TOP DIVE SITES IN TULAMBEN - KARANGASEM - BALI

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USS Liberty Shipwreck In 1942 the USS Liberty, a armed cargo ship was hit by a Japanese torpedo. Before it sunk the ship was beached in Tulamben. During the eruption of Mount Agung, 20 years later in 1963, the ship rolled into deeper water and broke at bow and stern. Usually the visibility is good, the water calm and the current low, making this an excellent dive site for all levels. The shipwreck is about 120 meters long and many species live there. The wreck is accessible and can be entered. Blue spotted stingray, napoleon wrasse, hump head parrotfish and huge, swirling balls of big eye jack fish are frequently seen here. All over the wreck you will spot schooling fishes, trevallies and barracudas looking for their next meal and Black tip Reef Sharks patrolling the area. On the sandy part, watch the garden Eels dance and try to spot the giant Sweetlips.


Tulamben Drop Off is a beautiful wall dive. When diving on the top of the wall, you will normally see moray eels, cuttlefish and octopus. Big gorgonian sea fans can be seen, the coral is beautiful, the reef life abundant. When you think your dive has come to an end keep your eyes open and follow the shore line for another minute or so, normally you will see huge groups of jack fish.



Tulamben Coral Garden Between the USS liberty and the Drop Off you can find the Coral Garden. This is an easy, shallow dive which photographers will love, the sun can reach the bottom during the day, and there are many diverse species that are worth having their picture taken. The Coral Garden, as its name already indicates, is an area with abundant healthy coral. Normally you can see a group of 4 to 5 hump head parrotfish grazing the reef, the lionfish and octopus have made their home here. A fantastic way to spend your afternoon.


Seraya dive sites offers harlequin shrimp, frog fish, ghost pipefish and many other critters. Seraya can be found a few kilometers South of Tulamben. This shore dive is unsurprisingly very popular with photographers. and heaven for macro underwater photographers! With a 10 m deep black volcanic sand bottom, you can stay for hours searching for strange small creatures hiding all over the place. Due to the sandy bottom the visibility can sometimes be poor but this doesn’t really affect muck diving! Get your camera ready and enjoy. Seraya (or Seraya secret) is easy diving as there is hardly any current.

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