Scuba diving in Tulamben

One of the most famous dive sites in Bali, Tulamben is most unique for its black sand shore dives, hot waters and most specially the USS Liberty shipwreck. Located on the East coast of the island, Tulamben is reachable by a 2 hours and a half car trip as a beautiful scenic tour. 

Diving in Tulamben is ideal for a full day trip for beginner divers, family trips and because of the easy conditions and low currents it’s also one of the locations we visit during on our the PADI Open Water Course.

The location to choose for shipwreck diving in Bali and macro-photography

High water temperatures of approximately 29 °C / 85 °F – black sand shore dives, the world known USS Liberty shipwreck, always surprising macrophotography and muck diving in Bali.
Standard 2 or 3 dives
Join the 2 or 3 dives day trip visiting the most famous dive sites in Tulamben: USS Liberty, Coral Garden and Drop-off.
Macrophotography and muck diving
Tulamben is the best for macrophotography in Bali. The trip can be achieved through a full day diving or mini safari with overnight stay.
Designed for fun with safety in mind

Read and learn about the dive locations

All dive sites are perfectly suitable
for beginner and uncertified divers.
The USS Liberty shipwreck is the highlight of scuba diving in Tulamben. Hit by a torpedo in WWII and sunk later on after a volcano eruption, it now sits on a sandy slope between 10 meters and 30 meters deep. The shipwreck is approximately 130 meters long with the shallowest part at approximately 5 meters deep and the deepest at 30 meters deep depending on the tide.

The best diving here is early morning or late afternoon, even night dives when the chances are highest for spotting the schooling of Humphead Parrotfish and when the night critters are most visible for divers passionate of underwater macrophotography and muck diving. 
Seraya Secret is among the best dive sites in Tulamben for macrophography and muck diving, perhaps the best in Bali as well. It is uniquely suitable for night dives with a 10 meters deep black sand bottom, experienced divers can lay here for long stretched bottom times. This is a special dive site for spotting the Mimic Octopus in Bali.
Kubu village is the host of two Kubu Reef, two easy dive sites perfectly suitable for beginner and experienced divers alike. the dive begins in a shallow coral garden going down a wall with diverse tropical marine life. Generally the currents are easy which often makes these dive sites relaxing drifts.

Kubu is also providing one main option for shipwreck diving, the artificial dive site Kubu Wreck, a Japanese ship sunk many years ago which now is the preferred location for the PADI Wreck Diver Specialty.
Located east of the shipwreck and west of the famous Drop-off, the dive begins with a gentle slope from approximately 2 meters going down to a maximum depth of 15-20 meters. Coral Garden in Tulamben started as an artificial dive site and is most known for the underwater Buddha statues and other elements laid there by the local villagers.

At the same time, Coral Garden is a good dive site for macrophotography and well suited for beginner divers as well. It features a diverse tropical marine life with surprises almost each and every day: Ghost Pipe Fish, different types of Nudibranches, Common Porcupine Fish. Often, White and Black Tip Reef Sharks pass by.

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 diving in Tulamben

Flexible pricing that scales to your needs

Choose your preferred package or the one that suits you the best
for diving in Tulamben.
Uncertified divers
2 dives
Certified divers
2 dives
Certified divers
3 dives
Billed daily
$140per person
$122per person
$152per person
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Private dive guide
if requested
if requested
Pool training
Full set equipment
Hotel transfer
(Sanur, Kuta, Seminyak, Nusa Dua)
Transfer to Tulamben
Towels, snacks, drinks and lunch
Dive insurance


Be at least 10 years old
No medical conditions: asthma, heart problems,
high or low blood pressure, recent surgeries etc.
Sign the PADI health check and liability release prior to diving

( extra costs apply )

Private Instructor
Dive Computer
GoPRO rental
Underwater Photos and Videos
Professional underwater photography / video session

For certified divers the group ratio is 3 on 1

Maximum 3 divers for one Divemaster / Instructor. This allows us to guarantee safety and fun.
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