We eventually arrived at a small car park where the sign above read “Welcome To Paradise”, which brought a smile to H and I. Phew, have we made it or are we in Heaven?
Coral Garden Navigation skills
All kitted up it was a shore entry to the Coral Garden for H to perfect her Navigation skills while I played with sidemount paraphernalia with new Razor harness configuration, fins and toasty 3mm wetsuit. Post skills it was a easy bimble around the Coral Garden. Plenty of soft corals and fish in soft black volcanic sand with a few nudibranch. Dive time 54 minutes, maximum depth 20M and average depth 8M. Surface temperature 35degC with bottom temperature of 30degC. Visibility +/- 20M.
USAT Liberty Shipwreck
At a maximum 30 metres on her starboard side, her port side some 6 metres below the surface. Dive operators commonly misname the wreck “USS Liberty Glo” and it has also been incorrectly referred to as a Liberty Ship, which were a similar concept of vessel built during the Second World War.
We must have hit rush hour on our way home as 2.5 hours rather than 2 hours to get to Tulambem from Sanur. A long day. Some simple and pleasant ‘check’ dives.