Tulamben might be the prominent diving destination in Bali, but it might not be the first to pop in mind when you think about family holiday. Really, can you take the kids to dive? Is Tulamben suitable for casual snorkelers and young-beginner divers? The answer is yes! The Tulamben’s underwater is very tamed and perfect for the kiddos to swim around. Tulamben could make a perfect diving destination for family! Here’s some engaging activities for the kids to do in this quiet village!
Diving in Tulamben with the Kids!
Tulamben’s underwater is characterised with calm, none to moderate currents, shallow waters, and blooming corals on the sea floor. You can expect healthy reefs and marine life just from 3-5 meters from the water. Diving in Tulamben is also pretty much doable at any time of the year, but the dry season is your best best. Nice weather and calm condition of the sea help kids to get the right mood to dive.
If your kids are god swimmers and enjoy looking at fish and corals (most kids do!) Tulamben is definitely a perfect destination. The USS Shipwreck’s entry is from the shore and it’s one of few shipwreck in the world that’s accessible from the shallow water! Kids will love seeing big, magnificent war ship covered with colourful corals and fishes coming close to them. Tulamben has wide selections of dive sites with low currents, shallow depth, and interesting marine life where the kids will enjoy.
Growing Toddlers to A Confident Swimmer
With the low to almost non-existent currents, the Tulamben is ideal for diving parents who want to introduce the fun of underwater to their younglings. Children can wear floaters or hop in a body board while parents pull them around. They can dip their head in the water to look at fishes and grow their confidence.
Adopt at Baby Corals after Tulamben Diving
After spending time with the fishes and the corals, together with the family you can adopt baby corals in Tulamben. This is a great way to teach the kids about marine environment and awareness. it’s also good to grow their love for the corals!
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Have A Quality Family Time in the Tranquility of Tulamben
Tulamben is mostly known for its exceptional diving sites, and mostly visited by divers instead of regular travelers. So naturally, the village is less crowded than Bali’s southern region like Kuta, Seminyak, and Canggu. You can really use it for quality time with the family. It’s just the family, the sea, and the peace.
Visit the Non-Diving Attractions!
Outside the fishing village, Tulamben has some cultural attractions your family would love. Just a few kilometres from the village you will find century old Tirta Gangga water palace, Ujung Soeksada Park, Lake Batur, Tree House, and many other attraction to keep the family busy for the week.