WATCH: Swimming Hole Is Thrill-Seekers’ Paradise
This is Jacob’s Well, a swimming hole located about an hour outside of Austin, Texas, in Wimberley. It’s an everlasting spring that feeds Cypress Creek, and every minute, thousands of gallons of water surge to the surface.
For those not interested in risking their safety or their lives, this place provides an amazing natural spring-fed pool to swim around and marvel at. But for those who crave mysteries and adventures, this is a real hot spot for adventurers, thrill-seekers.
The well is considered as one of the most dangerous places to dive on earth because the mouth of this breathtaking well is four meters wide in diameter with a depth of approximately ten meters. Down there, one may find a network of underwater caves within a depth of 40 meters.
While some adventurers have survived their miscalculated jumps and bad injuries, there were some who could not make their way to the surface since this deep and dark black hole makes it difficult to navigate. At least nine people have lost their lives from either attempting some kind of daredevil stunt into the seemingly endless abyss or diving below the surface and exploring the well’s intricate cave system. Over the years, human skulls, bones, and diving equipment have been recovered.
Check out the video below to learn more.