Mexiko 27942 m Alvarez/Attolini/Nava 05/2009 A
6) Sistema Toh Ha , Mexiko 27796 m Berni/Sieff 05/2009 A
7) Sistema Caracol , Mexico 26972 m Granucci /Buechel 06/2009 C
8) Sistema Naranjal , Mexiko 24324 m Kampe 10/2008 A
9) Sistema Koox Baal , Mexiko 20086 m Czech Speleo Sur. 11/2008 A
10) Beacon woods cave system , Florida , USA (CC) 18288 m Warren 06/2009 D
11) Sistema Tux Kupaxa , Mexiko 15144 m Czech Speleo Sur. 03/2009 A
12) Sistema Ponderosa , Mexiko 15018 m Gerrard 02/2000 A
13) Cathedral-Falmouth system , Florida , USA 14386 m Leonard 01/2009 B
14) Old Bellamy cave system , Florida,USA 12657 m Poucher 06/2009 F
15) Cenote Pitch , Mexiko 12087 m Brunet 05/2009 G
16) Sistema Camilo , Mexiko 10751 m Cleveland/Sampson 04/2009 A
17) Cova de Sa Gleda , Mallorca , Spanien 10500 m Gracia/Fornos/Clamor 01/2009 H
18) Cenote Muul Three , Mexiko 9629 m SAET 09/2005 A
19) Cenote Xunan Ha , Mexiko 9236 m Depin 05/2009 G
20) Cenote Chac Mol , Mexiko 9192 m Matthes 02/2000 A
21) Lucayan Caverns , Bahamas , USA 9181 m Exley 06/2009 J
22) Cueva Quebrada, Cozumel , Mexiko 8920 m Island cave research 06/2009 A
23) Sistema Dos Pisos , Mexiko 8404 m Berni/ Sieff 05/2009 A
24) Tankcave , Australien 8035 m Dalla Zuanna , JDZ 06/2009 K
25) Madison Blue spring , Florida , USA 7775 m Bruic 06/2009 F
26) Cenote Zapote , Mexiko 7696 m Wiejski-Wolschendorf 02/2005 A
27) Telford springs , Florida , USA 7620 m Kunkle,Poucher 06/2009 J
28) Peacock I –II cave system , Florida , USA 7408 m Poucher 06/2009 F
29) Devils Eye spring , Florida , USA 7175 m Hancock 00/2005 F
30) Manatee spring cave system , Florida , USA 7125 m Poucher 06/2009 F
31) Hart spring - black lagoon system , Florida , USA 6925 m Skiles 04/2009 M
32) Entrada Boca Paila , Mexiko 6890 m CINDAQ/MCEP 06/2008 A
33) Chipshole/Cals cave,Florida , USA 6795 m Scarabin 01/2009 B
34) Sistema Xel Ha norte , Mexiko 6652 m Bogaerts,Phillips 09/2004 A
35) Grotta della Utopia , Sardinien , Italien 6625 m Schafheutle 05/2009 O
36) Three Island cave ,Quebec , Kanada (AA) 6563 m Sawatzky 01/2008 P
37) Bananeira cave, Brasilien 6400 m Menezes,Nairne 01/2005 L
38) Cueva Aerolito , Cozumel , Mexiko 6100 m Ormeroid 00/1993 A
39) Dan s Cave , Abaco , Bahamas , USA (BB) 6098 m Kakuk 05/2009 E
40) Blue spring-Green sink cavesystem, Florida,USA 6096 m Exley 06/2009 J
41) Doux de Coly , Frankreich 6050 m Buchaly 06/2009 N
42) Entrada Caapechen , Mexiko 5937 m Yaxchen Project 02/2007 A
43) Sistema Joolis , Mexiko 5908 m Czech Speleo Sur. 11/2008 A
44) Hornsby springs cave system , Florida , USA 5876 m Exley 06/2009 J
45) Jackson Blue springs , Florida , USA 5576 m Poucher 06/2009 F
46) Sistema Actun Chen , Mexico 5434 m Birnbach, Le Maillot 01/2001 A
47) Sistema Taj Mahal , Mexiko 5360 m Carnahan/Phillips 04/2004 A
48) Sistema Actun Koh , Mexiko 5156 m Devos 01/2001 A
49) Sistema Cangrejo , Mexiko 5131 m Czech Speleo Sur. 11/2008 A
List compiled by: Michael Poucher ( mpoucher@embarqmail.com )
Bob Gulden ( caverbob@aol.com ) www.caverbob.com/uwcave.htm
Quintana Roo speleological survey (www.caves.org/project/qrss/qrlongde.htm)
www.cavesurvey.com
Oliver Knab ( oliverknab@freesurf.ch / oliverknab@sunrise.ch )

Limit to enter the List: 5000 meters

Condition /Term: Underwatercavepassages and sumps which must have inwaterconnection.


Airbells are accepted but interrupting dry cavepassages between sumps
are not accepted.

Indicated names are persons which are responsible for the update and are not the
explorers names.

Indicated dates are the last infodate received for the update.
Indicated letter after the date is source of information see list below :

A) Coke B)McKinlay C)Buechel D)Warren E)Kakuk F)Poucher G)Brunet


H) Info Plongee J)Gulden K)Dalla Zuanna L)Leyk M)Skiles N)Buchaly
O)Schafheutle P)Sawatzky.

AA) Three Island cave is a part of the 10470 meters long Ottawa river caves system .
Three Island cave has openwaterconnection by the Ottawariver to Gervaiscave.

BB) Dan s cave is explored to approx. 7013 meters , the approx. 915 m extension is
not surveyed. Info: bahamacave@aol.com

CC) Beacon woods cave system is explored to approx. 75000 feet / 22860 meters.
60 000 feet / 18288 meters (approx.) are surveyed / topographied .
Info : warren1@tampabay.rr.com