September 15, 2018
Diving in a wreck in Tulamben
Tulumben is a boat wreck close to the edge and shallow. It’s near Amed on the east coast. A good freediving diver can easily enjoy it because the maximum depth of the wreck is only 15 meters deep. Of course with a bottle it is easier and it is a perfect site for beginners who can enjoy a wreck without even having level 2 PADI or diving bathemes.
The wreck is covered with coral and there are plenty of fish, a nice dive!
Diving in Lembongan
Lembongan is a small island south of Bali that has plenty to offer. There are fabulous little villages full of temples, beautiful cliffs from which you can jump (without dying), beautiful beaches, seaweed growers and sinners and it’s a good place to surf … Alala is beautiful! Downstairs I even had the opportunity to make money betting on cocks fights and playing a local roulette funny with a ball and animal drawings.
But lembongan is also the best place to dive in Bali. In fact all the clubs of L’ilevous take you to the nearby island of Nusa Penida where the dive sites are precisely located. But as there is no diving club on this island and very little tourism, everything is happening on Nusa Lembongan.
In season we are almost sure to see the gigantic Manta rays and with a little luck we can see the rare, bizarre and not less gigantic Mola Mola also called Moonfish
The Mola Mola is a fish of which we know little about the circular form and which can be 3 meters in diameter. He has a big soft flap at the top and bottom. A funny thing in short.
In lembongan in 2 dives I saw more than 5 manta-rays of more than 4m, 1 Mola Mola not to mention the multitude of multicolored fish and very pretty corals. Very impressive!
I wanted to go to Nusa Penida. And I was able to reach for myself without problem the very beautiful spot called “Crystal Bay”. It’s really beautiful to take your time to snorkel there and enjoy the beach. It saved me from paying a tour to do the same thing from Nusa Lembongan.