Wreck diving is one of the best and exciting experience of a diver. Aside from the marine creatures that will welcome you under the depths of ocean, wreck ships are one of the best view underwater that is a home of different sea animals and corals. Despite the beautiful wrecks underwater, there are secrets that are about to unleash and be discovered. Read along as these three (3) creepy dive sites will give you goosebumps!
The northern part of Bali has now its own Boga Wreck. It is said that it follows the footsteps of the famous US Liberty Wreck because the Mt. Agung eruption also played a big role in the life and deterioration of the ship. Diving deeper at 13 to 32 meters underwater, divers can already witness its beauty.
Do you know that this huge wreck is an old guard ship that purposely sunk in September 2012? The 150 ton ship wreck is almost intact compared to US Liberty Wreck and it has interesting pieces that makes this ship unique to other shipwrecks. It was said that it was almost 3 months underwater and yet the boat remains empty and untouched with only just ‘implanted’ corals and other algaes and sponges around the boat. It seems like fishes are avoiding the wreck but eventually found this ship rich with marine creatures. Currently, this is now introduce to the public as the new “environmental oasis” and is perfect for skilled divers.
The shallow waters of Japanese wreck site is suitable for a diver’s trip. It is located in Amed and the 20 meter ship was a Japanese patrol ship which sunk in the World War II. But questions are surfacing if it was really a Japanese ship because the only indication they found is the nearly intact Asian style toilet which some people on the past thinks it was from Japan. It is also hard to identify what is the life before the sunken ship and how it ended up skunk at Banyuning. There are times when this site was quite remote and the poor condition of the road along the coast makes it hard for divers.
The present Japanese wreck is now one of the dream destinations of divers and is now a home different species such as Shrimps, Pipefish, and Dragon Fish. It has a depth of 6 to 12 meters and a good visibility of up to 15 to 30 meters.
USS LIBERTY WRECK
This site is one of the most popular wreck sites in the world. What makes it interesting aside from its abundant residents of marine creatures is that it is also rich in stories that makes it interesting among the other shipwrecks.
The US Army Navy was designed for animal transportation. It is a witness to the happenings in the World War I and II which a lot of weird things happened during those times. Stories sparked the controversies of the Israeli fighter jet bombing which ended the lives of 34 American sailors that theories concluded it was done intentionally. Mount Agung is also its worst nightmare as this is the cause of the death of the ship before the incident of torpedoed by a Japanese submarine.
The rich biodiversity of the US Liberty Wreck dive site is one of the best diving destinations in the world. Breathtaking sea creatures will also welcome the divers as they go deeper in the wreck site.
An interesting dive with an interesting stories that makes your heart fast. Go deeper, explore the secrets of these wreck dive sites and be mesmerized with Bali’s dive sites!
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