About USAT Liberty Wreck
This is known as one of the easiest wrecks to dive in the world. The USAT Liberty is a shore dive and lies just 30 meters from the beach. The shallowest part of the wreck is at only 3 meters, allowing even snorkelers to get a glimpse. The wreck bottoms out at 30 meters. Surgeonfish greet you on your entry, and groups of bumphead parrotfish are often spotted, as is great barracuda and many beautiful and colorful nudibranchs.
Depth 15 m · Visibility 10 m
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What to Expect When Diving in USAT Liberty Wreck
The weather is sunny and the visibility is good. When we first go in we were first greeted by garden eels tangling in midair. Soon you will see the big ship covered with corals and fishes. It’s a whole ecosystem of fishes with trouts, puffer fishes, star fishes, Nemo, lion fish, flat fish living in bowl shape corals. Only thing is you need to walk on the rocks before going into the water, which is a bit tricky to walk on when you’re carrying a bunch of heavy gears. Overall it’s a great dive.
Second dive of the day. USAT liberty was an United State Army cargo ship damaged by Japanese submarine during WWW two, then beached at Tulamben beach. It is not the USS liberty ship that was damaged by Israelis during 6 days war in 1960s. At mid-day water was about 30 degrees, with no current. The ship was covers in deep corals, runs parallel to the shore. Lots of fish, sweetlips, yellow mask surgeons. There was one large fish, I think was a sunfish. DM found a few large prawns and lion fish. I kept away from the lion fish. It was amazing to swim in and out the wreck through its many openings. Mesmerising! Saw a bright blue Napoleon fish in the last 10 minutes. DM said they normally only comes out early in am or at night.