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The wreck B24 Liberator was an American bomber in WWII and is still intact.
|Name Dive Site:||B24 Liberator|
|Depth: ||14-18m (45-59ft)|
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This American Liberator bomber (B24 Bomber Wreck) from the 307th squadron crash landed in Tomini bay on 3 May 1945 after an engine fire. After skidding along the surface for 50m the plane came to a halt close to Togian Island where it shortly sank. All 11 crew safely abandoned the plane to life rafts.
The wreck is 17m long and 22 meters wide and lies upright facing north west in 22 meters of water. The nose turret and three of the four propellers were lost when the plane crash landed but one remaining propeller is still on the right side wing. Machine guns are still mounted on the rear of the aircraft. Parachute harnesses can be seen inside the fuselage and the pilot and co-pilot's chairs are still in place. All in all the wreck is in excellent condition.
Coral and sponge has encrusted the plane in patches. There are tube and barrel sponges plus colorful sea squirts and tunicates on the wings. Lionfish and scorpionfish have made their homes around the wreck. Batfish hang out at the tail. Large schools of big eye trevally circle above the wreck. Currents are normally mild. Visibility is usually 10-15m but the shallow depth makes this an excellent dive for all levels of diver.
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The Togian Islands are one of the most beautiful areas in Sulawesi The Togean Islands offer scuba divers and snorkelers alike, the unique chance to explore the colorful and still healthy coral reefs of Indonesia. Sulawesi inhabits a unique diversity of marine life. The tropical islands in the center of Tomini Bay, the calmest bay on earth, is a widely undiscovered paradise, boasting hundreds of islands with beautiful tropical white sandy beaches.Black Marlin Diving is located on a rather small island called Kadidiri. With us you can enjoy the peacefulness of a tropical diving paradise. The waters of Sulawesi invite everyone for diving! Once you have been snorkeling in the Togian Islands you will sure fall in love, over and over again, in the beauty of the Indonesian underwater world. Best viewed in Kodak-color and life! Black Marlin Diving offers scuba diving tours around the most beautiful dive sites you can imagine!
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We also wreck diving on a world war II airplane which is still fairly intact! Yo need to see this, this is a great dive site!
|Diving Sulawesi - Black Marlin...|
+62 (0)856 5720 2004
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Togean Islands Sulawesi
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The wreck B24 Liberator, a American B24 bomber from the Second World War, lays almost intact on a 18 meters bottom. The plane was on its way back to its base on Morotai Island (North Mollucas) when an engine went on fire. The pilot managed to alight on the waters of this calm bay. All the crew was safe and went to the land where the local people rescued them. A large school of jacks is always on the spot; shrimps, glass fishes, crocodile fishes.
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