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Postby bubble blower » Wed Jan 26, 2011 8:51 pm

Has anyone dived through old cromwell in recent times?

I was told that part of the town was left intact when they created the lake and figure it might be worth putting on my "places i would like to dive" list. also any suggestion on the best time of year to plan for a dive, if you consider it worth doing.

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Re: Cromwell

Postby H2o/arch » Thu Mar 24, 2011 8:08 pm

Hi Trev,

I have dived there a couple of times - never seen the Old Town though I have heard it is buried under a couple of metres of silt.... The old bridges are still there though and they are a pretty cool dive. There are some videos online of the bridges
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Re: Cromwell

Postby ScubaSteveWanaka » Sun Aug 07, 2011 7:22 am

I'm pretty sure that is a myth. Certainly nothing to dive on, apart from the bridges which we will be diving on September 4th if you are keen.
There are pictures at the pub in Old Cromwell Town which clearly show that there was nothing but earthworks and terracing left in the flood zone.
A lot of people, including myself, are fooled my the small buildings left by the lakes edge.
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