The USS Liberty Wreck is the most famous dive site in Bali. If you come to Bali, you absolutely have to dive there – be sure to take a dive with Bali Aqua
USAT Liberty was a United States Army cargo ship torpedoed by Japanese submarine I-166 in January 1942 and beached on the island of Bali. She had been built as a Design 1037 ship for the United States Shipping Board in World War I and had served in the United States Navy in that war as animal transport USS Liberty (ID-3461). She was also notable as the first ship constructed at Federal Shipbuilding, Kearny, New Jersey.
In 1963, the eruption of Mount Agung caused the vessel to slip off the beach, and it now lies on a sand slope in 9 to 30 m of water. The wreck is about 130 m long with the shallowest part at about 5 m deep and the deepest on the other side of the wreck at about 30 m deep.
The wreck is easily accessible from the beach and is also an excellent snorkel site.
The wreck is an absolute underwater wonderland of marine life – schools of trevally, bream, fusilier and anthias mill all over and around the wreck – often following you during the dive. Batfish, large sweetlips, angelfish, butterfly fish and anemone fish (with resident anemones of course) hover under ledges and in crevices. Lionfish, scorpionfish, hawkfish, bumphead parrot fish, pufferfish and coral trout are everywhere – as are the gobies, blennies, shrimps and dottyback out on the sand flats.
Indeed it was amazing experience!!