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  • Max W
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    There are about a dozen world renowned wreck diving sites and The Lermontov is one. I have known about it for years and living in the UK thought I would never get there. However - back in 2016 a mate a myself did a 3 week motorbike tour of New Zealand (another passion). I contacted Brent of Go Dive way before the bike tour to see if any trips were being organized within 2 weeks of our bike tour ending (I could stay in a hostel or something in the meantime). A short while later I got a reply - Brent said he would arrange a trip around my dates, when would I like to start! I fell off my chair! Did the bike tour then coach to Picton where I was picked up and did the 4x4 journey to the lodge, stayed there for 5 days and did 8 dives on the M.L. We were so well looked after by Brent and his mate, also Brent. I cannot praise them enough, and I could not have got an ounce of satisfaction more out of the trip and everything that goes with it. A massive thank you to both Brents. Sorry about taking so long to write a review.
    Ignore the date in the "When did you go?" tab - no 2016 option.
    Written 6 January 2023
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  • DiveHQWellington
    Wellington, New Zealand25 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Stuart (the skipper) was fantastic. Flexible and knowledgeable about the area he tailored the day to suit our group. The 'snack' between dives kept on coming and were very much appreciated by the divers
    Written 15 August 2022
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  • Coopfamily2015
    Pukekohe11 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nine took us out for a snorkel in the Marlborough Sounds and to see the seals, all kitted up in dive suits. He was extremely knowledgeable and is very involved with emergency services in the area and we felt 100% safe the whole time. His gear was excellent, as was the hot coffee and milo following our plunge. Wonderful, thank you :) Our kids are 10 and 13 and it was perfect for them.
    Written 17 January 2015
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  • dan4dd
    Auckland Central, New Zealand62 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Just came back from my 11th visit (76th dive) into this cruise-liner that sank about 28 years ago in a remote area of Marlborough, South Island. It remains fascinating; but, it is changing. As parts of the structure decay and fall apart, the fish life is growing in quantity and species much faster than previous years. The lower levels have large crayfish and upper levels had many small carpet sharks. The accommodation at Lermontov Lodge, run by GoDive Ltd, is comfortable (two bunk-style rooms and one bedroom) and the food plentiful. The operator is highly knowledgeable and very experienced in the diving industry and about the Lermontov wreck. Top marks from me and my two dive-buddies.
    Written 1 September 2014
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