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Certified Wreck Diving at Tulamben's USAT Liberty from Padangbai

Manggis, Indonesia
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7 hours (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
Mobile ticket
Offered in: English and 4 more
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At a Glance

7 hours (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
Mobile ticket
Offered in: English and 4 more

Description

Experience a different side of Bali’s underwater world with two thrilling wreck dives. Explore the fascinating remains of the USAT Liberty shipwreck, a WWII freighter sunk by a Japanese submarine in 1942,... More
Experience a different side of Bali’s underwater world with two thrilling wreck dives. Explore the fascinating remains of the USAT Liberty shipwreck, a WWII freighter sunk by a Japanese submarine in 1942, with the opportunity to dive up to 29 meters (95 feet). Marvel at the marine life that has taken up residence on and around the wreck, and look out... More
Experience a different side of Bali’s underwater world with two thrilling wreck dives. Explore the fascinating remains of the USAT Liberty shipwreck, a WWII freighter sunk by a Japanese submarine in 1942, with the opportunity to dive up to 29 meters (95 feet). Marvel at the marine life that has taken up residence on and around the wreck, and look out for blacktip reef sharks and turtles. Available only to certified divers, this full-day small-group diving excursion is limited to four divers per instructor.

Highlights

  • Full-day certified wreck diving excursion from Padangbai
  • Enjoy two dives to explore the underwater remains of the USAT Liberty shipwreck
  • Spot colorful tropical fish, blacktip reef sharks and turtles
  • Great
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  • Full-day certified wreck diving excursion from Padangbai
  • Enjoy two dives to explore the underwater remains of the USAT Liberty shipwreck
  • Spot colorful tropical fish, blacktip reef sharks and turtles
  • Great value tour includes hotel pick-up, lunch and all necessary equipment
  • Small-group tour limited to four people per instructor ensures a personalized experience

What To Expect

Summary

The Tulamben's USAT Liberty wreck lies just 50 meters from the beach after being torpedoed by a Japanese submarine while crossing the Lombok Strait carrying (rubber and railway parts) from Australia to the... More
The Tulamben's USAT Liberty wreck lies just 50 meters from the beach after being torpedoed by a Japanese submarine while crossing the Lombok Strait carrying (rubber and railway parts) from Australia to the Philippines. Two US destroyers hitched up to the ship and tried to tow it to the port of Singaraja but the damage was immense and the Liberty was taking... More
The Tulamben's USAT Liberty wreck lies just 50 meters from the beach after being torpedoed by a Japanese submarine while crossing the Lombok Strait carrying (rubber and railway parts) from Australia to the Philippines. Two US destroyers hitched up to the ship and tried to tow it to the port of Singaraja but the damage was immense and the Liberty was taking on a lot of water. The Liberty ship's captain ran the vessel up onto the beach of Tulamben, miles away from safe harbour. For 21 years the Liberty stayed there. Locals of the Tulamben area secured all items of any value on-board including parts of the ship's deck.

In 1963, the Liberty shipwreck was pushed to her present location by the fatal eruption of Bali's Gunung Agung volcano. During this process, the Liberty's hull broke into two pieces. Now it is laying on a sandy slope 90° on its side parallel to the shore. The Liberty's hull faces Tulamben's shore while the shipwreck's deck side faces the ocean.

Bali's famous Liberty has perfect depths for scuba diving, ranging from 2.5 to 29 meters. There are a couple of impressive swim throughs. Be cautious because the structure of the wreck is unstable, year by year parts collapse.

Good growth of encrusting animals cover Tulamben's Liberty wreck. Marine biologists estimate that about 400 different species of reef fish live on the Liberty. On occasion, this site is visited by big pelagic species. Turtles and blacktip reef sharks are a common sight, while many critters find refuge in the Liberty's nooks and crannies.

Groups of 4 divers maximum will be with each professional instructor. This is for your safety and enjoyment. Private guiding is optional.

(8am) Arrive and meet your professional guide and group members. Fill in your paperwork, prepare your equipment and enjoy a complimentary hot beverage.

(8:15am) Hop on the bus to Tulamben. You will enjoy breathtaking views of the Balinese countryside along the way.

(10am) Take your first shore dive on the world famous wreck after an explanatory briefing.

(11am) Have a one hour surface interval between your two dives. 

(12pm) Enjoy your second dive on the 120 meter long wreck.

(1pm) You can have lunch on the beach. The standard lunch box is a Nasi Campur which is an assortment of small dishes with rice. You may also choose a vegetarian option or sandwiches if you request this at least 24 hours in advance.

(2:00pm) Depart from Tulamben for your one hour journey back to Padangbai.

Who should take this Dive?
This trip is for certified divers only. Certification from most agencies including PADI, SSI, CMAS, NAUI, SDI and more are accepted. Please bring your certification with you in order to be able to dive.

What's Included

All necessary equipment
Bottled water
Lunch and snacks
Professional guide
Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only in Padangbai, Manggis and Candidasa areas)
All taxes and fees
Gratuities (optional)
Hotel pickups and drop-offs outside of the Padang Bai, Manggis and Candidasa areas

Departure & Return

Departure Point

Your Padangbai, Manggis or Candidasa Hotel. If no hotel pick up is required please meet at Padangbai Beach.

Departure Time

8am from Padangbai and 8:15am to 8:30am at hotels in Manggis or Candidasa

Before You Book

The fine print

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Evidence of dive certification is required from all divers wishing to participate in a certified dive
  • Not recommended for participants with heart complaints
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  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Evidence of dive certification is required from all divers wishing to participate in a certified dive
  • Not recommended for participants with heart complaints or other serious medical conditions
  • Diving within 48 hours of flying is not recommended. All participants will be required to complete a health
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  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Evidence of dive certification is required from all divers wishing to participate in a certified dive
  • Not recommended for participants with heart complaints or other serious medical conditions
  • Diving within 48 hours of flying is not recommended. All participants will be required to complete a health questionnaire prior to diving. Some pre-existing medical conditions (eg asthma, heart conditions, etc) may prevent you from diving, please consult your doctor
  • All passenger heights weights and shoe sizes MUST be advised at time of booking
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


Product code: 28276P5

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