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Freshwater Dive Short Film (Full Length) – 1975 Sport Documentary

Freshwater Dive

Short Film (Full Length) – 1975 Sport Documentary

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This award-winning short film explores Te Waikoropupū Springs. The springs fully live up to New Zealand’s 100% Pure brand, with some of the clearest water known (a 1993 study measured visibility to 63 metres). After visiting the springs' ‘dancing sands’, three divers take a down river run: going with the flow of the 14,000 litres per second discharged from the springs (here the classical score funks up the tempo). One of the divers was sound recordist Kit Rollings. The waters are now closed off, to preserve their purity. The NFU short played in cinemas with Return of the Pink Panther

The aqualungs will give them a maximum of a hour and half’s supply of air. During which time they hope to revel to the full in their own particular mixture of sport, escapism and adventure.
– From the narration