Everyone who called the deep ocean their second home by now must have heard the USAT Liberty wreck. This Bali-based American shipwreck is one of the most known wreck in the world, and one of the shallowest to be visited. The USAT Liberty wreck is famous not only among wreck-obsessed divers, but also among the beginners as well. In fact, the ex-World War II Army transport ship is commonly used as the first open water site for beginner divers as it’s so easily accessible from the beach. However, there’s so much to explore on that 120 meters shipwreck and that’s a challenge for the advanced. So if you want more challenge, this deeper part of this wreck diving Bali offers astounding adventure for any divers who are open for it. Here are some important things and skills you need to prepare.
Physical Prep for Wreck Diving Bali
Wreck diving in Bali won’t be like any other diving you’ll find on the island. If you want to explore the deeper part of the famous USAT Liberty, you are going to need some special skills. Deep wreck diving could be strenuous and quite complicated to perform. You will work with dive reels and wreck lines, you will dive amongst a rusty and fragile structure, and you will get heavier air compression. Consider to increase your normal workout before jumping into the deep wreck diving Bali. Get into physical training. Warm up your skills on shallow dives to make sure your computer, dive weight, and everything work properly.
Learn the Site and Its History
Diving into a wreck seems special if you know the history behind it. It brings the whole experience to life. True warship sometimes invokes perplexity of the wartime while sunken cruises might conjure up the grief of the tragedy. Also, you will want to know a detailed layout and landscape of the wreck. Especially if you want to dive deeper into the deeper part. This will help you map you’re the dive plan and know exactly the way in and out.
Have A Dive Light Ready for Wreck Diving Bali
Dive light is essential to almost every wreck dive. Well, you might not need it if you stay at the first three meter of USAT Liberty that’s close to the surface. However, once you decide to descend down, you will need the dive light to have as much visibility as possible. Not only that it helps you navigate the way, having dive light also helps you to appreciate the wrecks and the corals blooming on it better.
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Bring Your Dive Knife
A dive knife is another essential tool that will help you out on a wreck dive. It has multiple times proven useful to free unlucky divers that got caught tangled in fishing nets or lines while exploring the wrecks.
Discuss If You Need a Wreck Line
Usually deep wreck dive would need a wreck line (or wreck reel) to help divers go in and out of a wreck. However, you might need to consult the need of using the line for the USAT Liberty wreck diving Bali with your dive instructor.