USS Liberty Shipwreck
USS Liberty Shipwreck
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5:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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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.
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Demosthenes88
Los Angeles, CA35 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
Dove the wreck twice, freediving during the day and a tank dive at night. Night dive was really nice with flashlight fish (bioluminescence) and a huge Napoleon fish. Let's Dive Tulamben is the dive shop I'd recommend.
Written June 24, 2022
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Vincent D
Hanoi, Vietnam14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022
I did 3 dives just at this Shipwreck incl early morning, night dives and day time dives. I think the best is the early morning dive, while it is so quiet and not many divers around. I felt like experience both night dive and day time dive at one time when the sun rises and you got to see the first lights through the water. It was unforgettable moment. The wreck might be worn out a bit but it was still very impressive, with very diversed marine life around the wreck. I urge you to experience it by yourself.
Written October 17, 2022
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Zimminaroundtheworld
Okinawa Prefecture, Japan1,946 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Solo
I was staying in Amed, mainly to dive the USS Liberty Shipwreck. I booked a tour with Bali Dive Center and the day started early. I am so glad I stayed in Amed and not other cities in Bali as I was done with my two tank dive and back in Amed around 10am. Meanwhile others get back in the evening. So I recommend staying the night near the site. The dive site itself was an adventure. I'd say it was an easy dive. The first dive, we went around the ship and the second dive we had opportunities to go within the ship. The marine life was awesome, especially the garden eels, I've yet to see them that size. I saw a huge grouper as well. Overall, the dive was incredible and highly recommended.
Written January 14, 2024
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Natalie C
Karratha, Australia31 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019
I have done approx. 20 dives on the USS Liberty over a period of 3 years and have loved each one particularly the night dives. Although the site is dived at by many there is always something new to see.
Written March 5, 2020
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Howard S
35 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
Spectacular- easy dive, beach dive 100 feet from beach. Wreck is sitting parallel to the beach, with shallow (stern) on one side and deeper (bow) at other end. Great dive for new divers and advanced. Teeming with fish. Wreck has been there since 60s, so almost looks like a coral reef. Small reef just off the beach, then some sand, then the wreck. We started on shallow stern and then swam around towards now a bit deeper, swam thru cargo hold and came back around, back towards stern and then back to the beach. We had a group of 6, some more experienced than others and 1 new diver doing a resort (learn to dive) class. We all dove together. We used Two Fish Divers. Joe was great and our other dive master as well. And my wife was able to snorkel above us, she doesn’t dive, but was able to follow us the entire dive from above. And she was only 100 feet off the beach. This was my 40th dive and one of the best.
Written October 14, 2023
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Bernardo
Darwin, Australia2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Family
Good diving site with a lot of fish and good deep range suitable for beginners and expert. I dove twice at this site in consecutive days with my family, and we enjoyed both dives. Worth the trip to Tulamben.
Written January 16, 2020
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Scuba Girl
Quebec, Canada55 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
It was our first time diving in Asia and we loved it. It is a shore diving, no need for a boat. The diving itself is on a bottom of back volcanic sand and rubbles. The wreck of the USAT Liverty is filled with overgrown life and corals. Fishes and nudibranchs are everywhere.. We dove it several times, including (really) early morning and night dive. We recommand doing both, since you see different fishes which are hidding during the day.
Written April 12, 2020
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Tracy H
37 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 • Family
Good snorkelling over the liberty ship wreck. Close to shore (about 80-100m from beach) . It’s quite deep but you can still see lots of variety of fish and coral on the wreck. Go in the morning before the current gets strong and a sunny day is best. About a 30 min drive from Amed.
Written January 13, 2023
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CaptainBasu
Kolkata (Calcutta), India170 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2018 • Couples
First of all - Yes, you can dive!
Even if you cannot float in the water or have never even snorkeled in your life, you still can see this amazing shipwreck at Tulamben. In my personal opinion there cannot be a better spot for a first dive.

Secondly, even if you do not plan on it well in advance, you can still decide in the morning, show up at Tulamben and catch the dive!

We decided the previous night, arranged for a car to take us there from Ubud, and on the way Googled - "Dive schools in Tulamben". Several popped up - "Neco Dives Cool" being highly recommended and most of them with five star ratings.

After a few calls and hearing that it was our first time one of them agreed - "Dive concepts". I highly recommend them with all stars if you want to enjoy your first dive. Ask for Trainer "Alex" if he is available.

Some tips based on our experience:-
1. Try staying in Tulamben on the day of the dive. Travelling a lot on this day would be very tiring, as it happened for us. I am totally sloshed right now!!! You can stay in the dorm room or really cheap Pvt double room at Dive Concepts.

2. There are 27diving schools here and they have few of the best trainers. Go for a good google rating before you choose.

3. We reached the Dive Concepts office (Google Map gives you the direction) around half past noon, just in time to catch the afternoon dive at 1pm. If you are later than this chances for a first timer is bleak.

4. Me and my wife, both being new to diving, had to go for the "Discover Scuba" option, which includes a certified Diving instructor to explain and accompany us. Our instructor Alex explained everything we needed to know in about ten minutes before heading out to the sea.

5. The only pre requisite seems to be that you be comfortable in the water. Dont eat too much before the dive, drink less and during the dive try not to ingest sea water. The dive instructor has handled several new-comers with no diving experience, and chances are that he will handle whatever you do underwater. So just be calm and enjoy.

6. The first part of the training session happens close to shore in waist depth water. Make most of this time, ask questions - he will show you how to blow out air from the mask, work with your fins, equalise air pressure in the ears, how to signal "okay" or "Not okay" underwater, etc. Etc. Just be calm for the first 5mins and once you dip your head in the water and start breathing through the mouth, you will be fine and in control.

7. Do not panic. Chances are you might have panicked in deep water in the hotel pool. But that is because of the breathless feeling you have when gasping for air. If you have air in your lungs there is no discomfort under the water. You have a mask with a heavy cylinder full of air on your back!! You wont run out of air.

8. After the training you head off for a first dive in about 6M depth. Once you complete this (about 30/40mins) you come up for a glass of water or a coffee. Shortly afterwards you head straight out for the dive into the USS Liberty.

9. This Naval ship sank during the 2nd world war and has been there few metres from the coast ever since. There are numerous coral formations around it, and extramely diverse animal life allover it. You will see fishes of all colors, corals, star fishes, baracudas, eels which stick out of the ground, etc....and in all this you will be passing though ducts and stiffeners on the hull of a seventy year old ship wreck! That is genuinely amazing!!

10. As a first timer, you will be going to a max of 12m depth which is still well inside this ship's hull. A superb experience to start diving with. The dive instructor stays at arms length and will pull you up if you signal him any signs of discomfort. He will almost always even hold you with one hand. So dont worry at all.

11. Few more things - They provide a locker at the dive office for valuables.
You leave for the beach wearing your swimsuit and only carry your dive gear (including suit) and your Go-Pro camera, if applicable.
Cost of Discover scuba as on date- 700,000 Rp, (i.e. appx 50US$) and if you hire a cameraman it is another 500000 extra. It takes roughly 4hours from the time u reach till the end of two dives.

This was a question I did not get a good answer online, so decided to elaborate. Hope it gives you the required confidence ;)
Written May 12, 2018
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Antonis S
Qatar41 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2017 • Friends
USS Liberty wreck was very easy to be accessed by the shore and side to side accessible.
Exotic fishes can be seen from the shallowest part near the shore.
Fishes observed here among others were:
Eel garden
Cornet-fish
A big grouper
Bannerfish
Blue sea star
Shaded batfish
Neon damshel
Humphead parrotfish
Bluespine unicornfish
plently of corals and more...
Written January 18, 2017
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