USAT Liberty Shipwreck
The Wreck of the USAT Liberty rests on its starboard (right) side, just 40 metres from the pebble beach in Tulamben Bay. The ship lies with the bow pointing north on the edge of a very steep, sloping sand bottom. The Liberty is far from intact, yet much of it is very recognizable.
The stern is the shallowest at around 5 metres and easily recognised with its intact rudder. Forward of the stern some of the cargo holds have deck beams still supporting the hull and a little further forward the boilers are easily located. The bow itself is intact, along with the forward gun, but the cargo hold just back from the bow is a twisted mass of metal plates. Maximum depth on the wreck itself is around 30 metres, though the bottom drops well beyond this depth.
The wreck is absolutely alive with critters, from Mantis Shrimps to Mola Mola, from Pygmy Seahorses to Bump head Parrot Fish - this is the ONE dive you cannot miss.
(Copied with permission of Jeff & Dawn Mullins from their book Reef Wreck and Critter - Tulamben.)