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The Best Dive Center in Tulamben, Bali, Indonesia
The Best Dive Center in Tulamben, Bali, Indonesia
We are a PADI Dive Center located just onshore from the world famous USAT Liberty ship wreck, one of the best wreck dives in Indonesia. We offer diving, snorkeling and accommodations just steps away from the wreck site. Our local, professional guides will take you to the best dives available in the Tulamben area.
Aqua Dive Paradise is a small dive center with an attached homestay. The Divers that want the best experience come dive with us and they keep coming back. Come join our dive family!
Our staff are all expertly trained Bali locals expertly here for your safety and enjoyment.
The USAT Liberty was a United States Army transport ship torpedoed by a Japanese submarine in 1942. It is one of the best wreck dives available in the world!
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There are about 15 unique dive locations accessible from Tulamben. Plenty to keep you busy!
We offer reasonable rates for single dives, dive packages, and courses. Find out which is right for you.
Our homestay is a tropical little paradise nestled between two major resorts. If relaxation and peace is what you're after, come stay with us!
We would love to talk to you! Let us know if you have any questions about Tulamben or our services. We're happy to help in any way we can.
USAT Liberty was launched on 19 June 1918 by the Federal Shipbuilding Company in Kearny, New Jersey, and acquired by the United States Navy. Assigned to the Naval Overseas Transportation Service, Liberty departed the New York Navy Yard on 24 October 1918, arriving at Brest, France, with her cargo of horses. Over the next 6 months, Liberty made two additional cruises from New York to France discharging both animal and general cargo at French ports. Liberty completed her final cruise on the 30 April 1919 to Newport News, Virginia where she was decommissioned and w returned to the United States Shipping Board the same day.
In November 1940, Liberty was one of ten ships taken up by the United States Army for defense service. In January 1942, she was en route from Australia to the Philippines with a cargo of railway parts and rubber. On 11 January, Liberty was torpedoed by Japanese submarine I-166 about 10 nautical miles (19 km) southwest of the Lombok Strait. U.S. destroyer Paul Jones and Dutch destroyer Van Ghent took the damaged ship in tow attempting to reach Singaraja, on the north coast of Bali. However she was taking too much water and so was beached on the eastern shore of Bali at Tulamben so that the cargo and fittings could be salvaged.
In 1963 the tremors associated with the eruption of Mount Agung caused the vessel to slip off the beach and tip over on it's side in the water. She now lies on a sand slope in 30 to 100 feet (9.1 to 30 m) of water, providing one of the most popular dive sites in Bali and one of the most accessible and popular wreck dives in Indonesia.
If a diver must choose a single dive in Tulamben, this is without question the one. A historical curiosity and wonderland of marine life, the Liberty has evolved over the past five decades into a coral-encrusted silhouette of its previous life, teeming with an astounding variety of water dwellers. Vibrant Batfish, ink-black Sturgeon, sea horses, eels, and an enormous school of Jackfish are just some of this regulars that call the Liberty home.
A collection of submerged lava flows at the southeast tip of Tulamben Bay is commonly known as The Drop Off. With depths exceeding seventy meters, and a drop beginning not far from shore, The Drop Off, along with The Liberty, is considered first-rate diving and another home to stunning aquatic life.
Between the Liberty and Drop Off is the Coral Garden. It's a nice long shallow reef that follows the beach for about 150 meters. A great area for photography with an abundance of reef life. Some vary rare sea life can be seen here; Leaf Scorpion Fish, Ribbon Eels, Harlequin Ghost Pipefish and Spanish Dancer Nudibranchs. You can also see large schools of Snapper, Trevally and Sweetlip along with the occasional reef shark.
Right in front of the Seraya resort is what is known locally as the 'muck dive'. Diving from 3 to 35 meters with a shallow reef and sloping rock bottom. Here you can see Frogfish, Scorpion Fish, Lionfish, Sea Month's, Harequin Shrimp, cuttlefish, mimic octopus, striped catfishm nudibranchs, micro colored crinoids and large frogfish. There's no muck here!
Just beyond the jagged coastline of Alam Anda sits a rock cluster known as Batu Kelebit. The dramatic reef drop extends to fifty meters, giving way to a stunning view of local marine life like Barracuda, Sea Cucumbers, and Reef Sharks. A classic coral reef, Batu Kelebit is unique when compared to the black-sand for which Tulamben Bay is well-known, due to the white sands flanking the coral blooms. Batu Kelebit is accessible by jukung and is fitted with a mooring buoy, similar to Alam Anda.
10% Discount applies if you use your own equipment. Free Nitrox offered with all dives! All packages below are to be completed in the same day.
There is an additional charge added per boat per dive. The boat or "jukung" is a small fishing boat and has a capacity of 2 divers maximum plus 1 dive guide.
Whether you have tried scuba diving before and want to do it again or you're interested in diving for the first time, let us help you explore the underwater world! The activity is open to adults and children over the age of 10 years old.
This is a half day activity that begins with a briefing about scuba diving equipment and safety followed by a skills session in a swimming pool. Then you will complete your open water dive on the USAT Liberty shipwreck going to a maximum of 12 metres!
Loved your first dive? Complete a second open water dive on the same day! We can take you to the same or a different dive site, your choice.
PADI offers E-Learning courses where you can complete the theory portion of the course at your leisure through watching videos and completing quizzes through the PADI E-Learning site. Then, you will complete your final exam, confident water skills and open water dives here onsite. All course rates include certification, equipment, PADI materials, dive instructor fees and porter. Contact us for details regarding additional dive courses, we offer courses for all levels of dive certification.
This is the first level of certification within PADI and is open to anyone above the age of 13. Please contact us for information about our Junior PADI Open Water open to children ages 10-12.
This course is for certified Open Water divers that are looking to improve their skills as a diver and explore other dive areas like night dives, deep dives, wreck dives or using nitrox enriched air.
For the traditional PADI course, you will complete all aspects of your course onsite here at the dive shop. All course rates include certification, equipment, PADI materials, dive instructor fees and porter. Contact us for details regarding additional dive courses, we offer courses for all levels of dive certification.
This is the same Open Water Course as listed above but requires additional time as the theory is completed onsite.
This is the same Advanced Open Water Course as listed above but requires additional time as the theory is completed onsite.
Rate is quoted for double occupancy per night. Price includes tax, breakfast and coffee/tea/water.
Contact us about larger packages and advanced level PADI courses
Clean, comfortable rooms include wifi, safe deposit boxes, excellent beds, fans, patio and deck chairs. All beds have mosquito nets and we include a breakfast of coffee, tea and a lovely banana pancake. Air Conditioning is available in all rooms. This is by far the best deal in town!
Situated halfway between the beach and the main road, our location is ideal for accessing both the waterfront and conveniences like restaurants, markets, ATM's and more. Come explore our relaxing dive retreat.