Amazing liberty wreck tulamben

The once-small fishing village of Tulamben has the world famous USAT Liberty to dive on. This large shipwreck lies in shallow water, which since it’s sinking in 1963 has become a fantastic artificial reef, making it a great dive-site for beginners and advanced alike. Divers come from all around the world to see this fantastic wreck with it’s unique atmosphere. It lies at exactly the right depth to promote great coral growth, as it gets gentle nourishing currents, and is untouched by wave movement. The restaurant is on the beach and you can snorkel, so it’s a great day out for the whole family!

Tour Overview :

 
  • Min. :  2 person, available for Group
  • Scuba Diving Trip 
  • 3 Days 2 Nights (5Days, 6Days, etc)
  • Custom / Tailor Made  Itinerary  available
  • Available for Land Tour 
  • Certified Divers Only
  • Tulamben , Karangasem Bali
  • Indonesia

What's included

  • Accommodation 2N with AC
  • Breakfast
  • Return Transport from/to Airport/Hotel
  • Diving 3x Dives Total
  • Weight Belts, Tanks, Guide

What's excluded

  • All personal expense
  • Alcohol, softdrink
  • Tips 
  • Air fare ticket
  • Dive Equipment
  • Lunch & Dinner

Itinerary

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Day 1

Our ground handling team will meet guests at the Sorong Airport and will transfer you to Tulamben, is around 2-3 hours from Airport. If is possible we can do one dive for check dive.

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Day 2

Wake up early in the morning, for breakfast , and for this day, we go for two shore dives near from the resort. The best dive site is Sophie Wreck 

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Day 3

After breakfast & Check out. Our team will be drop off you at your Hotel or Airport.

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Information

TypeReef / Wreck dive
Access2 hours drive from Sanur, shore entry by car
Coral/bottomBlack sand bottom; abundant soft and hard coral of many types on the wreck;
Marine lifeAll tropical reef life and fish also bump-head parrot fish, barracuda, shoals of snappers, and bottom/sand dwellers – ribbon eels, mantis shrimps,
anemone fish etc
Current/conditionsnone to gentle
Visibility10m – 35m
Depth7 – 30m
Experience levelfrom complete beginner to advanced
PhotographyWide angle, macro, snapshot

Key information

  • Prepare for a 2 hour trip through forests and villages to get to Tulamben
  • bring any personal items you wish, anything you don’t need for the diving will be securely locked in the bus
  • there is plenty of shade
  • there are showers in the restaurant and on the beach – bring flip-flops to wear in wet areas
  • the beach is stoney not sandy so open-heel fins and booties are required
  • Snorkeling here is very good over the wreck

Description

The Liberty was a US Army Transport ship (USAT) and built over 130 years ago, and used in both world wars. She was damaged in the second world war, and beached in Tulamben on its way to Singaraja for repairs. The famous eruption of Mount Agung in the early 60s caused her to slide down the slope and turn onto her right hand side, and sink. She now lies on her side just off the beach at Tulamben, with the lower hull now buried in the sand at about 7m, so as you swim over it you can easily mistake it for just part of the beach – until you get to the deck which drops away from you to about 25m, with boilers, deck, structure etc all nicely visible and with a couple of swim-throughs for careful divers. The entire ship is encrusted with coral, making this a true artificial reef, and easily worth 2 or more dives. Night-dives and dawn-dives are beautiful here too, with the coral looking great under torch-light, and many different critters to be found, both on the wreck and in the black sand near it, notably many muck-dive critters and huge bump-head parrot fish which disappear during the day.