Snorkelling at the USAT Liberty and East Bali

Snorkelling at the USAT
Liberty and East Bali

When snorkelling is your thing, swimming above a 120-metre long wreck is a recipe for success.
The USAT Liberty is one of the best snorkelling spots around Bali with lots of marine
life.An afternoon temple visits will complete this relaxing day out.

WHY THIS TOUR?

Love the ocean but not ready to take the plunge deeper into the deep blue sea? Not many spots around Bali qualify as suitable snorkelling destinations based on what can be seen through your mask.

Marine life flourishes only at certain spots, once you know that there is a wreck around within visibility from the ocean’s surface, you can guarantee that you will not be disappointed.

TRAIL ITINERARY

Snorkelling at the USAT Liberty and East Bali

08:30 - 17:00

A private transfer from your hotel from South Bali, East Bali or Ubud to the boat pier in the morning will be the start of a full day of underwater amazement. After arriving at the meeting point, we head out just a short distance away from the fabled Bali beaches to spot on top of the former US Navy transport ship USAT Liberty near Tulamben. This 120-metre ship was sunk during the Second World War and now provides a haven and home for coral, fish and other marine life. The hustle and bustle of what’s happening below the surface will be jaw-dropping once you go through the basics and instructions with a professional snorkelling instructor. If you happen to have a waterproof camera, now is the time to shoot some amazing video or photo of an array of colours and marine life! We head back to shore for lunch at a local restaurant near the beach before we move on.

The afternoon is reserved to touch base with some of the religious monuments of eastern Bali. The Taman Tirta Gangga (or Water Palace) consists of various ornamental pools and ponds, left behind as a legacy by the former Balinese Rajah’s and how they lived. Following a short round around the compound of this water temple, our driver will bring you along the main coastal road where you can see the Nusa Penida Island group. Our day ends at the Pura Goa Lawah (or Bat Cave). Outside being the home of thousands of bats, legends say that a titanic snake wearing a crown has called this home for thousands of years. The shrine and temple in front of the cave entrance provide a spiritual barrier to protect this holy cave from evil. Your guide will elaborately explain the importance of this temple as it is considered one of the nine holy temples on the Island of Gods.

The day comes to an end and, of course, we will bring you back to your resort at designated regions.

THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW

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INCLUSIONS

  • A joint boat transfer with English-speaking assistance on board from selective beaches and regions only (Southern Bali).
  • Land-based excursions at East-Bali are operated on private basis with English-speaking guide
  • Transportation by air-conditioned vehicle with professional driver from and to Benoa Harbour.
  • Snorkelling equipment
  • Lunch is included (food only)
  • All entrance fees and activities, where applicable
  • All taxes and service fees included

EXCLUSIONS

  • Supplements for transfers other than Sanur, Kuta, Seminyak, Nusa Dua, Ubud and customers from any harbour or the International Airport on the island
  • Tours, inclusions of any kind and other services that are not outlined in the tour description
  • Personal expenses such as meals, drinks, tips and gratuities, shopping, portage fees and optional tours, unless otherwise stated
  • Hotel accommodation in the destination of commencement.
  • Compulsory Christmas, country-specific festival and/or New Year dinner at included hotels
  • Single supplement charges for single travelers, where applicable
  • Any airline tickets, visa fees, additional transportation cost from and to the general meeting point
  • Supplements for transfers for customers arriving or departing from any airport or resorts located outside the general pick-up and drop-off locations
  • Hotel expenses of a personal nature, should an overnight be included: this includes mini-bar consumption, laundry, room service, any telephone or other communication cost not mentioned in the program
  • Travel insurance coverage for customers (highly recommendable)

GOOD TO KNOW

  • This tour is operated on private transfer basis from and to the starting point but will join with other customers on the snorkelling trip.
  • Return transfers for this tour apply only / are inclusive for customers staying along South Bali (Sanur, Kuta, Nusa Dua, Jimbaran, Legian and Seminyak) and Ubud. Transfers outside these areas, including any harbour and Bali’s International Airport are excluded. Supplements apply for customers who want to join this excursion outside one of these regions.
  • This tour is not operational during Nyepi Day, Bali’s Day of Silence. The date of this spiritual day changes annually.
  • We will do all possible to comply with any dietary requirements during this excursion; it may not always be possible to confirm your wishes in advance based on the choice of lunch
  • We regret to inform you that this excursion is not suitable for wheelchair users. Guests are advised that some walking is required during this excursion
  • We always ensure that we take the most comfortable ways from the entrance of the sight to the sight itself.
  • We always will make efforts to confirm the exact pick-up time upon reservation. For any operational issues in which are not able to confirm the exact pick-up time in advance, we reserve the right to inform you the day before the departure of the tour.
  • Please note pickup and drop-off services may not be confirmed for customers staying at private residences, apartment complexes, or other non-registered tourism accommodations. Customers may be asked to meet at a nearby hotel for pick-up and drop off.
  • Natural elements of any kind have a destructive effect on electronic equipment. It is the customer’s own responsibility to ensure that any camera, mobile telephone or other device is properly wrapped and protected against these elements. We cannot be held responsible in any way for negligence and/or not following suggestions for any damage related to this.
  • Please ensure that you bring sunglasses, a hat /cap and sunblock with a high SPF factor when traveling with us on this tour – even when it is cloudy, the sunrays still have an immense power.
  • We reserve the right to make necessary changes to the excursion in case of unfavourable weather conditions or situations where we are forced to make alterations to guarantee the safety of our guests.
  • Any boat schedules and routes may be subject to change depending on such unfavourable weather conditions.
  • The protection of the country’s flora and fauna is of immense importance for us. We will not pursue any activities for guests that are not in line with our animal, wildlife and environment protection principles.
  • Recommended to bring: change of clothing (2 sets), towel, swim wear and slippers / waterproof sandals. We strongly advise not to bring any valuables with you as there are no lockers available.
  • It is the responsibility of the customer to provide us with the correct hotel information, should pick-up and drop-off services be included in the package. Any changes in accommodation outside 24 hours will be handled accordingly: changes within 24 hours may be on request.
  • In the event of no-show or change of accommodation without prior consent and confirmation from us within 24 hours may result in the applicable cancellation charges as outlined in the terms and conditions.
  • It is not possible to rent scuba gear during this tour to admire the wreck from up close.

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