New Zealand is a paradise for diving, the excellent and easily accessible diving sites are perfect for beginners and experts alike, and are just teeming with brilliant sea-life.
At the top of the South Island, the beautiful Marlborough Sounds have an amazing cool water marine environment to explore. It's also the final resting place for the Mikhail Lermontov, the largest diveable cruise-ship wreck in the world.
Dive the Mikhail Lermontov
Based at the very cosy and secluded Lermontov Lodge in Port Gore, only 5 minutes by boat to the Mikhail Lermontov, you will have superb access to this world class wreck dive and the untouched reefs of Port Gore.
Full Day Outer Sounds Dive Tour
A day to remember in the most stunning outer reaches of the Sounds. Sites visited on this tour can include the historical wrecks of Cape Jackson, Waihi Point Reef, Long Island Marine Reserve, or Wellington Bay. All these dives are shallow dives reaching a depth of 18 metres (60 feet) maximum with most of the diving conducted around 10 metres (33 feet).
Dive Milford Sound
Fiordland contains a completely unique diving experience in New Zealand, where the thick layer of peaty brown freshwater floating on top of the denser seawater in the fiords creates pseudo-deepwater ecosystems not far from the surface. For example, black coral, which normally grows at a depth of 200 metres or more, can be found as shallow as 10 metres here. Milford Sound, the most accessible fiord, has to be one of the most spectacular and memorable diving locations in the world.