Vai Akaruru

Useful Information

Location: Atiu Island.
Eastern side,
(-19.990103, -158.088632)
Open: after appointment.
Fee: yes.
Classification: SpeleologyKarst Cave KarstCenote
Light: bring torch
Guided tours:
Photography: allowed
Accessibility: no
Address: Vai Akaruru.
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Vai Akaruru is one of the few water-filled caves on the island. It is not really a river cave, though it drains from the inside of the island through the makatea to the sea. Actually it's more like a cenote, the water is calm and cool, and a popular refreshment. There are also rumours that the water is 50 m deep and a popular diving spot. However, diving is only possible with a permission which requires cave diving experience.