Cheve Cave in Mexico is the deepest cave in the Americas, at a measured depth of 4,869 feet (1,484 meters), and is the eleventh deepest cave in the world. Some who have explored Cheve feel it may actually be the deepest cave in the world, and hope to push the depth.
Right behind Cheve on the list of deepest caves in the world is the Sistema Huautla, at a depth of 4,839 feet (1,475 meters). Cueva Charco in Mexico is the twenty-sixth deepest cave in the world (third in North America) at 4,193 feet (1,278 meters). Mexico has many other caves in the top 100 as well, including Sotano Akemati, Kihaje Xontjoa and Ozto J2.
Canada's top three deepest caves can all be found in British Columbia. The deepest is Arctomys Cave, with a measured depth of 1,758 feet (536 meters). Second is Heavy Breather, with a depth of 1,640 feet (500 meters). Third on the list is the Close To The Edge cave, at 1,548 feet (472 meters).
The deepest cave in the U.S. is in Hawaii. A lava tube formed by the Hawaii volcanoes, the cave is called Kazumura Cave and is 3,614 feet deep (1101.5 meters). The deepest cave in the continental U.S. is Lechuguilla Cave, which is part of the Carlsbad Caverns National Park in New Mexico; its depth is 1,604 feet (489 meters).