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Dive Review of Tauch Terminal/Tauch Terminal Resort Tulamben in
Indonesia/NE Bali, Tulamben

August, 2016, an Instant Reader Report by Michael Wood, WA, US
Contributor   (12 reports, with 4 Helpful votes)
"Tauch Terminal Tulamben, Bali: USAT Liberty"
Report Number 9024
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
Over 1000 dives
Where else diving
Caribbean, Indonesia, Maldives, PNG, GBR, Philippines, Hawai'i
Closest Airport
Denpasar
Getting There
3-4 hour van ride from
Denpasar airport, provided by
the resort

Dive Conditions

Weather
sunny, dry  
Seas
calm  
Water Temp
86   to 86    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
3
Water Visibility
50   to 75    Feet  
 
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
yes  
 
Enforced diving restrictions  
60 minutes  
Liveaboard?
no 
Nitrox Available?
yes 
What I saw
Sharks
None 
Mantas
None 
Dolphins
None 
Whale Sharks
None 
Turtles
> 2 
Whales
None 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Corals
  4 stars
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Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
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Boat Facilities
N/A
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Comments
In your room.  Not many outlets, but I managed for re-charging.
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Food
4 stars
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Snorkeling
N/A  
 
 

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Comments  
I chose to dive a few days prior to my Komodo area liveaboard on the Dewi
Nusantara (separate review) at the Tauch Terminal Tulamben (TTT) resort in
NE Bali in order to acclimate and dive the USAT Liberty.  I landed at 3pm
in Denpasar from Hong Kong on my lovely Cathay Pacific business class trip
from LAX (on Alaska points, best deal in the airline industry).  I had a
little trouble finding my driver from TTT because of the multitudes holding
up signs, but after my holding up a sign with my name on it, he spotted me
and we were off in our air conditioned van.

The main bypass out of town is finally complete since I visited
Denpasar/Pemuteran 3.5 years ago.  It still took us 3 hours to navigate the
windy road with hundreds of cargo trucks, motorcyles and people along the
side of the highway to Tulamben.  I fell asleep for a while given my jet
lag, but was glad I went direct to the resort instead of overnighting in
Denpasar.  We arrived at 6:30pm, where I checked in, unpacked and had a
nice dinner on the water at the resort restaurant.  I put my camera rig
together before going to sleep.

The first dive was the next mor ...
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