The USAT Liberty, built in the US as a cargo ship and hastily armed with bow and stern guns, was hit by a Japanese
torpedo during World War II, and intentionally stranded on the rocky beach of Tulamben. Gunung Agung erupted in 1963
and the magma flow pressed the ship back into the sea where it presently rests at a depth of 3 to 29 metres.
Coral has completely covered the wreck, turning it into a new home for an extraordinary number of fish, coral and
invertebrates. Marine biologists estimate that more than 400 species of fish live just on the Liberty ...