Story: Shipwrecks

Diving at the Mikhail Lermontov

Diving at the Mikhail Lermontov

This diver is approaching the hammer and sickle painted on the funnel of the Mikhail Lermontov. This Russian cruise ship is now lying on her starboard side at Port Gore in the Marlborough Sounds. She is in 30 metres of water and has become an artificial reef attracting invertebrates and schools of fish. The wreck has become a popular dive site.

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Photograph by Mike Wilkinson

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Gerard Hutching. 'Shipwrecks - Underwater history', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, updated 9-Jul-13
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