Diving Tulamben

The main attraction at Tulamben is the WWII USAT Liberty wreck which is Bali’s most well-known dive site.

Overview: Tulamben

Bali's best known dive site
Rating
Quality 5/5
Visibility (m)
10 - 30 m
Level
Beginner - advanced
Currents
Gentle
Depth (m)
5 - 40+ m
Temperature (°C)
22 - 26
Highlights
The USAT Liberty wreck
Number of dive sites
5
Best time to dive
All year.
Can be difficult Dec - Mar.

About Tulamben

Almost everything in the town of Tulamben is based on diving and that is the main reason most people come here – in particular to dive the USAT Liberty Wreck

Many who want to explore the Tulamben waters choose to stay in the Amed area, half an hour to the south, where the beaches are nicer and there is a little more to do.

Diving Tulamben

The main attraction at Tulamben is the WWII USAT Liberty wreck.

The part of the wreck closest to the shore lays a depth of 5 meters and can be reached with snorkeling gear, while the other of end the 120-meter-long wreck rests at 30 meters depth. The wreck is covered with coral and is now the home of many of Tulamben’s underwater creatures. The US Liberty has plenty of structural holes where you can go exploring and chances are good that you will swim into schools of sweetlips, batfish, unicornfish, and fusiliers.

Tulamben has more to offer than the wreck, including muck diving, wall-diving and reefs well suited for beginners.

Popular dive sites at Tulamben

The USAT Liberty Wreck

You can access the wreck straight from the beach and you will quickly be greeted by the many colorful fish that live in and around the wreck and within its healthy coral. Among them are large sweetlips, angelfish, butterfly fish, batfish, anemone fish, lionfish, scorpionfish, hawkfish, bumphead parrot fish, pufferfish, napoleon fish and Barracudas to name a few. In season you can get lucky and see sunfish. If possible, you should go early, before the crowds are picking up.

The Liberty wreck is a great site for night diving too.

Tulamben Wall

The Tulamben Wall, 500 meters east of the wrecks, starts just a couple of meters below the surface and continues to a depth of 60 meters. Basslets, pufferfish, hawkfish and damselfish are easily spotted along the wall and on a good day you might see one of the Wall’s giant bumphead parrotfish.

Batu Klebit

If you are interested in the larger creatures of the sea you should jump in at Batu Klebit where barracudas, tunas, reef sharks, manta rays and on occasion’s sunfish and hammerhead sharks are known to roam.