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Cave diving at Riwaka

Cave diving at Riwaka

Freshwater diving locations include rivers, lakes, springs, dams and caves. Near Nelson, the Riwaka River flows under the Tākaka Hill and into a subterranean cave system known as the Riwaka Resurgence. Here divers can experience a unique underwater environment, surfacing in caves filled with stalactite and stalagmite formations.

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Nancy Swarbrick, 'Diving and snorkelling - Underwater beauty', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 2 December 2023)

Story by Nancy Swarbrick, published 12 Jun 2006