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Nestled below the slopes of Mount Agung lies the small village of Rubaya the home of Villa Alba . The Dive Resort is just outside of Tulamben and close to the famous USAT Liberty wreck from WWII. Villa Alba offers services to both open circuit recreational and CCR divers.
1 Standard roomprice per day: 40 USDThis twin/double room features air conditioning and tile/marble floor.
Please note that WiFi is not available in this room.
Room size: 21 m²
Room facilities: Terrace, Safety Deposit Box, Air Conditioning, Desk, Fan, Tile/Marble floor, Wardrobe/Closet, Shower, Toilet, Bathroom
2 Deluxe roomprice per day: 80 USDFeaturing a private terrace with mountain and sea views, this air-conditioned room offers added space and accommodates up to 2 guests. En suite bathroom comes with a shower.
Room size: 28 m²
Room facilities: Sea view, Mountain view, Terrace, DVD Player, Flat-screen TV, Safety Deposit Box, Air Conditioning, Desk, Fan, Tile/Marble floor, Wardrobe/Closet, Shower, Toilet, Bathroom, Minibar, Refrigerator
3 Luxury roomprice per day: 100 USDFeaturing a private terrace with comfortable seating, this air-conditioned suite comes with a TV, DVD player and a private bathroom with shower facilities.
Room size: 30 m²
Room facilities: Garden view, Pool view, Terrace, DVD Player, Flat-screen TV, Safety Deposit Box, Air Conditioning, Desk, Fan, Tile/Marble floor, Wardrobe/Closet, Shower, Toilet, Bathroom, Minibar, Refrigerator
4 Sea view roomprice per day: 100 USD
Sea view room
Room amenities include
All rooms have tea and coffee facilities, hot and cold water, air conditioning, roof fans, WiFi, safety boxes and fridge.
All Room Rates are per room per night.
All cost in Villa Alba are subject to 5% Service Charge.
The open-air Restaurant is set facing the pool and Tulamben bay where you can watch beautiful sunrise in the morning and enjoy the sea breeze throughout the day. It is uniquely constructed by wood to portray its relaxed and casual atmosphere. Menu is varied with Western and Asian selections as well as local cuisines, to suit every taste. A bar besides the restaurant serves a variety of both alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages
Alba Dive Tulamben is a RAID gold resort, BSAC training centre and a PURE (Professional Rebreather Underwater Explorers) IT college that can teach all recreational courses up to instructor level and, certain technical courses up to Instructor level.
Alba Dive Tulamben resident Chinese and English language instructor is certified both by RAID and PADI to conduct open circuit training up to dive master and with Raid on closed circuit rebreathers up to Mod 1 on the Poseidon MK 6 CCR and also on the Hollis SCCR.
With affiliation to RAID as a Gold Dive centre Alba Dive Tulamben can conduct the full range of RAID courses including , Open Water 20, Explorer 30,Nitrox, Advanced 35, Master rescue diver, Dive leader, Divemaster , and OW instructor plus the full range of specialities. The Dive Center also offer CCR courses with RAID on the Poseidon MK 6 & 7plus the Hollis Explorer.
Dive Price include：tank, weight,guide,dive site fee,porter fee. Nitrox 32% provided free for resident qualified diver.
Diving time：6:00am morning dive；8:00-16:00 day dive；18:30 night dive.
- Day Dive 30$
- Night Dive 35$
Alba Dive Tulamben offers RAID, BSAC, PURE, PADI & IANTD recreational and technical diving courses.
Nitrox Course includes: 2 day dives.
Divemaster course includes: training 1 month accommodation, breakfast, free transfer airport or Kuta area, manual, course fee, maximum 60 dives.
- RAID OW20 350$
- RAID AOW35 350$
- RAID Nitrox Course 180$
- RAID EFR 100$
- RAID Rescue 350$
- RAID Divemaster 1780$
- PADI Open Water 380$
- PADI Advanced Open Water 330$
- PADI NItrox Course 190$
- PADI EFR 165$
- PADI Rescue Diver 380$
- PADI Divemaster 1880$
Full set gear for diving includes: BCD, regulator, wet suite, mask, booties, fins.
- Full set 15$
- Regulator 5$
- BCD 5$
- Dive Computer 10$
- Torch 5$
- Snorkeling equipment 5$
- Swimming pool
- Dive Center
- Daily Housekeeping
- Laundry Service
- Room Service
- Free Wi-Fi
- Airport Transfer
Villa Alba Tulamben offers Bali adventure and sightseeing tours on request.
All extra activities to be booked locally on request.
The Wreck of the USAT Liberty rests on its starboard (right) side, just 40 meters from the pebble beach in Tulamben Bay. The ship lies with the bow pointing north on the edge of a very steep, sloping sand bottom.The Liberty is far from intact, yet much of it is very recognizable. The stern is the shallowest at around 5 meters and easily recognised with its intact rudder. Forward of the stern some of the cargo holds have deck beams still supporting the hull and a little further forward the boilers are easily located. The bow itself is intact, along with the forward gun, but the cargo hold just back from the bow is a twisted mass of metal plates. Maximum depth on the wreck itself is around 30 meters, though the bottom drops well beyond this depth.
The Drop Off
One of the Village Temples sits high on a headland at the southeast end of Tulamben Bay. The headland is composed of volcanic rock from an old eruption of Mount Agung.
The ‘Drop Off’ is a series of underwater lava flows that fan-out from this headland. The reef descends to over 70 meters in a very short distance from the shore.
This area is often used as an alternative to diving the Liberty wreck, yet it is far from a second rate dive. Its diversity of marine life is staggering, from miniscule frogfish to monstrous sunfish. From translucent shrimps to giant trevally - the Drop Off is a very rich reef with an easy beach entry for divers.
The Coral Garden
Lying between the Liberty Wreck and the Drop-Off, is a long stretch of shallow reef that follows the shoreline for around 150 meters. The Coral garden is a rich reef, popular with underwater photographers.
It is renown for almost guaranteed sightings of critters that are rare elsewhere; Harlequin Ghost Pipefish, Ribbon Eels, Leaf Scorpion Fish and at night – Spanish Dancer Nudibranchs. It is also a great place to see schools of trevally, snapper and sweetlip or perhaps a cruising Black-Tip Shark.
All this literally on the doorsteps of many of Tulamben's beach side hotels and dive centres. Depths range from 3-15 meters. This site is also known as Paradise Reef.
In the next bay south-east of Tulamben, is a dive site that from the surface gives little hint of the richness that lies below. Seraya Secrets is what has become known as a 'muck' dive - that is a dive site without major coral formations, but lots of sand and small structures. A site where unusual animals are abundant and easily located.
Lying directly in-front of Scuba Seraya Resort, Seraya Secrets has two distinct habitats. Just in from the black-sand beach the bottom drops steadily to a depth of around 3-9 meters. "Top Secrets" is this shallower reef-top. Comprised of smaller rocks with patches of black sand, occasional sponges and tiny hard corals. This is the place to find Frogfish, Eels, Scorpionfish, Lionfish, Sea Moths & Harlequin Shrimps.
"Deep Secrets" is on the sloping bottom from 10 meters down to 35 meters. Small outcrops support micro-habitats where Sea Horses, Cuttlefish, Mimic Octopus, Striped Catfish, Nudibranchs, multi-coloured Crinoids, and larger Frogfish are found. All this, in visibility around 10-15 meters and who said "muck"!
Kubu Reef is located just 5 minutes from Alba Dive Tulamben, in Kubu Village. A sealed road leads from the centre of the village down to the shore. At its end is a basic dive preparation area and directly offshore are two dive sites, both accessible from the shore.
Looking straight offshore, one is to the left, the other slightly to the right. Both sites require a 50 meter swim out to deeper water, though the swim is over picturesque shallow reefs.
The 'left' reef has a large area of delicate branching corals starting at the edge of the deeper water. Beyond depths of 15 meters are large barrel sponges and one huge gorgonia fan.
The 'right' reef has large coral covered rocks and bommies in the shallows and deeper is a ridge with very rich soft coral growth. Both areas have fantastic fish and invertebrate life, with regular shark, barracuda and larger fish sightings.