New wreck diving destination in Bali
We’ve got some exciting news to share with you – it seems like Bali will get a new scuba diving attraction. New wreck diving destination in Bali is coming soon!
Most of keen divers already knows about the famous USAT Liberty Wreck in Tulamben. However it seems that soon it will get a serious competition with a new wreck diving destination. The Indonesian island, Bali, will be enriched with a large new wreck. It’s the frigate, Kri Slamet Riaydi-352. At the moment this is the only official announcement by the Indonesian Navy. We have been informed that the ship will be made available as a new scuba diving wreck destination for this diving region. However that’s all we know for now.
The Kri Slamet Riaydi-352 was built in Netherlands in 1963. and began serving in the Dutch Navy since 1967. In 1987. it set course from the port of the Dutch city of Den Helder to Indonesia, together with the KRI Ahmed Yani-351. Footage above is from the frigate about to dock at the Pelindo III Kotabaru dock, South Kalimantan after conducting a rehearsal of a parade of warships in the Strait of the Sea in commemoration of the Nusantara Day (Djuanda Declaration) December 13, 2014 in Kotabaru.
TECHNICAL DATA KRI SLAMET RIYADI
Weighs 2,940 tons. With dimensions of 113.42 meters x 12.51 m x 4.57 m. Powered by the 2 x Caterpillar CAT DITA 3616 diesel engine, Reintjes WAV 1000 @ 16,000 shp is able to push the boat to speeds of 28.5 knots. Manned by a maximum of 180 sailors.
We are looking forward to some exciting dives at this new wreck diving destination in Bali. As soon as it is submerged we will let you know, so stay tuned! Maybe it is a right time for you to start your PADI Wreck diving specialty and prepare for the grand opening of a new dive site? If so, send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org