All year round our Wellington dive club “The Dive Crew” offer you the opportunity to go diving. We dive all the best local Wellington and New Zealand dive sites were the weather conditions allow safe diving plus overseas destinations. These sites offer something for everyone, from quick easy dives to longer more challenging areas so that there is something for everyone. Our dedicated staff are there to make sure you have a safe and fun dive.
For updates on local diving; Sign up for Dive Crew News, come to Crew Nights, find us on your favourite social media, stop by or contact us at the Dive Store on Marina View to register for upcoming events…
Come and join us for our weekend dives. We go to the best sites that are available on the day and always have a great time! Crew dives are free and a great way to meet more dive buddies, the more you know the more you can get out diving.
We have a good range of people in our crew so you can always find a buddy and we cater for divers of all levels from new qualified open water right through. The dive sites we choose are suitable for all levels and have something to offer no matter what your experience level.
We meet at the shop at 9am on the weekends to sort out gear and a dive plan, then make our way to the chosen site, just drop in.
Monthly Dive Crew Night
Enjoy a monthly social evening, bring your choice of BBQ food, a few drinks if you wish and welcome a guest speaker to talk to us about the aquatic environment. For more details and to keep up to date with what’s been happening, Sign up for our Newsletter. Everyone is welcome, divers and non-divers!
Next Crew Night: 6th of September from 5pm..
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Mikhail Lermontov Trip
- 16th, 17th and 18th of September
On February 16th 1986, the Mikhail Lermontov was cruising in New Zealand for the CTC cruise company. On that day she left Picton for the Marlborough Sounds, carrying mostly elderly Australian passengers, under the charge of the Picton pilot Captian Don Jamison. His presence and his knowledge of the area, should, have assured the safety of MS Mikhail Lermontov.
Captain Jamieson proceeded towards Cape Jackson, hugging the shoreline to gie the Australian passengers a good view of the area. About one mile from the cape, Jamieson made the decision to take MS Mikhail Lermontov through the passage. A Russian officer tried to discourage Jamieson, but the harbour master assured him it would be fine.
At 5:37pm, traveling at 15 knots, Mikhail Lermontov struck rocks about 5.5m below the waterline on her port side. Water poured up into the decks and the seriously damaged ship limped towards Port Gore. Jamieson hoped he could beach the ship to stop it floating to sea. Jamieson beached Mikhail Lermontov successfully, but lowering the anchors to keep her there was impossible as the electricity in the ship had failed. As a result, the ship drifted into deeper waters. Water-tight doors were broken open by the pressure of the sea water gushing into the ship. Mikhail Lermontov was doomed.
MS Mikhail Lermontov rests where she sank, lying on her starboard side. One of the biggest dive-able ship wrecks in the world and one of the best. The dives can be as challenging as you want to make them, ranging from easy 12m to 18m dives around the wreck, to decompression dives to depths of 36m. It is possible to swim inside the ship with the correct training. Penetration while remaining in sight of the light requires a Wreck Specialty course and anything further inside requires Advanced Wreck training.
Minimum certification: Advanced Open Water
Recommended: Wreck, Deep
- 22nd Nov to 4th of December
More info’ coming soon or ask in store..
To book on trip or find out more, come by New Zealand Sea Adventures Dive Store on Marina View, call us: 04 233 8238 or send an email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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