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 – was captured by amateur photographer Carl Griffin, 56.
Have no fear! Jacob’s Well, the most dangerous diving spot in the world, located in Wimberley, Texas
‘Eight divers have lost their lives over the years, despite attempts by authorities to prevent divers from entering the cave system.’
This stunning natural swimming spot was captured by amateur photographer Carl Griffin, who snapped the exhilarated divers throwing themselves in
The mouth of the spring is four metres wide, with the depth of the water at approximately ten metres
‘The water is that clear, that actually the boys are only about one meter above the water’s surface.’
‘Scuba divers love to explore the area despite its dangers.’
Jacob’s Well is a perpetual artesian spring that feeds Cypress Creek – and is popular with thrill seekers
‘Jacob’s Well is a perpetual artesian spring that feeds Cypress Creek,’ says Griffin, of Spring Branch, Texas.
‘When people look at the two boys making the leap, they do not see the water.
‘All they see is this huge hole, an abyss; the boys appear to be jumping into.