Diving in Bali – USS Liberty Shipwreck in Tulamben
USS Liberty Shipwreck Scuba Diving in Tulamben Bali
When you think of Bali dive sites, you immediately think of the Tulamben Bali wreck. When diving in Bali, your trip simply would not be complete without seeing the USS Liberty Ship Wreck. Tulamben is well konwn for its great dive sites and is prized for its easy diving and amazing biodiversity. The Liberty was sunk by a Japanese torpedo and ended up being beached close to Tulamben. This was not the end of the Liberty’s drama however as the eruption of Mount Agung in 1963 made the Liberty slip from the beach on to a sand slope beneath the water. Now she is laying on a sandy slope 90° on her side parallel to the shore. Since then, divers from all over the world have visited the Liberty.
Bali Wreck Diving
The wreck itself is about 130 metres long and is at a depth ranging from 5 to 30 metres. The water is exceptionally clear, but we do recommend that you dive either early in the morning or later on in the afternoon as the site can become very crowded. It’s also a great Bali dive site for a night dive if you have the experience to do so. Bring your camera for some good macro underwater photography special shots, or take wide-angle shots of some of the many schools of tropical fish swimming past you.
When it comes to Bali dive sites, the Liberty wreck at Tulamben is a must see. The dive is easy and accessible to every diver. The sea conditions are usually calm and the currents light, with a visibility around15 – 20 meters year round. The high season is from May to September.