Is a small fishing village that became famous in the diving community because of the Liberty Wreck and healthy coral reefs that are scattered in its calm bays.
The Liberty Wreck without any doubt is the most famous dive site in Bali.
It lays in the shallows of Tulamben Bay and is easily accessible from the shore.
It has a total length of more than 100 meters, broken and with few parts of the ship apart. We can find its bow section in only 4 meters of water while its stern is reaching the depths of 28 meters.
Now it is completely covered with soft and hard corals. Many kinds of sponges and gorgonias grow on its sides. The most interesting to see is a big school of jacks that can be found around the wreck.
Fish life here is very good. We can see many schooling fishes like sweet lips , batfish , unicorfish. A lonely barracuda, few groupers and huge morays, plus some interesting macro life that can also be found around the wreck.
It is said to be the safest wreck in the world, making it a great spot for all levels of divers as well as a great night dive on which you can see amazing night life of Bali waters. It is a heaven for photographers.
In the middle of Tulamben Bay, parallel to the shore in its shallow waters stretches healthy reef named by divers coral garden.
By no doubts the most interesting part of this dive is in the shallows where we can find acropora pulchea and lots of anemones which form this reef. The anemone growth is so abundant that we have a feeling of seeing most of the clown fish species of this planet! This dive is also very good place to spot ribbon eels both adults and juvenile, lion fish and with a bit of luck we might spot some groupers and even smaller reef sharks.
In the deeper part we can observe some schooling jacks and fusiliers. Bottom in the deeper part is made of volcanic sand and is covered with big barrel sponges. The usual gentle current that is found in the shallows will push us towards the end of the dive making it very relaxing.
Another easy dive suitable for all level of divers.
It is a name of the fishing spot given by local community. It is not more than 8 min ride by a local jukung boat. Few boulders that break the water indicate the dive site.
Under water they continue as lava flows forming steep walls on each side with white sand in between. From the shallowest point until the depths of almost 50 meters we can find corals.
The shallower part mostly damaged has became a favourite place for the bump-head parrot fishes that come here to feed on the broken coral.
To truly experience this dive site we need to descent deeper than usual thus min advanced certification is required. In these deeper waters we have a chance to spot some pelagic fish like white and black tip sharks, tunas , occasional silky shark or giant trevallys.
This dive site accessible from the shore is on the very west corner the Tulamben bay. Black volcanic sand making the bottom is rapidly becoming a wall which drops down in places to as much as 70 m.
It is a classic wall dive providing us some nice gorgonias and barrel sponges. Highlight of this dive is a big gorgonia that grows on the little platform at 30 m. In the blue we might spot pelagic fishes, bump-head parrot fishes, napoleons and schooling jacks as well as fusiliers. There is no or little current making this dive site our favourite for deep dive specialities.