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The Rangitoto is a great wreck in kelp covered rocks and overgrown with many anemones, soft corals and plants.
|Name Dive Site:||Rangitoto Wreck|
|Depth: ||12-16m (39-52ft)|
|Inserted/Added by: ||go_dive_marlborough|
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The Rangitoto struck a reef off Cape Jackson, New Zealand on November 30th 1873, in much the same area as the Lermontov. She was carrying a large number of passengers from Nelson to Wellington, along with a cargo of mail and Hennessey’s brandy. The Master managed to beach the Rangitoto on the eastern side of Cape Jackson and all passengers managed to make it safely off the ship.
The Rangitoto was an iron steamer and her boiler, propeller and other remains make an interesting dive. The wreck lies in only 12 meters of water and is an easy and enjoyable dive. Visibility is normally around 8 to 10 meters. The wreck of the Rangitoto is within 15 minutes of the Lastingham and 30 minutes of the Lermontov.
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