A man has died following a South Otago diving incident near Owaka Heads, Hinahina on Sunday afternoon.
Police were called about 12pm after the diver became separated from others in his party.
A search was initiated and the man was found about 1.40pm.
"Sadly he was not able to be revived and was pronounced deceased at the scene," police said in a statement.
The death will be referred to the coroner.