Standing on the edge of a never-ending black hole, this is one leap you wouldn’t want to make. Jacob’s Well in Wimberley, Texas is one of the most dangerous places to dive on Earth, having claimed the lives of more than eight divers. But that doesn’t stop thrill-seekers from taking the plunge. This stunning natural swimming spot – and the daredevil swimmers who dive into it.
Jacob’s Well, the most dangerous diving spot in the world, located in Wimberley, Texas. (Carl Griffin/HotSpot Media)
This stunning natural swimming spot was captured by amateur photographer Carl Griffin, who snapped the exhilarated divers throwing themselves in. (Carl Griffin/HotSpot Media)
The mouth of the spring is four metres wide, with the depth of the water at approximately ten metres. (Carl Griffin/HotSpot Media)
The spring angles down into one of the largest underwater caves in the state of Texas, reaching a depth of a massive forty metres. (Carl Griffin/HotSpot Media)
Eight divers have lost their lives over the years, despite attempts by authorities to prevent divers from entering the cave. (Carl Griffin/HotSpot Media)
Jacob’s Well is a perpetual artesian spring that feeds Cypress Creek – and is popular with thrill seekers. (Carl Griffin/HotSpot Media)