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Dive Review of Tulamben Wreck Divers in
Indonesia/Tulamben

Tulamben Wreck Divers, Aug, 2004,

by Charles Menbeck, Illinois, USA . Report 1626.

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
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
UW Photo 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
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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