Top Snorkeling and Scuba Diving in Karangasem Regency

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USAT Liberty Ship Wreck

#1 - USAT Liberty Ship Wreck

Bali, Pacific

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The Liberty wreck is Bali’s most famous dive site. Built circa WWI this cargo ship was torpedoed by a Japanese submarine off Lombok. Despite attempts to tow the ship to north Bali it was taking on too much water and so was semi-beached at Tulamben. Over the years anything reusable was removed. In 1963, with the earth tremors from the last eruption of Mount Agung, the wreck slid further down the slope where it still lies (as close to the beach as it can be and still be underwater!). The Liberty lies approximately 30m offshore almost parallel to the beach on the sand slope, and is suitable for all levels of qualification and experience. The wreck lies in depths from 9-30m. The shallowest part of the wreck, where it touches the sand slope, is at 5-10m. Depth along the middle of the wreck averages 16-20m. The lower edge of the wreck is 20-28m (at high tide). The wreck is 120m long, it is quite broken up but you can still see the guns, toilets, boilers, anchor chain, etc. It is a lovely dive site, possibly the world’s easiest wreck dive. You can also snorkel on the wreck - the highest point of the stern is about 4m below the surface. Visibility is usually 18-25m, lower when it has been raining. There is rarely a current present, at most it will be mild. During the 3 days before the full moon, there are usually waves. The air temperature is 25-32 degrees, the water 26-28 degrees. The wreck is very popular with photographers as it is totally encrusted in anemone, gorgonians and corals. The black sand provides an excellent colour contrast for the incredible variety of marine life, which includes a huge school of big-eyed trevally and over 400 other species of fish. You will see just about everything in any Indo-Pacific Reef Guide book if you dive here. The variety is amazing. Night diving on the wreck is fantastic, especially during full moon. You may see Spanish dancers, flashlight fish, and phosphorescence.
Tulamben Drop-Off

#2 - Tulamben Drop-Off

Bali, Pacific

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This site is an old lava flow from Mount Agung, at the east side end of the Tulamben bay. The dive starts off on a steep sand slope with nudibranches, flounders, goby/shrimp sets. At 12m are sponges with many varieties of shrimp, leaf scorpion fish and crinoids, often with attendant ghost pipefish. Continuing round to the east, the slope develops into a reef with very impressive topography, becoming a vertical wall from 15m and descending to below 60m. Visibility is usually 15-20m (due to the amount of plankton in the water). The wall has profuse sponges, corals, black coral bushes, gorgonian fans - at 30m there is a sea fan that reaches 2m in width. You may see white tip and black tip reef sharks, napoleon wrasse, big bumphead parrotfish, some big filefish (including scrawled) and moray eel. Late afternoon is the time to see the wide variety of lionfish. From southern Bali (Kuta, Nusa Dua, Sanur, Denpasar) drive east via Gianyar town, Semarapura and Amlapura. From Amlapura head north to Culik. Tulamben is about 20 minutes from Culik. Resorts are situated on either side of the road in Tulamben. Those on the right run down to the beach. The drive takes about 3 hours.
Tulamben Drop-off

#3 - Tulamben Drop-off

Indonesia, Bali, Tulamben

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Fantastic coral, sponges and fans Tulamben bay, approx 500 meters southeast of the Liberty Wreck; close to the temple. Tulamben Drop-off is also known as Tulamben Wall.
Batu Kelebit

#4 - Batu Kelebit

Indonesia, Bali, Tulamben

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Big pelagic dive site: Tunas, sharks, manta rays, barracudas, sunfishes (if lucky) Southern side of Tulamben. Only 15 min by boat (SE from the Drop Off). Batu Kelebit is also known as Kelebit Rocks.
Selang south

#5 - Selang south

Indonesia, Bali, Gili Selang

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Boomies with acroporas. You are more protected from the current on this side. This is a good place for macro photography. Southern side of Gili Selang islat. Selang south is also known as Waterloo.
Gili Tepekong - The Canyon

#6 - Gili Tepekong - The Canyon

Indonesia, Bali, Amuk Bay

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East of Padang Bai, in front of the Bugbug point. The canyon is on the SW side. Gili Tepekong - The Canyon is also known as Kambing.
Jemeluk

#7 - Jemeluk

Indonesia, Bali, Amed

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Jemeluk Bay is well known for its artificial reef: The "living sea sculptures". It includes a giant baby head, Hindu apsara water nymphs, mermaids, a Balinese barong, some treasure chests and many others sculptures. Jemeluk Bay, east of Amed. To dive the "living sea sculptures", look for a yellow dive buoy in the middle of the bay, dive down from the buoy then continue about 6 meters straight down from the buoy. Jemeluk is also known as Jemeluk Bay, Bay of Amed.
Blue Lagoon

#8 - Blue Lagoon

Indonesia, Bali, Amuk Bay

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Great place for night diving and photography. This is a crowded snorkelling site! Tanjung Sari cape, just south of the Turtle's neck (Tanjung Penyu).
Gili Tepekong - Toilet Bowl

#9 - Gili Tepekong - Toilet Bowl

Indonesia, Bali, Amuk Bay

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East of Padang Bai, in front of the Bugbug point. Toilet Bowl is on the western side of the island.
Mimpang

#10 - Mimpang

Indonesia, Bali, Amuk Bay

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The best part is the southern tip of the reef. Molas and sharks are often seen in this area. Between Gili Tepekong island and Bugbug point, SE of Candidasa. Mimpang is also known as Batu Tiga, Three Rocks.
The River

#11 - The River

Indonesia, Bali, Tulamben

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This is a muck dive. Crinoïds, Sea pens, mimic octopus, ghost pipefish, harlequin shrimp... A must for underwater photographers! In the bay near the temple (before the drop-off).
Coral Garden

#12 - Coral Garden

Indonesia, Bali, Tulamben

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very good for night dives In front of the original resorts (Bali Coral, Porters). Coral Garden is also known as Paradise Reef, Patch Reef, Tulamben Coral Garden.
USAT Liberty Wreck

#13 - USAT Liberty Wreck

Indonesia, Bali, Tulamben

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The USAT Liberty is one of Bali's most famous dive site. USAT Liberty Glo, a United States Army Transport, was built at the Hog Island emergency shipyard in Philadelphia during World War I, but was completed after the November 1918 armistice. Shortly after the U.S. entry into World War II, Liberty Glo was torpedoed and beached on the island of Bali and is now a popular dive site. Hog Island Hull No. 517 was laid down as SS Scooba on June 12, 1918 but by the time it was launched on June 14, 1919 it had been renamed SS Liberty Glo. Delivered to the U.S. Shipping Board on August 2, 1919, she was a cargo ship of 5,000 gross tons and 7,825 deadweight tons, 394 feet (120 m) long and 54 feet (16 m) beam. Liberty Glo was the 36th Hog Islander built and one of twelve built as "Type B" troop carriers. (Liberty Glo was not a Liberty Ship, which were a similar concept of vessel built during World War II.) The redesignated USAT Liberty Glo, remeasured at 6,211 tons, was bound from Australia to the Philippines on January 11, 1942 with a cargo of railway parts and rubber for the war effort when she was torpedoed by Japanese submarine I-166 about 10 mi (19 km) southwest of Lombok Strait. U.S. destroyer USS Paul Jones (DD-230) and Dutch destroyer HNLMS Van Ghent took the damaged ship in tow attempting to reach 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. Liberty Glo was one of 58 Hog Islanders that were casualties in World War II. 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 30 to 100 feet (9 to 30 m) of water, providing one of the most popular dives off Bali. Dive operators commonly misname the wreck "USS Liberty", and it has also been incorrectly referred to as a Liberty Ship, which were a similar concept of vessel built during the Second World War. Source: Wikipedia.org Between 10:00 to 14:00 o`clock it`s very crowded there. Groups of japanese divers arrive at this time with busses. The dive-experience of these divers are very low or less. Early morning and late afternoon dives are very quiet, if you stay in Tulamben. Just SSE of the restaurant. USAT Liberty Wreck is also known as USAT Liberty Glo, Hog Island Hull No. 517, SS Scooba.
Bias Tugal

#14 - Bias Tugal

Indonesia, Bali, Amuk Bay

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Bias Tugal is also known as Bias Tugel, White Sand Beach.
Seraya

#15 - Seraya

Indonesia, Bali, Tulamben

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Slope of rocks and sand. Not very much corals. Lots of small critters (harlequin + other shrimps). Lionfishs, batfish and ribbon eels. Dome-shaped metal structures (Biorock?). By car from Tulamben main road to shore. Seraya is also known as Seraya Secrets.
Bunutan wall

#16 - Bunutan wall

Indonesia, Bali, Amed

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Sandy slope from 5 metres with plenty of garden eels. Deeper some corals and big barrel sponges. 5-10 minutes with Jukung boat from Jemeluk bay.
Pyramids

#17 - Pyramids

Indonesia, Bali, Amed

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Artificial reef made of a number of pyramid-shaped metal structures. Pyramids is also known as Bobo.
Japanese Wreck

#18 - Japanese Wreck

Indonesia, Bali, Amed

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Selang north

#19 - Selang north

Indonesia, Bali, Gili Selang

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Northern side of Gili Selang islet. Selang north is also known as Three Fingers.