Cromwell

The Marlborough Sounds, Milford Sound, Kaikoura, Otago, Fiordland and Stewart Island.

Cromwell

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.

Trev
User avatar
bubble blower
Member
 
Posts: 10
Joined: Mon Jan 03, 2011 4:47 am

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
User avatar
H2o/arch
Member
 
Posts: 14
Joined: Wed Oct 01, 2008 12:34 pm

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.
http://scubastevewanaka.webs.com/trips.htm
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.
User avatar
ScubaSteveWanaka
Member
 
Posts: 28
Joined: Mon Nov 16, 2009 11:30 am
Location: Wanaka


Return to South Island

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 4 guests