How Ex-Soviet Prison Became a Scuba-Divers’ Paradise

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Inmates were once forced to mine this limestone quarry.

Rummu’s underwater prison is located in northwestern Estonia. Rummu is a small town in Estonia and had a nearby limestone quarry which was founded on in 1938 along with a prison (think free labor).

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In 1991 when the Soviet Union collapsed, Estonia again gained it’s independence and limestone mining was ended, Soon enough the quarry became a “quarry lake” (faster than many assumed) thus resulting the flooding of buildings within the former soviet prison compound and even some machinery.

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