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Dive Review of Tulamben Wreck Divers in
Indonesia/Tulamben

August, 2004, an Instant Reader Report by Charles Menbeck, Illinois, USA
Report Number 1626
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
101-250 dives
Where else diving
Florida Keys, Grand Cayman, Bonaire, St. Lucia, Cozumel, Palau, Yap, Truk,
Komodo
Closest Airport
Getting There

		

Dive Conditions

Weather
sunny  
Seas
choppy  
Water Temp
80   to 80    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
2
Water Visibility
40   to 50    Feet  
 
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
?  
 
Enforced diving restrictions  
[Unspecified]  
Liveaboard?
no 
Nitrox Available?
N/A 
What I saw
Sharks
None 
Mantas
None 
Dolphins
None 
Whale Sharks
None 
Turtles
None 
Whales
None 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Corals
  4 stars
Tropical Fish
4 stars  
Small Critters
  4 stars
Large Fish
3 stars  
Large Pelagics
  3 stars
 
 
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
N/A  
Boat Facilities
N/A
Overall rating for UWP's  
N/A  
Shore Facilities  
N/A  
Comments
[None]
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Accommodations
3 stars
Food
3 stars
Service and Attitude
4 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
N/A
Dive Operation
4 stars  
Shore Diving  
5 stars  
Snorkeling
N/A  
 
 

Overall Rating

Value for $$
N/A    
Beginners
4 stars   
Advanced
4 stars    
Comments  
Did a shore dive on the Liberty Wreck at Tulamben on Bali's East Coast.
This is Bali's most popular dive. The history of this vessel dates back to
World War II and in the early 1960's when a major volcanic eruption pushed
it back into the sea. Suited up at the dive shop with the weight belt and
all. Then walked across the road and down a rocky path to the rocky
volcanic beach. The women helpers at the dive shop follow you as they carry
your equipment. They carry the tank by balancing it on their head as they
walk. An eye-opener. Certainly different. The wreck starts about 200 feet
off shore. Sponges and corals were abundant and healthy. Plenty of fish
life too. All your typical common species including new species I haven't
seen before on the macro level. There's a saying that you will discover a
new species on every dive here and I was beginning to believe it. My dive
guide led me on a very efficient profile as this wreck will allow you to
dive between 80-90+ feet all the way up to 10 feet. Lots to see on the
entire profile. Fish aren't fearful of divers as they swim very close. When
doing a safety stop on the sand, many decent sized fish came up very close
swimming in circles around us leading me to believe that people have been
feeding them. A very relaxful dive, worth the 2 hour drive from South Bali.
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