Tulamben was a very anonymous fishing village in the dry lands of Karangasem for a very long period. Nowadays, it’s the busiest diving destination in Bali. Since the discovery of the USS Liberty as a diving destination back in the 1980’ies,
USS Liberty Shipwreck
This is the most famous dive site in Bali. The USS Liberty Shipwreck is a 120 meter long shipwreck just 50 meters off the shore in Tulamben. It lies between 10 and 30 meters, with a small part a bit more shallow. This dive site has everything for everyone. It is the easiest wreck dive in the world. The Liberty is covered with coral and has an abundance of fish life around it.
USAT Liberty was a United States Army cargo ship torpedoed by Japanese submarine I-166 in January 1942 and beached on the island of Bali. She had been built as a Design 1037 ship for the United States Shipping Board in World War I and had served in the United States Navy in that war as animal transport USS Liberty (ID-3461). She was also notable as the first ship constructed at Federal Shipbuilding, Kearny, New Jersey. In 1963 a volcanic eruption moved the ship off the beach, and Liberty’s wreck is now a popular dive site.
Your driver will meet you at your accommodation and take you to Tulamben, where your USS Liberty Shipwreck scuba dive experience will take place.
Take your first dive at one of the most famous dive sites in Bali. The USS Liberty Shipwreck is possible to see from 5 meters deep since it lies between 5 and 30 meters deep, with a small part in the shallow. The wreck is 120 meters long and just 50 meters off the shore of Tulamben. This dive site has everything for everyone. It is the easiest wreck dive in the world. The first dive will last around 35 minutes.
When your first dive is complete you can take a rest and enjoy lunch.
The Liberty is covered with coral and has an abundance of fish life around it. It has a few nice swim troughs and for macro lovers there are nude branches, Ghost Pipe Fish, Frog Fish and from time to time Pygmy Seahorses. For the early birds or the Night dive lovers, a school of Bump Head Parrot Fish uses the wreck as their private bedroom. Your second dive will also go for 35 minutes.
After your diving, you will be able to freshen up and take a shower in the open air shower facilities, changing your wet clothes before being taken back to your accommodation.
Around this time you will arrive back to your hotel.
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