Top 10 Deepest Lakes in the World
Lake Vostok, Antarctica: differs from the other lakes in this list as it is difficult to spot from a plain surface. Located in the iciest continent in the world.
Lake Tanganyika: is considered the African Great Lake as it stretches across four countries in Africa: Tanzania, Zambia, Burundi, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Great Slave Lake, Canada:measures 2,014 feet or 614 meters deep. It is located in Canada’s Northwest Territories and is named after an indigenous group called the Slave or Slavey.
Lake Ysyk, Kyrgyzstan:It’s the world’s second-biggest salt lake after the Caspian Sea and the second-largest mountain lake. Issyk-Kul lies at an elevation of 5,270 feet or 1,606 meters.
San Martín Lake:The 5th deepest lake on Earth has two names because it stretches over two South American countries: Chile and Argentina. In Chile, the 836-meter-deep lake.
Crater Lake, USA:Ranking as the world’s 9th largest lake, Crater Lake in the south-central Oregon of western United States goes down to 1,943 feet or 594 meters deep making it the deepest lake in US.
Lake Malawi:is a narrow lake stretching across two countries between Mozambique and Tanzania in Africa. Despite its thin and long surface area, you should never underestimate its depth.
Lake Baikal, Russia:Having a maximum depth of 5,387 feet or 1,642 meters, Lake Baikal holds the crown as the world’s deepest lake. Located in Siberia and formed in an ancient rift valley.
Caspian Sea:As the largest lake on the planet, there is no doubt that the Caspian Sea stretches not only to two or three countries but to five regions: Russia, Kazakhstan, Iran, Turkmenistan.
Lake Matano, Indonesia:also called Matana, is a natural lake located in South Sulawesi, Indonesia. Measuring up to 1,940 feet or 590 meters deep.