Best Diving Spot In Bali – Tumbalen Wreck

Tulamben, Bali is a little village in the northeast coast of Bali, the beach is black sand covered by smooth. Tulamben has become Bali’s most famous diving area and therefore where you are most likely to meet internationally recognize underwater photographers and writers. Tulamben Bay, like the rest of Bali, is situated in the richest marine biogeographic zone in the world, the bay receives very plankton-rich waters from the major ocean current that moves from the Pacific to the Indian Ocean.


The remains of Gunung Agung exploding in 1963 has sent the lava flows along this coastal area. There is a bay here that invites divers to visit this village to explore under water scene. The bay was later known as Tulamben Bay amongst the divers.  There are more than 400 species of reef fishes live on the wreck, which is also visited by perhaps 100 species of pelagic. This is a remarkable number for an area just 120 meters long. On the slack tide is a good time to dive when the nights come.

Dive Vessels depart at least twice daily and snorkelers are welcome to join dive trips if space is available. A total of 16 dive sites exist in the Tulamben region, ensuring a variety of dives from wreck to muck diving. Everyone from 10 year old junior open water divers. Tulamben bay is situated of one the richest marine bio-geographic zones in the world. Coupled with the fact that it boasts what we think is probably one of the best wreck dives in the world this is one site you should not miss during your visit to Bali.

The beach is fist-sized black volcanic rocks that become sand in the shallows. This black sand does not provide the reflective properties of white limestone sand, but Tulamben itself provide a dramatic contrast, which brings out the colours of the corals, gorgonians, fish and other marine life.

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The marine life in Tulamben varies from the occasional sightings of larger pelagics such Mola-Mola (Ocean sunfish), Manta rays, Whale sharks, tuna and other pelagics to the more regular sightings of unusual nudibranch species and seasonal seahorses and pipefish.


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