USAT Liberty Wreck
At the time of the United States' entry into World War II in December 1941, USAT Liberty was in the Pacific. In January 1942, she was en route from Australia to the Philippines with a cargo of railway parts and rubber. On 11 January, Liberty was torpedoed by Japanese submarine I-166 about 10 nautical miles (19 km) southwest of the Lombok Strait, near position 08°54′S 115°28′E. US destroyer Paul Jones and Dutch destroyer Van Ghent took the damaged ship in tow attempting to reach Celukan bawang harbour at Singaraja, the Dutch port and administrative centre for the Lesser Sunda Islands, on the north coast of Bali. However she was taking too much water and so was beached on the eastern shore of Bali at Tulamben so that the cargo and fittings could be salvaged. In 1963 the tremors associated with the eruption of Mount Agung caused the vessel to slip off the beach, and she now lies on a sand slope in 25 to 100 feet (7.6 to 30.5 m) of water, providing one of the most popular dive sites off Bali. Shore entry. Water temperature 28-30 degrees all year round. Depth from 3m to 30m.
Divers of all levels
Frogfish, giant barracuda, napoleon wrasse, grouper, bluespotted stingray, bumphead parrotfish, jellyfish, lion fish, scorpion fish, various nudi branch, bat fish, surgeonfish, big sweetlips, etc. It is also a good time to go to the shipwreck in the early morning and you may find 20 bumphead parrotfish at the same time. The night dives can be seen in sight during the day, such as all kinds of camouflage crabs, big lobsters, stone fish, spanish dancers, and small cuttlefish, which will make divers surprised.