Dive at Tulamben - Bali

Tulamben Travel Blog

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Map of Bali. My partner took it when we got lunch in one restaurant. This painting was on the wall

Tulamben is a simple village in the north east of Bali Island – Indonesia. It is a part of Karang Asem disctrict. Me my self wasn’t familiar with the name of Tulamben until my partner read it on Lonely Planet as a recommended place for diving. So there were me and my partner..started our diving lesson.

After 2 hours flight from Balikpapan to Denpasar Bali, we should drive for 3 hours to go to the north. Ngurah Rai international airport was down on the south, in the leg of Bali island. 3 hours are interesting as we passed country side with beautiful natural scene.

This is how we learn to dive
Tulamben it self basically is just a village along the beach..you never know unless you dive inside, it isn't that simple..;)

The resort we stayed in was great deal..consider cheap with nice view. It is homey! We stayed in the second floor, which the front view was beach and the back view was mountain Agung, the big volcanic in Bali. Morning call was the kukuruyuk sounds from chicken in the neighborhood. In the perfect time to take nap after diving, we heard the gamelan – traditional Balinese band..I said it was really relaxing. No internet, switch off the cell phone, no TV..out of any technologies.

We took the 3 days open water scuba diving, and explored under water in the next 3 days. Tulamben beach wasn’t a sandy beach, it was rocks! It was coming from the mountain agung volcanic, which is the reason why the drop-off under water became a very nice dive spot. Tulamben has many dive spots, around 10 spots. One of the famous ones is the wreck of USAT liberty. Most of the character in Finding Nemo are thereJ..meet the cute million clown fish, schooling fish, pipe wish, frog fish, nudibranc, many kinds of shrimps, sea hourse, crab, barracuda and few sharks! ..and many more. The corral was beautiful as well. Most people came here for macro photography, which is really nice spot.

" As I dive deeper then look up, i am in the middle of million fishes!"

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Map of Bali. My partner took it wh…
Map of Bali. My partner took it w…
This is how we learn to dive
This is how we learn to dive
view from one hill. Bellow the wat…
view from one hill. Bellow the wa…
The sunny warm weather in the hill
The sunny warm weather in the hill
View from the hill
View from the hill
Another part
Another part
We stay in this nice resort
We stay in this nice resort
View from the back side of the room
View from the back side of the room
We stayed at the second floor
We stayed at the second floor
View from the front balcony
View from the front balcony
Prepare jukung to go diving
Prepare jukung to go diving
Tulamben
Tulamben
The view of resort by the beach, t…
The view of resort by the beach, …
Another view of the resort
Another view of the resort
Officially a diver:)
Officially a diver:)
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photo by: Deats