Tulamben is a world-renowned little village that lies beneath the foot of Gunung Agung volcano in the Northeastern coast of Bali. Here are 5 reasons why you should dive here:
Good scuba diving conditions
Most dive spots in the village are reachable directly from the coastline that is concealed with volcanic rocks and cobbles. The seafloor changes at a depth of around 6m from rock to sand. You will most probably find very clear water here all throughout the year with generally no or mild north-west flowing currents. In terms of visibility, it can reach up to 40m when you dive at the right time which is from late March until July and the months of October and November but basically, you can dive any time of the year!
Explore the USAT Liberty Wreck
The world famous shipwreck is found just 30 meters from the beach and is accessible to all levels of divers. The wreck is ginormous (120 m) and is an amazing concourse to patrol. You will witness the beauty of soft corals, schooling fishes, and blacktip reef sharks that took over the sunken freight. You would want to dive early in the morning when the wreck is not jammed pack by divers yet!
Take the plunge in the Drop-off
A vertical wall beginning at 15m dropping down to a depth of 60m which then reverts to a steep slope will introduce you to abundant marine life. At 30m, it is guaranteed to see white-tip reef sharks, big Napoleon Wrasse, Bumphead parrotfish, and Moray eels. Visibility in this area is best in the morning usually around 15-20m thanks to the amount of plankton in the water. It is indeed a very rich reef with an easy beach entry for divers.
Macro Photography Delight
Tulamben is one of the havens for macro photographers in the world. Seraya Secrets in the east of the village with the maximum depth of 30m is probably the best to get your macro shots. The slopes with black sand from the eruption and tiny sea plants mark this site generous in exceptional and unique species of creatures. Many types of nudibranchs, crabs, goby, frogfish, shrimp, pygmy seahorse and others will satisfy your photography itch.
Near Hotels and Resorts
The place to stay in will not be a problem in your adventure because there are many resorts that are only a few minutes away from the bay and dive spots. You can personally choose your own room in your comfort that will suit your budget in most cases. Backpackers – fret not, we have the one and only sea-view hostel!
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