Tulamben

A short drive north of Amed lies Tulamben, also famous for diving and snorkelling with the prime attraction here is the huge WW II wreck of a US cargo ship, the Liberty, torpedoed by a Japanese submarine in 1942.

According to locals the Liberty sat on the beach at Tulamben until 1963 when the violent eruption of Gunung Agung toppled it beneath the surface of the ocean where it remains today. Whatever the course of events it now lies 40 or 50 metres offshore and can be seen by both divers and snorkellers.