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Go underground cave divingin Budapest, Hungary

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Go diving in 700 meter-long caves just right under Budapest.
How to go underground cave diving in Budapest
Cave complex in subterrene of Buda (Buda is the eastern bank of Budapest) was found in XIX century by pharmacologist Janos Molnar.

It took 200 years to explore 7000 meters of Janos Molnar caves – submerged underground labyrinth at a depth of more than 80 meters. Warm thermal springs seep out of earth at the bottom and cold karstic water flows from the mountains – that’s why the temperature in the underground differs (from 23°C to 27°C).

Molnar Janos Cave is 3-4 meters wide, Budapest
Photo: Molnar Janos Cave is 3-4 meters wide, © 1

How to do?

1.Going down into the cave is possible only with an aqualung. If it’s you very first dive, you’d better take preparatory diving lessons (ask provider for details, for example here). Book a diving, ask the organizer about meeting point – land-based entry is on the bank of the Danube.

2. While swimming along the underground corridors, breathe steadily, don’t thrash about and don’t touch walls of the cave – limestone can come crashing down and muddy the water

Molnar Janos Cave is 3-4 meters wide, Budapest

Where to do?

#8Molnar Janos CaveMolnar Janos Cave

Under one of the mountains in Buda there is an underground cave; it is almost 100 meters deep and filled up with water almost to its brink edges.

Location: 48, Frankel Leo Str.

When to do?

The cave is under construction temporarily. It is planned to be opened on October, 1 2017.

How much?

• 40-meter dive (for 50-70 min) - ,
€70 per 1 person, €60/person for two people, €50/person for three people and more.
• 90-meter dive (for 90 -150 min), €170 per 1 person, €100/person for two people, €50/per for three people and more plus extra pay for a group.
Equipment rental is additionally charged.

Tips and hints

Don't touch limestone walls - they can easily come crashing down!


Guest18 May 2024

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