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Review of USS Liberty Shipwreck

USS Liberty Shipwreck
Northeast Coast of Bali, Tulamben, Bali, Indonesia
+62 878-6158-5681
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Ranked #3 of 19 things to do in Tulamben
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Owner description: The USS Liberty Wreck is the most famous dive site in Bali. It is also one of the best sunken ship wrecks in the world! If you come to Bali, you absolutely have to dive there The liberty ship was hit by a Japanese torpedo then was beached near Tulamben. In 1963, the eruption of Mount Agung caused the vessel to slip off the beach, and it now lies on a sand slope in 9 to 30 m of water.The wreck is about 130 m long with the shallowest part at about 5 m deep and the deepest on the other side of the wreck at about 30 m deep.
Ulsan, South Korea
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“Okay...”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2012

We visited the shipwreck while in Bali last week. We were actually staying in Ubud and hired a driver for the day to take us to Tulamben. The drive took a little over 2 hours, but it was very pleasant and beautiful.

When we arrived in Tulamben, we were cornered by men renting out scuba and snorkle gear. We are not certified, so we just wanted to snorkle for a little while. We had read masks were cheap to rent, but this guy wouldn't budge below 150,000 rupiah for two. We looked around for others renting but couldn't find anyone. Reluctantly, we rented the masks and a guide for a total of 180,000 rupiah.

The swim out to the wreck is not far. Once we got out there, the visibility was pretty poor. We could see the wreck but not that clearly. Maybe it was because there were so many divers down at the wreck at that time. It should have been clear as it was a beautiful and sunny day at around 10:30 in the morning. We had read to get there before 11:00 for the best visibility. We also saw many fish but nothing to brag about.

After coming back to shore, the guide took us to the showers and told us we could rinse the salt water off. We rinsed, paid and tipped (now I wish I hadn't) our guide, and then he told us we owed 20,000 rupiah for the use of the shower....after he had told us earlier to use them with no mention of payment. I understand bathrooms cost in Bali, but he could have mentioned it before telling us we could use the showers. I consider that trickery.

If you are staying in Tulamben, check it out but don't expect much. If not, don't waste your time.

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“This proves wrecks serve a purpose.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2012

If you dive on the wreck be sure to stay in Tulamben so you can do the early bird dive at 6.30. can be busy during the day.

Visited July 2012
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“Great diving with good viz and plenty of marine life”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2012

Wreck great, marine life excellent and just off shore. Well worth the trip from Kuta / Legian and certainly a lot quieter. R

Visited August 2012
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“Nice and easy shipwreck shore dive”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2012

I've been many times to dive in tulamben shipwreck dive,during morning,day and night dive.This sites is always amazing for me,easy acces,good visibility,fish are abundant and if you start to get bored with the wreck,there are still plenty to see at black sandy bottom around wreck itself.My recommendation is dive early morning and night dive.Spanish dancer are common here,and critters are everywhere.You just keep your eyes looked at everywhere,its just great.But during the day,you'll see a lot of diver as well since its popularity and ease of the sites.Dive here is also cheap,i went there with Paradise diving hotel.

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“Go early”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2012

It is great but I suggest you go as early as possible. It is such a popular dive site it is sometimes more like a shopping mall. Night dive here is fantastic going through all the nooks and crannies with a torch.

Visited July 2012
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