Tulamben is located in the heart of Karangasem Regency, with a beautiful underwater life, the best habitats for coral fishes. Tulamben is one of the best Bali diving spots, famous among beginner and professional divers. It offers you a wonderful experience on every dive.
The name of Tulamben comes from the local Balinese word, which means "many stones". It is a reference to the destructive eruption by Mount Agung that has affected this part of Bali. Tulamben Beach is not covered by sand, but is entirely covered by fairly large, and smooth stones.
This beach has a beautiful ambiance, filled with serenity, featured by the amazing underwater view. The underwater scenery can enchant every diver. There are beautiful and colorful corals, caused by the 1963 Mount Agung eruption.
We can find so many tropical fishes at this dive spot, including bump head parrots, sunfish, hammerhead sharks, and whale sharks. Meanwhile, the temperatures of underwater are stable and safe to dive. Therefore, this dive spot is an ideal dive spot for beginners. Tulamben Beach is the best place for diving, because it has flat lagoons and easy to reach the coral reefs from the coastal edge.
Diving at Tulamben Beach will be a great dive experience for you. You’ll be impressed by the shipwreck of USAT Liberty. It lies in the sea bottom near the beach, precisely in 30 meters below the water suface, and roughly 25 meters from the shore. We can reach it only with a short swim from the beach. The highest point of the wreck tops out about 5 meters from the surface. The ship has been torpedoed by the Japanese submarine in 1942 on the sea near Lombok Island. And then, it has been towed to Tulamben Beach on rescue operations.
Furthermore, the big eruption of Agung Mount in 1963 has destroyed most of the eastern side of Bali. The lava had been pushed into the water from the shore. Hence, it became filled with coral and a thousand beautiful fish where we can up see today. Tulamben Beach is also ideal for the honeymooners who celebrate their post-marriage. Because the beach offers the peaceful atmosphere, beautiful sunrise, with the romantic shades and unique scenery of Agung Mounting behind the beach as a backdrop.
Tulamben beach is located at Tulamben Village, Kubu district, Karangasem Regency, about 3 hour-drive from Ngurah Rai International Airport. Since it has been designated as one of the famous tourist destinations in Karangasem Bali, there are a lot of public facilities for the visitors. Such as parking area, hotels, restaurants, dive and snorkeling gear rentals, public toilet, also drink and food stalls.