The Worlds Great Vertical Pits 
  Compiled by: Bob Gulden NSS#13188     http://www.pipeline.com/~caverbob/home.html
  C A V E    N A M E COUNTRY DEPTH METERS SOURCE DATE
1 Vrtoglavica Slovenia 603 Toni palcic 1996
2 Patkov gust Croatia 553 Toni palcic 1997
3 Da Keng China 519 Descent N194P32 2007
4 Lukina jama Croatia 516 Descent N194P32 2007
5 Velebita Croatia 513 Velebit Speleological Society 2004
6 Brezno pod velbom Slovenia 501 Toni palcic 1994
7 Miao Keng China 491 Erin e-mail 2007
8 Melkboden-Eishohle Austria 451 Descent N194P32 2007
9 Hollenhohle Hades Austria 450 Atlas - Great Caves of the World 1989
10 Baiyu Dong China 424 Yvonne Droms 2003
11 Meduza (Bojim-bojim shaft) Croatia 420 NSS News 2004
12 Abisso di Monte Novegno Italy 418 Descent N194P32 2007
13 Minye Papua New Guinea 417 Atlas - Great Caves of the World 1989
14 El Sotano (de El Barro) Mexico 410 Mexican Deep Pit List 2002
15 Abatz Georgia 410 Descent N194P32 2007
16 Kocadagini (Airstrike) Turkey 401 Emrah Sinmaz e-mail 2012
17 Hudi vrsic (Zlatorog) Slovenia 385 Toni palcic 2003
18 Las Golondrinas Mexico 376 Mexican Deep Pit List 2002
19 Stierwaschacht Austria 350 Atlas - Great Caves of the World 1989
20 sima Aonda Venezuela 350 Atlas - Great Caves of the World 1989
21 Sima del Tejon Spain 346 Jose Luis Membrado 2006
22 Mavro Skiadi Greece 342 Atlas - Great Caves of the World 1989
23 Pozo Negro (Sistema Garma Ciega) Spain 340 Jose Luis Membrado 2004
24 Tomasa Kiahua Mexico 330 Mexican Deep Pit List 2002
25 Sotanito de Alhuastle Mexico 329 Mexican Deep Pit List 2002
26 Zacaton Mexico 329 Mexican Deep Pit List 2002
27 Aphanize France 328 Atlas - Great Caves of the World 1989
28 Lepineaux Sistema de la Piedra de San Martin) Spain 320 Jose Luis Membrado 1951
29 Pozo el Buldo Torca de la Mole) Spain 314 Jose Luis Membrado 2004
30 Nare Papua New Guinea 310 Atlas - Great Caves of the World 1989
31 pozzo Mandini Italy 310 Atlas - Great Caves of the World 1989
32 Xonga Mexico 310 Atlas - Great Caves of the World 1989
33 Pozo Vicente Alegre (Sis.del Trave) Spain 309 Atlas - Great Caves of the World 1989
34 Pozo de los Caines (Torca de Cabeza Llambrera) Spain 308 Jose Luis Membrado 1983
35 Altes Murmeltier Austria 307 Atlas - Great Caves of the World 1989
36 Poza Tras la Hayada Spain 306 Jose Luis Membrado 1980
37 Pot II France 302 Atlas - Great Caves of the World 1989
38 Touya de Liet France 302 Atlas - Great Caves of the World 1989
39 Pozo Juhue (Cueva de Coventosa) Spain 302 Jose Luis Membrado 1966
40 Enrico Revel Italy 299 or 316 Atlas - Great Caves of the World 1989
The Worlds Great Free Fall Vertical Pits
  C A V E    N A M E COUNTRY DEPTH METERS SOURCE DATE
1 Velebita Croatia 513 Velebit Speleological Society 2004
2 Baiyu Dong China 424 Yvonne Droms 2003
3 Las Golondrinas Mexico 333 Atlas - Great Caves of the World 1989
4 Aphanize France 328 Atlas - Great Caves of the World 1989
5 El Sotano Mexico 310 Atlas - Great Caves of the World 1989
6 poza Tras la Jayada Spain 306 Atlas - Great Caves of the World 1989