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

Tauch Terminal/Tauch Terminal Resort Tulamben: "Tauch Terminal Tulamben, Bali: USAT Liberty", Aug, 2016,

by Michael Wood, WA, US (Contributor Contributor 14 reports with 10 Helpful votes). Report 9024.

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
Corals 4 stars Tropical Fish For Subscribers Only
Small Critters For Subscribers Only Large Fish For Subscribers Only
Large Pelagics For Subscribers Only

Underwater Photography 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Subject Matter For Subscribers Only Boat Facilities N/A
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
UW Photo Comments In your room. Not many outlets, but I managed for re-charging. ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here

Ratings and Overall Comments 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Accommodations For Subscribers Only Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude For Subscribers Only Environmental Sensitivity For Subscribers Only
Dive Operation For Subscribers Only Shore Diving For Subscribers Only
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ For Subscribers Only
Beginners 4 stars
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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.

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