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USS Liberty

Characteristics of the wreck

11 juin 1942
28 m

Bali Sea
Cargo (1918)


Discover without moderation the Liberty, a 120 m long cargo ship, in Tulamben, north-east of Bali, Indonesia!Built-in 1918 in New-Jersey in the United States, she was requisitioned by the American army during the Second World War and armed with 2 guns.

Unfortunately, during her last voyage, on June 11, 1942, the ship was hit by 2 torpedoes from a Japanese submarine while crossing the Lombok Strait. The ship, taking on water, is towed towards Singaraja. The crews voluntarily grounded the vessel on the beach of Tulamben in order to relieve it of its cargo.

The wreck remains stranded on this beach from 1942 to 1963. Then the eruption of Mount Agun in 1963 caused an earthquake and the wreck slipped underwater, 40 meters from the edge of Tulamben beach, and became a real artificial reef between 6 and 28 meters deep, in the water of 27 to 30°C.

A profusion of fauna such as barracudas, groupers, batfish, angelfish, jacks, garden eels, and nudibranchs make it a must for photographers and naturalists. It is accessible to all levels of divers.

Dive centers


Legend Diving Lembongan
Indonesia  - Nusa Lembongan

Legend Diving Lembongan is located in the main street of the village of Juguntbatu, only 100 meters from the beach, on the island of Nusa Lembongan in Bali. The dive center organizes daily trips to the marine protected area of Nusa Penida which is known as one of the best dive spots in Bali. It is the perfect place to see and dive with manta rays, measuring up to 5 meters in wingspan and feeding on plankton, as well as with Mola mola measuring 3 meters in wingspan and visible rather from June to October. Sharks, whale sharks, and giant trevallies but also many nudibranchs and turtles are also visible. Legend Diving Lembongan offers a personalized service with small groups of divers per guide. It is possible to follow PADI diving courses, from beginner to professional divemaster and instructor (IDC). Rental of high-quality diving equipment, a team of experienced and multilingual instructors. [+]

  • Manta Rays Watching
  • Mola Mola Watching
  • PADI IDC*****
From 17,12 €


Bali Diversity
Indonesia  - Amed

Bali Diversity is located in Amed on the northeast coast of Bali, 2.5 hours drive from the airport, in a quiet location, ideal for relaxation, and for those who want to take a break. It is a popular area with a succession of small bays and black sand beaches, only one and a half kilometers from the famous Jemeluk Bay. The owners are instructors who love Asia and speak many languages between them, having dived all over the world. One is an avid marine biologist and the other is passionate about underwater photography. The dive center has a classroom and a large terrace with a beautiful ocean view, the perfect place to watch the sunset while sipping a fresh fruit juice! Facilities include breaks with coffee, tea, water, fruit, and towels. In the Kubu, Amed, and Tulamben area, diving is mainly done from the beaches. The center has air-conditioned cars with a capacity of 8 people to take divers to sites along the east coast of Bali. If you are diving from a boat, you will embark with your dive guide on a fisherman's Jukung, which has a small capacity of 2 to 4 divers. Amed is a quiet place that has nothing to do with the busy southern part of Bali. The fringing reefs are suitable for swimming, snorkeling, and scuba diving, and nature lovers and photographers alike will enjoy it. In the resort, you stay at Double One Villa for your diving holidays, which is open to the sea with parking spaces available. Enjoy your evenings in Amed's unique village atmosphere where you can meet divers from other parts of the world, in the warungs. [+]

  • PADI Dive Resort
  • Accomodations
  • Popular dive sites
From 31,66 €


Zen Resort Bali
Indonesia  - Singaraja

Zen Dive Bali is located 30 minutes from Singaraja, near Lovina, in the north of Bali, about 3 hours drive from the airport. You are close to the best macro site in Bali, Puri Jati. The resort overlooks the Bali sea, nestled in tropical gardens and engulfed by vegetation. The objective of your stay here is to find yourself in harmony with yourself and your loved ones, in a state of complete relaxation, in a sanctuary of well-being... with the impression of having aged 10 years younger! You are staying in a luxurious villa with refined Balinese traditions, delicious cuisine, revitalizing ayurvedic treatments, daily practice of yoga, meditation, and pranayama. Diving is practiced in a context of plenitude with a different approach to the underwater environment. Zen Harmony Diving offers a synergy between diving, health, yoga, meditation, pranayama, and Ayurveda. Everything is centered on controlled breathing and an orientation towards meditation. You are sensitized to eco-responsible gestures for the protection of the oceans and the world's climate. You are aware that you are doing your part and that sustainable development is necessary for mankind and the environment. These stays are adapted to divers looking for different approaches from the world to the West and who want to progress with Ayurveda, Chinese medicine, herbal medicine, and shamanic practices, in a beautiful harmony between body and mind. This approach considers the whole human being as a whole rather than the functioning of each part of the body individually, according to the concepts developed by Dr. Mahendra Shah. [+]

  • Yoga and Diving
  • House Reef
  • Friendly atmosphere
From 896,70 €


Bambu Divers
Indonesia  - Candidasa

Bambu Divers is located in the center of Candidasa village, 1.5 hours from Denpasar airport, east of Bali. The dive centre is inside the Pondok Bambu Seaside Bungalows, a small bungalow complex allowing you to stay on-site in the middle of a garden by the sea. The rooms have ceiling fans, a bathroom, and a small terrace. The bungalows are equipped with air conditioning and fan, a mini bar, shower with hot and cold water, and satellite TV. The swimming pool and restaurant open onto the sea. Explorations are possible to Amed and Tulamben for diving from the shore, with an air-conditioned Daihatsu bus taking you there. To get to Amuk bay, you can board the traditional boat Michel de Ruyter directly from the dive center. And of course, day trips are offered to Nusa Penida for memorable encounters with manta rays and molas molas! Nitrox diving is not offered here. [+]

  • Accomodations
  • Different diving area
  • Diverse Diving Area
From 29,64 €


Tauch Terminal Resort Tulamben & Spa
Indonesia  - Tulamben

The Tauch Terminal Resort Tulamben & Spa is located slightly off-center from the center of the village of Tulamben. This small resort, which is absolutely suitable for divers, has the advantage of having a beach from which you can dive and snorkel. The diving center is adjacent to the hotel. Here you will find good quality equipment and very professional service. This resort is the perfect place to take a break for a few days. Enjoy the early morning and late evening dives on the Liberty wreck before hordes of divers from all over Bali rush in! Consisting of small bungalows with large, well-equipped, and spacious rooms, the place is also ideal for families and groups. The garden and swimming pool are superb with plenty of sun loungers and massage corners. A beautiful swimming pool opens out onto the black sandy beach. The spa is modern and allows you to relax on your way back from your diving day. There is a small restaurant on site. You can watch the sunrise over Mount Agung every morning! [+]

  • Located close to the dive sites
  • Accomodations
  • No equipment carrying
From 55,00 €


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