Tulamben – Drop off


Embark on an aquatic journey into the mesmerizing depths of Tulamben Wall Dive Site, an underwater paradise awaiting exploration. Known as the Drop Off, it stands testament to the unparalleled wonders beneath the surface.

Following the footsteps of the USAT Liberty, the Drop Off emerges as Tulamben’s second most sought-after dive site, captivating enthusiasts with its extraordinarily diverse marine life. Situated a mere 500 meters from the iconic shipwreck, this underwater marvel boasts a thriving ecosystem, enriched by nutrient-rich coral-covered lava spills on the main wall.

As you enter from the rocky beach, a steep coral slope welcomes divers—a haven for macro enthusiasts, with nudibranchs, shrimps, and the occasional charismatic Orang-utan crab for vibrant underwater snapshots.

Between 5 to 10 meters:

the reef edge dramatically plunges into the abyss, reaching depths of around 80 meters. Visibility diminishes into darkness, treating divers to an awe-inspiring vista, epitomizing the allure of the underwater realm.

The wall is a canvas of biodiversity, adorned with sponge and fan corals. Striped fusiliers, bump head parrotfish, sea slugs, octopus, lionfish, scorpionfish, glass fish, angelfish, and sole contribute to the vibrant tapestry of marine life.

Moreover, in addition to enchanting reef inhabitants, the deep blue expanse invites larger marine species. Tuna, rays, and elusive blacktip sharks gracefully navigate open waters, adding an exhilarating dimension to the underwater experience.

Tulamben Wall Dive Site, with its Drop Off allure, beckons divers to immerse themselves in the mysteries and marvels beneath the waves. The dance of light and shadows, vibrant hues of marine life, and the serenity of the abyss converge to create an unforgettable underwater odyssey. In summary, the exploration of this site promises not only awe-inspiring biodiversity but also a captivating journey into the heart of Tulamben’s marine wonders.


Dive type : From shore
Depth: 6 – 40 meters
Level required : Beginners
Visibility : 15 – 30 meters
Current : None to moderate
Temperature: 26 – 30 degrees