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Jakarta Post

Tulamben underwater paradise

  • Arief Suhardiman

    The Jakarta Post

Tulamben, Bali   /   Sun, May 10 2009   /  12:46 pm

When divers see calm waters on a sunny day, it is as if they are being called forth to heaven to enjoy the marine paradise below. When we arrived at Tulamben, one of Bali's most frequented diving spots, the water was calm and there was a light breeze of refreshing wind. Nature's beautiful welcome more than made up for our 2.5 hour drive from Sanur, where we had spent the night. Getting out of the car, there was a strong buzz of excitement among us. Our diving guide from Bali Scuba, Chris, seemed to sense our mounting enthusiasm and tried to speed up preparations for our adventure. But he still needed to stick to the procedure. He explained the diving plan after the usual dos and don'ts briefing. "We are going to dive at the following spots: the US Liberty Shipwreck, Coral Garden and the Drop Off," he said, pointing to the underwater map. ...