TULAMBEN BALI

It is Tulamben bay which just like the rest of Bali, is situated in the world’s richest marine biogeographic zone with more than 2500 different species of fish and 700 corals.

Situated on the north east coast, the bay receives very plankton rich water from the major ocean current that moves from the Pacific to the Indian Ocean or vice versa. The wreck, rocky wall and sand slopes provide a wide variety of physical habitats. All of these factors, combined together will explain why the Tulamben bay contains an incredible diversification of the underwater ecosystem.

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The recommended site to dive in Tulamben


Liberty wreck

Offers a first-class wreck dive on the US Cargo ship Liberty. She was torpedoed on February 11th, 1942 and susequently beached at Tulamben where she sat for more than two decades.

In 1963, the erruption of Agung on March 17th sent rivers of lava flowing down and across eastern Bali, taking with it the Liberty to her final resting place.

She now sits on a sandy slope between 3 and 36 m. With almost 40 years of colonization of marine life, the Liberty wreck is a favourite of photographers, marine biologists, wreck afficionadoes and divers alike. Kid friendly! Novice to experienced.

The Wall Tulamben

With such a splendid novelty of a fabulous wreck dive, it's easy to overlook the other treasures Tulamben has to offer.

An impressive wall dive at the South end of Tulamben Bay is a forum in which a colourful seascape of sponge life and coral growth are displayed in all of their magnificence. All of which are a back drop to the drop off into the deep blue abyss where you're likely to find the larger species of open ocean pelagics and marine life. At 30m, the huge gorgonian spanning over 2 meters that marks the corner of the drop off, is the site's definitive landmark and truly a sight to be seen

Coral garden

Between the wreck and the drop-off, the Coral garden is teeming with activity. With such a dense population of various life forms in a compact 200m stretch of reef, you'll find a little bit of everything here. Along with the reef fish you'd come to expect, multiple sightings of not-so-common sea creatures that make the difference between a good dive and something special.

Ribbon eels, lion fish, stone fish, stargazers, leaf fish, octopus and strobing cuttle fish are among the many interesting inhabitants of this reef. And with so many cracks and crevices for invertebrates to seek refuge in, it makes for a great night dive. The Coral garden is shallow and close to shore, so divers enjoy long, easy dives and it makes it a favourite for snorkellers.