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5 World’s Deepest Caves

“We are not afraid of the dark, we are afraid of what’s in it.” If you’ll ask me Nyctophobia is not actually legit. Why? Because we are not actually afraid of the darkness, but we fear the unknown that lurks in the dark or what it hides. Our imaginations make up for our lack of ability to see through the shadows. Well, some say being rationally afraid of the dark is a severe disorder rooted from childhood experience and it’s cured by therapy.
Another fear we’ll be experiencing in this article is Bathophobia that came from the Greek word “Bathos” which means deep or depth. To sum it up, it is the fear of depth. Now, after my initial warning to readers who suffer from Nyctophobia or Bathophobia, let me introduce the 5 World’s Deepest Caves.

1. Sistema Huautla
Sistema Huautla

First in our list goes to Mexico with the record of 1,545 m (5,068 feet) deep. The name of the cave was originated from the town and municipality where it is located, Huautla de Jiménez.The cave expedition at Sistema Huautla started in 2014 and has been annually being explored to reach the goal of 1,610 m depth vertical mile by 2023. The expedition was by two non-profit organizations namely: The National Speleological Society and The US Deep Caving Team. The aim is to explore, survey, and conduct a comprehensive speleological study about the cave.

2. Torca del Cerro del Cuevón
5 World’s Deepest Caves-Torca del Cerro del Cuevón

This cave is located at the northwest part of Spain in Asturias. The entrance has an elevation of 2,019 meters above sea level. The entire tour to the bottom takes three days to lower to its record of 1,589 meters (5,213 feet) deep. Inside is an underground stream called Marbregalo river. Torca del Cerro del Cuevón was considered by many to be one of the most technically challenging descents on the entire planet.  For any adventurer looking for a tough and harrowing journey downward into the earth then you are at the right cave.

3. Lamprechtsofen-Vogelschacht
5 World’s Deepest Caves-Lamprechtsofen-Vogelschacht

The limestone karst river is located in Austria particularly in Salzburg with the record of 1,632 m (5,354 feet) deep. It was once known for being the deepest cave in the world, prior to the discovered Krubera Cave. It is only open for visit to the public at a depth of 2300 feet. The name of the cave was originated from a well-known knight “Lamprecht. The cave was discovered way back the 17th century and since then, the cave has been intruded by treasure hunters. Skeletons are found during explorations and are believed to belong to illegal visitors seeking the treasure of the knight.

4. Gouffre Mirolda
5 World’s Deepest Caves-Gouffre Mirolda

The deepest cave in Europe located in the municipality of Samoëns in Haute-Savoie (France). In 2003, an expedition had proved that Gouffre Mirolda was connected to the Lucien Coudlier measuring to a record of 1,733 m (5,685 feet) deep. By then the cave was known as the world’s deepest cave and also the first which was explored more than a kilometer down. However, the cave doesn’t hold either record anymore but is still considered as one of the deepest caves in the world.

5. Krubera-Voronja Cave
5 World’s Deepest Caves-Krubera-Voronja Cave

Our record holder for the deepest known cave is in the Arabika Massif of the Gagra Range of the Western Caucasus in Abkhazia (a breakaway region of Georgia). Voronya/Voronja in Russia means “crow’s cave” in English. The cave extends for 8,346miles (13,432km) and in 1956, French explorers first descended below 1 km (3,281 feet), since then cavers have dreamed of exploring deeper and had reached up to 2,191 km (7,188 feet) down on September 7, 2014. The Plutomurus ortobalaganensis, deepest terrestrial animal, was found living 6,500 feet below this cave.

As for reference, the Statue of Liberty is at 46 m (151 feet), while the Eiffel Tower stands at at 300 m (984 feet) tall. Being on the top to one of these world renowned landmarks will make you feel nausea. Just imagine how 1,545 m, 1,589 m, 1,632 m, 1,733 m and 2,191 m will be?

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Volaris Reviews

The second largest airline of Mexico was initially known as Vuela Airlines in 2005, though ticket sales started in January 2006. Though the name was changed to “Volaris” in 2010, after the ownership had changed to Avianca with 50% and  Investment fund Discovery Americas with over 25%. The delivery of the airline’s first aircraft and the first (non-commercial) flight was operated in February 2006. Scheduled revenue flights were launched on March 13, 2006, with the inaugural flight having been operated from Toluca to Tijuana.
Volaris Reviews-aircraftNow, Volaris has grown rapidly with a fleet of 59 Airbus models which serve 65 destinations: (43) domestic and (22) international routes. Volaris operates at the following airports:

  • Benito Juárez International Airport (Mexico City)
  • Don Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla International Airport (Guadalajara)
  • General Abelardo L. Rodríguez International Airport (Tijuana)
  • General Mariano Escobedo International Airport (Monterrey)

Volaris InFlight Services
Volaris Reviews-amenity
Since it’s a budget airline, Volaris service on board is not classified to any but one of a kind exclusive accommodation on air. With Volaris, passengers are offered with their inflight menu to a wide range of meals and beverages, alcohols are allowed to be bought as long as the customer is of legal age. Kids are given Volaris Backpacks which contain fun games and a coloring book.

To keep customers entertained, the airline has Volaris TV, Radio and Magazine. Souvenirs are also available on board.

Volaris Reviews-on board​​Volaris’ frequent flyer program called VClub started in 2012. The program is a membership that provides special fares, offers, last minute travel deals and other perks wherein customers can save up to 40%.

The Mexican low-cost airline was known to have a promo which started after the celebration of their seventh anniversary, wherein passengers are offered with 70% off in all flights and they do this annually.

Official Website, Mobile app and Volaris Reviews of Customers

Volaris Reviews-page​​I am pleased with the overall design and functionality of the website. According to several Volaris reviews, the airline is really keen in providing not only accommodating service during the flight, but also before and prior to booking. The official site is user friendly and well organized which doesn’t give the hassle to other customers while booking or searching for a flight deal online. One funny thing they said about Volaris was “This Minecraft inspired airline can be the next flag carrier of Mexico.”
Volaris Reviews-mobile app
Unlike other low-cost airlines, Volaris has a mobile app for their PC services. Customers can find cheap tickets, promotions, review itinerary and have their boarding pass with them at all times. The travel app is available on App Store, Google Play Store and Windows Store.
Volaris Reviews-logoHow To Reach Them?

  • Website URL:                         www.volaris.com
  • Contact Number:                    +52 55 1102 8000
  • Contact Email:                        comentarios@volaris.com
  • Fax Number:                          +52 55 5261 6400
  • Head Office Address:             Prolongacion Paseo dela Reforma, No 490 1er Piso
                                                  Colonia Santa Fe, Mexico City, Mexico

Me too, I thought the airline was inspired by Minecraft, because of the pixelated logo. If by chance I will travel to and from Mexico, I will definitely choose to book and ride with Volaris. You might be wondering now, how I stumbled upon Volaris? Well, it’s the power of word of mouth and through that I was happy to write a review about this Mexican budget airline that offers more than a decent flight but also exclusive services.

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