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Diving in Tulamben

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Combined with the fact that the three main dive sites offer completely different physical environments, this means Tulamben Bay contains an amazing variety of underwater ecosystems.

The beach is fist-sized black volcanic rock that turns to sand in shallow water. This black sand does not offer the reflective properties of white limestone sand and, combined with the amount of plankton in the water, occupies relatively low visibility (12-25m). But it provides dramatic contrast and brings out the colors of corals, gorgonians, fish and other marine life. The hundreds of macro species that live here blend and contrast beautifully with the sand.

Tulamben Bay is a great place to dive and learn about underwater life.






When to dive in Tulamben

Tulamben Bay, like the rest of Bali, is located in one of the richest marine biogeographic zones in the world. Located on the northeast coast, the bay receives plankton-rich water from the main currents that move from the Pacific to the Indian Ocean.

Great for year-round diving.

However, caution should be exercised during the wet season as tides and visibility can affect site conditions.

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Common marine life sightings for Tulamben

More Information

A small village on the northeast coast of Bali, a 2.5 hour drive from southern Bali.


Time Zone
230 V
Bar (bar)
C, F
English, Indonesian, Irish, Japanese
1st Stage
INT / Yoke / K
Hyperbaric chamber
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