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USS Liberty Shipwreck, Tulamben

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Head underwater to explore a mysterious and evocative dive site at USS Liberty Shipwreck. Torpedoed by Japanese forces during World War II, the ship was towed to the shore at Tulamben where it remained until 1963, when tremors from the eruption of Mount Agung sent the Liberty slipping off the shore. Now the home to a great wealth of marine life, the ship that couldn't catch a break offers an unusual and interesting diving experiences, as you explore the wreck and get up close to its new inhabitants. To visit USS Liberty Shipwreck and other attractions in Tulamben, use our Tulamben vacation planner.
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  • The coral has partly covered the wreck what makes that there is lots of fish (large and small) who live there. We saw the lion, scorpions fish of various kinds, a giant parrot fish, turtles, white tip reef sharks, etc. This is a must do in Bali if you Dove!
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  • Best diving experience for macro lover. This wreck is my most favourite wreck of all. This is my second trip here. Total dives i made here are 5. Four from previous trip in 2015. And one for this time...  more »
  • First context, my two young sons (13 and 10) are newly minted open water divers, we don't have much dive experience, so what I think is awesome (I still squee everytime I see a turtle) will likely var...  more »

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Tulamben remains a small, quiet town built around a single tourist attraction. Still, it offers a number of lodging options. Several budget-friendly bed and breakfasts, hostels, and motels sit on roadside locations, convenient for exploring the rest of the island and ideal for the backpacker. Head along the shore for slightly more luxurious options with better amenities--perfect if you're planning on spending a little longer in Tulamben.
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