Jacob’s Well is a karst spring located north of Wimberley, in the Texas Hill Country,Texas, USA.
The diameter of the well is 3.7 meters. The well descends vertically to a depth of 9.1 meters, after which it continues at an angle, through a series of silty chambers separated by thin partitions, to a depth of about 37 meters.
The well has been studied and mapped for diving caves. For a long time, the well was a kind of attraction for divers, but since some did not have the experience, as well as the special equipment used to dive into the caves, 9 fatal diving cases were recorded.
Access : Coordinates: 30.034444, -98.126111 / Jacobs Well Spring is located in Hays County and the state of Texas.
- The spring opening in the rock is popular with swimmers and divers.The water cave continues through a series of subterranean chambers and can be navigated to a depth of 37m. However, diving in Jacob’s Well is dangerous; there have already been eight fatal diving accidents.
- The spring is located on a protected natural area managed by the Hays County Parks Department and, despite its small diameter (3.7 meters), it is locally used as a bathing place.
- The system has been explored and mapped by cave divers from the Jacob’s Well Exploration Project.
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