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Tulamben Bay, Indonesia: An Introduction

Located on the north eastern coast of Bali and at the foothill of the island’s most important landmark Mt. Agung , home to Pura Besakih, Bali ’s mother temple.

The small village of Tulamben is rather unremarkable at first glance. Its beach is a spread of black sand covered by smooth, fist-size rocks. Like all the north coast villages, there are no lush rice fields here- Mt Agung and the other mountains steal the rain, which come from moisture-laden air that blows in from the south.

What brings people to Tulamben however, is not visible from above water. People come here to dive and explore the fantastic underwater world of Tulamben Bay .


Tulamben Bay, Indonesia: Diving Around the area

Overview:Dives from Tulamben are all from shore, with very easy access even during low tide. This means there are no time constraints so dives can take place from morning until around 10. p.m at the clients complete discretion. Heaven for photographers!!!!!

Tulamben Bay is uniquely situated off Bali and receives very plankton rich waters from the major ocean current that moves between the Pacific and Indian Oceans.

Tulamben is a superb place to do one's open water scuba diving training dives, as the gentle slopes, generally good visibility and variety of sites makes it ideally suited to making those first few dives. A wide variety of sites and conditions also make it great for advanced, specialty training dives and underwater photographers..

Tulamben hosts basically 4 dive sites: The Wreck of the Liberty, Coral Gardens, the Drop Off and Batu Kelebit. Each site is unique in its topography and fish life, all helping to make Tulamben the most popular diving area in Bali.

The bay of Tulamben is characterised by sandy shallows in the central areas alterned by rocks and coral formations, a shallow reef comprising sponges and soft corals and a drop-off bordered by a beautiful and colourful coral reef.

The bay is famous for the presence of the Liberty wreck, lying on its side on a sandy drop. The wreck is around 100 metres long and is easily reached from sandy drop, starting at a depth of 9 metres before reaching a maximum of around 28 metres. The Liberty is vibrantly coloured and offers a delightful setting for photographers, both for wide-angle and macro photography, such as the enormous shoal of jack-fish, wich are always good for a wide-angle shot, the very confident reef fish that allow the diver to swim at close range.

Apart from the wreck the Tulamben Bay is a photographers paradise, offering a wide range of shots, although macro-photography predominates, both in the sandy drops and in the shallow reefs. There are a number of possibilities for photographing wonderful creatures, like brightly coloured nudibranches, dragon fish, the hairy frog fish, harlequin shrimps, boxer crab, leaf fish, blue ribbon eel, moray eel and many others. Another distinctive feature is the cleaning station, found at 24 metres in the sandy drop, on a coral rock around 5-6 metres in length. This rock is inhabited by about a hundred cleaning shrimps and you are bound to meet up with magnificent groupers who let themselves be cleaned by the shrimps. They even hold their mouths open for easier access! Photographers can capture amazing images, but even non-photographers will appreciate the scenery.



Accommodation at Tulamben Bay, Indonesia: Mimpi Resort


Located on the idyllic Northeastern coast of Bali at the foot of Mt. Agung, lies Bali’s premier dive resort, the superb Mimpi Resort Tulamben, with 13 patio rooms, 12 deluxe cottages and 4 ocean view cottages.

All patio rooms are supply with verandah , spacious bedroom, with simple natural details, cool marble floor and high wooden ceiling. The bathroom has an open-air shower with small garden inside. Deluxe cottages and Oceanview, each has its own private garden compound and detached verandha. All rooms are provide with air conditioned , telephone and mini bar.

The resort provide restaurant, with international and traditional cuisine , bar, swimming pool, Spa and Diving centre. Diving World | Diving holidays | Diving in Manado | Indonesia diving holidays | Tulamben Bay |



Tulamben Bay, Indonesia: Programme

Flights can be booked with Singapore Airlines / Silk Air
Departures every Friday/Sunday/Wednesday from London or Manchester .

First /Second Day

Departure from London Heathrow or Manchester to Singapore or Kuala Lumpur , arrival in Singapore/Kuala Lumpur the day after, early morning and immediate connecting flight to Denpasar ( Bali ).

On arrival, transfer with private minibus (approx. three hr) will be provided to the Mimpi Tulamben Resort. Welcome cocktail and accommodation in your reserved room

Dinner and Overnight.

Third to Eighth Day

Half board basis. Entire days dedicated to diving activities, 2 boat dives per day

Per 5 days at Menjangan and unlimited shore diving at Tulamben. Non-divers activities include free use of swimming pool. Spa and choice of excursion programme can be booked at the reception , pricelist available at resorts reception

Ninth Day

After breakfast, the resort will provide transfer with private minibus to Denpasar airport. Departure to Singapore or Kuala Lumpur , arrival and connecting flight to London or Manchester , overnight on board.

Tenth Day

Early morning arrival at your final destination- End of all our services.

The basic travel programme can be extended or amended


Tulamben Bay, Indonesia: Prices

PRICE LIST Per person for season March 2010 to March 2011:

Including flights and airport taxes
Land-based package only
From 1500.00pp
Non diver
From 1240.00pp
Extra day: Diver (includes 2 dives per day)
Non Diver
£ 34.00pp
£ 34.00pp

Price Includes:

All prices are per person – 7 nights accommodation in twin/double room at Mimpi Tulamben Resort-Half board basis- private transfers between Airport and Resort -Diving –Diving package of 16 shore dives including tank, weight belt, porter and guide.

Flights with Singapore / Malaysian Airlines


Single room x day

£ 20.00

Deluxe Cottage x day x person

£ 14.00

Ocean view cottage x day x person

£ 28.00

High season x day Twin/Double/Single

£ 30.00

Single/deluxe/ocean view x day

£ 27.00/55,00

Flights High Season

£ 233.00

Flights Shoulder Season

£ 113.00




High Season: Tulamben 1 st July to 31 st August 2010

21 st December 2010 to 07 th January 2011

Flights High season 1 st July to 31st  August 2010

High season 15 th December 2010 to 05 January 2011







Mimpi 4* resort - Bali's premier dive resort.

7 nights accommodation in twin/double room at Mimpi Resort - FB - private transfers between Airport and Resort.

Included in diver price: Diving package of 16 shore dives including tanks, weight belt, porter and guide.

Land based prices start at £680pp (diver) and £420pp (non-diver).



It’s an equatorial climate. The rainy season goes from November to April and the dry season goes from April to October. Privileged location with a particularly favourable microclimate, the temperature hardly ever drops below 25 degrees whilst temperatures remain constant at around 28 degrees

Flights Singapore Airlines / Silk AirDeparture every Friday / Sunday / Wednesday from London or Manchester.

A passport is required for entry into Malaysia and Indonesia.  It needs to be valid for 6 months beyond your travel dates.

A visa is required for entry into Indonesia and can be acquired upon arrival in Indonesia at a fee.

Diving prices start at £1,500 per diver including flights. Please refer to the detailed prices futher down this page for more information.
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