Jacob's Well — a place that kills diversBy Pictolic https://pictolic.com/article/jacobs-well-a-place-that-kills-divers.html
In the photo, two boys jump into the abyss — this is the well of Jacob, which is located in the state of Texas. This large artesian spring, 4 meters in diameter, flows from the most extensive underwater cave system in the state of Texas. The water in it is so transparent that when you jump, you get the feeling of flying into empty space.
The well is about 10 meters deep, but at its bottom there are endless branches that have not been fully studied. To date, eight divers have died in the process of their research.
The Jacob's Well in Wimberly, Texas, is one of the most dangerous places on earth. Named after the biblical analogue, this dangerous spring has already claimed the lives of eight divers, but even this does not frighten the thrill seekers who decided to jump into it.
At first glance, Jacob's Well looks like a safe pool into which the Cypress Creek flows. In size, it is four meters in diameter, and this well looks calm and safe. There are four caves in it, which are several tens of feet below the surface.
The local owner of a dive shop believes that these caves are the most dangerous thing in this well.
The first cave starts at a depth of 30 feet and ends at 55 feet. It is well lit, there are a lot of fish and algae in it.
The second cave is located at a depth of 80 feet and has a narrow entrance, which lures divers into a trap. It was there that a student from Texas, Richard Patton, died.
A small opening with loose gravel leads from the second cave to the third. Divers try not to touch it when they squeeze into the third cave.
The passage to the fourth cave is even more difficult. Few people have seen it, and therefore it is called the "virgin cave". At its bottom there are layers of limestone, and if they are stirred up, it will be almost impossible to find a way out of the cave.
The well has long attracted divers, scientists and artists. They are not afraid of the notoriety of this reservoir. He seems to be the essence of life, creating clean water every day for a thousand years.