Sunday, January 24, 2010

Scuba Diving in Tulamben, Bali.

The island of Bali has lots of beautiful places to visit, one of them is Tulamben, a premier Scuba Diving location in the eastern part of the island.

Here are some facts about Tulamben that I have quoted from The Jakarta Post :

On Jan. 11, 1942, an American ship USAT Liberty was struck by a Japanese torpedo. Then an American destroyer USS Paul Jones towed it to the shore of a small village of Tulamben to unload its cargo and supplies. The Liberty remained in Tulamben partially submerged in water. 
Then in 1963, Mount Agung erupted and the lava and earthquakes pushed the ship further down into the water, where it rests on the ocean floor parallel to the shoreline.
 
Underwater playground: Scuba diver is seen near the Liberty wreck. Courtesy of Tulamben Wreck DiversUnderwater

A day trip from south of Bali to Tulamben costs €72 (US$105) including equipment, two guided dives, lunch and drinks, return transfer and insurance. Trips from other places like Kuta, Legian, Jimbaran, etc. can also be arranged at an extra cost.

Marine life: Large varieties of tropical fish charm divers in Tulamben Bay, one of Bali’s main dive sites. Given the number of visitors to the bay, protection of marine life is critical.
For those who wants a scuba diving certificate (SSI & PADI), there are diving schools that offer three leisurely days of classes from beginner courses to professional diving.
Besides, tourists can enjoy spa services and scenic spaces. The black stone beaches might not be ideal for beach-bound sunbathers, but the resort pools and decks all are very good.

9 comments:

Dimitry said...

Looks like lots of fun. I live in Pacific NW and I Dive in Olympic peninsula the water is 47 degree, so I just envy the people who dive in worm places.

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H. Nizam said...

Dimitri,

Thank you for dropping by.
You should visit Indonesia where there are so many wonderful places to dive.

umihoney said...

Beautiful pix Nizam..thank you for sharing.We are so lucky to be in a region dotted with beautiful islands and beaches.

H. Nizam said...

Umihoney,

Thank you for the kind words.
Yes we are very lucky that both our countries have beautiful islands and beaches.

lola said...

HM diving interstin- I like it idea but scar me I never dive.

H. Nizam said...

Lola,

Although diving may seems scary but it's interesting. Thank you for your comment.

watsonrodrig said...

At the east end of the beach is the famous Bali dive site of Tulamben Wall. The rocks are offshore and exposed and therefore the scuba diving conditions can be quite challenging. Indonesia offers a myriad of tourism spots to explore and relax in anytime you want. The primary choice for your leisure travel destination site is undoubtedly Bali, a place of timeless beauty and rich in culture and ceremonies. Beaches in Bali offer wonderful scenery.
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H. Nizam said...

Watsonrodrig,

Thank you for explaining the real situation at Tulamben. I really appreciate it.

katty said...

Diving is the most exciting activity You can feel the immensity of the ocean. It's like traveling to another world. unexplained.This blog is amazing and vey interesting.
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