Located on the northeast coast of Bali, the Tulamben dive site is one of the rare gems of Indonesia. Not only does it offer abundant marine life, it is also home to the USAT Liberty shipwreck. 20 min by road from Amed and about 2:30 hour-boat ride from Kuta, the Tulamben dive site in Bali can be visited on a one-time basis or during a day trip with more than one dive at the site.
Torpedoed by the Japanese army during WWII, the US Army Transport Liberty ship beached on the coast of Bali, before the eruption of Mt. Agung in 1963 threw it back into the water. Sunk on 25m from the shore, it rests in shallow waters only 30m deep making it an easy dive for divers of all experience levels.Ask a Question
With the tip of the shipwreck only 5m below the water, it is a dive site ideal for all levels of experience. Indeed, introductory dives in Tulamben (also known as Discover Scuba Diving) can be done at Tulamben bay and offer an experience of a lifetime in one of Bali’s best dive sites.
The USAT Liberty shipwreck is 125m long and is home to bumphead parrot fish, groups of barracudas as well as many invertebrates such as thorny oysters and giant clams. While shallow corals and coral reefs host a variety of fishes, seasonal encounters with whale sharks, mola-mola fish also known as ocean sunfish, and black-tip reef sharks make Tulamben a world-class dive sites in Bali.