Explore the Dive Sites of North East Bali

Divers are seeking an extraordinary underwater experience at the captivating dive sites in North East Bali. Here we list out some of our favourite dive sites in Amed and Tulamben
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Divers are seeking an extraordinary underwater experience at the captivating dive sites in North East Bali. With its diverse marine flora and fauna, this region caters to the passions of both macro photography lovers and those fascinated by larger marine creatures.

Tulamben Dive Sites: Unveiling a World of Wonders

Tulamben Dive Sites present an extensive array of underwater wonders in the enchanting Tulamben Bay. Renowned as Bali’s most famous diving area, it attracts internationally recognized underwater photographers and writers.

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Situated on the northeast coast of Bali, Tulamben Bay resides within the world’s richest marine biogeographic zone. It benefits from plankton-rich waters brought by a major ocean current that flows from the Pacific to the Indian Ocean. Furthermore, the three main dive sites in Tulamben provide distinct physical environments, resulting in a remarkably diverse underwater ecosystem.

Unveiling the USS Liberty Shipwreck: A Fascinating Encounter

Dive Profile:

  • Type: Shore Dive
  • Level: All Levels
  • Current: None
  • Depth: 10 – 30 meters

An emblem of the area’s diving heritage, the USS Liberty Shipwreck rests a mere 30 meters from the shore, nestled in a sandy slope parallel to the coast. This easily accessible dive site caters to divers of all levels. The shipwreck, originally a steam cargo vessel constructed during World War I, was torpedoed by the Japanese submarine I-166 in 1942. It found its final resting place in Tulamben after being pushed underwater by the eruption of Mount Agung in 1963.

Over time, the wreck has become a thriving habitat for diverse corals and marine life. Here, you’ll encounter iconic species such as humphead parrotfish, barracudas, lionfish, surgeonfish, nudibranchs, seahorses, and more. The USS Liberty Shipwreck remains the most renowned dive site in Bali, offering an unparalleled experience. Its coral-covered structure and abundant marine life make it the world’s easiest wreck dive. As an added bonus, a school of bumphead parrotfish considers this sunken treasure their private bedroom, delighting early bird and night dive enthusiasts.

Delight in the Vibrant Coral Garden

Dive Profile:

  • Type: Shore Dive
  • Level: All Levels
  • Current: Mild
  • Depth: 5 – 15 meters

Adjacent to the USS Liberty Shipwreck, the Coral Garden beckons with its shallow reef teeming with marine wonders. Perfect for macro photography and leisurely exploration, this dive site offers the opportunity to observe nudibranchs, ribbon eels, clownfish inhabiting various anemones, beautiful shrimps, giant sweetlips, barracuda, and other fascinating creatures. Don’t miss the chance to witness these captivating marine spectacles while enjoying relaxed diving conditions.

Seraya Secrets: A Muck Diving Paradise

Dive Profile:

  • Type: Shore Dive
  • Level: All Levels
  • Current: None
  • Depth: 5 – 20 meters

Seraya Secrets is renowned among divers for its exceptional muck diving opportunities. Comprising several dive sites, the Seraya area presents black sand, small coral patches, and an abundance of critters in all colors and shapes. Prepare to be enchanted by the incredible biodiversity of this underwater haven. Marvel at the captivating species that call this place home, including leptocephalus, boxer shrimp, harlequin shrimp, ambon scorpionfish, mimic octopus, stargazers, dragonets, and many more. Macro photography enthusiasts will find Seraya Secrets to be a true paradise, especially during the ideal seasons.

The Fascinating Kubu Shipwreck ‘Boga’

Dive Profile:

  • Type: Shore Dive
  • Level: Advanced
  • Current: Mild
  • Depth: 10 – 30 meters

Located just five minutes away from Tulamben in the charming town of Kubu, the Kubu Shipwreck ‘Boga’ awaits adventurous divers. Sunk in September 2012, this 85-meter vessel lies between 18 and 30 meters deep. Only accessible to divers with Advanced certification, the Kubu Shipwreck ‘Boga’ offers an exciting exploration opportunity. As you dive, remember to monitor your no decompression time. Witness the mesmerizing transformation of this artificial reef into a thriving ecosystem, providing shelter to an array of marine life.

Jemeluk Bay and Wall: A Fusion of Beauty and Thrills

Dive Profile:

  • Type: Shore Dive
  • Level: All Levels
  • Current: Mild
  • Depth: 5 – 30 meters

Jemeluk Bay is a remarkable diving destination offering both a captivating wall dive site and the bay itself. Suitable for beginners and experienced divers alike, Jemeluk presents a plethora of hard and soft corals near the Bunutan corner. The bay has witnessed the implementation of artificial reefs to aid in the recovery of damaged reef ecosystems caused by natural events. Among the frequent inhabitants of this thriving bay are snappers and hawksbill turtles, ensuring an unforgettable diving experience.

Pyramids: Exploring a World of Marine Marvels

Dive Profile:

  • Type: Shore Dive / Drift Dive
  • Level: All Levels
  • Current: Mild/Strong
  • Depth: 5 – 24 meters

During the late 1980s, various concrete structures and tires were strategically sunk between 5 and 25 meters to create the remarkable Pyramids dive site. Serving as an artificial reef, it has successfully attracted a wide array of marine life. Despite occasional mild currents, Pyramids remains accessible to divers of all levels. This enchanting spot also offers an excellent opportunity to learn drift diving. Delve into the underwater adventure starting from the shallow reef and sandy bottom, where an eel garden awaits. Explore the sets of pyramids, which host an incredible variety of marine species, including moray eels, lionfish, shrimp, leaf scorpionfish, nudibranchs, octopuses, turtles, and even reef sharks.

Lipah Bay: An Oasis of Marine Conservation

Dive Profile:

  • Type: Shore Dive
  • Level: All Levels
  • Current: Mild
  • Depth: 5 – 30 meters

In 2017, Calypso Diving Bali initiated a coral reef restoration project in Lipah Bay. Collaborating with Ocean Gardener Yayasan, they established three nurseries of hard corals and successfully replanted over 500 corals across the bay. Home to the Calypso Diving Bali and Ocean Gardener Yayasan coral nurseries, Lipah Bay offers unforgettable diving experiences suitable for all levels. With easy access to shallow waters, divers can explore massive corals, gorgonian corals, shark nurseries, and an abundance of tropical fish. As you venture deeper, a mesmerizing sponge garden unfolds, revealing eagle rays, adult reef sharks, leopard morays, clown triggerfish, turtles, and much more. Immerse yourself in the wonders of this underwater garden.

Japanese Wreck: Unveiling Submerged Beauty

Dive Profile:

  • Type: Shore Dive
  • Level: Advanced
  • Current: Medium/Strong
  • Depth: 5 – 30 meters

Situated approximately six kilometers along the coast from Jemeluk, the Japanese Wreck lies just offshore at a depth of 6 meters. This captivating wreck is adorned with gorgonians, sponges, and vibrant coral bushes. As you explore further, you’ll encounter pygmy seahorses nestled among stunning corals and blue-spotted stingrays gracefully gliding over the sandy bottom. Shallow depths reveal captivating table corals, adding to the allure of this dive site.

Calypso Diving Bali: A Sustainable Diving Center in Amed

Why We Care About Our Reefs

Diving is more than just a hobby—it is a passion that comes with a deep awareness of the fragile ocean environment. As part of Calypso Diving Bali, we are committed to preserving and restoring our reefs. By choosing our diving packages, you become an integral part of our reef restoration program in Lipah Bay, Amed. Dive with a sense of responsibility and contribute to the preservation of our oceans. Join us in our mission to #savetheoceans. Don’t forget to explore our coral farms and witness firsthand the incredible work being done to protect and restore these invaluable ecosystems.

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