Lakes play a vital role in enhancing the beauty of any country or place. These lakes not only give life to many creatures but also make a healthy environment for humans. There are many lakes that are very old and many others that are known for their depth in the World. You will find few lakes where it will get next to impossible for you to measure its depth, you will get tired to swam out in a deep lake and not been able to see the bottom. As with any lake, depths fluctuate with climate and in particular rainfall. Today we will talk about the deepest lakes in the world that has become a mystery for many people around the globe.
1. Lake Baikal, Siberia, Russia
Lake Baikal is the deepest lake in the world. This lake is the most voluminous freshwater lake in the world, containing roughly 20% of the world’s unfrozen surface fresh water, and at 1,642 m (5,387 ft), and the deepest. It is the almost 25 million years old lake so by far is also the oldest lake in the world.
2. Lake Tanganyika, central Africa
Tanganyika is located in Africa and is 1,470 meters deep (4,823 ft) that makes it the world’s second deepest lake in the world. This spectacular lake is divided among four countries – Tanzania, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Burundi, and Zambia.
3. The Caspian sea, Iran and Russia
The Caspian Sea is the world’s largest inland body of water, lying to the east of the Caucasus Mountains and to the west of the vast steppe of Central Asia. The maximum depth, toward the south, is 3,360 feet (1,025 meters) below the sea’s surface.
4. Lake Vostok, Antarctica
Lake Vostok is 432 m (1,417 ft) of deep that makes it one of the deepest lakes in the world. This lake is located in the southern Pole of Cold, beneath Russia’s Vostok Station under the surface of the central East Antarctic Ice Sheet.
5. Lake O’Higgins-San Martín, Chile and Argentina
This beautiful lake is known as O’Higgins in Chile and San Martín in Argentina. It has a total surface area of 1,013 km² and has a maximum depth of 836 metros (2,742 feet). Lake O’Higgins-San Martín is the deepest lake in America.
6. Lake Nyasa , mozambique, Tanzania, Malawi
7. Issyk Kul, Kyrgyzstan, Central Asia
This lake has a maximum depth of 2,192 ft (668 m). It is a nonfreezing mountain miracle of tectonic origin located in the deep intermountain hollow between Kungey Ala-Too spurs and Terskey-Ala-Too ridge on the 1609 m altitude above the sea level.
8. Great Slave Lake, Canada
With the total depth of 614 meters (2,015 ft), Great Slave Lake is the deepest lake in North America and the second-largest lake in the Northwest Territories of Canada. It is mostly frozen late-fall through early summer, and in winter, the ice is often thick enough for semi-trailer trucks to cross it.
9. Carter Lake, Oragon, United States
Carter Lake is located in south-central Oregon and is a caldera lake in the western United States. This lake has a maximum depth of 1,949 ft (594 m), that makes it one of the most deepest lakes in the world.
10. Matano, Indonesia
This lake is also known as Mantana and is a natural lake in South Sulawesi, Indonesia. With the maximum depth of 590 meters (1,936 ft), Montano Lake is the most deepest lake in Indonesia and the tenth deepest lake in the world.
Many other lakes have registered their names in the pages of history for their massive depth. We have covered the top ten deepest lakes in the world that are known worldwide and many of these are still a mystery of the world.