Written by visitor blogger Claire Ullah.
Tulamben’s North East coast provides a few of the greatest underwater experiences in Bali. This charming Indonesian village has lengthy been a hub for scuba divers looking for muck dives and shipwrecks, however additionally it is a great spot for apnea freediving and snorkeling.
With fringing reefs hugging its putting black seashores, freediving in Tulamben couldn't be simpler. Its thrilling waters are brimming full of lovely corals, macro critters, plus top-of-the-line wreck dives on the earth! All of which could be found simply moments from the shore.
Should you’re an keen snorkeler or a freediver touring round Bali, make sure to cease in Tulamben to check out these two dive websites!
Liberty Wreck, Tulamben
For a number of the greatest freediving in Bali, look no additional than the USAT Liberty Wreck in Tulamben, which is probably the most well-known wreck dive in Indonesia.
The wreck is roughly 30 meters/98 ft from Tulamben’s black pebble shores. At its shallowest, the ship sits at round 5 metres/16 ft and for those who can maintain your breath lengthy sufficient, exploring its deep caverns, darkish areas and coral coated partitions ought to undoubtedly not be missed.
The Liberty is a whopping 120 meters/393 ft in size and is actually spectacular. Immersed in 1963, each inch bursts with biodiversity. Smooth corals, sponges, gorgonian followers and anemones sweep throughout the ships decomposing edges, attracting a wealth of fish life together with bumphead parrotfish, triggerfish, napoleon wrasse, groupers, sweetlips, butterfly fish and even turtles.
The village of Tulamben sits near Mount Agung, Bali’s semi-active volcano, which means the muck diving alternatives across the Liberty are nice too. In the event you’re a freediver or snorkeler who likes the small stuff it's value scanning the encompassing seabed the place you might come throughout quite a lot of critters together with frogfish, porcelain shrimp, nudibranchs, flatworms, crabs, octopus and extra.
Water visibility on Bali’s japanese shores is superb, particularly for those who plan on diving in Indonesia in August. This implies a transparent view of the shipwreck for apnea freedivers and snorkelers. It has even been recognized for Nusa Penida’s extraordinary Mola Mola to move by these waters every now and then!
Depth: 5-30 meters/ 16-98 ft
Fish life: Wonderful
Coral Backyard, Tulamben
Coral Backyard might be discovered simply alongside the coast from the Liberty Wreck, and is in strolling (and even snorkeling) distance.
From the shore, a mild decline of pebbles and boulders lead right down to a spectacular ‘backyard of anemones’ at roughly Three-5 meters/ 9-16 ft. This spectacular website is house to all kinds of clownfish and anemone species in all styles and sizes!
There's definitely no lack of different fish life right here both. Candy lips, butterfly fish, surgeonfish, porcupine fish and boxfish all frequent the world, making Coral Backyard a vibrant and plentiful dive website to snorkel and freedive.
Scuba divers at Coral Backyard spend nearly all of their time on the outskirts of the reef at depths of round 10-15 metres, leaving the backyard clear and free for freedivers and snorkelers to roam. Because of its calm circumstances, Coral Backyard is the right dive website for newbie freedivers trying to grasp their apnea expertise.
Depth: Three-15 meters/ 9-49 ft
Fish life: Wonderful
Claire Ullah is the co-founder of journey weblog Remote and Afloat and the ocean jewelry model Citrus Reef. Her mixed ardour for journey, snorkeling and diving has taken her on a singular journey to a few of the world’s richest coral reefs and distant tropical islands. Comply with Claire as she charts her experiences each over and beneath the water.