Diving the world famous Mikhail Lermontov wreck since 1986, we have very experienced guides who know the wreck inside and out. We also offer an Inner Sounds Tour out of Picton.

We offer SSI, PADI & TDI/SDI SCUBA Training, technical, retail and logistical support to divers from all over the world.

Mikhail Lermontov Wreck Diving


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Ideal for both RECREATIONAL & TECHNICAL divers.

Outer Sounds Tours

Get in touch as we have upcoming Outer Sounds Tours to christen the new awesome boat we have. We can take up to 10 divers, shower, kitchen and even a divers lift!


Go Dive Bach support with Cougar Line

Out at the Bach and needing a tank filling? Get in touch with us and we’ll get your fills to you through Cougar Line.

Outer Sounds Crayfish Christmas Grab

We’ll be scheduling some Outer Sounds Trips so you good folks can get some Christmas Crayfish. Get in touch and we’ll provide more information on how you can be part!

Recreational Technical

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Go Dive Marlborough, an SSI, 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.

We pride ourselves on our reputation of providing excellent 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.

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.

  • We employ full time staff that live locally and have many years of experience diving the wrecks and dive sites of the region.
  • We offer SSI, PADI Course Director and TDI/SDI Instructor Trainer on staff full time.
  • We have been diving the Lermontov since it sunk and to have logged in excess of 2000 dives on the wreck.
  • We offer full Technical and Rebreather support.
  • We have been awarded a NZ Tourism and Environmental award.
  • We have 33 years experience in equipment servicing and diver training.
  • We offer shore based trips to the wreck of the Mikhail Lermontov.
  • We offer TDI Advanced Wreck training amongst other Technical Courses.


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 >


Upcoming Dives and Courses (click on orange text for details)

When Dive or Course
9th Dec 17 to
31st Dec 18
Emergency First Response Training
28th Dec 17 to
31st Dec 18
Mikhail Lermontov - Two 24 Hour Trips a week
Port Gore
15th Jun 19 to
25th Jun 19
Dive the Wrecks of Truk Lagoon


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.