Tulamben on the north east coast of Bali is a tiny fishing village which is recognised as a popular diving spot in Bali. The diving in Tulamben was started since the wreck of a vessel called the Liberty, a US Army Transport ship destroyed by a Japanese submarine in 1942. Divers from all over the world have experienced the beauty lying inside and there were up to 100 divers dived each day during the high-season.
Highlights: The wreck is in shallow water welcoming all sorts of divers at any certification level and it is located roughly 25 meters away from the shore and you can reach the spot by a short, normal swim. During the eruption of Mt. Agung in 1962, the ship was driven into the water off shore and it became stuck between the corals and other sea marine life and continued to be encrusted there since then.
The ship is 125 meters long and 17 meters wide and one can easily swim around the wreck and watch its amazing structure. A lot of fish have found shelter in its cargo hold as well.
Best time to dive: The proper conditions to indulge in a beautiful dive lie during the months of October and November. The weather during these months is calm and peaceful. You will be able to swim across the beautiful collection of corals and invertebrates along with large fish species in some seasons.
Diving price range: The cost of diving starts from IDR 1,500,000 for two dives and for equipment rental, you have to pay around IDR 400000.
Location: Jl. Amlapura-Singaraja, Tulamben, Kubu, Tulamben, Karangasem, Kabupaten Karangasem, Bali 80852, Indonesia. You can reach Tulamben by road from South Bali.