Tulamben Diving Trip on the Liberty wreck
We run our Tulamben Diving Trip from our PADI 5 Star Center in Sanur, and we can organise hotel pickups from any hotel in Sanur, Kuta, Seminyak or Legian.
Tulamben Diving Trip Schedule
Why Choose Two Fish for your Tulamben diving trip
Our Two Fish dive service includes:
- As a PADI 5* Dive Center your safety is our main concern, and our dive equipment is fully maintained.
- We dive in small groups of no more than four guests per experienced dive guide, organised according to air consumption and dive experience. We also like long dives, we just ask you to surface after 75mins or on 40bar.
- Our dive guides are expert guides, PADI Certified Dive and eco-friendly. We operate a no-touch policy.
- We have oxygen and first aid available on every diving trip.
- We have a “wash and store service” – all dive gear is loaded onto boats in the morning, and removed and washed after your diving, so all you need to do is DIVE.
- We organise a hotel pick-up/drop service from/to your hotel giving you a hassle free day that you can enjoy to the fullest!
Having been in Indonesia for more than 20 years we know how to keep you safe
Tulamben Diving Highlights
The main reason that scuba divers travel the world to get to Tulamben is the USAT Liberty Shipwreck, lying just 40 meters from the beach and certainly the most accessible WW II shipwreck that you are likely to dive.
A combination of torpedoes in 1942 and a volcanic eruption in 1963 have caused this great ship to sit in shallow waters. The top sits in just 5 meters and the rest drops away to around 30 meters meaning all levels of diver can experience parts of this wreck, which is festooned with healthy hard & soft corals, sea fans and great barrel sponges.
Lots of marine life also call the wreck their home including Bumphead parrot fish, barracuda, turtles, hard & soft corals, and macro life like pygmy seahorse, nudibranch, scorpion fish, etc.
For the second dive of the day we choose between Coral Garden which also offers macro life, or the Drop Off which is a wall that eventually drops down to more than 70 meters and is covered in sponges and wonderful gorgonian fans.
The famous Liberty is a shipwreck for any diver level from an Open water or a Discover scuba diver to an advanced diver who has hundreds of dives logged. Snappers, Groupers, Barracuda, and occasional visits from Black tip reef sharks are some of the bigger things at the wreck, if you are interested in macro the wreck has Ghost Pipefish, Nudibranchs, Leaf fish and tones of other little critters. With great coral colour and normally good visibility and light the Liberty makes for an excellent photography dive. We normally dive the Liberty first thing in the morning before the crowds arrive from Sanur and Kuta.
Definitely one for the macro enthusiast or photographers this black sand slope has scatter patches of reef and sponge hiding superb macro life. Nudibranchs, multiple species of ghost pipefish, pygmy cuttlefish, frogfish, boxer crabs, seahorses… the list goes on and on. Black sand diving at it’s best.
The Coral Garden at Tulamben is a site that is bursting with life, yet another site that is great for photography. Scorpionfish, Ribbon Eels, colonies of anemones with their resident clown fish along with giant Bumphead Parrotfish and passing Blacktip Reef Sharks are a few of the things that you can see here. An artificial reef has also been created here which comprises of a mix of various Balinese statues all of which attract a lot of life to the reef and makes for a great photo opportunity with your buddy.
The Drop off can be quite an exciting dive with Black-tip Reef Sharks, Groupers, Stingrays and other marine life. It makes for a great wall dive as well a bit of a drift depending on the currents. There is also a chance of seeing Mantas but these are just visitors who pass by now and then.
A steep lava wall covered in corals leads down to a black sand slope at this site between Tulamben and Amed. Black coral and Barrel Sponges abound, with frogfish, nudibranchs, and other critters hiding amongst the reef. Keep an eye out in the blue though as large pelagics occasionally pass the point.
Daily Diving Prices & Package
Daily Dive Trips
|Nusa Penida 2 day-dives||Rp2,410,000|
|Tulamben 2 day-dives||Rp1,800,000|
|Amed 2 day-dives||Rp1,800,000|
|Padang Bai 2 day-dives||Rp1,940,000|
|Candidasa 2 day-dives||Rp2,340,000|
|3rd day-dives all locations||Rp450,000|