Scuba diving companies in the lovina area ...
Trip Start Oct 25, 2001
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There are so many diving companies around Lovina, and few divers to fill spaces that each company is trying to under cut eachother for buisness.
The American ship USAT Liberty was torpeodoed 15 miles SW of Lombok by a Japanese submarine and was then towed to Tulamben and run aground.
She lies with her bow pointing North and her stern facing South, at 120m long she is supposed to be Indonesia's best wreck dive.
Luckily the weather held out with clear skies, although it was fairly windy, which did reduce the underwater visability slightly.
This was a beach dive, so as we arrived at the car park a group of Indonesian ladies came running over and carried all of our tanks and luggage (carefully balanced on their heads)over to the beach.
On the first dive i had problems with mask fog, and at first thought i was just poor visability, that was until i cleared the mask and was able to see clearly again!!
We went down to 26 metres, and saw a huge variety of tuna fish, lion fish, clown fish, trigger fish, and a few sting ray's. Growing on the wreck there is a large variety of hard and soft corals as well as a few mini clams.
On both dives i took the underwater camera with me, and took a selection of pics of the wreck. -which i will post once i'm able to.
On the second dive there was a strong current, so we spent most our time swimming through the centre part of the ship as a form of shelter.
Visability was down to about 15 metres.
Overall a really great dive site, and at $40 (inc transport, lunch, equip, dives) it was a offer i couldn't turn down. It was $20 'CHEAPER' than when i dived there 8 years ago.