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Mikhail Lermontov - advice?

PostPosted: Thu Dec 16, 2010 1:18 pm
by kiwilassee
Am thinking of heading down in March / April to dive the Mikhail Lermontov. Both us have about 30 dives experience. Just wondering if there was any advice for us? Good dive companies? Is that a good time to go? How many dives should we plan ? Any other good dive spots around? etc

THANKS!
Pennie :D

Re: Mikhail Lermontov - advice?

PostPosted: Thu Dec 16, 2010 4:06 pm
by binklebonk
Without a doubt the best option is to go to the Lermontov Lodge with Brent from Godive Marlborough.

You can do weekend stays or organise something longer if you want.

http://www.godive.co.nz/live_ashore_wreck_tours.html

I've stayed there a fair few times now and it has always been great.

Re: Mikhail Lermontov - advice?

PostPosted: Thu Dec 16, 2010 4:30 pm
by ChuckyBob
+1 on Brent from GoDive. We spent 5 days diving it with him last month. It was great!
He probably knows the wreck better than anyone else.
If you really want to make the most of it do a Nitrox course with him at the same time and also get as much diving in before hand to get your experience level up.

Re: Mikhail Lermontov - advice?

PostPosted: Tue Jan 18, 2011 10:39 pm
by Skippy
Yup Have to Agree - with Brent having done over 1000 dives on the Lermy you can say he knows the ship rather well. Awesome Facilities and great diving!

Re: Mikhail Lermontov - advice?

PostPosted: Wed Oct 10, 2012 12:17 pm
by kiwilassee
Does anyone know what's up with Go Dive Picton? Their website has been down for ages now... we're off to Marlborough end of Feb 2013 and keen to book in a dive on the Lermie

Re: Mikhail Lermontov - advice?

PostPosted: Wed Oct 10, 2012 1:39 pm
by ChuckyBob

Re: Mikhail Lermontov - advice?

PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2012 10:37 am
by MikeB
kiwilassee wrote:Does anyone know what's up with Go Dive Picton? Their website has been down for ages now... we're off to Marlborough end of Feb 2013 and keen to book in a dive on the Lermie


The shop in Picton is now closed I believe.

Re: Mikhail Lermontov - advice?

PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2012 12:11 pm
by ChuckyBob
MikeB wrote:
kiwilassee wrote:Does anyone know what's up with Go Dive Picton? Their website has been down for ages now... we're off to Marlborough end of Feb 2013 and keen to book in a dive on the Lermie


The shop in Picton is now closed I believe.

I think you are right, but Brent is still running the rest if the business including trips.

Re: Mikhail Lermontov - advice?

PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2012 1:30 pm
by kiwilassee
Thanks everyone, turns out I just couldn't access the Go Dive website from work but could from home. Have booked my trip for Feb with Brent - looking fwd to it!