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MV Mikhail Lermontov, wreck

The Mikhail Lermontov: A World Class Dive Site in Marlborough, New Zealand

Discover the allure of the Mikhail Lermontov, one of the largest cruise ship wrecks in the world, nestled in a remote sheltered bay at the top of New Zealand’s South Island. With its intriguing history and intriguingly mysterious sinking in 1986, the Lermontov has become a renowned wreck diving destination suitable for divers of all levels, from beginners to technical experts.

Situated in a vast bay, the Lermontov offers a remarkable diving experience with its status as an artificial reef. This underwater haven attracts a diverse range of local fish species, including Moki, Kingfish, Cray Fish, Blue Mao Maobarsch, Terakihi, Nudibranchs, and Octopus, just to name a few. Prepare to be captivated by the vibrant marine life surrounding this impressive wreck.

Conveniently located a mere five minutes from the launching beach, accessing the Lermontov is swift and effortless. Moreover, the bay's protection from ocean swells ensures almost year-round diveability, enabling enthusiasts to explore this magnificent site whenever they please. Expect depths ranging from 13 to 37 meters, allowing divers to uncover every nook and cranny of this underwater marvel.

Make your diving experience even more seamless by choosing Go Dive's vessel XR. Designed with divers in mind, this exceptional vessel features a dive lift, ensuring smooth entries and exits from the water. Prepare to embark on an unforgettable underwater adventure unlike any other.

Enhance your knowledge of marine ecosystems, witness remarkable underwater formations, and create lasting memories at the Mikhail Lermontov dive site. Discover the underwater wonders that make Marlborough, New Zealand a must-visit destination for divers worldwide.

Last updated: 8 mo. ago - Oct 3, 2023

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