MIKHAIL LERMONTOV

New Zealand

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The Mikhail Lermontov is a 155-meter Russian passenger ship that sank after running into the Perham Rock off the coast of New Zealand's South Island on February 16, 1986. The Perham Rock is a rock that lies underwater between Cape Jackson and Jackson Head. One life was lost in the disaster. The Lermontov now lies 37 meters deep on her starboard side and is completely intact. The bridge, propellers, the damage on the hull and even the pool can still be easily observed during your dive.

Particulars

The Mikhail Lermontov is located on the north side of New Zealand's South Island. The wreck can be reached with a day trip from Pikton on the west coast. The sailing time varies depending on the weather conditions. This part of New Zealand can be very stormy and the weather can change completely within half an hour. The Lermontov is located in Port Gore and is marked with surface buoys. The Lermontov was originally used as an ocean liner on the Leningrad - New York route, but was converted to a cruise ship in 1984.

Warnings

It's not recommended to enter the Mikhail Lermontov without an experienced guide. Sailing time may vary depending on visibility.

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MIKHAIL LERMONTOV Features

Nicknames
SS Mikhail Lermentov
Address
Port Gore, Marlborough 7284, New Zealand
Parking
At boat charter
Distance
30 min.
Suitable for
Deep diving, underwater photography, night diving, wreck divers
Permit
N.v.t. / NA
Access
Free access
Facilities
Boat dive facilities
Water
Salt
Kind of dive
Boat dive, wreck dive
Current
Limited
Visibility
5 - 15 m.
Average visibility
7 m.
Depth
37 m.
Bottom
zand
Life
Striped red mullet, pouting, cod, schoolmaster snapper
Other recreation
Boating, yachting

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