Night dive at the USAT Liberty shipwreck
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- Night diving at the USAT Liberty shipwreck is an experience like no other!
- Gorgeous mix of colourful marine life to be seen by torch-light
- English-speaking certified dive instructor
- All diving equipment and underwater-torches included
All about the trip
Diving at night is a visual experience like no other! The USAT Liberty shipwreck is one of those sites which leave you breathless. We can explore it either at night-time or very early in the morning.
You’ll be able to admire the most colourful corals, have a chance to see bump-head parrot fish sleeping, groupers and watch moray eels hunting. Everything shimmers and sparkles in the torchlight, it really is a totally different experience when diving at night.
The shipwreck itself lies between 3 - 35 meters deep and is accessible from the shore via a descent along the sandy bottom.
Inside the ship there are a few corridors that are accessible for more-experienced divers to navigate through. For divers with less experience, the cargo hold is an equally interesting spot to explore.
The U.S.A.T. Liberty was a U.S. Navy cargo ship that was torpedoed by a Japanese submarine in 1942 during World War II. The boat did not sink immediately, it was towed by a Dutch tugboat from the island of Lombok to Tulamben, where it was then beached to salvage what was left of the cargo. The ship remained stuck there until 1963 when the volcano “Gunung Agung” erupted. The resulting tremors and lava flow then pushed the ship into the sea where it has remained to this day.
The biodiversity of the site itself is just incredible. The ship itself is covered in brilliant coral and multi-colored sponges. There are big schools of jackfish, giant wrasse, bumphead parrotfish, moray eels, turtles, barracuda and the occasional black tip reef shark. There has also been frequent sightings of pygmy seahorse, leaf fish, ghost pipefish and frogfish. There really is a lot of marine life to see at the Liberty shipwreck.
The currents at the Liberty shipwreck dive site are generally mild, however, it can be a little more difficult in August because the waves are usually larger at this time of year.
Because tidal conditions change all the time, please contact us directly to arrange the time of your night (or early morning) dive.What Wikipedia Says Watch on Youtube
What is included in the price
- Refreshments are included, such as water, tea, coffee and fruit
- Professional diving equipment which is regularly serviced and tested
- English-speaking certified dive guide
- Round trip transportation from your hotel in Amed or Tulamben
- Underwater photography of you in action
You must have diving experience and be physically-able to swim to do this activity.
Please bring ID and your booking reservation.
You will need to bring your own bathing suit and towel. Dry clothes to change into afterwards are also needed.
Do you have a question or need more information about the activity?
You can reach our European office between 9am and 5pm CET on weekdays and between 11am and 5pm on weekends and holidays.
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