The region’s only operator diving the world famous Mikhail Lermontov wreck. The regions only PADI & TDI/SDI Facility.

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Adventure Tourism RegistrationGo Dive Marlborough, an SDI/TDI and PADI diver training and charter facility; based in Picton we have 33 years experience operating tours and diver training in and around New Zealand’s Marlborough Sounds. No one knows the dive sites like we do.

We pride ourselves on our reputation of providing unparalleled customer service, training and diver satisfaction. All dives are limited to a maximum ratio of 4 divers per experienced guide – your experience with us goes well beyond being “just a dive”, we guarantee it.

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TripAdvisor Traveller Rating
5.0 of 5 stars

Based on 17 traveller reviews

TripAdvisor Ranking #10 of 16 Boat Tours & Water Sports in Picton

Most Recent Traveller Reviews
  • 24 Jun 2016: “Diving with GO dive”
  • 5 Apr 2016: “Absolutely superb wreck diving.”
  • 3 Apr 2016: “Amazing 2 day dive trip at Lermontov…”
  • 26 Jan 2016: “Great diving”
  • 22 Jan 2016: “Scenic drive and excellent wreck dive”

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What makes GoDive a top dive operator

As I am sure you will agree diving is a safe, but challenging recreation. Our goal is to maintain our 100% serious accident free record and to assure you, our valued customers get value for money on any of our tours or courses.

Over the years others have imitated, copied and stolen our ideas, even our name, but none have managed to achieve Go Dive’s reputation, a reputation that brings enthusiastic, satisfied divers back time after time.

Such claims are easy to print; following is why we can honestly make such claims and stand by them to the point where if we do not live up to your expectations based on our claims we will give you a full refund.

  • Only operator to employ full time staff that live locally and have many years of experience diving the wrecks and dive sites of the region, meaning when you will be guided by people who know the sites like the back of their hand.
  • The regions only PADI Course Director and TDI/SDI Instructor Trainer on staff full time.
  • Only operator to have been diving the Lermontov since it sunk and to have logged in excess of 2000 dives on the wreck. Important when you are relying on your guide to get you out from a penetration dive.
  • Only operator in the South Island to offer full Technical and Rebreather support.
  • Only operator to have been awarded a NZ Tourism and Environmental award.
  • Only operator to have 33 years experience in equipment servicing and diver training.
  • Only operator to offer shore based trips to the wreck of the Mikhail Lermontov.
  • One of only two operators in New Zealand(and the only one in the South Island) to offer TDI Advanced Wreck training.

When you dive with us you can be sure you are getting the best available, not some imitation or some one piggy backing off our reputation. Remember to make sure you are talking to GO DIVE Marlborough when booking. We look forward to taking you for a splash with us.


For the Technical diver

Rec Tec Diving : Go DiveWe stock consumables for re-breathers, offer Nitrox and Trimix gas mixing services and TDI training. We also have available for rental twin manifolded steel 12 litre DIN cylinders and 5.5 litre sling cylinders.

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Dive Club Marlborough New ZealandFor regular visitors we have a very popular dive club which offers regular diving at very good rates and internet priced dive equipment. Membership is open to everyone; and we currently have members from Auckland, Aussie, Christchurch, and the UK as well as a large group of locals. GO>>>

Mikhail Lermontov Article :

Hesawyer | Lermontov Article

So Sunday 16th February 1986 saw the Mikhail Lermontov cruising New Zealand’s South island, 735 passengers and crew commanded by Captain Vladislav Vorobyev. She departed Picton for the Marlborough Sounds, under the supervision of the local pilot… Read more >


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Divemaster Scholarships Summer 2016/17

Go Dive has two full time 14 wk Divemaster scholarships available commencing October 2016. These are free of charge to the successful applicants. Contact Go Dive for details

Ande, 2015 SDI Divemaster candidate

Ande, 2015 SDI Divemaster candidate




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GoDivenz SDI, TDI & PADI Diver Training in Picton, Nelson & Kaikoura


As well as daily diving tours, Go Dive offer diver training with both SDI, TDI and PADI in Picton, Kaikoura and Nelson, starting from our very popular 1 day Discover Scuba Diving for the non-diver, and  3 day Learn to Dive courses, plus many other courses right up to and including Instructor level diver training

Situated at the top of New Zealand’s South Island, the Marlborough Sounds are formed by a network of ancient sunken valleys which form a vast waterway consisting of over 3000kms of dive able coastline. Having so much coastline, plus sites in Kaikoura and Nelson gives us a huge variety of dive sites, a real bonus in less than perfect weather as we can always find a sheltered site to dive.