On this page, I will write about Tulamben Liberty Shipwreck, one of the best Bali east coast dive spots. While travelers that visit Tulamben Bali, mostly travelers who love outdoor adventure activities.
Tulamben Bali is one of a small village located on the east side of Bali. Also very well-known as one of Bali underwater world paradise for the scuba diver. If you have a plan to have vacationed in Bali, and love to have advanced scuba diving. Therefore, you gone have this question! Where is the best dive spots in Bali?
Best Place To Dive In Bali
There is three major zone for scuba diving all around Bali island, for advanced scuba dive with a diving license, and there are:
1. The Best Bali East Coast Dive Spots
- Tulamben Village.
- Amed Village.
- Padang Bai.
2. Best Bali South Coast Dive Zones
- Sanur village.
- Nusa Penida Island.
- Nusa Lembongan Island.
3. Best North Coast Dive Zones In Bali
- Pemuteran Singaraja.
- Lovina Beach.
4. Best West Coast Dive Zones In Bali
- Menjangan Island.
However, if you never do scuba dive activity and want to know the best place to learn to dive in Bali, you should go to Tanjung Benoa Nusa Dua. Due to Tanjung Benoa Nusa Dua, have small sea current and the best place to have scuba diving in Bali for beginners. Find out more about Intro scuba dive Tanjung Benoa.
Now there is one activity call Bali Seawalker or Bali ocean walker. Seawalker activity loves by travelers who does not have experience in scuba diving but would like to have the experience of scuba dive. Seawalker activities in Bali located not in Tulamben beach but at Tanjung Benoa beach.
Find out more about Tanjung Benoa Ocean Walker by clicking the link below.
Tulamben Liberty Shipwreck Scuba Diving
If you dive in Tulamben Bali, you will see a shipwreck of the Liberty – US Army transport ship. Now well known as Tulamben Liberty Shipwreck.
This ship hit by torpedoed in 1942, during the world War II by a Japanese submarine. The USAT Liberty ship was affected by torpedoed not on Tulamben, but nearby Lombok island. A rescue operation held, and the USAT Liberty ship towed to Tulamben Beach, Bali. So the shipwreck placement was intended on Tulamben beach, not on underneath the ocean.
So in 1963, the biggest active volcano in Bali, which is Mount Agung, were erupted. The eruption causes devastating damage on the East side of Bali. Due to the eruption of Mount Agung, causes the USAT Liberty ship slide off the beach and goes to the sea. Now the Liberty ship becomes a place for coral life and other sea creature.
As a result, the USAT Liberty wreck now lies about 30 meters deep and for beginner diver with scuba diving license can dive into the wreck. The ship location is about 25 meter from the beach, and you can directly swim to get the area of the shipwreck. However, if you buy scuba diving packages in Tulamben, a boat will escort you to the wreck site. To get the highest part of Tulamben Liberty Shipwreck is just about 5-meter depth.
Best Time To Dive At Tulamben Bali
While the best time to dive at Tulamben, from September to November. The seawater current is relatively calm. When you dive at Tulamben, besides able to see the Liberty shipwreck with coral marine life, also you will see large fish. Most of all, the type fish on this dive site is mola-mola and whale shark.
Most scuba diver, who dive at Tulamben will dive more than one time. Sometimes more than five times. You must be thinking now! Where to stay or is there any accommodation available for rent on close to diving spots! To get accommodation at Tulamben is quite easy. Due to many investors builds a hotel, bungalow, and villas.
Furthermore, Bali does not have public transportation that you can use to get to Tulamben Beach. The best way to get there is by rent a motorbike or get a car rental in Bali. Therefore, if you choose to buy Tulamben scuba dive package, scuba diving operator in Bali, provide free pick up and return transfer. Therefore, if you want to see the map, please click on the link!
Bali Adventure Activities
Besides scuba diving, Bali island also offers outdoor adventure activities such as whitewater rafting trips. There are three rivers use for beginner rafting and there are:
- Ayung River Rafting Ubud.
- Telaga Waja River.
- Melangit River Rafting.
If you want to know more about Bali adventures white water rafting, also want to know more the different on each river rafting. Please click on the link below!