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World’s deepest underwater cavern found in a Czech Republic (Update)
Posted by: admin in ScienceSeptember 30, 2016Comments Off on World’s deepest underwater cavern found in a Czech Republic (Update)33 Views
A group of explorers contend they’ve detected that a cavern in a eastern Czech Republic is a world’s deepest flooded fissure, going during slightest 404 meters (1,325 feet) deep.
Polish path-finder Krzysztof Starnawski, who led a team, told The Associated Press on Friday that he felt like a “Columbus of a 21th century” to have done a find nearby a Czech city of Hranice.
Starnawski, 48, dynamic Tuesday that a flooded limestone Hranicka Propast, or Hranice Abyss, that divers, including him, have explored for decades in a top parts, was during slightest 404 meters deep. He scuba dived to a slight container in a stone arrangement during 200 meters down, afterwards sent a remotely operated underwater robot, or ROV, that went to a abyss of 404 meters, or a length of a cord, though still did not strike a bottom.
In 2015, Starnawski himself upheld by a container and went to 265 meters down though reaching a cave‘s bottom, that done him wish to do some-more exploring. But after diving that distant down, Starnawski had to spend over 6 hours in a decompression chamber, and motionless he indispensable a drudge instead.
Speaking on a phone from his home in Krakow, southern Poland, Starnawski pronounced Tuesday’s find creates Hranice Abyss a world’s deepest famous underwater cavity, violence a prior record-holder, a flooded sinkhole in Italy called Pozzo del Merro, by 12 meters (39 feet).
The Czech Speleological Society pronounced it thinks a cavern is even deeper and will produce additional records. When a drudge was 404 meters low “it was as low as a wire could go, though a bottom was still nowhere in sight,” a multitude said
Diving in a cavern is a challenge, since of a murky areas and a H2O heat of 15 degrees Celsius (59 degrees Fahrenheit). The water’s vegetable combination also indemnification apparatus and injures unprotected skin, Starnawski said.
“But that is a usually cost to be paid for this discovery, and it was value paying,” he said.
A cross-section map he done of a cavern ends with doubt outlines in an unexplored area where he believes a notch goes deeper.
On Saturday, he skeleton to dive to 200 meters again to move a drudge behind by a slight passage. The device was done generally for a speed and operated by a Polish firm, GRALmarine.
Starnawski pronounced National Geographic, that initial reported a find , lonesome some of a expedition’s cost.