UIS Commission on Karst Hydrogeology and Speleogenesis

On Monday, October 1, 2012 Polish diver Krzysztof Starnawski (member of Hranicky kras Caving group of the Czech Speleological Society) reached unique depth of 225 m in hydrothemal (carbon dioxide-rich slightly warm waters) Hranicka Abyss (northern-central Moravia, Czech Republic), very close to Zbrasovske Aragonite Caves where thermomineral (= hydrothermal) karst was defined by Kunsky for the first time in World karst literature. At the depth of 217 m he used measuring device, which reached the depth of 373 m. The dive lasted 8 hours and 45 minutes.

Details will be available on the Hranicka Propast website (unfortunately in Czech).

Information by Pavel Bosak