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Dive in Tulamben Bali

Nyoman Roman Tulamben Bali Dive Master

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!

- Nyoman Roman


Prices

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.


BEGINNER DIVER PRICE
Introductory Dive with Pool Training IDR 665,000
Two Beginner Dives IDR 1,000,000
 
CERTIFIED DIVER PRICE
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
 
DIVE COURSES PRICE
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


Reviews

Take a look at what some of my past customers have said about their experience diving with me.

If you would like to see more, you can find additional customer reviews of me on my TripAdvisor profile.

" I had always wanted to try diving but was also a little nervous. All my fears melted away instantly when I sat down with Roman and he went over the instructions and safety guidelines. He had a perfect mix of professionalism and friendliness. I knew I was definitely in good hands. My friend and I booked two dives but added another as soon as we were finished we loved it so much!"
"My instructor Roman was incredibly patient and informative with me. He made me feel really comfortable about diving for the first time. He is a real professional, and he has so much experience. I did two dives with him, the Liberty ship wreck and the Drop Off. Both were incredible dives, and I saw many different corals and fish. I couldn't be happier with my experience, and it was truly unforgettable."
"Our divemaster Roman was very friendly and fun and as a local knows the sites like the back of his hand. Lots to see on both dives but Roman was especially good at pointing out macro life that as inexperienced divers we would have missed."
"We dove the USS Liberty and the Drop-Off in Tulamben with Aqua Dive Paradise and it was all-around a great experience. Roman is a real pro and safety is clearly key for him. My husband had not dove since his open water test six months prior, therefore Roman took the time to review the basics, a proper briefing and he even verified some skills before beginning the dive. I have had the chance to dive all over the world and can honestly say I have rarely seen someone as thorough as Roman during my holiday dives."
"Our instructor's name was Nyoman, he was a local and spoke good English. He was very systematic at refreshing our skills. A very caring instructor who really makes his customers feel comfortable and is out to give the best experience."
"Nyoman, our dive master was detailed in safety briefing and very friendly. I did two dives with them and on the first, i was slightly nervous. Nyoman made sure that I was comfortable all through the way. With the second dive, I was more relaxed and Nayoman left me to do everything but never left my side."
"We enjoyed everything about our dive with divemaster Roman. The liberty wreck is beautiful and we saw so many different fish and corals thanks to the divemaster. We felt safe all the way through - it was my first shore-dive, so I needed a little extra instruction."

Dive Sites

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:


LIBERTY WRECK

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.

DROP OFF

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.

CORAL GARDEN

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.

BATU KELEBIT

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!

SERAYA SECRETS

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.

EMERALD

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.

Photos

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.

Nudibranch - Tulamben Bali Diving Nudibranch - Tulamben Bali Diving
Mantis Shrimp - Tulamben Bali Diving Mantis Shrimp - Tulamben Bali Diving
Sweetlips Fish - Tulamben Bali Diving Sweetlips Fish - Tulamben Bali Diving
Bumphead Parrotfish - Tulamben Bali Diving Bumphead Parrotfish - Tulamben Bali Diving
Clownfish Anemone - Tulamben Bali Diving Clownfish Anemone - Tulamben Bali Diving
School of Trevally Jack Fish during dive at Liberty Wreck in Tulamben Bali School of Trevally Jack Fish during dive at Liberty Wreck in Tulamben Bali
Longnose Hawkfish - Tulamben Bali Diving Longnose Hawkfish - Tulamben Bali Diving
Nudibranch - Tulamben Bali Diving Nudibranch - Tulamben Bali Diving
Moray Eel - Tulamben Bali Diving Moray Eel - Tulamben Bali Diving
Lionfish - Tulamben Bali Diving Lionfish - Tulamben Bali Diving
Sea Turtle - Tulamben Bali Diving Sea Turtle - Tulamben Bali Diving
Pygmy Seahorse - Tulamben Bali Diving
Starfish - Tulamben Bali Diving Starfish - Tulamben Bali Diving
Surgeon Fish - Tulamben Bali Diving Surgeon Fish - Tulamben Bali Diving
Cuttlefish - Tulamben Bali Diving Cuttlefish - Tulamben Bali Diving
Divers Swimming with Fish - Tulamben Bali Diving Divers Swimming with Fish - Tulamben Bali Diving
Frogfish - Tulamben Bali Diving Frogfish - Tulamben Bali Diving
Emperor Angelfish - Tulamben Bali Diving Emperor Angelfish - Tulamben Bali Diving
Soft Coral - Tulamben Bali Diving Soft Coral - Tulamben Bali Diving
Brown Fish - Tulamben Bali Diving Brown Fish - Tulamben Bali Diving
Sea Grass - Tulamben Bali Diving
Diving the Liberty Wreck in Tulamben Bali Diving the Liberty Wreck in Tulamben Bali
Surgeonfish - Tulamben Bali Diving Surgeonfish - Tulamben Bali Diving
Panda Butterflyfish - Tulamben Bali Diving Panda Butterflyfish - Tulamben Bali Diving
Nudibranch - Tulamben Bali Diving Nudibranch - Tulamben Bali Diving
Nudibranch - Tulamben Bali Diving Nudibranch - Tulamben Bali Diving
Reef Shark - Tulamben Bali Diving Reef Shark - Tulamben Bali Diving
Saddled Pufferfish - Tulamben Bali Diving Saddled Pufferfish - Tulamben Bali Diving
Latticed Butterflyfish - Tulamben Bali Diving Latticed Butterflyfish - Tulamben Bali Diving
Harlequin Shrimp - Tulamben Bali Diving Harlequin Shrimp - Tulamben Bali Diving
Gecko Fish - Tulamben Bali Diving Gecko Fish - Tulamben Bali Diving
Blue Nudibranch - Tulamben Bali Diving Blue Nudibranch - Tulamben Bali Diving
Clownfish in Anemone - Tulamben Bali Diving Clownfish in Anemone - Tulamben Bali Diving
Stingray - Tulamben Bali Diving Stingray - Tulamben Bali Diving
School of Fish - Tulamben Bali Diving School of Fish - Tulamben Bali Diving
Scorpion Fish - Tulamben Bali Diving Scorpion Fish - Tulamben Bali Diving
Coral - Tulamben Bali Diving Coral - Tulamben Bali Diving
Unicorn Fish Eating Coral  - Tulamben Bali Diving Unicorn Fish Eating Coral  - Tulamben Bali Diving
Trigger Fish - Tulamben Bali Diving Trigger Fish Eating Coral  - Tulamben Bali Diving


FAQ

I've never been diving before, can I still go?

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.

How long will the dive last

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.

What is the best time of day to dive?

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.

If there are multiple people in my group, will we be accompanied by additional divemasters?

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.

What other things are there to do in and around Tulamben?

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.

Are there accomodations in Tulamben?

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.

How far is Tulamben from the airport / South Bali?

Depending on where exactly you are coming from, the drive to Tulamben should be between 2-3 hours.

Contact Me

To book a dive or learn more, contact me at:
Email: nyoman@letsdivetulamben.com
Phone/WhatsApp: +62 878-6115-1767
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