About the Location

 

Located in a tiny traditional village on the east coast of Bali, Tulamben is renowned because it hosts one of the most beautiful wrecks in the world: The USAT Liberty.  

We provide day trips to Tulamben from South Bali or anywhere else in Bali if requested. The road trip provides you with a vision of traditional Bali. Along the journey, out of the main tourist area and through some of the most beautiful rice fields, traditional villages and temples, you’ll truly discover Balinese beauty. 

 

Tour dive I Diving spots

Tulamben covers 12 different sites in addition to its famous wreck and with easy access from the beach. Tulamben is recommended for certified or uncertified beginners , macro lovers, underwater photography and wreck lovers.  

The most Popular Diving spots near Tulamben

 

***** Scuba Diving Tulamben I USAT Liberty Wreck*****

The USAT Liberty Wreck is the main reason people take this scuba diving trip to Tulamben in the first place, and it’s even more magnificent than we can describe. If you love taking scuba diving excursions, then you know that the USAT Liberty Wreck is on top of any divers list. There is practically no current, and this area, covered in black sand, attracts all kinds of ocean animals that you can marvel at.

You’ll see everything from reef fish, parrotfish, potato cod to turtles, because the area is rich in biodiversity. It is the ideal diving spot for scuba divers that love meeting a variety of exotic, ocean animals.

The USAT Liberty Wreck is perfect for history lovers that are on a scuba diving trip to Tulamben. If you want to see an artificial reef on a sandy slope “decorated” with a sunken ship, this is it!

Hence, when you are diving on this spot, you’re looking at history. A Japanise cargo boat was enlisted into service in WW2. However, the ship was disabled in January 1942 by a Japanese torpedo, and it was left in Tulamben. By 1963, the local Mount Agung erupted causing the boat to sink. Today, that same boat is transformed into a glorious wreck and artificial reef.

 

According to one of our clients, Nicolas L via Trip Advisor:

“We are a French couple who traveled in Bali in September. We discovered Bali Diving Academy first when we dived with them in Pemuteran. They were very helpful (special thanks to the owner, Noëllie, who took good care of us each time very quickly!) and super friendly. The team in Tulamben is not that big yet, but the quality of the equipment and the service were irreproachable, we had an amazing dive each time!

In Tulamben, we dived two times: first around the huge USS Liberty Shipwreck, and then inside the boat with all kind of colorful fishes. Our guide Made was very invested in making this experience as best as possible (finding the best spots, giving us a lot of explanations, taking pics) and it definitely worked.”

The Tulamben dive trip wouldn't be amazing without visiting the USAT Liberty Wreck dive spot.

 

*****Scuba Diving Tulamben I Coral Garden*****  

Coral Garden is the shallow reef that runs across 150 meters along the middle section of Tulamben beach. If you’re one of those scuba divers that love ocean flora, you’re going to adore this diving spot.

Underwater you’ll see table corals and anemones, sponges and soft corals, intertwined into a beautiful “mosaic” of colors. However, that’s not all; you will also catch a glimpse of blue ribbon eels, cuttlefishes and octopuses. You can even go scuba diving at night because of the gentle current.

This dive site has an abundance of major coral formations, and if you’re looking for unusual animals, this is your spot! Moreover, once underwater, you’ll enjoy the view of small rocks, hard corals or sponges.

However, you don’t have to take our word for it! Instead, you can read the testimony by JHermosa from Los Angeles (via Trip Advisor), and how she and her boyfriend spend their time diving in Tulamben with us:

“ We always do our research when it comes to dive shops, and we were very happy we went with Bali Diving Academy in Tulamben! Our divemaster was Madi, and he was great! Friendly, helpful, accommodating! He was always on time for our pickups. Moreover, when my boyfriend had some ear problems, he was very understanding and accommodating! He also helped me with my gear.

He took us to the Liberty Wreck for early morning and the night dive was amazing - huge humphead parrotfish and not very many people as compared to during the day. We also went to Coral Gardens - it was amazing as we were the only ones there and saw so many different creatures including a shark! The colors were fantastic! From the emails to Madi, all our interactions were positive, and I would highly recommend them! Hopefully, we'll be back!”

A scuba diving trip to Tulamben wouldn't be complete without seeing the Coral Garden.

 

*****Scuba Diving Tulamben I Drop Off / Wall*****

The Drop off / Wall is one of our favorite scuba diving spots to show to our clients. Therefore, the Tulamben dive trip gives you a chance to see it first hand. This dive spot is created from an old lava flow from Mount Agung, and it features steep sand slopes. Scuba divers can enjoy meeting nudibranchs, flounders, ghost pipefish, and goby and shrimp sets.  

However, the real beauty is in the spectacular topography of the reef, which turns into a grand wall that ends in an impressive steep slope. It’s quite easy for beginners to dive here because the current is very slow. If you visit this spot after rain, you can observe the profusion of sponges, corals, black coral bushes, and gorgonian fans.

It’s a dive spot that you shouldn't miss on your scuba diving trip to Tulamben. Once you’re underwater, your eyes will widen with joy because of the variety of colors on the hard and soft corals, fire and table corals, sea fans and sponges. Deep between the rocks, you can observe some beautiful ocean animals.  

You will be surprised by the amazing biodiversity of Tulamben!

Don't hesitate to have a look at our video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K2v8f1-7lD4&t=9s

Day Trip Description

For Certified Divers

Day trip description to Tulamben for certified divers:

07.30 am – 08.00 am

Pickup from hotel in South Bali area (Sanur, Seminyak, Legian, Kuta, Nusa Dua and Denpasar, etc.)

10.00 am – 10.30 am

Arrive in Tulamben

10.30 am – 11.00 am

Briefing and getting ready

11.00 am

1st shore dive

12.30 pm

Lunch

01.30 pm

2nd shore dive

02.45 pm (approx.)

Drive back to South Bali

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Day Trip Description

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