The wreck of the USAT Liberty, just off the beach at Tulamben in the north-east of the island, is Bali’s most famous dive and people travel from all over the world to experience it, so much so that on a really busy day there can be up to 150 divers on the wreck….
So is its popularity killing it and is it still worth diving – or should we just move on and leave it to the backpackers?
In January this year I decided to immerse myself on the Liberty and rather than 1 or 2 dives a day like I normally do on the wreck when I stay in Tulamben, I did 4 to 5 a day for 6 days…
Getting up at 5 so that we could be in the water by 6 everyday and often leaving the wreck in the dark of night.
It was a very interesting experience and I got to know the wreck really well – much, much better than I thought I did! It also made me look back at all my images on the wreck since I first dived it in 1999 to see how it has changed over the years.
I documented the whole thing in an article that is in the latest issue of X-Ray and I have now added several new pages to my site as a kind of “insiders guide to the Liberty Wreck”…
You can download the full article on this LINK – it’s an 8MB file, because of all the graphics.
Alternatively you can check out the new pages and image galleries on my site and here is the LINK to the starting page and then just follow the links.