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WARSAW: A team of ex­plor­ers say they have dis­cov­ered the world’s deep­est un­der­wa­ter cave, 404m down, near the eastern Czech town of Hran­ice.

Pol­ish ex­plorer Krzysztof Star­nawski said he felt like a “Colum­bus of the 21st cen­tury” to have made the dis­cov­ery.

Star­nawski, 48, found the cave on Tues­day in the flooded lime­stone Hran­ice Abyss, which he has ex­plored since 1998.

He scuba dived to a nar­row slot at 200m depth and let through a re­motely op­er­ated un­der­wa­ter robo that went to the depth of 404m.

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