Tulamben is a small fishing village located on the northeastern coast of Bali, Indonesia, and it is known for its beautiful coral reef and the famous USAT Liberty shipwreck which has made snorkeling Tulamben so popular. The shipwreck is a must visit destination for snorkelers and divers traveling to Bali, and for good reason.
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History of the USAT Liberty shipwreck
The USAT Liberty shipwreck is a 120-meter long cargo ship that was built in the United States in 1918. The ship was used to transport goods and troops during World War II, and was eventually sunk by a Japanese submarine in 1942. The ship lay on the ocean floor for decades before it was rediscovered by a group of divers in the early 1970s.
Today, the shipwreck serves as an artificial reef, providing a habitat for a wide variety of marine life. The wreck is covered in a variety of hard and soft coral, and it is home to thousands of fish, including schools of colorful tropical fish, eels, and even a few species of shark. The wreck is also home to a wide variety of other marine creatures, including octopus, nudibranchs, and sea turtles.
Snorkeling Tulamben at the USAT Liberty shipwreck
Snorkeling at the USAT Liberty shipwreck is a truly unique experience. The shipwreck is located just a short distance from the shore, making it easily accessible for snorkelers of all skill levels. The crystal-clear waters make it easy to see the vibrant coral and the diverse marine life that call the wreck home. The wreck is also home to a wide variety of fish, including schools of tropical fish, eels, and even a few species of shark.
In addition to the shipwreck, snorkeling Tulamben is also home to a beautiful coral reef. The coral reef is home to a wide variety of marine life, including schools of tropical fish, sea turtles, and Black Tip Reef Sharks. The waters here are also known for their crystal-clear visibility, making it easy to see the colorful coral and fish below.
The most popular spots for snorkeling Tulamben are:
- USAT Liberty shipwreck
- Coral Garden
Schedule of the day
The day begins at approximately 7AM with the hotel transfer meeting at the dive center with the team for final preparations, gear check and the day briefing before heading out.
The trip to Tulamben takes approximately 2.5 hours by car starting from Sanur where our dive center is with a return time scheduled for approximately 5PM back at the dive center.
In Tulamben we will be enjoying local food for lunch at our designated restaurant. Lunch is included in the package of the snorkeling Tulamben we provide.
What is included
- All taxes, fees and handling charges
- Transport to Tulamben
- Snorkeling guide ( 4 on 1 group )
- Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected areas)
- Full set snorkeling equipment
- Bottled water
What is excluded
Additional equipment such as but not limited to: GoPro rental, private snorkeling guide, private car, etc.
Frequently Asked Questions about Snorkeling Tulamben
How far away is Tulamben?
Tulamben is located on the east coast of Bali, approximately 2.5 hours away by car from Sanur and 3 hours away from Kuta, Seminyak or Nusa Dua.
Is snorkeling in Tulamben suitable for children?
Yes, snorkelling in Tulamben is suitable for children as young as 5 years old. The general friendly conditions, no currents and great visibility allow children of almost all ages to snorkel in Tulamben.