• Welcome to ScubaBoard

  1. Welcome to ScubaBoard, the world's largest scuba diving community. Registration is not required to read the forums, but we encourage you to join. Joining has its benefits and enables you to participate in the discussions.

    Benefits of registering include

    • Ability to post and comment on topics and discussions.
    • A Free photo gallery to share your dive photos with the world.
    • You can make this box go away

    Joining is quick and easy. Login or Register now by clicking on the button

Bali diving is better than I thought

Discussion in 'Indonesia' started by billt4sf, Mar 26, 2018.

  1. billt4sf

    billt4sf Loggerhead Turtle

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Fayetteville GA, Wash DC, NY, Toronto, SF
    2,547
    1,124
    113
    20 mins from Padang Bai:

    Home - Sea Breeze Candidasa

    I have not actually stayed there but I walked through and it clicked every box.

    - Bill
     
  2. Warmwater Wank

    Warmwater Wank Manta Ray

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Middle of Oregon
    782
    107
    43
    PhatD--What time does your flight get in? It's maybe a 2.5-3hr drive over some mountain roads to Tulamben from Denpasar, not sure I'd opt for doing it late at night! We typically get out of DPS before 4pm and it's usually just getting dark when we pull in to Liberty Dive. PB is maybe halfway on the same route, might be easier if you do get in late or don't want to drive as far after getting in. // ww
     
    Dan likes this.
  3. PhatD1ver

    PhatD1ver ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Shanghai, China
    334
    141
    43
    yeah, we get in at noon and figure the first day is a loss anyway. (didn't know Bali was so freakin big, man it takes longer to get from DPS to Tulamben than Manila to Anilao), so we are there just before dinner, can get gear set up and into our rooms, then dive the next day. For me I'm just not sure other than the Liberty how much there is to dive up that far. Or if we ought to just hit it for a day and then wander back to PB.
     
  4. Dan

    Dan ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Lake Jackson, Texas
    6,083
    3,610
    113
    image.jpeg
    Above picture of dive sites in Tulamben area is courtesy of Euro Dive Bali. Besides the Liberty Wreck, I dove in Kubu, Coral Garden, Drop Off & Seraya. They are all good. Hopefully @Luko can tell you the diving there better than I do.

    image.jpeg image.jpeg image.jpeg image.jpeg image.jpeg image.jpeg image.jpeg image.jpeg
     
    Last edited: Jun 26, 2018
    Lorenzoid, billt4sf and Luko like this.
  5. Luko

    Luko Regular of the Pub

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Paris, France
    2,137
    1,695
    113
    You can dive NL/NP from Padang Bai, I would even state with GekoDivers early morning dives arrangement it's even better.
    So I'd say 2 full days in Tulamben time for the wreck (or 2 wrecks if that is your kick), and the many dive sites around (DanT's map only shows half of the sites you can dive in Tulamben, a majority of macro sites though but in my photographer's opinion up to Anilao/Lembeh ) then plan 3-4 days in PB.
    The transfer is very short, it only takes 2hrs in the morning you could as well do it fully equipped in your wetsuit. (Or you can spare one day in between and use it to see Ubud). In Padang bai ask for Gili Mimpang/Gili Tepekong (mola mola in season), the Jetty (rhinopias) and of course going to Nusa Penida for bigger stuff (mantas, mola mola), great corals and drift dives.

    My recommendations : Liberty resort and dive center in Tulamben (Nx for free and Private dive guide for free), Puri Rai hotel and Gekodivers in Padang Bai.
     
    Last edited: Jun 26, 2018
    gekodivebali, billt4sf and Dan like this.
  6. Wisnu

    Wisnu Loggerhead Turtle

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Katameya Heights, New Cairo
    1,629
    550
    113
    On august we'll be diving NL/NP but this time will stay at Nusa Penida, simply we'd like to explore the island topsite attraction after two morning dives for 3 days.
    My bosses want sefie :wink: at kelingking beach, broken beach, angel billabong and other popular NP topsite attraction.
     
  7. billt4sf

    billt4sf Loggerhead Turtle

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Fayetteville GA, Wash DC, NY, Toronto, SF
    2,547
    1,124
    113
    I understand, but you may want to know that some of us are really afraid that the Nusa Penida topside development seems destined to ruin the amazing corals and diving underneath.

    - Bill
     
    Wingy and chillyinCanada like this.
  8. Wisnu

    Wisnu Loggerhead Turtle

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Katameya Heights, New Cairo
    1,629
    550
    113
    indeed, he mentioned the same thing to me and give an impression that their pemuteran mucky bay house reef (which much easier to get) is at same league..
    Hopefully we can compare both locations
     
    Lorenzoid likes this.
  9. Wisnu

    Wisnu Loggerhead Turtle

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Katameya Heights, New Cairo
    1,629
    550
    113
    and then what your suggestion?
    to stop everybody to visit NP,
    forbid people to develop the island
    and let us divers only to enjoy the NL/NP underwater and spend our money mostly on the main island.
     
  10. Mike Veitch

    Mike Veitch Dive Charter

    12,459
    419
    83
    A much better option than Lembongan in my humble opinion. Lem is so crowded now it's no fun. Penida has so much more to offer. Good choice
     

Share This Page