Indonesia is widely known as one of the countries which possess the largest and the best underwater biodiversity in the world. The area of coral island in Indonesia is estimated reaching 60 thousand square meters, spreading from the westernmost area (Sumatra) until the easternmost area (Papua). The beauty of Indonesian underwater ecosystem needs to be more promoted. All this time, Indonesians only focus on developing land and culture tourism without realizing its underwater potential. However, now the underwater beauty of Indonesia has begun to be explored more as the places like Raja Ampat, Bunaken, Wakatobi, and Tulamben getting more reputation worldwide.
One of those diving site, Tulamben, is located in Bali. Tulamben is the name of a beach which is located in Karangasem Regency. To go to this beach, from Denpasar you could use the By Pass Ida Bagus Mantra Route (Denpasar), heading to Klungkung, and then Karangasem. From the city of Karangasem, you could continue your trip from the Abang Intersection heading north. After 30 minute trip, you will enter the area of Tulamben Beach.
For every diver, it is very important to know the whole set of equipments which will be used for diving. This is necessary to guarantee the safety and comfort while diving underwater. The complete equipments for diving including diving suit, breathing regulator which is also used for balancing your body underwater, masker, snorkel, coral boot, fin for moving underwater, oxygen, and the most important equipment in diving called SCUBA of Self Contained Underwater Breathing Apparatus. Those equipments must be well prepared before jumping into the water. If you are a beginner, you do not need to worry because in this place a guide and instructor will be available to help you with the equipments until give instruction when you are underwater.
For beginner divers, Tulamben Beach is the perfect choice because the current under its water is rather calm. However, for the intermediate of even pro divers, this site is still an attractive diving spot since the underwater beauty that this beach offers is quite charming. Underwater beauty is actually the main reason for every diver doing this sport. The beauty of the coral reefs and its biota could give a peaceful feeling for everyone who sees it. The skill of diving is also important because the more skillful a diver is, the calmer he will be under the water.
Diving is an exciting yet challenging activity which is suitable for refreshing activity, escaping from the stressful daily routines. However, the excitement of diving around the underwater biota should not result damages for this priceless beauty because once this ecosystem takes damage, it will need a long time to be recovered.