Wednesday, 12 March 2014

Jacob's Well in Texas | Most Popular Diving Spot

Jacob's Well — The biggest perennial karstic spring and longest underwater caves located in Wimberly, Texas - USA. Jcob's well diameter is about four meters, which stores thousands of gallons of pure water. The depth of the well is 10 meters, vertically cave further branched into several chambers with narrow necks and eventually reaches its length forth meters. The beautiful Cypress Creek that flows through Wimberly, sustaining Blue Hole and the Blanco River, Recharging the Edwards Aquifer and finally replenishing estuaries in the Gulf of Mexico.

Presumably, many centureies ago, Jacob's well was geyser with a powerful jet of artesian well water. shacked out of the goround. But due to the drying up of the water level and a reduction in the source, it has turned into a well, which is now incredibly popular with scuba divers and divers. they see here from across the country, despite the fact that dive into the cave is very dangerous and has claimed the lives of a dozen divers.

Jacob's Well in Texas | Most Popular Diving Spot


An unusual underwater cave goes back upright rocks a few ten meters, and then branched into underwater corridors stretching in an unknown direction. Despite it bright biblical name, Well James has claimed the lives of eight divers were trying to explore its depths. The divers says that there are several underwater caves, one after the another. Caverns connected very narrow passages, where its easy to get stuck, with bottom layer of limestone. Yet there was no one who would be fully explored the farthest reaches of underwater cave network as well as the depth demonstrated that happens with daring daredevils. Nevertheless, the tragic events of fleeting forgotten, as the cave is used for entertainment and jump into it with coastal cliffs. First Image credit monica.shaw

Jacob's Well in Texas | Most Popular Diving Spot
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The cave system has been explored and mapped by cave divers and has been shown to consist of two principal conduits. One passageway measures approximately 4,3000 feet from the surface and a secondary one extends approximately 1,000 feet in length from the point where it diverges from the main conduit. The cave is also an attraction for open-water divers inexperienced with the specialist techniques and equipment used in cave diving, and nice fatalities have occurred at the site. 

Jacob's Well in Texas | Most Popular Diving Spot
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Jacob's Well in Texas | Most Popular Diving Spot
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Jacob's Well in Texas | Most Popular Diving Spot
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Jacob's Well in Texas | Most Popular Diving Spot
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Jacob's Well in Texas | Most Popular Diving Spot
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Jacob's Well in Texas | Most Popular Diving Spot
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Jacob's Well in Texas | Most Popular Diving Spot
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Jacob's Well in Texas | Most Dangerous Diving Spot
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1 comment:

  1. Well, at least they were "nice fatalities." SMH!

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