Veryovkina Cave Facts

The Veryovkina Cave is located in the Arabika Massif of the Gagra Range of the Western Caucasus in Abkhazia and is the deepest cave in the world.

A group of cavers from Krasnoyarsk, Russia, discovered the cave. Their leader was V. Vaskevitch. At the time, it was marked on the map as S-115, but later it was changed to P1-7. It was named in 1986 after cave diver and caver Alexander Veryovkin.

There is an entrance in the Gagra district of Abkhazia, Georgia. It was discovered in 1968, and it was rediscovered in 1982.

Veryovkina Cave Depth

The cave is 2,212 meters (7,257 ft) deep

The water in the cave is very cold. In the cave, the temperature is just 1°C at 100 m depth and 7°C at 2,000 m depth. This is similar to the air temperature as well.

Veryovkina Cave Flood

The cave floods at times when there are heavy rains or snowmelt.

Veryovkina Cave Facts for Kids

  • The same cave was discovered again in 1982 by the “Perovo” speleological club of Moscow.
  • Veryovkina Cave’s main entrance measures 3 m wide and 4 m long.
  • The entrance shaft measured 32 meters and is located on the pass between Krepost and Zont mountains.
  • From 1986 to 2000, no work was done in the cave.
  • Once again, the research was launched by the speleoclub “Perovo” and its team “Perovo-speleo” in 2000 and carried on until 2015.
  • Veryovkin died in 1983 while exploring a siphon in the cave Su-Akan in the Sary-Tala massif.
  • Each time different groups explored this cave, it became deeper.
  • In March 2018, more than a kilometer of the cave’s depth was added.
  • Perovo-speleo completed a successful expedition in August 2017.