Bali diving Tulamben
Bali diving Tulamben. Tulamben is a small fishing village that became famous in the diving community thanks to the USAT Liberty Wreck. It offer very easy and calm dives with an amazing marine life and also super healthy corals.
USAT Liberty Wreck
Dive in Bali, in Tulamben. The USAT Liberty Wreck is, without any doubt, the most famous dive site in Bali.
It lays in the shallows of Tulamben Bay and is easily accessible from the shore. The wreck is 120 meters long. The bow is located in only 4 meters depth, while the stern reaches depths of 28 meters.
Marine diversity around the Liberty is just incredible. In fact the wreck has become an impressive artificial reef. In truth, it is completely covered with soft and hard corals as well. Therefore, divers can enjoy the beauty of the numerous families of sponges and gorgonias growing out from the wreck. On top, many schools of fish actually live here. For example, jacks, batfish, sweetlips, and unicorn fish can be seen daily. On top, you’ll also have the chance to swim next to barracudas, groupers, humphead parrotfish and also morays. In addition, if macro-life interests you, the Liberty wreck provides many excited critters for you to discover. For instance, leaf scorpion fish, ghost pipe fish and also lots of sea slugs.
It is said to be the safest wreck in the world. Therefore it is a great spot for all levels of divers.
It also offers a great night dive! In truth you can see a completely different marine life. Highlight is humphead parrot fish that come every night to sleep at the wreck. Also it a fantastic show to observe big groupers teaming with moray eels hunting together.
Truth to be said, it is a heaven for underwater photographers.
Diving Bali – Tulamben Coral Garden
Diving Bali – Tulamben. Coral Garden is located in the shallow waters in the middle of Tulamben Bay. Specific, one of the most interesting parts of this dive is seeing acroporas and also multitude of anemones forming the reef. Honestly, the abundance of the anemone growth and the spectacular amount of clown fish species make this dive truly special.
So, what can we see at this site? In fact, you’ll have the chance to spot a great variety of marine life. For example, ribbon eels, lion fish, schooling jacks, and also fusiliers. In addition, with a bit of luck, we can also see some groupers and small reef sharks as well.
It is another easy dive at Tulamben. Consequently suitable for all level of divers.
Bali diving Tulamben: Batu Kelebit
Diving Bali – Tulamben – Batu Kelebit
Named by the local community, this dive site is located only 10 minutes from the shore via jukung. To clarify, a tradicional balines boat. You can recognise the dive spot by boulders breaking the water.
These boulders continue underwater as lava flows forming steep walls on each side of them. In contrast, in the between is a sandy bottom. Corals can be seen from shallow depths all the way to 50 meters. Highlights, are bumped parrotfish in the shallower depths. But, to truly appreciate this dive, one must dive deeper than usual. For instance, at deeper depths, you’ll have the chance to spot pelagic fish such as tunas, white tip sharks, black tip sharks, and also occasional silky sharks.
It is a deep dive, therefore, minimum advanced certification is required.
Drop Off Tulamben
Diving in Bali – Tulamben Drop Off. It is accessible from the show. This dive site is on the very west corner of Tulamben Bay. Black volcanic sand on the bottom is rapidly becoming a wall which drops down in places to as much as 70m. It is a classic wall dive providing us some beautiful and huge gorgonias and barrel sponges as well.
The highlight of this dive is a big gorgonian that grows on a platform at 30 m. In the blue we might spot pelagic fishes. For example, bumped parrotfish, napoleon and schools of jack as well as fusilier fish.
Normally, there is little or no current making this dive site one of our favourite for deep dive specialities.
Below, you can watch this video. A normal day diving at the USAT Liberty Wreck.