Shipwreck dive at the USAT Liberty
Minimum age: 8
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- Dive in warm waters at a legendary WWII shipwreck site
- Perfect for all levels of certified divers
- Discover an incredible array of colourful marine life
- English-speaking certified dive instructor
- All diving equipment included
All about the trip
The USAT Liberty shipwreck is a diving experience suitable for all levels of ability. It is a perfect location for both beginners and experienced divers to enjoy. 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 part of the ship to explore.
The USAT 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 have 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. As with all our sea dives, you will need diving experience in order to participate on this activity.What Wikipedia Says Watch on Youtube
What is included in the price
- Refreshments, 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 will need diving experience in order to participate on this activity.
Please bring ID and your booking reservation. You must have diving experience and be physically-able to swim to do this activity.
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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