World Cave Database

This is a database of long and deep caves from all around the world. It comes currently in 3 versions: sorted by depth (deeper than 300m), by length (longer than 3kms), and classified by country.

Sorted Lists:              by Depth              by Length

Alphabetic List, by Country (410Kb)

Search the base

For all information : <>
Of course such a list can never be complete and up-to-date! I started this project during fall 1994, and I am still looking for contributors from many places, willing to participate in the collection of information.

Apart from the attraction of records, I have the feeling that such a list may be useful to the cavers community If and only If every item has a proper bibliographic reference. I insist that every item contributed be either already published somewhere, or, at least, with a reference (e.g. email) to somebody willing to answer to info requests.

As a side effect, this clears me from most confidentiality problems. And there will never be any explicit locations in the database; you'll have to go through the bibliography.

About my World Caves Database:
  • Database Bibliography
  • Database, fields oriented, full ascii version
  • About the database
  • Contributors
  • Hints and Instructions to Contributors
  • A strange classification, by depth*product...
  • Other Lists:
  • Australia data base online by ASF
  • Mexican caves by Mark Minton
  • USA and World lists by B.Gulden
  • Japan lists
  • RISC
  • Canada
  • France

  • version française

    The author: <>

    Grotto: SIS home page

    Professional home page: Eric Madelaine