Our Inhouse Dive Center
The Dive Center
Dr. Wolf Becher, our inhouse Marine Biologist, is for almost 10 years in charge of our very own seaside dive center.
A camera room, all dive gears and even some ocean kayaks are available at our dive base.
Our compressors and nitrox filling station are located are located underneath the dive center in a sound proofed room to prevent noise pollution.
Dive Sites around Tulamben
Unlike the most resorts in Bali, the Tauch Terminal Resort Tulamben has to offer eight outstanding dive sites directly in front of the adjacent beach.
In close proximity of our resort are actually up to 21 beautiful dive sites accessible by drop off directly from the beach or a short boat or car drive along the coast.
The Tulamben USS Liberty Ship Wreck
This Wreck is directly situated near the beach on Bali’s northeast coast. The 120 meter long wreck rest in a 90 degree with the deck facing the seaside and used to be an American supply ship. You ,may dive or snorkel this wreck comfortably, accessing it directly from the beach.
The U.S.A.T. Liberty was built in America as a cargo ship, and equipped with two guns for the World War anchored off the coast of Lombok, the ship was hit by a Japanese torpedo in January 1942. Miraculously nobody got hurt but the damage turned the ship into a none functioning and useless hull.
The American navy planned to toll the ship to Singaraja harbor (North Bali) but failed as the harbor was completely occupied, so the ship was intentionally stranded on the rocky beach of Tulamben, where it was unloaded.
In 1963 volcano Agung erupted and the Magma flow press the ship back into the sea where it is presently rest at depth 3-29 meter. Since then, coral covers the wreckage completely and turned it into a home for many species of fish. From time to time, a napoleon fish or a barracuda drops by.
Tulamben Wreck at a glance
Reef characteristics: ship wreck
Visibility: 15-30 m
Current: none to moderate
Coral growth: wreck is completely covered by stone- and soft coral
Marine life: vast schools of fish (fusiliers and surgeon fish)
Highlight: the wreck is easy to dive even suitable for discover scuba diving
The Tulamben Wall
…starts at a depth of 1 m to then drop straight to 40 m. Besides amazing coral growth this reef also features an unbelievable landscape sculpted by many overhanging rocks. The presence of smaller reef fish is abundant, with angel fish being the species worth mentioning. Besides emperor angel fish, yellow-faced angelfish and blue-banded angel fish can be found with the duke fish rounding out the selection as a member of the angel fish family. Quite often, huge schools of jack fish pass the wall, darkening the sun. Although it is a wall, this dive site is also suitable for snorkeling.
The Coral Garden
…is only about a hundred meters away from our Tauch Terminal Resort Tulamben, which is located directly at the beach. The coral garden starts at a depth of 2-15 m and is wonderfully grown featuring stone- and soft coral alike. Besides numerous species of reef fish, the beautiful blue-yellow ribbon moray eel has found a home here. This dive site is also a superb snorkeling spot with none to moderate current.
The Shark Point
…can be reached via snorkeling close to the wall. The residing sharks are commonly whitetip- and blacktip reef sharks and may rest at a depth of 20 to 30 m in a sandy area. When currents are present, occasionally grey reef sharks and even hammerhead sharks circle the blue. The current may become quite strong here and sometimes cold water might swell up forming thermo clines. Thermo clines may lower the water temperature to 24 degrees for a short period of time. This dive site is not suitable for snorkeling.
Tulamben drop off at a glance
Reef characteristics: drop off
Visibility: 15-30 m
Current: none to moderate (shark point to strong)
Coral growth: many stone and soft coral
Marine life: many species of reef fish, specially angelfish
Highlight: easy to dive, also visited during the open water course
The Kubu Reefs
Kubu is a small village in the neighborhood of Tulamben and just a short 10 minutes drive to the north-west. The Kubu reefs are easily accessible from the rocky lava shore, similar to the dive sites in the Tulamben bay area. The reef starts right off the beach in shallow water about 2 – 3 m deep featuring huge pinnacles of glassfish-covered coral heads. This site is a good snorkeling spot, too.
The coral garden leads into a beautiful ridge covered with fields of stag horn coral (Acropora sp.) and some good sized bushes of soft coral (Dendronephthya spp.) which sometimes host rare crustaceans like porcelain crabs and tiny little cowrie snails (Pseudosimnia sp.). Please check for pygmy seahorses (Hippocampus bargibanti) on deepwater gorgonian sea fans (Muricella sp.)!
Nearly any kind of reef fish is abundant, schooling species like sawtooth barracudas (Sphyraena putnamiae) or large schools of fairy basslets (Pseudoanthias spp.) on the reef flat, but also individuals like large groupers can be seen. ‘
A very highlight would be the gorgeous juvenile pinnate batfish (Platax pinnatus) which hides in the dark of crevices and holes. This fish is rarely seen by divers but occasionally, and of course with a bit of luck, we can discover this beautiful animal on the Kubu reefs.
Especially “macro freaks” will like this site since we have discovered many rare species of nudibranches and sea slugs, some of them not yet described (unknown?).
Kubu Reefs at a glance
Characteristics: beautiful coral garden leading into a coral ridge
Visibility: 15 – 30 m
Coral growth: rich coral pinnacles, wide fields of stag horn coral
Marine life: many species of reef fish, schooling barracudas
Highlight: pygmy seahorse, rare nudibranches, juvenile batfish
Departure time: 08:00 a.m.
Arrival time: ~ 01:00 p.m.
Included: transport, 2 dives with guide, snacks, soft drinks
Kubu Boga Wreck
The boga better known as Kubu wreck lies between 17 and 36 meters deep in the sandy bottom of Kubu, 4 km North-west from the resort. The wreck is a 43 meters long and 150 tons cargo ship donated to the Karangasem regency to establish a new dive destination. It was sank in September of 2012.
Although it is a relatively new wreck, the marine ecosystem quickly engulfed it and covered it with various hard and soft coral, sponges and Gorgonian fans.
There are also regular sightings of reef sharks, bump head parrot fish, blue-spotted stingrays, octopus and a school of barracuda at the wreck and its surrounding coral reef garden.
Besides blooming with marine life, the wreck offers 3 cargo hold levels for penetration dive. You can dive-in and explore the wreck from the inside and peep into all the corners of the wreck. On the lowest deck, you will also find a VW Safari car wreck. Look out for lots of marine life under the car!!
Kubu Wreck at a glance
Reef characteristics: Wreck
Current: none – moderate
Coral growth: hard and soft coral, sponges and Gorgonian fans
Marine life: Reef sharks, Bump head Parrot fish, blue-spotted stingrays, octopus and barracudas
Highlight: Vibrant marine life, ideal for wreck specialty course and penetration dive
The Japanese Wreck
…also known as the Lipah Bay wreck lies in the shallow water (2-12 meter) of Banyuning, 3 km southeast of Amed. It is a 40 minutes land transfer from the resort to the dive site. The 20 meter Steel Wreck was first described in 1999 and have since been a popular dive site for its rich diversity of marine life. The reef surrounding the wreck continues in small bommies to about 35 meter, where you will find barrel sponges and Gorgonian fan with a chance of pygmy seahorses.
The Japanese Wreck at a glance
Reef characteristics: Wreck
Visibility: 10-15 meter
Coral growth: wreck is completely covered by soft corals, Gorgonians, sponges and black coral bushes
Marine life: Schools of damsels, anthias, parrot fish and angelfish.
Highlight: Vibrant marine life and easy shore access
Gratis Nitrox at all Tulamben Dive Sites!
Dive Rates around Tulamben
Wreck * Drop off * Coral Garden * Batu Kelebit * Emerald * Palung Palung
Rates inclusive Guide (dive master or higher) & equipment.
The booked dives can be used by the customer at any dive site. All available discounts are already included. The following dive packages include only the respective dives incl. Dive tank and weights – no transport to the respective dive site & soft drinks.
2 Dives 69.- €
4 Dives 125.- €
8 Dives 229.- €
12 Dives 305.- €
Every additional dive +24.- €
20 Dives 459.- €
Add Dive over 20 +21.- €
Please note: All rates per person (dives out of the package are transferable to your room mate)
Tanks & weights, dive guide (Dive master or higher)
Equipment rental ABC 5,- €; Jacket 5,- €; Suite 5,- €; Automate 5,- €
Full set rental equipment is available for 15 Euro per day.
Junior Open Water Diver / Scuba Diver 20,- €
Private Guide (only if available) 20,- €
(inclusive night dive – exclusive boat dives)
1 Day 120,- €
2 Days 200,- €
3 Days 280,- €
…from the fourth day +75,- € pro Tag
Unlimited diving is only for dives out of Tulamben. Boat dives are not included in the price.
Surcharges: (per person)
Night Dive in package +8,- €
Boat-TG (Batu Kelebit, Palung Palung, Emerald, Seraya oder Kubu) +10,- €
3 Boat Dives-TG (Batu Kelebit, Palung Palung, Emerald, Seraya oder Kubu ) +25,- €
15 lt. Tank (per TG, only Nitrox) +2,- €
Gratis Nitrox at all Tulamben Dive Sites!
Surcharge for Rental Equipment
Rates per day/person (Complete Equipment Euro 15.- per Day)
|Mask, Snorkel, Fins, Booties|
Wet suit, 3mm
Automat (Octopus, Finimeter)
Suunto Dive Computer
Diving lamp with batteries
Digital underwater camera – inclusive photo-CD
Euro 25.- (per dive) Euro 40.- per day
Sample 13-Day Dive Schedule for dive sites in and around Tulamben
Bali Dive Rates – Outside of Tulamben
Valid till 31.10.2023
Our prices for day trips are composed of 2 prices. The actual dive package and the transport package for the respective dive site.
The dive package includes tank, lead weights and dive guide. The day trips use 2 dives per day tour. These are taken from the booked package.
The transfer package includes all land and sea transfers, from the hotel to the dive site and return. All admission fees and charges. Lunch & soft drinks
NUSA PENIDA/ LEMBONGAN/p.P.
NUSA PENIDA/ Manta Trip/p.P.
PADANG BAI/ Blue Lagoon/p.P.
MENJANGAN (min. 2 Persons)
SECRET BAY (min. 2 Persons)
Dive School & SSI Courses
We offer all SSI diving courses from beginner to professional. Our large training pool and the sea just in front of our resort offer the best possibilities for great diving courses directly on the spot.
Our training pool has a water depth of 1 meter to 3 meters at the lowest point and is therefore an ideal training place for restricted training sessions for all diving courses in the water. The Tauch Terminal Tulamben Resort & Spa is an excellent “SSI Diamond Instructor Dive Center”, of which there are only two in entire Indonesia.
Bali Dive School – ENJOY THE DIVING – “try diving” for everyone.
After a brief theoretical introduction to the basic rules of the dive equipment, an accompanying dive is conducted on the side of a dive instructor in the ratio 1: 1 on a coral reef, i.e an instructor with a test diver. This course is ideal for people who want to take a diving course but are not sure if they can do it. Course requirements: minimum age 12 years.
Bali Dive Course Rates
Some Theory and a 1:1 dive – which means, an accompanying dive is conducted on the side of a dive instructor in the ratio 1: 1. Minimum age is 10 years.
SSI Try Scuba EURO 75.-
Theory Lesson, One Pool Dive / Confined Water Dive,
One Open Water Dive
One Instructor per Participant during the Open Water Dive
Additional Dive 50,- €
Become Scuba Diver
Ideal for guests with little time. Theory and pool on the first day – 2 dives in the sea on the 2nd day. With worldwide recognized certificate. A Scuba Diver may dive with a Dive Guide up to a maximum depth of 12 meters. In the first 12 months after completion of the course, a Scuba Diver can continue with the missing part of the Open Water Diver and join the Open Water diver. Minimum age 10 years.
SSI Scuba Diver
330,‐ € (1 Participant), 2 Days, Academic, Pool Training, 2 Open Water Dives, (260,‐ € for 2 or more Participants), Teaching material, Gear, Certification fee
Become a Open Water Diver
This certificate is also recognized worldwide. The course consists of 2 days theory and pool and from 2 days with 2 dives each in the sea. Minimum age 10 years.
SSI Open Water Diver «worldwide valid»
550,‐ € (1 Participant), 425,‐ € (2 or more Participants), 4 days, inclusive Open Water Diver book, 4 Open Water dives.
Bali Dive School – Advanced Adventurer Program
SSI Advanced Adventurer Program «worldwide recognized»
325,‐ € (1 Participant), 250,‐ € (2 or more Participants), 5 Open Water dives at 5 special dive sites.
SSI NITROX Diver
140,‐ € (1 Participant), 120,‐ € (2 or more participants), 2 Open Water Dives Certification Fee.
Stress & Rescue Diver
The first course where you can take responsibility for your dive partner. Every responsible diver should advance his education up to this level. Minimum age is 15 years, you must be SSI OWD.
SSI Stress and Rescue
550,‐ € (1 Participant), 425,‐ € (2 or more Participants), 4 days
Bali Dive School – Go Professional
The first step to a diving professional. The best way to learn the job is to work on a dive base. After 7 weeks of hard but frightening work, you can get a good picture of what it really means to work in the diving industry. You will help with the training and dive into self-responsibility.
Minimum age 18 years, 60 logged dives, Rescue Diver, first aid certificate not older than 2 years.
Price on Request
SSI Dive Control Specialist
Price on Request
SSI SPECIALITY PROGRAMS & COURSES
(German, English, Indonesian)
As ( Junior*) Open Water Diver or Equivalent
• Boat Diving* 2 Dives
• Computer Diving* 2 Dives
• Search & Recovery* 2 Dives
• Waves, Tides & Currents* 2 Dives
• Underwater Photography* 2 Dives
• Underwater Video* 2 Dives
• Marine Ecology* 2 Dives
• Navigation* 3 Dives
• Deep Diving 3 Dives
• Night & Limited Visibility Diving* 3 Dives
• Wreck Diving (incl. Advan. Wreck) 4 Dives
Special dive rates related to the number of booked dives:
1 Guest Euro 140.-
2 or more Euro 119.-
1 Guest Euro 193.-
2 or more Euro 167.-
1 Guest Euro 247.-
2 or more Euro 220.-
Including certification fee, book
Please ask our Dive Center Team for details – Prices may subject to change without prior notice.