Categories: Tourism in Indonesia

Dive Destinations to Bali – Tulamben, Nusa Penida and Menjangan

Bali Fun Diving in Bali is a fun adventure experience. While you are in Bali, you can try diving. For more beautiful places, you can try diving sites: Tulamben, Nusa Penida, Menjangan Island and some beautiful places. For beginners, diving in Tanjung Benoa / Nusa Dua can be tried.


Tulamben, a small village in the regency of Karang Asem north of Bali, is about 100 km from the city of Denpasar. Tulamben is accessible in two and a half hours from downtown Denpasar by four-wheeled vehicles or buses. On the way from Denpasar, we can enjoy the south coast of Bali, Goa Lawah, Candi Dasa, Amlapura, famous for its breathtaking views of rice paddies and cliffs.

Maybe Tulamben is a pretty unique place from a geographical point of view. Tulamben is a dry and sterile place, the rainy season usually lasts only two to three months a year. Unlike other places, the Tulamben area is generally rainy only in December, January and February. So we can easily find cactus plants in Tulamben.

Tulamben Underwater Conditions

Tulamben Underwater Conditions

Following the eruption of Mount Agung in 1963 with 300 million cubic meters of rock, the beach of this area is covered with rocks. This situation is certainly unique in terms of the diversity of flora and fauna that live in Tulamben. Different types of shrimp and crabs (macros) can be found alive in the Tulamben region. This situation has certainly attracted the attention of those interested in underwater photography from abroad.

Tulamben is divisible all year round, which means that at any time you can dive safely, but for beginners, we recommend it only in good weather for maximum training comfort.

Tulamben is already well known to domestic and foreign divers. What makes Tulamben so famous? Nothing else is the ease and richness of marine life offered by this dive site. Coupled with the wreck of the USS Liberty, very accessible and featuring a variety of underwater creatures ranging from the smallest such as sea slugs, crabs and shrimps, ghost fish and pygmy seahorse to larger such as sharks, Mola Mola, etc.

Wreck of the USS Liberty

Wreck of the USS Liberty

Tulamben has many interesting sites to explore, including the ruins/wreckage of the USS Liberty, which sank in 1942 due to a torpedo fired by a Japanese ship in the Lombok Strait. It was planned that the ship would be towed to Singaraja but sunk at Tulamben during the voyage. Currently, the wreck of this ship has been covered with coral and inhabited by thousands of types of living creatures. We can say that the dive site with the most fish we can find in Indonesia is in Tulamben, why? Local residents prevent the living things of the inhabitants of Tulamben Bay from being captured. Therefore, we can find a bunch of fish that number in the hundreds or even thousands.

Famous as one of the world’s most accessible dive sites in shipwrecks. Access from the beach and the USS Liberty is only 30 metres from the beach, with a maximum depth of about 30 metres. The dive begins with a very benign welcome of the surgeon fish and, quite frequently, in the middle of the dive, there is a group of humpback parrotfish, a large barracuda and various sea snails of very beautiful color.

Tulamben diving package (

Price of Tulamben diving package

  • Bali Top Holiday Deal:
  • Rp. 1,660,000 per person (uncertified diver)
  • Rp. 1,550,000 per person (certified diver)

Price included

  • Hotel shuttle (except Ubud, Tanah Lot, Uluwatu region),
  • Lunch menu
  • 2x diving in Tulamben / Amed / Padangbai
  • Transfer by boat (for Amed / Padang Bai)
  • to wear
  • Compensation
  • Diving equipment
  • Experienced instructor (divemaster license / PADI instructor)
  • Insurance


Diving in Nusa Penida

Diving in Nusa Penida (

DIVE IN NUSA PENIDA: 1,500,000 rupees per person

Includes: 2 dives, equipment, instructors, hotel-tulamben transport, lunch box, soft drinks

The island of Nusa Penida is an hour away by fast boat from Padang Bai. The Nusa Penida region is also very often crossed by the current. However, there are still dive sites suitable for those who wish to taste the pleasure of driftdiving safely. Sites suitable for beginners include SD Point, Ped, Sental and several sites in the northern area of Nusa Penida. Outside of these places, it is recommended for people with experience of drift diving.

Nusa Penida Underwater Conditions

Nusa Penida Underwater Conditions (@NusaPenidaIsland)

Crystal Bay is one of the favorite places to see the charming crappie, other than Blue Corner (Ental, Lembongan) and other sites such as Gamat. While for the southern zone there is a dive site called Manta Point, where in season we can find dozens of manta birostris in a single dive.

Watch out for strong currents and surges during the dive at Nusa Penida; therefore, our commitment is to always provide the right boats, boatmen and experienced dive guides when you dive with us in this area.

The Nusa Penida region is a diving area with the healthiest coral conditions in Bali, with visibility of 15 to 35 meters, a contour of slope, a water temperature between 17 and 26 C. Don’t forget to wear the suit that’s right for you.

Diving on the island of Menjangan

Diving on the island of Menjangan (@KorinaTour)

Includes: 2 dives, equipment, instructors, hotel-tulamben transport, lunch box, soft drinks

Menjangan Island is located on the west side of Bali Island, in the regency of Buleleng, just a dozen kilometres from the ferry crossing Gilimanuk. Going to this island takes about 3.5 hours from Denpasar.

Diving site on Menjangan Island


The island of Menjangan itself has many dive sites with contours forming cliffs under the sea (diving under the wall). In this place, diving is possible all year round and all seasons. The animals we can find include white/black-tipped sharks, grey sharks, whale sharks, napoleons, etc.

Don’t forget to see the species of garden eels that usually live under the sand of the waters of this island. In general, this site is suitable for all levels of divers, from beginners to experienced. The water temperature on Menjangan Island is relatively warm, ranging from 27 to 30 degrees Celsius, except in secret bays that are relatively cold up to 20-25 degrees Celsius.


Underwater photographers who love the wide angle technique will feel at home as photographed because they are supported by visibility (visibility) between 15 and 50 meters equipped with attractive underwater formations, ranging from caves to gigantic enthusiasts of the sea.

If you plan to dive a few days on the island of Menjangan, there are a number of additional dive sites that can also become interesting dive sites, such as Secret Bay (Gilimanuk) and Puri Jati, looking unique animals such as octopus and other. For macrophotography enthusiasts, diving into this place is a challenge. Foresight is necessary to find unique animals that live in this area.


Price of the diving package in Menjangan

  • Bali Top Holiday Deals:
  • Rp. 2.250.000/person (Non Certified Diver)
  • Rp. 2,150,000/person (Certified Diver)

Price included

  • Hotel pick up and round trip (except Ubud, Tanah Lot, Uluwatu area),
  • Set Menu Lunch
  • 2x Diving at Menjangan Island
  • Boat Transfer to Menjangan Island
  • Porter
  • Levy
  • Diving equipment
  • Experienced instructor (license by PADI Divemaster/instructor)
  • Insurance

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