Diving - Location Tulamben

Diving Location Information

Tulamben is a small fishing village on the north-east coast of Bali. It is among the most popular dive sites on Bali since the wreck of the Liberty, a US Army Transport ship torpedoed by a Japanese submarine in 1942 lies just off shore. During high-season, up to 100 divers descend to the wreck each day. The wreck lies in shallow water and is considered appropriate for divers of all certification levels. The ship rests in 30 meters of water, is roughly 25 meters from shore and can be reached with a short swim from the beach. The highest point of the wreck tops out about 5 meters from the surface. The ship was torpedoed by the Japanese off the nearby Island of Lombok and the ship was towed to the beach at Tulamben for salvage operations. The 1963 eruption of Mt. Agung, which devestated much of the eastern side of Bali, drove the ship into the water just off shore, where it became encrusted with coral and a home to other sea life. The best conditions for diving here are during October and November, when the weather is generally calm and during the start of southeast monsoon.
(source: wikipedia.org)
Name of diving spot Tulamben
Location North East Coast of Bali, approximately 2.5 hours drive from Kuta
Type of Dives wreck, wall, night, deep, shore, photography
Visibility 12-23 m
Depths 5-35 m
Current mildly
Condition Black sandy slope with 120 meters shipwreck, coral garden and a wall. Uneven footing on the fist-sized black stones of the beach can make entry tricky, especially when there are waves present. It is definitely well worth the effort, though!
Highlights Great snorkeling. Fabulous photographic opportunities. Fantastic full moon night dives. 120 meters shipwreck, huge school of big eyed trevally, and colour contrast with the black sand. Fantastic diversity of marine life.

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