A quaint fishing village located on the northeast coast of Bali, Indonesia, Tulamben lures travelers from around the world to explore the vibrant world that lies beneath the ocean's surface. Tulamben offers visitors a multitude of remarkable scuba opportunities for divers of all experience levels. Just 25 meters off the shore in Tulamben Bay lies the wreck of the WWII USAT Liberty cargo ship, an underwater wonderland and one of Bali's best dive sites. In addition to the Liberty Wreck, there are numerous other dive sites teeming with sealife in or near Tulamben Bay. Divers can expect to see a diverse range of marine life including corals, sponges, sea turtles, sharks, squids, octopus, rare macrolife, starfish, eels, manta rays and of course, hundreds of species of fish.
If you're looking to dive during your visit to Tulamben, you've come to the right place. I am a certified, English-speaking PADI Dive Instructor offering a range of dive trips and courses. A Tulamben native, I have been professionally diving for over 7 years and am extremely knowledgable about the local dive sites. I believe in following the highest safety standards and only use top quality, well-maintained equipment. From training beginning divers to accompanying certified divers, I will ensure that your diving experience in Tulamben is exciting, safe, and memorable. To book your trip or learn more, please send me a message. I look forward to diving with you in Bali!
The prices for dive trips and courses are listed below. Nitrox is included in pricing for those with nitrox certification. If you have any questions or would like to discuss custom dive/pricing options, please contact me.
|Introductory Dive with Pool Training||IDR 665,000|
|Two Beginner Dives||IDR 1,000,000|
|One Dive||IDR 400,125|
|Two Dives||IDR 735,000|
|Three Dives||IDR 1,065,000|
|One Night Dive||IDR 465,000|
|One Dive + One Night Dive||IDR 865,000|
|Two Dives + One Night Dive||IDR 1,200,000|
|PADI Open Water Course||IDR 4,875,000|
|PADI Advanced Open Water Course||IDR 4,225,000|
|PADI Rescue Diver Course||IDR 5,200,000|
|PADI Nitrox Specialty Course||IDR 3,250,000|
|PADI Dive Master Course||IDR 15,000,000|
|PADI Deep Diver Specialty Course|
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Some of Bali's best scuba diving can be found in Tulamben and the surrounding area. Here are a few of my favorite local dive sites:
A historic artifact revitalized into a one of the richest marine environments in the world. Resting 3-30m deep, the Liberty is one of the most accessible wreck dives. The site is covered in corals and home to an incredibly diverse concentration of species including surgeon fish, butterflyfish, sea turtles, barracuda, batfish, nudibranchs, sweetlips, flashlight fish, clownfish, nudibranchs, reef sharks and a huge school of trevally.
An impressive underwater cliffside created by the eruption of Mount Agung in 1963. Colorful corals, gorgonians, and sponges cover this vibrant wall that drops down to 70m. Look closely, and you will find moray eels, mantis shrimp, octopus and lionfish hiding in the many crevices. You can also spot species such as bumphead parrotfish, angelfish, tuna, trevally, triggerfish and pufferfish, in the surrounding waters.
A shallow reef abounding with colorful corals and rare marine life, this is a popular destination for underwater photographers and macro-life enthusiasts. Some of the species you may see include moray eels, ghost pipefish, leaf scorpion fish, shrimps, reef sharks, squid, cuttlefish, nudibranchs and schools of trevally, sweetlip and snapper.
A rock cluster accessible by a 10-15 minute jakung ride, this site features a stunning coral reef that drops steeply to depths of 30-50m. The reef is an excellent place to spot larger pelagics such as stingrays, tunas, barracuda, reef sharks, trevally and occassionally even Mola Molas!
Paradise for macro lovers and underwater photographers. This "muck diving" site is teeming with fascinating and rare little critters such as Harlequin shrimp, seahorses, frogfish, ghost pipefish, mimic octopus, boxer craps, dragonets and a wide variety of colorful nudibranchs.
A sloping reef canvassed with beautiful corals, gorgonians, and sponges. Emerald Bay is located just past Batu Kelebit and must be accessed by boat. This is a quieter dive site and a good place to spot sharks as well as other marine life such as seahorses, garden eels, cuttlefish, wrasse, ghost pipefish, octopus and scorpionfish.
Want to know what awaits you during your dive in Tulamben? Check out these photos from my dives to get an up close look at some of the sealife you can spot at the various dive locations. If you'd like to see more, be sure to view my full photo gallery or watch the videos on my YouTube channel.
Yes. If you are a beginner diver, we will go over basic diving skills and practice various safety techniques prior to your dive. If you are nervous to get directly into the sea, we can start with a pool training.
Each dive typically lasts 45 minutes to one hour, depending on air consumption. If you choose to do multiple dives, you must wait at least one hour between dives.
I typically recommend that customers start their first dive in the morning around 8am; however, this is flexible and can be adjusted to meet your needs. If you would like to get started early, sunrise dives are a good choice as well. Sunset dives and night dives are an exciting option available to certified divers.
Yes, I can arrange for additional divemasters to join us. I always make sure that each diver that is not certified has their own divemaster.
Grab a bite at one of the village warungs (if you're lucky you might catch one of the local bands playing live music), watch the sun rise across the water or set behind Mount Agung, go fishing with a local fisherman, watch how salt is made on the beach, or wander around Tulamben's morning market. Head to the nearby village of Amed (20 minute drive) for additional restaurants, reggae bars, yoga, stand up paddleboarding, sea kayaking tours, and more diving/snorkeling. You can also trek the slopes of Mount Seraya, climb up to Pura Lempuyang mountain temple, take in breathtaking rice terraces around Tirta Gangga, or bathe in the pools at Tirta Gangga water palace.
Yes, there are plenty of places to stay in Tulamben, from basic homestays to oceanside resorts and bungalows. Send me a message if you would like recommendations.
Depending on where exactly you are coming from, the drive to Tulamben should be between 2-3 hours.
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